CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

| 26/05/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed it will be taking over the collection of recyclable materials that the public leaves at supermarkets next month, after the private sector firm that has been operating the service announced it was pulling out. The DEH said that the recent request for proposals had only one bidder […]

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School PTA petitions for more resources

School PTA petitions for more resources

| 26/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Concerned by an unsatisfactory level of academic achievement and an increase in behavioural problems at Savannah Primary School, the Parent-Teacher Association has launched a petition to make the education ministry address inadequate staffing resources. Ahead of the budget, due to be delivered on Monday, the PTA said they want to see increased resources for […]

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BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

BNP Paribas closes Cayman branch as offshore pullback continues

| 26/05/2016

(CNS Business): French bank BNP Paribas is closing one of its two remaining branches in the Cayman Islands, as it continues to scale back its international offshore operations, having closed two Cayman subsidiaries in 2015. However, it will retain a banking presence in Cayman, which it does not classify as a “fiscal paradise”.

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Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

Flow battles latest IT problems in Miami

| 26/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Local telecommunications provider Flow was re-routing internet traffic Thursday morning after a physical fibre cut in Miami in the early hours of Wednesday morning caused an internet outage. Officials said that traffic was re-routed automatically to the secondary backup circuit but traffic was impacted through yesterday and today. Local users reported to CNS that […]

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Police track down wanted woman in BT

Police track down wanted woman in BT

| 26/05/2016

(CNS): The RCIPS has located a woman who had been missing and wanted by police for more than six months. Before Jaesha Hendrix (22), also known as Jaesha Solomon and ‘Maliya’, was found in Bodden Town early Thursday morning, she had last been seen on 23 October at the Lakeside Apartments off the Esterly Tibbetts Highway. […]

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Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

| 25/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The bio-technology firm which is beginning a mosquito population reduction programme in West Bay next month has revealed that as many as 200,000 genetically engineered insects will be released each week over the life of the project. Over the next few months, as many as 4 million, mostly male, Oxitec GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes […]

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Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

| 25/05/2016 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Scientists have published the results of a five-year study, which found that people living within a three-mile radius of a landfill are at higher risk of being admitted to hospital or dying from lung disease and that children are particularly vulnerable. The study found gasses emitted by rotting rubbish are increasing the risk of […]

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Local men walk free in bar brawl case

Local men walk free in bar brawl case

| 25/05/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Two men from North Side walked away from court free men Wednesday after they were found not guilty of grievous bodily harm in relation to a bar brawl last year in which the victim lost an eye. Eatton Brown (23) and Odain Ebanks (21) were acquitted after more than a week-long trial in which […]

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CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

| 25/05/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Electricity bills will be going up next month on Grand Cayman after the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) approved a base rate hike of 0.1%. CUC customers can expect to see an increase of a few cents on their monthly bills, officials said in a release confirming the price increase. The energy charge component on […]

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McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

| 25/05/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has signed a CI$42.5 million contract with McAlpine to build the second phase of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project. The contractor beat out Arch & Godfrey to secure the two-year plus project after the Dart Group’s contractor, DECCO, pulled out of the bid. The project is expected […]

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Travel agent acquitted of all charges

Travel agent acquitted of all charges

| 24/05/2016 | 51 Comments

(CNS): A former travel agent who faced 29 counts of deception after more than two dozen people bought flights from her but were unable to travel because she didn’t pay the ticket bill has been found not guilty of all charges. It took a jury of four women and two men just a few hours […]

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