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EDITORIAL – Cayman’s success depends on growth and diversity

It is good that Premier McLaughlin has correctly recognized the increasingly cosmopolitan makeup of our growing society, and the growing diversity among the Caymanian half of our population.
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Magistrate suggests overstayer amnesty

The balance between proper punishment and costs to the state was debated in Summary Court on Tuesday when a Jamaican national pleaded guilty to overstaying for six years. After passing a sentence of eight months imprisonment, Magistrate Valdis Foldats wondered if amnesty would encourage overstayers to leave.
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Gas up 30 cents since April

Grand Cayman has seen a 30 cent average per gallon hike in the price of regular, unleaded gasoline sold by the two large petroleum importers since the beginning of April, according to figures provided by the territory’s utilities and commodities regulator.
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Gender gap widening for college-bound Caymanians

Young Caymanian women appear to be attending overseas colleges and universities at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts.
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Couple files legal challenge to gay marriage ban

A same-sex couple has filed a legal challenge to the Cayman Islands ban on gay marriage.
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How Bodden Town Road was built

Thatch baskets, beach rocks, white sand, a bit of ingenuity and hard labor were the ingredients that made Bodden Town Road years ago.
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Authorities hold more than 250 prisoners in local jails

Both Her Majesty’s Prison, Northward and the police detention center in Fairbanks, George Town were overfilled as of Wednesday morning, with Cayman Islands authorities housing more than 250 adult prisoners or arrested suspects in local jails.
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Hospital security workers arrested in corruption probe

Two supervisors at the Health Services Authority’s security office were arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing criminal probe into staff overtime payments.
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Police investigate 10-year-old’s death

A 10-year-old girl died Tuesday morning following an accident at her family’s West Bay district home.
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50 years ago: Education Law sparks controversy

In the June 20, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story, titled “New Education Law Under Fire,” appeared:
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Lottery scam seeks personal bank info

A lottery scam is currently being circulated through email and potentially other forms of social media, the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit advised.
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YMCA summer camps start July 3

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands will run its summer camps from July 3 to Aug. 24 at the Little League Field of Dreams, the Camana Bay Sports Complex and the Cayman Islands Baptist Church Youth Centre in Savannah. There will also be a location on Cayman Brac, the organization announced.
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Cayman Drama Society performs Shakespeare in the park

Would a performance of any other playwright have been as sweet?
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Bail refused in burglary of Humane Society

Charges of burglary and damage to property were laid against a George Town resident after the Humane Society building on North Sound Road was broken into earlier this week.
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Ex-boyfriend sentenced for assault, harassment that went on for months

Sven Brett Connor, 37, was sentenced on Friday to five years imprisonment for seven offenses in which the victim/complainant was a former girlfriend.
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National Gallery hosts family activity day

Kid-friendly activities are at the heart of Under the Sea Family Day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
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Five men arrested for smuggling ganja

Police arrested five men early Tuesday morning on suspicion of smuggling ganja into Grand Cayman.
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Letter – Celebrate values like courage and fairness

I saw Kirkland Nixon toe-to-toe with captains of industry and high-priced attorneys on fundamental principles, and on each occasion principle to him was like bedrock.
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Ticket fines

Today's editorial cartoon
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Accidents snarl morning commute

Minor accidents in three locations Wednesday morning clogged traffic on Cayman’s main east/west artery.
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