Archive for October 1st, 2015

Care urged during beach seaweed clearance

Care urged during beach seaweed clearance

| 01/10/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Westerly winds are bringing an influx of sargassum seaweed to Seven Mile Beach but the Department of Environment is urging people to take care when cleaning beaches, especially since it is still turtle nesting season. Officials said that any attempts to clean sargassum must be undertaken extremely carefully as its removal can have a […]

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Four TB cases confirmed by GT Hospital

Four TB cases confirmed by GT Hospital

| 01/10/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Four patients are being treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town after contracting tuberculosis (TB), public health officials said Thursday. Investigations are now underway to determine if the patients may have exposed others to the illness and to test those individuals as soon as possible. Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Williams-Rodriguez […]

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Police talk to Scranton community in face of concerns

Police talk to Scranton community in face of concerns

| 01/10/2015 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Senior police officers from George Town Police Station were out and about in Scranton, George Town, on Wednesday evening visiting residents in response to concerns about increased crime and antisocial behaviour. With a number of serious crimes taking place near to the Globe Bar, the area which is a stone’s throw from the central police […]

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Premier confirms 19 seats and OMOV for 2017

Premier confirms 19 seats and OMOV for 2017

| 01/10/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The PPM administration will be introducing ‘one man, one vote’ in 19 single member constituencies in time for the 2017 General Election, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed during his address to a Chamber of Commerce audience Wednesday, announcing that government had accepted the Electoral Boundary Commission’s Report.

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Premier announces plan for a plan

Premier announces plan for a plan

| 01/10/2015 | 71 Comments

(CNS): The government plans to introduce a ‘National Development Plan’ to “sustain economic prosperity, prevent further degradation of our environment, plan physical development and ensure physical infrastructural needs are continually met,” the premier announced during his speech at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch Wednesday. Alden McLaughlin said work would begin on this in the coming months […]

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PAC to tackle auditor’s school report

PAC to tackle auditor’s school report

| 01/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Public Accounts Committee will be meeting at the Legislative Assembly this morning to examine the findings of the auditor general’s report on the government schools projects. The report, which was released in July, pointed to a catalogue of issues with both the completion of the Clifton Hunter High School and the expansions […]

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No apology and no reparations from UK Prime minister

No apology and no reparations from UK Prime minister

| 01/10/2015 | 61 Comments

CNS): David Cameron said that the UK government will not be making any reparations for Britain’s role in the historic slave trade and has urged Caribbean countries to “move on”. Speaking during a trade visit to Jamaica this week, the UK prime minister was keen to emphasise the role Britain played in abolition as he […]

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