Archive for January 26th, 2017

GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

GM project cuts mozzies by over 80%

| 26/01/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): There has been a dramatic fall in the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay, where genetically modified bugs have been released in a pilot project to get as near as possible to eradicating the disease-spreading pest. Over the last six months the MRCU, in partnership with a private UK bio-technology firm, has […]

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New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

| 26/01/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Officials have found a fire truck in the US to replace the one that crashed on the runway at the Brac airport earlier this month and the replacement vehicle is currently being configured to meet the specific requirements of the Cayman Islands Fire Service. “The exact cost of the new vehicle has not been […]

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US visitor fined $8K over loaded gun

US visitor fined $8K over loaded gun

| 26/01/2017 | 71 Comments

(CNS): A licensed firearms holder from the state of Georgia in the US who arrived in Cayman Brac last week on a private jet with a loaded .22 Magnum pistol and extra ammunition has been fined $8,000. But Paul Arthur Grenier (54) avoided a mandatory jail term of seven years, despite not having an import […]

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MLA to press for higher local duty allowance

MLA to press for higher local duty allowance

| 26/01/2017 | 177 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side will be making one last effort before the election to persuade the government that the duty allowance for Caymanians only should be increased. Ezzard Miller noted that it has been more than two decades since the $350 personal shopping allowance and the limits on liquor and tobacco were […]

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