Archive for September 8th, 2017

RCIPS says stay off the water this weekend

RCIPS says stay off the water this weekend

| 08/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands may be avoiding the worst of Hurricane Irma but this is a massive storm, estimated to be twice as wide as the Florida peninsula. So while its eye will pass north of Cuba, the RCIPS says sea conditions around the islands are expected to deteriorate dramatically beginning tom [...]

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Public bus and bicycle collide

Public bus and bicycle collide

| 08/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A person riding a bicycle was injured yesterday after the bike collided with a public bus travelling in the same direction on North Church Street, near the Bodden Road junction. Police said the 911 call came in around 15 minutes past noon on Thursday, 7 September. The cyclist, who was the onl [...]

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Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

Cash not stuff needed, says Red Cross

| 08/09/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Red Cross is launching an appeal for people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Eastern Caribbean islands, but officials are stressing that they need money only and urging residents not to make arrangements to send supplies to the affected areas. “The arrival of unsoli [...]

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Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

| 08/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): If deadly superstorm Irma continues on its projected track, it will pass as a category 4 hurricane directly over South Florida and could cause severe damage to Miami, which is the main hub for goods heading to the Cayman Islands. However, residents here do not have to worry about shortages of [...]

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Oxitec bio-bugs ‘ineffective and risky’, claim activists

Oxitec bio-bugs ‘ineffective and risky’, claim activists

| 08/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The UK-based anti-GM charity and research group, GeneWatch UK, has taken aim at the project in which millions of bio-engineered mosquitoes were released in the Cayman Islands. In the wake of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit’s first annual report on the progress of the project, the [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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