Archive for September 11th, 2017

Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

| 11/09/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has prepared a humanitarian mission that is flying to Anguilla today, Tuesday, taking teams from the Health Services Authority, Health City Cayman Islands, Department of Environmental Health and Hazard Management, as well as medical supplies, water, non-perishable food and [...]

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Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

| 11/09/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Whatever type of disease killed 14 blue iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park over a two-year period, it appears to have been contained and there have been no further cases for the last six months, according to staff at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Blue Iguana Re [...]

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Three road crashes this weekend

Three road crashes this weekend

| 11/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A burgundy Honda Civic travelling south on Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the early hours of Friday morning veered across the median and crashed into a CUC pole in the vicinity of Lime Tree Bay Avenue, police said. When police and medics arrived just after 4:00am, the 26-year-old driver, who li [...]

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CAL flight to Jam aborted, FL and Cuba cancelled

CAL flight to Jam aborted, FL and Cuba cancelled

| 11/09/2017 | 5 Comments
(CNS): A Cayman Airways jet to Jamaica turned around 20 minutes into the flight yesterday because the captain received conflicting information from Kingston air traffic control, the airline said today. CAL also announced that it cancelled all of today’s flights to Miami International Airport [...]

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CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

CNS poll: Is Cayman hurricane ready?

| 11/09/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands just dodged a 425-mile wide bullet. Irma broke the record for consecutive hours at category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, leaving a trail of destroyed homes and widespread flooding all along its path across the Caribbean and Florida, with uprooted li [...]

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Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

Dear PAC: more on the Needs Assessment Unit

| 11/09/2017 | 14 Comments
A former NAU employee writes: What! The ministry is responsible for NAU? This is news? Mr Miller, you should not be surprised about the NAU director calling out the ministry. I guess we can expect a new NAU director soon. As I have repeatedly and consistently said via this forum, the main problems w [...]

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NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

NAU challenged by ministry action and client numbers

| 11/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Tamara Hurlston, the director of the Needs Assessment Unit, revealed that her department is helping more than 1,800 families but the number of people in need is growing. Painting a picture of a department challenged by the increase in people seeking help on one hand and a lack of direction fr [...]

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