Archive for March 14th, 2019

Lighthouse school shines following inspection

Lighthouse school shines following inspection

| 14/03/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Lighthouse School was described as “a good school” by education inspectors this month after it was rated ‘excellent’ in several categories and ‘good’ in the majority of areas inspected. It was rated satisfactory in just two areas and none at all were rated poorly. As government schools largely struggle to get past a […]

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New health bill to provide for living wills

New health bill to provide for living wills

| 14/03/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government has published a bill to address advance decisions about healthcare, particularly relating to end-of-life care and for those who become mentally ill, as no such law currently exists in Cayman. The Health Care Decisions Bill is expected to be debated at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, scheduled for 3 April, and […]

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Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

| 14/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The European budget carrier Norwegian Air is the first airline to make a public demand of Boeing for compensation over its grounded fleet of eighteen 737 Max 8 jets in the wake of a second fatal crash of the same model in less than five months. Norwegian is the first airline to say publicly […]

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HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

HMCI tests ability to deal with tsunami on busy day

| 14/03/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Officials from Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) took part in a regional tsunami exercise on Thursday to test how the country could respond to a tsunami warning following a massive 8.47 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Panama. Danielle Coleman, the director of HMCI, said the agency wants to critically examine the response and […]

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Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

Damage to planet ‘dire’ says UN report

| 14/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A dangerous combination of climate change, pollution, mass extinctions and a growing human population are described in the latest disturbing report from the United Nations, as world leaders met in Kenya for the 4th Environmental Assembly this week. The report states that “damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be […]

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UK politics in turmoil as MPs debate Brexit delay

UK politics in turmoil as MPs debate Brexit delay

| 14/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): British politics remained in turmoil Thursday as MPs began debating a delay to leave the European Union on the scheduled date of 29 March after they voted against a ‘no deal’ Brexit in the House of Commons on Wednesday. But the series of votes yesterday led to more resignations and rebellions from Prime Minister […]

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Fire fighters douse small landfill blaze

Fire fighters douse small landfill blaze

| 14/03/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have confirmed that a small blaze at the George Town landfill on Tuesday has been extinguished after firefighters, who were on the scene immediately, were able to douse the flames of the surface fire. The fire crew monitored the landfill throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday, when the officer in charge confirmed the […]

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New deputy to act as fire chief

New deputy to act as fire chief

| 14/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The home affairs ministry has confirmed that Brevon Elliot, who was promoted just this month to deputy chief fire officer for aviation, will take over as the acting chief fire officer from Witney Tatum, as the search for a new CFO on a one-year contract continues. Elliot is the first of the new senior […]

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