Archive for August 2nd, 2016

Storm watch lifted as Earl passes south of Cayman

Storm watch lifted as Earl passes south of Cayman

| 02/08/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Government officials lifted the local tropical storm watch at 4pm Tuesday as TS Earl passed around 200 miles south of the islands heading towards Honduras at around 16mph. But with maximum sustained winds of over 50 mph and the storm stretching some 90 miles from the centre, Cayman was expect [...]

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Public asked to wade in on conservation sites

Public asked to wade in on conservation sites

| 02/08/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council is asking the public to make their suggestions and proposals for suitable sites in the Cayman Islands that could be protected under the National Conservation Law. With only around five percent of land in Cayman having any protection at all, local conservation [...]

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Police ‘overlooked’ child sex abuse case

Police ‘overlooked’ child sex abuse case

| 02/08/2016
(CNS): The failure of the police to take any action for more than 18 months on a neglected child abuse investigation was queried Tuesday by the judge hearing the case. But Detective Constable Dave Howell was unable to explained why the case just appeared to be dropped and “inadvertently overlooked [...]

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TS Earl set to pass well south of Cayman

TS Earl set to pass well south of Cayman

| 02/08/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The National Hurricane Centre in the US confirmed just before lunchtime Tuesday that the tropical system passing through the Caribbean has become the 5th storm of the season. At around 11am local time, Tropical Storm Earl was around 215 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman, with maximum sust [...]

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CUC earnings boosted by hot weather

CUC earnings boosted by hot weather

| 02/08/2016
(CNS Business): Sales were up by 7% for CUC during the second quarter of 2016, the firm has reported. While this was partly due to a slight increase in customer numbers, the main factor was the warmer weather, as the average temperature for the period was up by almost a full degree and people turned [...]

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Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

Murdered local man named in new disabilities bill

| 02/08/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The government has published its new disabilities bill based on the current administration’s policy to protect people with disabilities in Cayman from having their civil and political rights infringed across the community and not just by government. The Disabilities (Solomon Webster) Bill, [...]

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Cayman remains on watch over approaching storm

Cayman remains on watch over approaching storm

| 02/08/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): A tropical wave currently passing over Jamaica (Tuesday morning) is expected to pass close to Cayman later today, as the islands remain under a tropical storm watch. Local forecasters said the system was moving at about 20mph and they expected it to be upgraded to a tropical storm by the time [...]

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