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Jamaica counting on logistics hub to transform its economy

A symposium in Jamaica later this month will examine plans for a logistics hub on which the country is counting to improve its ports, terminals, local businesses and boost the economy as it gears up to capitalise on the imminent widening of the Panama Canal in 2015. Jamaica sees its …

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MaplesFS clients support The Pines

The Pines Retirement Home received an unexpected gift over the holidays, thanks to the support of MaplesFS and its clients. The clients of MaplesFS donated US$190,323.53 to The Pines, which will benefit the home and its many worthy programmes, including full-time care for its 35 permanent residents. The local retirement …

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Landfills, fires and media ethics

Members of the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free response to the Compass editorial Long before the recent flames at the George Town (GT) landfill, the Coalition to Keep BT Dump Free warned of the danger of fire inherent to a dump, and the potential toxic fallout. Since its launch by …

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Beefers promises to spice up waterfront dining

Business partners Rotando Thompson and Kurt Hyde have added to the dining options on the George Town waterfront with the opening of their new restaurant, Beefers Caribbean Lounge located on South Church Street. Beefers began serving its first customers in December 2013 after Thompson and Hyde thought they had possibly …

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Over five years, Freedom of Information gains public acceptance

Information Law (FOI Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands on 5 January 2009 by order of the Governor, the Information Commissioner has issued over 36 Hearing Decisions and more than 140 appeals have been handled by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Over 3,000 FOI requests from the public …

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Young Feva burns with musical passion

Many may recognise him as 26-year-old Lisani Sambula, a young Caymanian who is aiming to help develop music and ultimately the entertainment industry locally. Others may also recognise him by his stage name, Young Feva (YF). While he continued to pursue his musical career, Young Feva has never disregarded furthering …

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Ethics in the Media

Today’s media permeates the lives of just about everyone as we all depend on information and communication to keep up to date on the daily happenings within our society. People put their trust in the media establishing it as an authority for matters involving politics, crime, economy and community. This …

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Sister Islands represents at CONCACAF

The young people of Cayman Brac has once again made their community proud with Amanda Frederick, Shanell Frederick and Amanda Nelson qualifying for the Cayman Islands National Team, at the CONCACAF Women’s Under 20 Championship, which is being held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. With noted pride of their accomplishments the Deputy …

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Two critically injured in West Bay accident

On 8 January, 2014 at 6:30 am two passengers where declared unresponsive following a motor vehicle accident along the Up the Hill Road in Mount Pleasant, West Bay. The police report that at around 1:30 there was an alert of a serious accident involving a Suzuki Jimny. Police confirmed that …

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Former TCI Premier Extradited from Brazil

Former premier Michael Misick has at last returned to his home of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). He arrived from Brazil following an extradition request by the UK Government and the Special Investigation & Prosecutions Team (SIPT). The UK government states that it is most grateful to the Brazilian …

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UPDATE: Chase for 34-year old suspect ends

UPDATE: A man appeared in court on the afternoon of 14 January  in connection with last week’s car chase. The chase involved various units of the police, including helicopter and ended in arrest of the suspect and damage of three police vehicles and four private vehicles.  The man was charged with seven counts …

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Traffic Accident on Esterly Tibbetts Highway

At  approximately 7:15 am this morning two vehicles collided on the Esterly Tibbetts highway, in the vicinity of the National Gallery.  Traffic started to build up by 7:30 am as a result of the accident which involved a rental vehicle carrying four passengers and another car with a local as its lone occupant. However the …

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Little Cayman Boardwalk dedicated to longtime resident and advocate

Last Friday January 3, 2013 dozens of Little Cayman residents and visitors gathered to celebrate the official opening of the newest boardwalk installed by the National Trust of the Cayman Islands. The attendees witnessed the dedication of the Preston Bay boardwalk to long-time National Trust supporter and Little Cayman resident …

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Trinidad oil spills a result of sabotage

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday January 3, 2014, CMC – The state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, Thursday confirmed that there were about 11 oil spills in the south of the country, but indicated that at least two of them had been the work of saboteurs. PETROTRIN chairman, Lindsay Gillette, told a news conference …

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