Archive for September 20th, 2016

RCIPS rescues Honduran fishermen 30 miles off Cayman coast

RCIPS rescues Honduran fishermen 30 miles off Cayman coast

| 20/09/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter and vessels from the Joint Marine Unit rescued four Honduran fishermen on Monday evening after the 911 communications centre received an SOS notice via the International Emergency Response Coordination Center from their boat, located off the southwest coast of Grand Cayman. The SOS signal came from a locator beacon on the […]

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Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

| 20/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The invasive green iguana has given another blow to local conservation with the discovery on Little Cayman of several hatchling iguanas which are believed to be hybrids of the invasive species and the native rock iguanas found in the Sister Islands. The unusual hatchlings have been examined by the Department of Environment’s iguana expert, […]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been described as a comprehensive and accountable regime for the purchase of goods and […]

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Waste solution still more than 4 years away

Waste solution still more than 4 years away

| 20/09/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Even if the Cayman Islands Government begins the procurement process to find a specialist partner that can deliver its garbage policy, it will be at least four years before a waste-to-energy facility and the full reuse and recycle system would be in place. Although government published a draft outline business case on Monday, there […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library