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Hawksbill turtle nest hatches on Cayman Brac

Hawksbill turtle nest hatches on Cayman Brac

| 13/11/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As the last of the turtle nests on Cayman Brac hatched this weekend, volunteers with Turtle Watch revealed on their Facebook page that the nest contained Hawksbills — particularly good news after the recent unfortunate drowning of a juvenile Hawksbill in the North Sound. Cayman Brac is the [...]

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Jamaican allegedly smuggled cocaine in food

Jamaican allegedly smuggled cocaine in food

| 13/11/2018
(CNS): A 30-year-old Jamaican man has been arrested on suspicion of possession and importation of around five pounds of cocaine, customs officials have said. The man was taken into custody at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday night during a joint customs and police intelligence-led ope [...]

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Nine Cubans land in Brac as 18 return to sea

Nine Cubans land in Brac as 18 return to sea

| 13/11/2018 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A boat carrying 27 Cuban migrants arrived in waters around Cayman Brac at the weekend. However, it has since left the island with 18 people still aboard returning to its perilous voyage, the Department of Immigration (DoI) has confirmed. Before the boat left, eight men and one woman opted to [...]

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BT man charged with beating woman

BT man charged with beating woman

| 13/11/2018
(CNS): A 28-year-old Bodden Town man was expected in court Tuesday, having been charged with GBH following a weekend in custody. The man was arrested last Thursday by police after a woman who had been badly beaten arrived at the hospital early that morning. Staff in emergency services called the po [...]

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Thousands lose power in CUC’s latest equipment failure

Thousands lose power in CUC’s latest equipment failure

| 12/11/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): CUC maintenance crews were hard at work Sunday after an as yet undisclosed technical problem cut electricity to as many as 14,000 customers. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, customers in West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town and North Side were affected but the monopoly [...]

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UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

UN urges Caribbean to wake up to sea level rise

| 12/11/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): A new campaign has been launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to create a climate change survival blueprint for the Caribbean. The effort is being led by Inga Rhonda King, president of the council who is from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the council is set to h [...]

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CAL still confident about 737 Max despite crash

CAL still confident about 737 Max despite crash

| 09/11/2018 | 88 Comments
(CNS): Officials at Cayman Airways Ltd (CAL) appear to remain confident in the decision to replace the national flag carrier’s aging fleet with the Boeing 737 Max 8, despite the recent crash in Indonesia of a relatively new plane and a safety alert from the manufacturer this week. CNS contact [...]

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Weed a winner after US midterm vote

Weed a winner after US midterm vote

| 09/11/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Voters in three more American states have easier access to medical and recreational ganja after the mid-term elections. Michigan has voted to legalise recreational use of weed, while Utah and Missouri have voted for legal medical use. The states join 31 others that have already legalised me [...]

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HSA experts warn screens causing depression in kids

HSA experts warn screens causing depression in kids

| 09/11/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): As part of its activities to mark the World Mental Health Day last month, the Health Service Authority’s Psychiatry and Behavioural Health Department held a range of sessions on the connection between the overuse of screens, such as mobile phones and tablets, and the decreasing trend [...]

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Profits flow in for private water company

Profits flow in for private water company

| 09/11/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The president and CEO of Consolidated Water, Frederick McTaggart, reported in the company’s latest financial report that it enjoyed a double-digit increase in gross profit across all business segments in the third quarter of this year. The company, which operates desalination plants her [...]

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CPA to consider Camana Bay’s residential project

CPA to consider Camana Bay’s residential project

| 09/11/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): A planning application for the first ‘for sale’ residential development inside the Camana Bay area will be heard by the Central Planning Authority next week, according to the recently published agenda for the first meeting of the board in November. The proposal for a 124-unit resi [...]

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