Archive for August 15th, 2016

Forbes’ Rio hopes end at the hurdle heats

Forbes’ Rio hopes end at the hurdle heats

| 15/08/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): With a time of 14:67, Ronald Forbes was well short of his personal best and failed to qualify for the 110-metre hurdles semi-final on a very wet Monday night in Rio. Forbes, who was the last of the Cayman team to compete, ran in heat four and missed the torrential downpour which caused a […]

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NCL will need public support

NCL will need public support

| 15/08/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The full implementation of the National Conservation Law is “not a panacea” to address all of the challenges surrounding conservation and environmental protection in Cayman and it will still need the support of, and pressure from, the public to ensure it is used properly. The Department of Environment’s director has said that ensuring government […]

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GM mosquito survey claims broad support

GM mosquito survey claims broad support

| 15/08/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The results of an island-wide public opinion survey conducted on behalf of UK-based bio-tech firm, Oxitec, last month found that 69% of people who knew about the project to release genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were in favour. Almost three weeks after Oxitec scientists and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit began the controversial […]

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Senior cop reveals troubles at GTPS

Senior cop reveals troubles at GTPS

| 15/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Chief Inspector Frank Owens told the court last week that he was forced to dismiss and transfer a number of police officers when he took over as the head of the George Town Police Station in 2011 and was faced with numerous challenges in the job. Giving evidence in a civil case brought by […]

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Law paves way for environment priorities

Law paves way for environment priorities

| 15/08/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The last two crucial parts of the National Conservation Law came into effect on Monday when the environment minister announced its implementation, which will finally see environmental considerations given lawful weight in government decision-making. With the commencement of Parts 5 and 7, critical public agencies and entities, such as the Central Planning Authority, are […]

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Election door-to-door campaign ready to roll

Election door-to-door campaign ready to roll

| 15/08/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): With 18,457 people registered to vote in Cayman, according to the latest register, officials from the Elections Office are about to begin a door-to-door campaign on all three islands, beginning with Grand Cayman, in an effort to encourage those who are entitled to vote in the general elections next May to register and to […]

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