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Today's Date: 26 November 2015
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Government funds for vehicle, asset replacement diverted
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The Cayman Islands government has not planned appropriately for the need to replace old, outdated equipment in a number of areas – including service vehicles – and has actually spent money intended for that purpose on other things. Those findings were included in a special government committee report on the management of public finances released last week.
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We applaud Premier Alden McLaughlin for his response to intemperate, irresponsible and divisive remarks made by his elected colleagues.
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The Cayman Islands is losing millions of dollars in investment because of inadequate telecoms infrastructure, regulators have warned.
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Prosecutors said Wednesday that US$250,000 from the Cayman Islands Football Association found its way into a Fidelity Bank account initially set up to take in payments from the public healthcare system for the CarePay patient swipe-card contract.
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Three men who robbed Blackbeard’s Liquor Store in Grand Harbour last December were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fourth robber was given a nine-year sentence.
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The Festival of Seas fundraiser will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for the first time this year.
'Now and Then' returns by popular demand
The 'Now and Then' photography exhibit is returning to the Cayman Islands National Gallery due to popular demand.
The Brooklyn offers American-Italian favorites
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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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