Archive for February 3rd, 2016

Smoke at works site leads to airport evacuation

Smoke at works site leads to airport evacuation

| 03/02/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Travellers and staff were evacuated from Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Wednesday lunchtime after smoke was spotted at the site where a new baggage hall building is being constructed as part of the ongoing expansion project. Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIA [...]

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The Independents and early elections

The Independents and early elections

| 03/02/2016 | 9 Comments
Leon de Fishman writes: It is indeed unfortunate that the members crossing the floor and thus creating the tension are unwilling to accept any responsibility for their actions. Apparently they could not stand the heat and ran out of the kitchen. I am pretty sure that they would not run away from the [...]

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Home affairs boss dispatched to London

Home affairs boss dispatched to London

| 03/02/2016 | 91 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the premier’s home affairs ministry will be heading to the UK in July on secondment to the London Office as the Cayman Islands’ representative in Britain. Eric Bush told CNS that he did not see the new appointment as a demotion and, given the attention Cayman is [...]

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Jurors sent out in Watson case

Jurors sent out in Watson case

| 03/02/2016
(CNS): After a day and a half summarising the facts and evidence and directing the jury on the law in the crown’s case of corruption against Canover Watson, the former chair of the Health Services Authority Board, the judge sent them out to begin deliberations at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. Justice [...]

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MRCU plans Aedes aegypti bombardment

MRCU plans Aedes aegypti bombardment

| 03/02/2016 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Armed with a boost in resources from government, new equipment and specialist insecticides, the Mosquito Research & Control Unit is planning to bombard the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito in order to protect the community from the inevitable arrival of the Zika virus. During a press conferen [...]

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Bryan claims conspiracy over charges

Bryan claims conspiracy over charges

| 03/02/2016
(CNS): The former political assistant to the premier denied assaulting a police officer when he took the stand Monday in a case that has rolled on for more than a year. In emotional testimony Kenneth Bryan, a local reporter and talk show host told the magistrate that he had “assaulted no one”, l [...]

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Drones banned from prison and airports

Drones banned from prison and airports

| 03/02/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Privately owned small unmanned aircraft (SUAs), or drones as they are more commonly known, have been banned from within three nautical miles of the airports on all three Cayman Islands and from within one nautical mile of Northward prison by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands [...]

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