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Quake aftermath: Lawmakers praise building code

Cayman’s strict building code came in for high praise from lawmakers after minimal damage was recorded following last Tuesday’s earthquake.

Water service restored throughout island

Water service has been restored to all customers across Grand Cayman.

George Town MLAs spread Christmas cheer

Sitting under a star-strung sky while enjoying the gentle Christmas breeze, six dozen people who attended a special Christmas celebration in Windsor Park on Saturday night were treated to lively upbeat renditions of timeless classics such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Away in a Manger’.

Referendum Bill debate continues

Debate on the Referendum Bill continued in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with MLAs outlining their position on the $200 million cruise berthing and cargo facility.

Students rewarded for reading books over summer

One hundred and eight students, ages 6‑17, racked up more than 147,475 minutes reading 2,031 books during the library’s Summer Reading Challenge.

CARIFTA provides boost for Cayman businesses

The Cayman Islands may not have picked up many medals but the territory won plaudits and gained an economic boost from hosting the CARIFTA Games over the Easter weekend.

Same-sex marriage: What your representative said on the issue

Cayman Islands legislators unanimously backed a private members’ motion last week supporting government to appeal the decision by the chief justice that legalised same-sex marriage to the “full extent of the appeals process”.

Schools get jingle fever

Cayman’s primary school children are literally singing the praises of recycling and waste reduction, with four schools submitting “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” jingles for an Earth Month competition hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.

Cayman represented at Commonwealth forum

Delegates gathered at the first Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Forum in London this week.

Disney brings holiday cheer to Prospect’s Lighthouse School

The Lighthouse School played host to a special group of visitors early this week. Disney Cruise Line made a joint visit along with the Ministry and Department of Tourism to the Prospect school on Monday, spreading holiday greetings to students and teachers alike.

Next year’s National Heroes Day to focus on sports

Next year’s National Heroes Day celebration in the Cayman Islands will honor those who have made significant contributions to sports in the territory. Recipients will be recognized at the National Heroes Day ceremony at Heroes Square in George Town, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Councilors named for Cayman government

Premier Alden McLaughlin announced on Thursday the assignments of three recently elected legislators as councilors in the Cayman Islands government.

Minister Rivers to lead ombudsman oversight group

Two of the Cayman Islands government’s independent offices – the information commissioner and the complaints commissioner – will be placed under the oversight of a five-person legislative committee that was appointed Wednesday.

EDITORIAL – One Man, One Vote: Lessons learned from the election

Instead of making Cayman’s districts smaller, more numerous and more inward-facing, officials should have done the opposite: Make the entirety of the Cayman Islands one single district, and allow residents to vote on the same slate of candidates.

Candidates bemoan debate no-shows

Two political hopefuls for the district of George Town West bemoaned poor attendance during recent candidate debates, not by audience members, but by the candidates themselves.

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