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New hotel plans revealed – What you think?

New plans to build a hotel on Pageant Beach have received a frosty reception on social media. Last week, The Cayman Reporter revealed images for the 450-suite hotel on Seven Mile Beach. Plans include a bar and grill, children’s centre, 30,000 square foot conference facilities, four swimming pools including a …

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Cayman kicks off well

The Cayman Islands Under 15 Boys’ National Football team opened the 2017 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships with a 3-2 victory over Aruba at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Corey Smith was the deciding factor in a tightly contested encounter on Sunday as he slammed home the winner late …

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Teens learn about sustainability

The United World Colleges Cayman Islands National Committee hosted its second local short programme to engage young people on sustainability issues. Eight residents, aged 14-16 and representing five secondary schools in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, participated in the overnight summer camp, Toward a Sustainable Future from Aug. 3-6. Ten …

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Petition calls for tougher action 

Pressure is mounting on the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture to better investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases.  This, after pictures emerged on social media of a dog taken to the Humane Society with horrific burns on his back.  There is an online petition calling for tougher action against those who neglect and abuse animals.  Although the …

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Police warning after indecent images shared on Instagram

Police are warning people they are breaking the law – if they share indecent images of children on their cell phones and social media. This after detectives received multiple reports regarding the circulation of indecent photographs via an Instagram profile set up last week.  The images allegedly show girls under …

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Man stabbed at McField Square

A man has told police he was stabbed and assaulted by someone he knows at McField Square. Officers received reports of a fight at the Square in George Town in the early hours of Sunday morning. But when they arrived at the scene, there was no one there. A police …

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Cruise ship passenger dies snorkeling

A 70-year-old cruise ship passenger has died after getting into difficulties in the water. The woman, from the United States, was snorkeling at Coral Gardens on Monday. She was pulled from the water near to the Sand Bar and fellow passengers performed CPR and gave her oxygen. A spokeswoman for …

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WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: Dog suffers horrific burns

Police are investigating claims a dog was badly burnt. The animal, named Rufus, was brought to the Humane Society last week, with the person who dropped him off claiming the dog had been bitten. But images circulated by the shelter on social media show obvious burns to the animal’s back. …

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Miss Teen contestants are hard at work

Glitz and glam? Maybe. Brains and beauty? For sure. But being Miss Teen is about so much more. Sure, the catwalk is a great place to strut, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a career as an international supermodel? But Miss Teen Cayman is also about community, and most …

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George Town private school robbed

A man pretending to be a parent robbed a school in George Town Thursday. Police say they were called to a report of suspicious activity at the private school Truth for Youth on Walker Road around 9.15 a.m. A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “When they arrived at the location …

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Bush backed by Bryan 

  Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush has received support from fellow politician Kenneth Bryan who says people must not jump to conclusions and everyone is innocent until proven guilty.  Last week it was revealed how Mr. Bush will not face any further action after he was accused of grabbing the buttocks of a …

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Hurricane half-time report: Peak season soon come

  Cayman’s hurricane season has reached half time trouble free – but weather experts warn it’s the latter stages we need to watch out for.  People don’t need to be reminded it was in September when Hurricane Ivan struck – and according to the Director General of the National Weather Service, John Tibbetts, …

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Caymanian found dead with wife at his side

A Caymanian living in Florida has been found dead in his car with his wife’s body at his side. Police believe Ronald Bennette shot dead his partner Shani Bennette then turned the gun on himself. The bodies were discovered inside a silver Ford Explorer outside a home in the Pembroke Pines …

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Reyna is S-MILES better!

We think Reyna has the biggest smile in Cayman. OK, she works for us, but even so, she does it with a smile. Rain or shine you’ll find Reyna handed out copies of your favourite newspaper at the end of South Sound. “Hello sweetie,” is how she probably greets you every …

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“One of life’s better people”

  Tributes poured in for a long-term Caymanian resident and accountant who died recently.  Conrad MacVicar was well known in the community and business world.  He came to Cayman from Partick in Glasgow, Scotland, and was boyhood friends with comedian Billy Connolly.  Among other places, he worked at NAPA and Jacques Scott.  Jon Cubbon, of Jacques Scott, said: “Conrad was a fantastic …

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