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Chef Smyth coming to Cayman

Grand Cayman will soon welcome the celebrated British chef Clare Smyth. She is one of the U.K.’s most acclaimed female chefs and will be here next month for a 10-day pop-up dining experience. Highlights will include the annual Slow Food Day Harvest Dinner at Abacus Restaurant, Camana Bay, and a …

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More Sister Island flights

A new Cayman Airways schedule for the Sister Islands offers more flights between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and better direct access to Little Cayman in response to increased demand for seats into the Sister Islands. Cayman Airways Express began on Mar. 15 which has added a new daily (except …

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HIV testing kits approved

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, and the Ministry of Health are providing further information regarding the reported “false negative HIV results” in response to queries relating to approved HIV testing kits. The three cases were separate, and unrelated incidents …

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MASH Unit will protect children

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Unit was officially opened at its George Town offices in Anderson Square on Monday, Mar. 20. The Governor, Premier, Acting Commissioner of Police and Director of Department of Children and Family Services participated in the opening and spoke about the anticipated improvement in the level of …

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BDO offers free tax advice

Accounting firm BDO is offering complimentary half-hour sessions of tax-advice. With the 2017 United States tax filing season under way, Caymanians who are in possession of a U.S. passport are reminded that they are still subject to U.S. taxation. The free advice is for those who are unsure about the …

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Kite tangles in police helicopter

While on police operations in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman, the police helicopter struck the line of a tethered kite – a fishing line with a swivel attached – that appears to have been flown well over 400 feet high. The line had become entangled in the main …

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Healthcare needs overhaul 

A newly released reporter by the Office of the Auditor General sheds light on Cayman’s health system, indicating that in areas it is need of a major overhaul. This should come as no surprise to many who have used the healthcare system here. Cayman’s indigenous population is ageing and to …

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DOE wants public input on protected land

By Charles Duncan With $6 million to spend on protecting natural areas, the Department of Environment and the National Conservation Council want public input on how they should spend the money to buy new Crown land. The Conservation Council released the nominations recently for private parcels and Crown lands to …

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More arrests as Immigration corruption probe continues

By Charles Duncan Anti-Corruption Commission investigators and police announced the arrest of two more people in the continuing probe into the Immigration Department. The new arrests, a 32-year-old George Town woman and a man, 44, from the Spotts area, face questioning in an ongoing bribery investigation. The two people    …

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Police at shooting scene

Police are continuing their investigations into the fatal shooting in West Bay on Saturday, Jan 28. A West Bay man, William Ian Rivers, 37, has been formally charged for the offences of unlawful discharge of a firearm, possession of an unlicensed firearm and murder. He appeared in court on Tuesday …

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