Archive for September 11th, 2015

DoE hits the road to talk about marine conservation

DoE hits the road to talk about marine conservation

| 11/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Representatives from the Department of Environment will begin a series of public meeting next week on the latest plans to expand marine conservation in the Cayman Islands under the National Conservation Law. With increasing global and local pressures from natural phenomena, such as bleaching [...]

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Cayman needs wetland protection, says HMCI

Cayman needs wetland protection, says HMCI

| 11/09/2015 | 8 Comments
(CNS): On the anniversary of the devastating impact of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, officials said that one of the most important lessons Ivan taught was that it only takes one storm to cause significant damage. However, even with major improvements in the country’s resilience, hazard management expe [...]

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Source of school lunch sickness still not confirmed

Source of school lunch sickness still not confirmed

| 11/09/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have still not identified what was behind a bout of illness at Red Bay Primary last week in which 107 students and teachers were taken ill after lunch. Government health officials said Friday that 23 people had been treated in hospital in the wake of the sickness outbreak [...]

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George Town business robbed again for $325

George Town business robbed again for $325

| 11/09/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A George Town grocery store that has been robbed countless times was targeted yet again very early Friday morning. Reflections Food 4 Less on Ashgo Street, off Godfrey Nixon way, was robbed at about 12:30am on 11 September, when three men with their faces covered and armed with a machete a [...]

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Teenager charged with WB grocery stick-up

Teenager charged with WB grocery stick-up

| 11/09/2015 | 4 Comments
(CNS):  A 17-year-old from West Bay has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation gun in connection with an armed hold-up at a West Bay shop on Wednesday afternoon, where the culprits escaped on a black scooter. The boy was arrested yesterday evening by police from West Bay following [...]

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NCC: Cruise piers will damage harbour forever

NCC: Cruise piers will damage harbour forever

| 11/09/2015 | 126 Comments
(CNS): Members of the National Conservation Council have said they are “ deeply concerned” about the economic costs and environmental damage of the cruise berthing project if it goes ahead and that the damage could “forever downgrade the integrity of our attractive and historic harbour”. In [...]

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Teachers blamed for achievement gap

Teachers blamed for achievement gap

| 11/09/2015 | 136 Comments
(CNS): The quality of teaching has been blamed for what consultants and school inspectors have described as an achievement gap for Cayman students compared to those in the UK and other leading economies. Releasing an education review by management consultants as well as a baseline inspection Thursd [...]

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