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Roads – can’t live without them… can we?

Roads – can’t live without them… can we?

| 08/03/2021 | 2 Comments

The Green Hornet writes: I know I said this was to be a weekly perusal of the environmental and ecological threats to the Cayman Islands, but that was before the announcement of the start of the East-West Connector extension which would wipe out large chunks of the Central Mangrove Wetlands. And so…

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Tara’s allies back André in WB South

Tara’s allies back André in WB South

| 05/03/2021

(CNS): At the official launch of his campaign to represent West Bay South on Thursday evening, André Ebanks was introduced and endorsed by two former West Bay political allies of the incumbent, Tara Rivers, a PPM/Coalition member who is not running for re-election. Paul Rivers and Mervin Smith are not appearing on their own hustings […]

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Moxam plots path to alternative government

Moxam plots path to alternative government

| 04/03/2021

(CNS): Johann Moxam has revealed a developing alliance between himself and at least another seven candidates that will present the country with a genuine alternative to the current administration. Moxam, the challenger for George Town North, said that the group, which includes Alric Lindsay, Sammy Jackson, Bernie Bush and Chris Saunders, will be growing over […]

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JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

| 04/03/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said she is optimistic that phase one of the revamped John Gray High School project will finally be completed by August and ready to receive students at the start of the next school year. Given the controversial history of the school, where work began more than a decade ago, […]

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Cop oversight body to meet for first time

Cop oversight body to meet for first time

| 04/03/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The new body which is being billed as an independent oversight authority for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will meet for the first time on Friday, under the chairmanship of Governor Martyn Roper. The Police Service Commission was created under the recent constitutional amendments and officials said it will be responsible for the […]

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COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

| 04/03/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands recorded another positive case of the COVID-19 virus yesterday, adding to a tally of more than a dozen over the last week. The vaccine is beginning to have an impact on the coronavirus and is clearly the best solution at present to the pandemic. Cases, hospitalisations and deaths per day are […]

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East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

East-West road work begins in run-up to elections

| 03/03/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Work on the next section of the long awaited East-West Arterial extension started this week, just six weeks out from the General Elections. The NRA will be constructing a roundabout at the Hirst Road junction, where the bypass currently ends, and extending the road to east of Woodland Drive, and then south to towards […]

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Fall victim was retired British cop

Fall victim was retired British cop

| 03/03/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that the man who fell from a balcony at a storage facility in George Town last week was Nicholas John Keane (63), a retired police officer from the West Midlands. Keane had been visiting the Cayman Islands on a long-term stay since December 2020, the police stated in a release. […]

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CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

| 03/03/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Commuters from the Eastern Districts will face extra traffic headaches on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of this month, as CUC and its contractors make upgrades between its new Prospect substation and Savannah. Officials from the power company said it will be erecting utility poles and […]

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Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

Solutions to Cayman’s traffic problems

| 03/03/2021

Alric Lindsay writes: The one thing we know for sure about the traffic problem in Cayman is that building more lanes is not the solution. This is because multiple lanes simply lead back to a bottleneck. We need to start looking at common-sense ways to reduce traffic. This will also require some discipline and sacrifice on […]

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Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

| 02/03/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): According to the latest figures released by Public Health officials, 15,386 adults, or almost 24% of the estimated population, have now received at least one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands. Over 13%, or 8,622 people, have already completed the two-dose course and more than 24,000 shots in total have […]

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