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Today's Date: 25 November 2015
Last Updated: 25 November 2015 08:43:29 EST
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Premier condemns anti-business rhetoric
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Premier Alden McLaughlin admonished legislators for anti-business, anti-expat rhetoric that he warned risked hurting the island’s economy. The premier supported an amended version of a private members’ motion from backbencher Winston Connolly, who called for changes to business licensing laws to encourage training, development and ownership opportunities for Caymanians.
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On some subjects, particularly ones whose fundamental nature is cultural or moral, there is no clear opportunity for compromise. In the Cayman Islands, same-sex marriage is one of these.
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A months-long crisis in remittance services, used by many in Cayman to support family overseas, appears to be coming to a close.
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The proposed costs of a public hospital patient swipe-card project increased by as much as US$3.5 million after bid documents for the deal were submitted to former Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Board chairman Canover Watson, Crown prosecutors alleged Tuesday.
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A group of Cayman Islands residents who chartered a vessel to try to bring food and water to migrants on a ramshackle boat say marine police prevented them from assisting the men.
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Cayman Islands Brewery wins big at Caribbean festival
The Cayman Islands Brewery garnered a number of medals at the 5th Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival in St. Maarten held earlier this month.
Roll up, roll up for the National Gallery's 'Night Circus'
Buy your tickets for the Cayman Islands National Gallery's annual fundraiser, and immerse yourself in the world of The Night Circus.

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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