Archive for September 3rd, 2018

Community mourns passing of local music star

Community mourns passing of local music star

| 03/09/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Local musician Charles Gregory, the owner and managing director of Hopscotch Studios and a hugely popular figure in the local music and entertainment scene, died this weekend, police have confirmed. Many condolences and tributes were posted on social media on Monday from friends, local busin [...]

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NRA switches focus from LPH to other roads

NRA switches focus from LPH to other roads

| 03/09/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Phase two of the Linford Pierson Highway (LPH) expansion project is on hold while government continues negotiations to purchase the necessary land to complete that road. In the meantime, the National Roads Authority (NRA) has switched focus to the new Elgin Avenue extension as well as a proje [...]

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Driver killed after looking for phone

Driver killed after looking for phone

| 03/09/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Rowena Scott (25) was looking around the car for a missing phone moments before it crashed into a concrete wall along Shamrock Road, an inquest heard on Monday. The coroner’s hearing into the death of Scott, following a single-vehicle crash in March 2015, opened before a jury, who heard [...]

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Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

| 03/09/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The recent request for information (RFI) to discover the capacity of local cullers to significantly reduce the population of invasive green iguanas revealed that there are enough people willing and able to take on the challenge but the government will need to properly fund the multi-year cull [...]

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Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

Tropical storms pose no threat to Cayman

| 03/09/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Two tropical storms that formed in the Atlantic over the weekend pose no threat to the Cayman Islands, according to local weather experts. In what has been a relatively quiet storm season in our region so far this year, Tropical Storm Florence formed early Saturday morning west of the Cape Ve [...]

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Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

Referendum petition collects 800 signatures

| 03/09/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): More than 1,000 people came out this weekend to show their support for a referendum on the government’s proposal to build a cruise berthing facility in the George Town Harbour. As the government and a group of supporters of the project increase their spending on advertising and the wide [...]

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Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

Issues with distribution of scholarship funds

| 03/09/2018
Can you please bring to the spotlight an issue with the Scholarship Secretariat? Kids have been waiting since June to have their tuition fees paid at three US universities with suspension for non-payment and late fees piling on. No one is answering emails or phone. It’s a crisis and shame. [...]

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DoE booted off cruise port steering committee

DoE booted off cruise port steering committee

| 03/09/2018 | 95 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Ministry has formed a new steering committee for the controversial cruise port development project but the Department of Environment is no longer represented. The original committee had not met for more than a year before it was reformed several weeks ago, and it is [...]

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Oxitec not ruled out by MRCU

Oxitec not ruled out by MRCU

| 03/09/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit has said that the absence of anyone from Oxitec on its new technical advisory board does not mean that the unit has ruled out the continuing use of the the genetically modified bugs as part of the new eradication goal for the Aedes aegypt [...]

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