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Justice Douglas fondly remembered

  Chief Justice Kipling Ernest Douglas died last week, aged 87. Tributes have poured in for Mr. Douglas, who in 1988 was appointed Cayman’s first Chief Magistrate. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said that Justice Douglas lived a long, fruitful and productive life. “We are saddened at the passing of our …

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National Gallery examines the human body

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands presents a new exhibition titled, Mediating Self – Identity and the Body, curated by NGCI’s assistant curator Kerri-Anne Chisholm. The exhibition investigates the ways in which our bodies are used to create and navigate our personal and collective identities. Drawing on works from …

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One PR application approved

As work continues on the permanent residency applications, the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board reports that ten applications were considered at the meeting last week, with one granted approval. CSPR board chairman, Waide DaCosta, notes that of the other PR applications reviewed five were denied, two were withdrawn by …

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Triple C’s YES Club hold rally

Triple C School Youth Experiencing Salvation, aka YES Club, held their second Unashamed youth rally for the school year, which was a part of the celebration of Triple C School’s 75th Anniversary on June 9. The club has been in existence at Triple C for several years and has grown …

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Two guns seized by police

  Police officers recovered two firearms along the shore in South Sound during a police investigation just before 1 a.m. Sunday, June 25. Two men, ages 20 and 27, both of Bodden Town, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and taken into police custody. One small …

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New Governor announced

Cayman will have a new Governor next year. Mr Anwar Choudhury has been appointed Governor of the Cayman Islands in succession to Mrs Helen Kilpatrick CB.  Mr Choudhury will take up his appointment in March 2018. The married father of three is currently Her Majesty the Queen’s Ambassador in Lima …

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UPDATED: Wheely crazy vehicle belongs to Foster’s supermarket

    A Foster’s Food Fair – IGA truck was caught driving wheely crazy by an eagled-eyed motorists who videoed the erratic driving in Cayman. The short clip has been circulated on social media and shows the heavy goods vehicle driving so fast around the Island Heritage roundabout that the …

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Bolt’s fun nature will be missed

By Ron Shillingford [email protected] There is a TV ad in the United Kingdom featuring Usain Bolt driving maniacally in a car. Blink and you’ll miss it, but he is so recognisable that the millions Virgin Media are paying him for that clip make it absolutely cost effective. That is the …

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Cayman best in the region

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Team has proved its strength by winning the adult category and coming second in the children’s division in the 2017 Caribbean Equestrian Association Caribbean Dressage Challenge. The competition, in its 13th year, enables riders from CEA member countries to compete without having to travel. Instead, a …

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Cayman HospiceCare breaks ground

By Joanna Lewis [email protected] It was a time for celebration last Thursday, June 15, when Cayman HospiceCare broke ground on their new facility. Attended by a host of dignitaries, the four-bedroom facility is being built by funds, materials and services donated by the community, including Derek Haines who has raised …

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Cayman upset Mexico

Despite heavy downpours, about 800 people turned out to watch RHSW Cayman National XV historically defeat Mexico on Saturday. It was the Health City Cayman Big Game 8 at Truman Bodden Sports Complex and this win was another sensational one in the rapid rise of Cayman rugby in the past …

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Chicago: Head to the Windy City

By Joanna Lewis [email protected] Fancy a break from Cayman, Head to Chicago, the United States’ third largest city. This fabulous city is perched on the edge of Lake Michigan and is just a few hours plane ride away on Cayman Airways. I’ve been visiting Chicago for the past seven years. …

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CITA worries over crime

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is worried by the high rise recently in crime and safety. “The matter has escalated in priority for the organisation as it also should for the Cayman Islands Government,” said CITA president, Theresa Leacock-Broderick. “Undeniably, safety is a primary appeal of Cayman as a vacation …

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New thresholds for PR

A recent change to the Immigration Law has resulted in a significant increase in the qualifying sums for persons seeking to make an application to the Cayman Islands Government for permanent residence by independent means. The Immigration (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations, 2017 (“Amendment No. 4”) were gazetted on May 26 …

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