Archive for Nov 14th, 2018

CIG to buy central GT park for CI$272,500

CIG to buy central GT park for CI$272,500

| 14/11/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Government will be spending more than a quarter of a million dollars on a piece of land in the heart of George Town Central to preserve and expand a public park in the Scranton area. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Cabinet had approved the purchase [...]

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Bar owner seeks removal of Barkers turtle grass

Bar owner seeks removal of Barkers turtle grass

| 14/11/2018 | 157 Comments
(CNS): In anticipation of moving to the Barkers National Park area, on Dart-owned property there, the owner of Calico Jacks Bar & Grill has made a coastal works application to build a 300-foot beachfront dock and to remove almost 180,000 square feet — more than four acres — of turtle grass f [...]

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Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

Minister: Cruise lines to provide port cash

| 14/11/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has suggested that the cruise lines will be financing the development of the proposed cruise pier facility and cargo expansion in George Town, if the project goes ahead, regardless of which of the three groups of bidders is selected to undertake the developm [...]

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Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

| 14/11/2018 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Invasive green iguana cullers on Grand Cayman have already managed to remove well over 100,000 of the pesky reptile in just the first two weeks of the island-wide cull aimed at reducing the population to a less harmful level. With more than 1.6 million believed to be on the island at the star [...]

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Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

Legislative Assembly faces tight agenda

| 14/11/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Legislative Assembly is due to begin proceedings today in the last meeting for 2018. Facing a packed agenda, MLAs will be debating around 18 bills and dealing with a number of other pieces of government and opposition business in what is planned to be a short three-day session.  [...]

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Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

| 14/11/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) conducted tests on samples of waste dumped into areas of wetlands around George Town, and a laboratory in Florida found that they contain carcinogens. The NRA was caught on camera by the TV news this summer dumping the sludgy material it cleans out of sto [...]

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Minister refuses to reveal more of tech hub deal

Minister refuses to reveal more of tech hub deal

| 14/11/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The minister of commerce has declined to reveal any more of the very heavily redacted deal he signed with TechCayman because, he said, it was a confidential agreement. After CNS received a largely blacked-out document in response to a freedom of information request, we requested an internal [...]

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