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Fire extinguished at George Town landfill

A fire broke out at the George Town landfill around noon on Wednesday.
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Will: Infrastructure spending will not transform America

Appropriately, Warren began the best book about American populism, his novel based on Huey Long’s Louisiana career, with a rolling sentence about a road.
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GM mosquito budget

Today's editorial cartoon — GM mosquito budget
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Hospital security staff suspended in overtime probe

The Cayman Islands government’s Internal Audit Service is looking into “irregularities” in overtime payments made to security officers working at the Health Services Authority, the Cayman Compass has confirmed.
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EDITORIAL – Line items: Waiting for government

From time to time, we find ourselves wondering if managerial-level government officials are going about their jobs with their “eyes wide shut.”
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Civil servants avoid healthcare fees for now

The roughly 3,600 people now employed within the central Cayman Islands government service will not be required to pay a portion of their monthly healthcare costs, Financial Secretary Ken Jefferson said Wednesday.
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Court halts planned feral cat cull

Two animal welfare groups have obtained an injunction from the Grand Court to halt a planned cull of feral cats believed to pose a threat to native wildlife on the Sister Islands.
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US Coast Guard vessel Seneca visits Cayman

The USCGC Seneca, a medium-endurance cutter in the service of the United States Coast Guard, sits at George Town harbor Tuesday evening. The ship left Wednesday morning.
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Public pension payments to increase again

For the second time in as many years, the Cayman Islands government is expected to increase its annual pension payments to cover civil service workers’ retirement plans.
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New deputy ombudsman Roulstone switches jobs

Sharon Roulstone was just named the Cayman Islands new deputy ombudsman in January, but she’s already been seconded to another government department for a post that is expected to last for at least a year, possibly two.
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New OB/GYN at Doctors Hospital

Dr. Rachelle Shirley from Kingston, Jamaica, has joined the team at CTMH Doctors Hospital as a new OB/GYN.
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Public invited to take part in ‘Dress for Culture Day’

Organizers of the annual “Dress for Culture Day” are inviting schools, businesses and individuals across the Cayman Islands to get creative and display their homeland pride and cultural attire Friday.
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Drivers urged to check online for new license plates

Drivers who want to find out if their new car registration numbers are ready to be picked up can now check on the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing website.
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Post office worker sentenced for stealing

Former post office employee Herbert Leon Conolly was sentenced last week to three months’ imprisonment for stealing money from the post office cash float, but will spend that term wearing an electronic monitor and obeying strict curfews that give him just enough time to travel to work and back.
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Cellphone calls send man to holding cells

Magistrate Adam Roberts confiscated a man’s cellphone and sent him down into the court’s holding cells after the phone rang twice on Tuesday morning while Summary Court was in session.
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Fire breaks out at George Town landfill

Fire officers are working to contain a fire at the George Town landfill as of 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire is in a 100-by-300 feet area in the south side of the landfill, according to a government information officer.
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Morici: Why bitcoin is for gamblers and bad actors

Bitcoin recently lost about two-thirds its value in seven weeks – the fifth such collapse in recent years.
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Holidays

Holidays — Today's editorial cartoon
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EDITORIAL – Riding the rising economic tide in the Caribbean

The trajectory of the Caribbean economy has been a “good news” story for a good while now. The latest thread in this positive narrative is the recent statistical report from the Caribbean Development Bank, estimating that the region’s gross domestic product grew by 0.6 percent last year, and forecasting 2 percent growth this year.
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Pirates Caves area gets face-lift

A husband-and-wife team are breathing life back into the Pirates Caves site in Bodden Town to give tourists and locals a place to relax and have fun.
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Doctors forced to use expired drugs as 300 die

The devastation wrought in Eastern Ghouta by a relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime has forced doctors to use expired drugs and scramble for water as the number of dead reached 300 in three days, medics and activists said.
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'Worst days of our lives': The airstrikes keep coming in this Syrian suburb

More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours, the largest single-day death toll in the rebel-held area in nearly three years, according to observers.
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Residents fear Turkish onslaught

Civilians caught in the middle of conflict: homes destroyed, hospitals bombed. Turkey's offensive in Afrin, Syria is now almost a month old. For the Yazidi minority, the ultimate fear is persecution. CNN'S Ben Wedeman reports.
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Opinion: The mom's story I could not forget

Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end.
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How a 3-year-old's passion became a business

What they lack in age, they make up for in ambition.
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See highlights from CNN Heroes tribute

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa host a night of service, humility and compassion.
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Living 24 hours with 'Day Zero' water rations

A family of three shuts off their water and goes 24 hours with only 25 liters of water per person, the same amount issued per person when 'Day Zero' happens in Cape Town.
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