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Police seize large quantity of ganja

A large quantity of ganga was recovered following an operation conducted by officers of the Drugs and Serious Crimes Task Force, K-9 Unit, the Uniform Support Group and the Marine Unit on Friday, 30 May 2014, in East End. Police said, “A 47-year-old Caymanian male was arrested on suspicion of …

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Illegal Jamaican immigrants arrested and charged

Two Jamaican nationals were arrested for illegal landing as a result of a joint operation carried out in the district of West Bay on Friday, 30 May 2014. Officers of the Drugs Serious Crime Task Force Unit (DSCTF), Uniform Support Group K9 and the Immigration Department were all involved in …

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Information needed for BT homes application

GIS – Any Bodden Town resident who previously submitted an application for the purchase of an affordable home in their district should provide the National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) with updated personal information as soon as possible. Residents must provide this material within two weeks in order to comply with …

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Health City pioneers in specialised heart procedures

Doctors at Health City Cayman Islands have successfully completed the first electrophysiology study (EPS) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to be performed in the Cayman Islands. These are highly specialised procedures which would normally require a trip to the United States for the patient, which happens to be from Trinidad and …

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Immigration introduces new permanent residency related tools

The Department of Immigration has introduced two additional tools that will benefit business customers and persons considering whether to apply for Permanent Residency. These are the electronic submission of Employer Declarations for those persons who have employed Permanent Residents, and the development of a “ready reckoner” for persons who wish …

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New Environmental Oversight Committee appointed

An Environmental Oversight Committee has been established for Cayman Brac with its members comprising of Stran Bodden, district administration chief officer, Mark Tibbetts, deputy district commissioner, Haroon Pandohie and Gina Ebanks-Petrie, the directors of Planning and Environment respectively, along with Messrs Burnard Tibbetts, Cornel Burke and Kenny Ryan. According to …

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Cancer survivors and caregivers to be honoured

In honour of cancer survivors and their caregivers, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society will host its Annual Cancer Survivors Dinner on Friday, 6 June, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Beach Resort. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, and will be followed by dinner …

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Shots fired in attempted robbery

Shots were fired during an attempted robbery at AL Thompson’s parking lot in George Town yesterday afternoon, 1 June, 2014. Police suspects that the incident is the result of illegal gambling, and not gang related. Police reported that a call was received around 12:06 pm regarding the failed robbery which …

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Declaring our loving allegiance

In my 30’s and early 40’s I used to grow a beard, and when occasionally people asked me why, I told them that after all, one cultivated a garden rather than cutting it down. A clergy friend of mine recently told me that he had wanted to have a beard …

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DID YOU KNOW? – Part 1

SMOKING AND ADDICTION • Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive psychoactive ingredient. • Tobacco addiction can start with the 1st drag. • Nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, heroin and cocaine. • Addiction is chemical (physical) and behavioral (psychological). • It takes 10 seconds or less for the nicotine from …

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Minister’s Message: World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners everywhere celebrate World No Tobacco Day. The purpose of the observance is to bring global attention to the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. As a WHO …

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Five new Directors to the Board at Cayman Finance

Cayman Finance announced the appointment of five new directors to its board, following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held last Tuesday, 20 May. The new directors are Barry McQuain (Caledonian Global Financial Services), Don Seymour (DMS Offshore Investment Services), Tania Dons (Conyers Dill & Pearman), and William Walmsley (Rawlinson & …

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Toxicity and Homeopathic Detoxification (Drainage)

Are you feeling listless, confused, having aches and pains, digestive or skin problems, or have lately drifted away from a healthy lifestyle? Then, it might be time for a detox or Homeopathic drainage. On a daily basis, we are exposed to various toxins and chemicals in our water, food and …

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Chris Gayle to launch second academy

Jamaican cricketer, Christopher Henry Gayle, is set to launch the Jamaican branch of his already successful youth empowerment programme: The Chris Gayle Academy. The Chris Gayle Foundation, in partnership with Cricket 4 Change, British Airways, Spartan and Digicel Jamaica, will host 20 young Jamaican men aged 16-20 from disadvantaged backgrounds …

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Contemporary art showcases at Camana Bay

C4 (Company four), a new Cayman Art collective comprising of established Caymanian artists David Bridgeman, Aston Ebanks, Kaitlyn Elphinstone and Christopher Mann is currently holding an exhibition in Camana Bay, showcasing the artists’ contemporary pieces for all to see. The group’s first show titled X1 (Exhibition 1), opened to the …

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