Archive for May 25th, 2016

Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

Oxitec to release 200,000 GM mosquitoes weekly

| 25/05/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The bio-technology firm which is beginning a mosquito population reduction programme in West Bay next month has revealed that as many as 200,000 genetically engineered insects will be released each week over the life of the project. Over the next few months, as many as 4 million, mostly male, [...]

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Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

Dumps pose lung dangers to nearby residents

| 25/05/2016 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Scientists have published the results of a five-year study, which found that people living within a three-mile radius of a landfill are at higher risk of being admitted to hospital or dying from lung disease and that children are particularly vulnerable. The study found gasses emitted by rott [...]

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Local men walk free in bar brawl case

Local men walk free in bar brawl case

| 25/05/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Two men from North Side walked away from court free men Wednesday after they were found not guilty of grievous bodily harm in relation to a bar brawl last year in which the victim lost an eye. Eatton Brown (23) and Odain Ebanks (21) were acquitted after more than a week-long trial in which [& [...]

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CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

CUC cleared for base rate increase on bills

| 25/05/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Electricity bills will be going up next month on Grand Cayman after the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) approved a base rate hike of 0.1%. CUC customers can expect to see an increase of a few cents on their monthly bills, officials said in a release confirming the price increase. The e [...]

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McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

McAlpine wins $42.5M airport job

| 25/05/2016 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has signed a CI$42.5 million contract with McAlpine to build the second phase of the Owen Roberts International Airport expansion project. The contractor beat out Arch & Godfrey to secure the two-year plus project after the Dart Group’s contractor, D [...]

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