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Police helicopter to be upgraded

The Royal Cayman Islands Police helicopter is set to be upgraded with state-of-the-art night vision equipment, including night vision goggles for helicopter crew. According to a government press release, the equipment will help to enhance the RCIPS’s ability to protect Cayman’s maritime borders and conduct search and rescue operations in …

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More flights to Montego Bay

This summer, Cayman Airways will be operating nonstop flights between Grand Cayman and Montego Bay twice-weekly. “As in previous years, the additional service will open more seats for the Jamaica market overall during the summer period when there is always heavy demand for travel between Grand Cayman and Jamaica, especially …

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Simpson is latest court senior

A Caymanian associate at law firm Maples and Calder, and former crown counsel, has been appointed Interim Senior Deputy Clerk of Courts and Registrar of the Financial Services Court. Janesha Simpson took up her position on Monday, July 10. She last served in government as the Crown Counsel with the …

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Cayman Airways summer schedule hots up

Cayman Airways’ summer schedule is now in full swing, with nonstop flights between Grand Cayman and five United States destinations, including two seasonal summer routes – Dallas and Chicago. The airline’s seasonal Dallas flights relaunched on May 24 and will run until Aug. 19 with twice-weekly flights on Wednesdays and …

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Leadership Cayman class graduates

The 2017 Leadership Cayman class officially graduated from the programme at a reception held at The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on June 24. First launched in 2009, Leadership Cayman is a six-month programme that enables participants to acquire an in-depth view of social, economic, business, and political issues. It also …

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Cayman Prep collects 1,700 books

A book drive at Cayman Prep and High School has impressively collected more than 1,700 books for LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone). Organised by the Key Club at the high school and led by the Student Council at the primary school, students were responsible for promoting this large event on …

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Big Shave looks for new heads

With less than three month to go until this year’s Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave, organisers are encouraging supporters to forgo their next haircut and opt to shave instead to help raise money for the St Baldrick’s Foundation. The Big Shave was inspired by Cayman-born Hannah Meeson, who was diagnosed in …

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Pet on Parade: Beautiful Barrett

Barrett is looking for his forever home. This bouncy pup is only 7 months old and is currently a resident at the Cayman Islands Humane Society shelter. He weighs in at 38 pounds and is unlikely to get much bigger. Barrett loves to meet people including children and other dogs. …

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A Summer of Art is free

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands presents, A Summer of Art offering art education to children ages 6 to 12 throughout the summer. Thanks to the generous support from Rotary Club of Grand Cayman the drop-in sessions, which run Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, are free to attend. “The Rotary …

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Fresh Start inmates build for future

Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service celebrated the success of the Fresh Start Vocational Training Programme on June 28, as phase one of the pilot project is complete. During the past eight weeks, a group of inmates worked in tandem with local leaders of various construction companies to learn the …

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