Archive for October 23rd, 2015

Local shark numbers declining warns, DoE

Local shark numbers declining warns, DoE

| 23/10/2015 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Marine researchers have found that the number of sharks found in local waters are lower than expected when compared to research conducted just a few years ago. Sharks have a key role to play in keeping reefs healthy with strong fish numbers and work is underway by a team from the Department o [...]

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Historic public building too costly to save

Historic public building too costly to save

| 23/10/2015 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has said that it would be too costly to preserve the Glass House, and the former government headquarters will be torn down. Answering a question from the opposition leader about the iconic 1970s building, Kurt Tibbetts told members of the Legislative Assembly that sever [...]

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CIG crawls toward dump solution

CIG crawls toward dump solution

| 23/10/2015 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The government will begin a public consultation process Monday on the draft National Solid Waste Management Strategy, which was presented to the Legislative Assembly by the premier on Friday. Alden McLaughlin, who is also the minister for environmental health, said the strategy contains futur [...]

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Mexico in firing line of strongest ever hurricane

Mexico in firing line of strongest ever hurricane

| 23/10/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Mexico’s Pacific coast was bracing itself on Friday for the landfall of Hurricane Patricia, which has strengthened into the strongest storm on record. The potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane is headed toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Valla [...]

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Elections office starts work on electoral reform

Elections office starts work on electoral reform

| 23/10/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Following the historic debate on the Legislative Assembly last week on the government motion adopting the introduction of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies in time for the 2017 General Election, officials at the Elections Office are preparing the ground for the e [...]

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Ozzie blames work permit system for poverty

Ozzie blames work permit system for poverty

| 23/10/2015 | 106 Comments
(CNS): The community affairs minister took aim at the government’s own work permit system and the discrimination against Caymanians in the workplace Thursday as he pointed to the “overwhelming” situation faced by the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) of local people in real financial difficulty. Osb [...]

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George Town man carries ganja to court

George Town man carries ganja to court

| 23/10/2015
(CNS): A 21-year-old man was arrested by the police at the main courthouse on Wednesday after the RCIPS officers on duty there found an undisclosed amount of ganja when he passed through the security system. The George Town man was arrested for possession of ganja and suspicion of consuming a contr [...]

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