Bill eases way for long-term residents to apply for PR

The Immigration Transition Bill seeks to remove a restriction that prevents residents who have been in the Cayman Islands for more than nine years from applying for permanent residence.

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Romaine lettuce pulled from shelves

An E. coli alert has been issued by Centers for Disease Control for romaine lettuce.

Man sentenced in death of motorcyclist

Warren Samuel Hogarth, who had previously pleaded guilty in the death of motorcyclist Denvil Roy Mitchell, was sentenced to two years and five months in Grand Court on Tuesday.

Extradition of UK citizen temporarily halted

Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez approved a request from Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday, temporarily halting the extradition of Iain Nigel MacKellar to the United States.

Government to introduce digital assets framework

Minister of Financial Services Tara Rivers has announced that government favors a regulatory sandbox-type framework for digital assets. The minister outlined government’s approach to regulating digital assets in a statement in the Legislative Assembly on Nov. 14.

Driver runs down police officer at roadblock

A police officer was injured Saturday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at a roadblock in West Bay.

Record tourist arrivals edge toward 2 million

Nearly 2 million tourists arrived in the Cayman Islands by air and sea in the first ten months of 2018 – the highest number in history.
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NCAA teams face off in Cayman

Harold Lingard only has time to catch a little bit of basketball during the daytime hours, squeezing it in during his lunch hour, but he still bought a pass to this week’s Cayman Islands Classic basketball tournament. The quality of play is that good, he said, and as a former North Carolina resident, he’s a big Clemson University fan.

Nominations open for ‘Proud of Them’

The twice-yearly “Proud of Them” award scheme is once again seeking to recognize excellence among young people in the Cayman Islands.

Lawmakers amend evidence rules

Members of the Legislative Assembly voted to amend the Evidence Law on Friday, in an effort to modernize the rules for admitting hearsay evidence and witness statements at trial.

Advice to ministers can remain secret after FOI law change

Policy advice to Cabinet ministers will no longer be considered for release to members of the public under changes to the Freedom of Information Law passed Friday.

Local artist featured in traveling exhibit

Local artist Simon Tatum, who is also an assistant curator at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, is one of 24 Caribbean artists included in a new traveling exhibit, “Arrivants: Art and Migration in the Anglophone Caribbean World.”

VIP at the Cayman Classic

Congratulations to Dave O’Driscoll, pictured right with Coach Victor ‘Voot’ O’Garro, for winning the Cayman Compass Cayman Islands Classic VIP Package.

Another delay in trial over burned dog

Andrei James Challenger and James Rolin Challenger, two men charged in an animal cruelty case involving a dog named Dora that suffered extensive burns, had their trial date put off Monday for the second time.

Postal Service launches Christmas postal boxes

This year, people sending parcels overseas, or locally, via the Cayman Postal Service can give the parcel recipients a little taste of CaymanKind.
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Officer struck by vehicle during traffic stop

A Royal Cayman Islands Police officer was struck by a dark-colored sedan during a traffic check Saturday night. An officer in a marked police car with blue lights on approached the vehicle in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway around 11:30 p.m.

EDITORIAL – Yes, the season of joy and light is upon us …

We encourage all our readers to get in the spirit, to share the goodwill that is beginning to make its annual appearance on these little islands, and to take the time to enjoy this most joyous time of the year.

Prisoners to help collect garbage

Serving prisoners will be used as temporary garbage collectors in a new scheme to deal with continued delays in roadside trash collections.

Government injects more capital into CINICO

Cabinet approved an equity investment of $4.53 million into Cayman Islands National Insurance Company to raise the public sector health insurer’s capital base above the minimum level prescribed by the regulator.

Let the festivities begin …

With the touch of a button, Camana Bay turned into a festive wonderland Saturday as thousands gathered at the Crescent for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Hedge Funds Care hosts vintage circus evening

Dressed as ringmasters, harlequins and performers, supporters of Hedge Funds Care Cayman attended the charity’s glitzy annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Friday night.

Government moves high school project forward

The slow process of completing the new John Gray High School has taken another step forward.

Government defends $55,000 spending on marketing port project

Tourism officials have defended a decision to spend more than $50,000 of public money promoting the controversial cruise and cargo port project.

DEH asks for bulk waste to be left out early

The Department of Environmental Health is advising the public to place bulk waste items for collection on kerbsides in time for scheduled pick ups.

Captive-bred parrots released into the wild at Botanic Park

Four colorful Cayman parrots were released into the wild at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Colour Garden on Saturday.

OfReg and Cayman Water resume talks

After the Utilities Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) rejected Cayman Water’s most recent proposal for a licensing deal to serve customers in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas, the two parties have resumed negotiations.

CUC plans West Bay service interruption

The CUC advised customers Thursday that there will be a planned service interruption Tuesday morning in the Birch Tree Hill, Mount Pleasant, Barkers, Batabano and The Shores areas in West Bay.

Alleged NRA impersonators could face more charges

Three men who were arrested last month appeared in Grand Court on Friday for allegedly presenting themselves as workers with the National Roads Authority and offering to paint the parking lot of a business premises on North Church Street.
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International regulators demand legislative changes from Cayman

As the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force continues to review Cayman’s defenses against terrorist financing and money laundering, officials from that organization have required government to make legislative changes to come in line with international standards.
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Mark Luke memorialized for years of dedicated service

Cayman’s law enforcement community came together Wednesday afternoon to commemorate one of its own.
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The green iguana gold rush

In West Bay, a man stands on the back of a flatbed truck and casts a fishing pole into the foliage. In Savannah, a sniper methodically picks off targets with a .22-caliber air rifle. In George Town, hunters with homemade poles and nooses sweep through patches of urban woodland.
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