Archive for March 5th, 2019

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

| 05/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but in the meantime bags of bio-waste are piling up outside the George Town health facility. Concerned readers contacted CNS with images taken outside the hospital this weekend which appears to […]

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Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

| 05/03/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Politicians in Bermuda plan to debate a motion in their legislature calling on the UK government to reject recommendations in a new report from the Foreign Affairs Committee over fears that it may be gathering traction in the British parliament. So far there has been no indication that Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin plans […]

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Airport opens bids for runway project

Airport opens bids for runway project

| 05/03/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has begun the search for a contractor to upgrade the airfields at Owen Roberts International Airport, which will include extending the runway. As Cayman’s overnight tourism numbers go from strength to strength and public opinion shifts towards favouring the growth of the more lucrative stay-over side of the islands’ […]

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Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

| 05/03/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Cayman Islands may be a stable and peaceful place when compared to many other countries around the world at present but we cannot take that stability for granted. He said government needed to “work tirelessly” to maintain the stability and be vigilant against instability, as he outlined Cayman’s […]

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Divers find dead shark in ghost net

Divers find dead shark in ghost net

| 05/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Department of the Environment is asking people to alert them to any ghost nets they see dumped in local waters after another dead shark was found by divers in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. The 4-foot long reef shark had become tangled in the discarded netting and was fished out by divers from Silver […]

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CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

| 05/03/2019

(CNS Local Life): Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) organised another successful tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species while raising awareness of the dangers the fish pose to Cayman’s marine ecosystem. Seven teams took part in the 28th cull this past weekend, with the theme specially for March: “In like a lionfish, […]

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Bean counters work on public cash oversight

Bean counters work on public cash oversight

| 05/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Parliamentarians and auditors from the UK and its overseas territories are meeting in Miami, Florida, this week at the Oversight of Public Finances Forum to continue the UK-led project to improve the critical issue of oversight of public finances. A Cayman delegation led by the chairman of the Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard […]

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