Today's Date: 07 October 2015
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John Gray construction business case under way
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The mistakes and cost overruns that marred the construction of Clifton Hunter High School will not be repeated as government looks to complete John Gray High School, a senior education official has vowed. Chief Education Officer Christen Suckoo said a careful planning and budgeting process is taking place before work resumes on John Gray High School.
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First, they buried the turtles ... then, they buried the truth.
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The Progressives-led government is making a “direct attempt” to undermine the functions of the Legislative Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, weakening good governance standards in the Cayman Islands, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush said Tuesday.
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Last month, the newly formed Cayman Islands Mental Health Commission raised some eyebrows when it reported that about 4,000 people here had sought access to mental health services in 2013.
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The Pan American Health Organization has issued a clean bill of health to the 14.5-acre Powell family farm in Frank Sound, declaring arsenic levels in soil and groundwater within acceptable limits.
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Shark diving: Should Cayman take the bait?
The Cayman Islands could be missing out on an economic and conservation opportunity by maintaining its ban on shark diving, according to experts.
OECD releases measures to curb corporate tax avoidance
The OECD presented a final set of measures that seek to reform international tax rules to close gaps and inconsistencies that allow corporate profits to “disappear” or to be artificially shifted to jurisdictions with low or no taxation.
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Theaker aces PwC competition
Junior tennis players battled extreme heat and exhaustion as well as opponents at last weekend’s PwC tournament.
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A garden  palette
“I love my garden, the different textures and colors.  I always try to pick plants to give a different dimension. Things are constantly changing – we’re always adding and improving.” 
Brenda Tibbetts-Lund Memorial Walk/Run
The Breast Cancer Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 this year, along with the first walk/run of two in memory of Brenda Tibbetts-Lund.  
Restaurant Month 2015
Cayman’s extensive restaurant selection allows the option to dine at many different venues throughout the week. Budget, however, may stop many from taking advantage of this too often.   


Some local businesses are already advertising about Christmas. When do you start your Christmas planning? Do you like that several businesses like to get a head start, or do you think it’s overkill? (Click here)

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The Cayman Compass has produced an in-depth special report to shed light on what is being proposed in the draft Labour Relations Bill, 2015. This report includes arguments for and against the bill; a history of labor legislation; and articles to put the bill into perspective if it is passed into law.
Football boss Bruce Blake has promised full cooperation with any investigation into the Cayman Islands Football Association’s finances after being confirmed as acting leader of the organization.
Cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbor have been debated for so long that many Caymanians were either children or not even born when the issue was first considered. The Cayman Compass Special Report, The Dock Debate, looks at the issue of cruise berthing from a wide range of topics.
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