Archive for February 5th, 2019

GTC voters tell MLA ‘no’ to cruise port

GTC voters tell MLA ‘no’ to cruise port

| 05/02/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Voters in George Town Central have been indicating to their MLA, Kenneth Bryan, that they do not support the government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in their constituency. Over 400 people with, in many respects, the most to gain or lose regarding this controversial issue have told their representative in a straw poll that they […]

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CBC and DoE round up island-hopping poachers

CBC and DoE round up island-hopping poachers

| 05/02/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control Agency officers, assisted by Department of Environment conservation officers, recently netted several suspected poachers at Owen Roberts airport on their return from fishing trips to the Sister Islands. The DoE is warning people taking lobster and conch to stick to the take limits, as set out under the National Conservation Law […]

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Teenage girls missing again

Teenage girls missing again

| 05/02/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Motesha Mothen (16), a resident of the Frances Bodden Children’s Home and regular runaway, and Teshay Bryan (13) from George Town, who is a student at John Gray high School, have both absconded, police said as they issued a release asking for the public’s help in finding the girls. Neither of the teenagers have […]

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OfReg and CIMA directors top pay of SAGCs

OfReg and CIMA directors top pay of SAGCs

| 05/02/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): A new report from the Office of the Auditor General has revealed significant disparities in how much staff, bosses and board directors are paid across statutory authorities and government companies (SAGCs). The report shows the board chairs of OfReg and CIMA are making $4,500 and $4,000 per month and their directors are also the highest […]

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Oxitec packs up but evaluation not complete

Oxitec packs up but evaluation not complete

| 05/02/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The controversial research project which saw genetically modified sterile male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes released into an area of West Bay in a collaboration between the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) and the bio-technology company Oxitec has come to a formal end. However, details of what happened, what went right or wrong, why the government went […]

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