Archive for November 30th, 2018

Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

| 30/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 through to […]

Continue Reading

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, including eight hurricanes, two of which were major.  “This […]

Continue Reading

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. Changes to the law largely refer to records […]

Continue Reading

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 been diving had […]

Continue Reading

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, President and CEO of Cayman Airways, who […]

Continue Reading

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 Minister Dwayne Seymour reminded the public […]

Continue Reading

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 with Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Attorney General Sam […]

Continue Reading

SIGN UP FOR THE CNS NEWS LETTER, SENT EVERY WEEKDAY STRAIGHT TO  YOUR INBOX