Archive for February 6th, 2019

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

Earth heading for hottest decade since records began

| 06/02/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Met Office, the UK’s National Meteorological Service, is forecasting that global average surface temperatures over the next five years are likely to be 1°C or more above pre-industrial levels, as the world is now in the midst of what is likely to be the warmest decade (2014 to 2023) since records began in 1850. […]

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Dart chief reveals goal to develop more beaches

Dart chief reveals goal to develop more beaches

| 06/02/2019 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Mark VanDevelde, CEO of Dart Enterprises, has stated that the company is hoping to begin “thoughtful development in the Barkers area of West Bay” with beach amenities near Villas Pappagallo, among other plans for more development on Grand Cayman’s beaches. According to the developer’s own publication, Camana Bay Times, VanDevelde said there are plans to […]

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ACC chair says unit busier than ever

ACC chair says unit busier than ever

| 06/02/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission will need more investigators if the number of reports continues at current levels, according to ACC Chair Richard Coles, a former attorney general of the Cayman Islands. He told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the ACC could proceed with more cases if his team was doubled to match the doubling of […]

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WB woman arrested after barroom stabbing

WB woman arrested after barroom stabbing

| 06/02/2019

(CNS): A 26-year-old woman from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of assault GBH after a stabbing at a George Town bar early Wednesday morning. Police said that a man was stabbed, sustaining a serious injury to his chest, during an altercation with a woman known to him at the Cotton Club on Shedden […]

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Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

| 06/02/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continues to be plagued with problems but dump fires have been a far less frequent occurrence in recent times. However, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 Wednesday morning, a fire ignited at the southeast side of the George Town Landfill. Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to […]

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Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

| 06/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The invasive green iguana may be a cold-blooded reptile but the Department of Environment has been ferreting them out using thermal cameras mounted on drones. The DoE Terrestrial Resources Unit, which is partnering with researchers at Harrisburg University and Elizabeth Town College for this initiative, revealed in the latest edition of its magazine, Flicker, how the […]

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Immigration officer denies messages reveal corruption

Immigration officer denies messages reveal corruption

| 06/02/2019

(CNS): A senior immigration officer who is currently facing trial in a corruption case relating to bribes over the English Language Test at the department has emphatically denied that messages submitted as evidence against him show his involvement in that conspiracy. Taking the witness stand on Tuesday, he told the court that the messages related […]

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No wifi at airport arrivals hall

No wifi at airport arrivals hall

| 06/02/2019

I recently was at the remodelled airport to pick up arriving guests. While waiting for them I wanted to use wifi from the airport on my phone. I found, I believe it was, CIAA guest, but it required a password. I asked a not very nice (friendly) parking machine attendant for the password. Her reply […]

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