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MLA Eden leaves PPM over civil union issue
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A founding member of the People’s Progressive Movement political party left the organization Thursday after a months-long dispute over the legal acceptance of same-sex unions in the Cayman Islands.
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Cayman's Internet issues comprise one facet of an overarching quandary that calls into question the very economic future of our islands.
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The Esterley Tibbetts highway will be expanded to four lanes along the full length of the route within the next 18 months after government and developer Dart Realty confirmed they had finalized the outstanding details of the National Roads Authority agreement. The deal also involves the US$14.6 million purchase by the Dart group of the Dragon Bay lands on the North Sound.
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A fault in Caribbean Utilities Company’s distribution system Thursday night led to an island-wide blackout that lasted about six hours. The company reports that power was fully restored around 5:15 a.m. Friday.
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Cayman Islands businessman Canover Watson deceived local government officials into paying an additional US$1.2 million for the expansion of a public hospital patient swipe-card system by “doctoring” copies of the initial CarePay card contract and sending it to Ministry of Health officials in August 2011, Crown prosecutors said Thursday.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Head to Camana Bay this Saturday for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa, live music and a Christmas market.
'Fallen Angel and Devil Concubine' returns to Harquail
After nearly 25 years, 'The Fallen Angel & The Devil Concubine' returns to the Harquail Theatre stage, as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.
Artist Maureen Lazarus to exhibit 'recycled art' in December
Artist Maureen Lazarus will be presenting her latest "recycled art" works in the Community Gallery at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands through the first two weeks of December.

Pirates Week

Pirates Week 2015 is over. Did you go to any events? Which one(s) did you go to? What did you think – was it fresh or was it stale? Do you think it is fine the way it is, or do you think there should be some changes. What kind of changes would you suggest? Do you think it succeeds in bringing in overseas tourists in a traditionally slow tourism period? Was it worth the traffic problems it caused? Do you think the government should continue to support it financially? (Click here)

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The Bridge Foundation provides transitional housing for men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Residents of the foundation’s houses in West Bay – the Anchor House for men, and the Beacon House for women – like to call it their little piece of heaven off of Hell Road.
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.
Swiss authorities have approved the extradition of Costas Takkas, Jeffrey Webb’s assistant at FIFA and former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, to face trial in the U.S. on bribery charges.
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.
A British couple who gambled on a move to the Cayman Islands after appearing on the BBC television show “Wanted in Paradise,” say their dream turned into a nightmare after they were confronted with the reality of Cayman’s immigration system.
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