Archive for September 10th, 2018

7MB turtle nests have narrow escape from bulldozer

7MB turtle nests have narrow escape from bulldozer

| 10/09/2018 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environment volunteers and staff were able to rescue four turtle nests on an empty Seven Mile Beach lot last week when they intervened to stop an excavator that was clearing vegetation in the area. The team arrived just in time to stop the heavy equipment from driving over one n [...]

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Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

| 10/09/2018
(CNS): A 34-year-old Cayman national was arrested Sunday on suspicion of importation of ganja, possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, and trying to bribe a customs officer, after he was searched at the Owen Roberts International Airport. When the man arrived from Miami, he w [...]

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Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

| 10/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Children in the Cayman Islands could be given free health insurance in the future, as Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is looking into how all local kids can get access to the care they need. In a speech in the Legislative Assembly last week about the work his ministry has been doin [...]

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GT man charged with sexual offences

GT man charged with sexual offences

| 10/09/2018
(CNS): A 49-year-old George Town man was expected in court Monday after he was charged with indecent assault and attempted rape.  The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the charges stem from an incident on 3 September, where he reportedly assaulted a woman known to him. No other details of t [...]

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Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

Gongs law do-over accused of political bias

| 10/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The government’s proposal to overhaul the system to grant local national honours generated a degree of animosity across the floor of the Legislative Assembly last week, when several opposition members raised questions of political bias. As opposition leader in 2010 when the law was firs [...]

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Opposition to join cruise PIR campaign

Opposition to join cruise PIR campaign

| 10/09/2018 | 85 Comments
(CNS): It was almost midnight on Thursday, before the Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller stood to wind up the debate on his motion calling on government to initiate a referendum on the proposed cruise port development. Following the government’s indication that it was not supporting the call for [...]

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Science to become core focus in schools

Science to become core focus in schools

| 10/09/2018 | 63 Comments
(CNS): A new National Science Education Strategy will be implemented in government schools over the next five years which, according to ministry officials, will “cultivate a scientific mindset” and bring the core subject to the forefront in all schools. Education Minister Juliana O’Con [...]

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Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

| 10/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): On Sunday evening Isaac became the third Hurricane to emerge in the Atlantic hours after Tropical Storm Helene became a Hurricane and Hurricane Florence began intensifying. None of the hurricanes currently pose a threat to the Cayman Islands. Florence is heading towards Virginia and the Caro [...]

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