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Crazy drivers

Crazy drivers — Today's editorial cartoon
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Premier: No ‘mass grants’ of permanent residency

Just one out of the 10 permanent residence applications considered by the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board Thursday received approval, according to government officials.
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Senior immigration officer’s trial adjourned again

Senior immigration officer Garfield "Gary" Wong has had his Traffic Court trial adjourned again, this time until Aug. 29.
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No charges yet in exotic pet investigation; animals likely put down

No one has been charged as yet in connection with a Customs investigation that followed the discovery of an exotic pet, a sugar glider possum, on a Cayman Airways jet.
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No convictions in motorbike crackdown

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has seized 25 illegal motorbikes, including non-street legal dirt bikes, since last December when officers began a crackdown on speeding, disruptive groups of bikers on local roads.
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Judge asks for public’s help with firearms ‘scourge’

After sending four men to prison for possession of unlicensed handguns on Friday, Justice Michael Wood asked the public for help in wiping out what he called a firearm "scourge."
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Convicted killer Osbourne Douglas sent to United Kingdom

A Caymanian man convicted in a gang-related murder that occurred in mid-2015 has been sent to the U.K. prisons service "until further notice."
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Succulent mangoes aplenty at festival

The weekend’s Mango Festival was a juicy affair for locals and tourists alike at the National Museum on Harbour Drive.
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1% of election votes were disqualified

Roughly one percent of those participating in the Cayman Islands May 24 General Election had their votes disqualified, either due to an improperly marked ballot paper or a late postal ballot.
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After series of dog attacks, police warn owners of ‘obligations’

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Department of Agriculture released a statement Friday reminding pet owners of their obligations after a spate of pet attacks in Cayman this year.
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Foster’s apologizes for ‘reckless’ truck driver

Foster’s Food Fair – IGA sent out a press release Friday accepting responsibility for a reckless driving incident involving a tractor trailer driving at high speed around the Island Heritage Roundabout.
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UK accident victims’ remains repatriated

The bodies of three elderly U.K. tourists who died in a horrific May 2 crash in East End were repatriated late last week, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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Cuban Ambassador visits Cayman premier

Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Bernardo Guanche Hernandez to the Cayman Islands on Friday, June 23.
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Jury notice

All Grand Court jurors who are in the April 5 to July 4 session are advised that the report date of Monday, June 26, has been changed.
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Police officers render ‘life saving’ aid in 2 incidents

Officers helped save the lives of an elderly woman in George Town and a West Bay man last week.
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EDITORIAL – CIFA/FIFA need a good kick – (you know where)

To the extent that there has even been a local investigation (unknown), there has been nothing to show for it, at least publicly. How is that possible?
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Slash summer vacation

"Summer’s lease hath all too short a date," Shakespeare wrote. Schoolchildren would no doubt agree – but they’re mistaken. In America, summer vacation lasts far too long.
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Please keep Cayman clean

I write to you as a concerned resident. I have lived in Grand Cayman for a very long time. I have always felt good about living here, but lately I don’t quite understand where our civic pride has gone.
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RIP, Judge Douglas

RIP, Kipling Douglas, one of the greatest judges in Cayman history. I came before him 20 or so years ago as six people were arrested for speeding on the Brac’s lower crossover road.
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50 years ago: Texan visitors take to the dance floor

?In the June 14, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following report by Birney Jarvis on a group of Texan travelers who arrived in Grand Cayman for a visit appeared:
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Desperate search is on for survivors of China's landslide

Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 93 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China.
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Rainfall may have contributed to the landslide

CNN's Matt Rivers reports on the latest rescue efforts and what could have possibly caused the deadly landslide in China's Sichuan Province.
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Pakistan oil tanker truck explosion kills at least 135

A devastating accident involving an exploding oil tanker has left at least 135 people dead in eastern Pakistan, according to the country's Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority.
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Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to Chinese sovereignty, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.
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Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
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Saudi student now a US fugitive

A Saudi student accused of killing an Oregon teenager in a traffic accident is on the run after skipping bail paid by a Saudi consulate.
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Is Mexico really the 2nd most dangerous country, as Trump says?

President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world. Mexico quickly countered, saying Trump's claim is wrong. So who's right?
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Turkey to stop teaching evolution in high school

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution.
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Saudis foil attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Saudi security forces on Friday prevented an imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the country's Interior Ministry said on state-run TV.
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Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights

Israel launched strikes on Syrian military positions Saturday, close to the two countries' disputed border in the Golan Heights, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
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Restaurant owners offer free meals in Montreal, no catch

A free meal and a friendly smile aren't easy to come by.
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US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque

The United States and Iraq said ISIS blew up a historic mosque in Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.
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Prince Harry: No royal wants to be king or queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for over 65 years, but according to Prince Harry few in the royal family envy her, despite sharing her sense of duty.
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Dubai's most extravagant hotels

From revolving beds to indoor rainforests, the emirate continues to build extraordinary hotels.
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The week in 23 photos

Take a look at 23 photos of the week from June 16 through June 22.
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Opinion: What happened to the month of peace?

The 30 days of abstaining from food, water and sex during the daytime is a month of spiritual reflection for Muslims around the world.
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The world is starting to solve its problems -- with or without Trump

It's been a blistering week in London, with little shade from the sun or the news.
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EU leaders suddenly have a spring in their step

European political leaders are meeting in Brussels for a critical two-day summit after a morale-boosting few weeks for the European Union. Following the failure of far-right populists to win in France and the Netherlands, Brussels senses that the current Euroskeptic wave may have reached its peak.
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