Archive for May 16th, 2018

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

| 16/05/2018 | 49 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said emails sent by Nancy Barnard while she was acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit have been distorted and that she was not trying to cover anything up about the controversial genetically modified mosquito pilot. Barnard, who was corresponding with scient [...]

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Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

| 16/05/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable beach access pathway designed for people with disabilities, is to be rolled out permanently on the Seven Mile Public Beach this weekend. Following several test runs last month, the specialist access mat will be officially installed on Saturday  [...]

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Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

| 16/05/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): An 83-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States drowned during a snorkelling trip at Stingray City on Tuesday, police have said. A report was made to emergency services around 2:15 in the afternoon that the man had gone missing during the trip. Shortly afterwards [...]

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The premier has failed and should resign

The premier has failed and should resign

| 16/05/2018 | 104 Comments
“Sad” writes: Alden McLaughlin should resign immediately from the Office of Premier. This comment may sound politically motivated, but it is not. In fact, it is expected in politics that when a politically elected leader fails in the performance of his duty on a level that is so detrimen [...]

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Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

| 16/05/2018
(CNS): Valiyaveettil Josepeter (51) has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on two girls under the age of 16 at Smith Cove in February. Appearing briefly in Grand Court Friday to deny the allegations, Josepeter was arrested after reports to the police that he had touched at least one [...]

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Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The dispute between the Cayman Islands and the British government over the potential imposition of a public beneficial ownership register was put aside Monday, when the celebrations in London to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms got underway. However, Foreign Secret [...]

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Board gave port director second chance

Board gave port director second chance

| 16/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Despite finding that the litany of questionable actions by Port Director Clement Reid exposed by the auditor general did amount to gross misconduct, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board gave him a second chance because of his long service with the authority, his willingness t [...]

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