Archive for March 18th, 2019

New small hotel opens on West Bay Road

New small hotel opens on West Bay Road

| 18/03/2019 | 74 Comments

(CNS): A new 42-room hotel opened on the West Bay Road this weekend. Locale, while not beachfront, is the first small hotel to open in the Seven Mile Beach corridor for many years. It is located at the junction with Lawrence Boulevard and the developers described it as “great value”, offering loft-style accommodation. According to […]

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88lbs of plastic bags found in whale’s stomach

88lbs of plastic bags found in whale’s stomach

| 18/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A team of marine researchers in the Philippines found around 40kg, or 88lbs, of plastic bags in the stomach of a Cuvier’s beaked whale that was found on the shores of Sitio Asinan at the weekend. Scientists said that the whale died of starvation and dehydration because of the plastic, in one of the […]

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WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

| 18/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A representative of the Dart-led consortium selected as the preferred bidder to roll out a national waste-management system has said that when the project gets underway, the waste-to-energy plant will need more than 85,000 tonnes of garbage to produce around 7.5 megawatts of energy per year, or about 8% of Grand Cayman’s energy needs. […]

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Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

Traders to get slots in public beach revamp

| 18/03/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Local traders who are currently touting their wares on Seven Mile Public Beach will be given designated slots in a “designated vendor village”, according to a statement about the start of a $3 million project to enhance recreational areas at the beach. The work started Monday morning and is expected to take around four […]

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Turtle trapped in fish pot feared dead

Turtle trapped in fish pot feared dead

| 18/03/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is urging the fishing community not to abandon fish pots because they present a hazard to all marine life long after they are discarded. Officials from the DoE said that two visitors found a juvenile turtle trapped in an old fish pot near the Hyatt canal recently, and while they […]

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CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

CIFA accounts reveal fraud allegations

| 18/03/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): An audit of the Cayman Islands Football Association by Grant Thornton has revealed some details of the alleged fraud perpetrated against the local football body by former executives. In one of three audits of CIFA’s books, which the current president recently said would not be made public, former CIFA president Jeffrey Webb and his […]

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