Archive for Nov, 2018

Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

| 30/11/2018
(CNS Local Life): Brian Uzzell, longtime owner and publisher of the Caymanian Compass newspaper, died this morning (Friday, 30 November) in his Florida home at the age of 82 after a long illness. For 40 years Uzzell was a major figure in the media business in Cayman and saw his Cayman Free Press thr [...]

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Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

| 30/11/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): All was quiet in the Atlantic on Friday, as the 2018 hurricane season officially ended. While the Cayman Islands once again remained unscathed, the season brought devastation to the United States, where Florence and Michael caused significant damage. In total there were 15 named storms, inclu [...]

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FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

| 30/11/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Changes to the Freedom of Information Law passed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this month, without the support of the opposition, will see further areas of legal exemption added to government documents and allow ministers more input in decisions on whether or not to grant applications. [...]

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Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two emergency medical evacuations from Little Cayman in less than 48 hours this week after two women in two separate incidents needed to be airlifted to the George Town hospital on Grand Cayman. The first was on Tuesday evening, when a woman who had b [...]

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New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways officials took delivery of the first new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a ceremony in Seattle yesterday hosted by the aircraft maker, Boeing. The first of four new planes contracted by the national flag carrier will arrive on island today (Friday 30 November). Fabian Whorms, [...]

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Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

| 30/11/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Health officials have confirmed that there are now 72 people living with HIV in the Cayman Islands, after seven new infections were diagnosed between January and September of this year and one person died. In his message marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day on Saturday, Health Minis [...]

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Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

| 30/11/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be leading a sizable delegation of local officials to London next week to attend a series of meetings and events dealing with issues ranging from the environment to the priority of reforming the Constitution. McLaughlin will be leaving Cayman on Friday evening w [...]

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BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

| 29/11/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has announced a huge drop in single-use plastics (SUPs) used by FCO staff in the UK. Since February, the Foreign Office has successfully eliminated 97% of SUPs, [...]

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Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

| 29/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): An 80-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands on vacation from the United States died Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in the North Sound. Police said the 911 Communications Centre received a report of a person in distress in the waters of the North Sound at around noon. The visit [...]

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Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

| 29/11/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, restaurants will be making seasonal changes to their menus as the grouper season closes but open season on lobster begins. The Department of Environment is urging people to follow the National Conservation Law to help protect these important spe [...]

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Port boss officially fired

Port boss officially fired

| 29/11/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Clement Reid has been formally fired as director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, officials from PACI have confirmed. In a brief e-mail statement, Acting Director Joseph Woods said that “by mutual consent, the employment of the port director, Clement Reid, was terminated on [...]

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