Archive for April 12th, 2019

East-West Arterial put on fast-track

East-West Arterial put on fast-track

| 12/04/2019 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the construction of the East-West Arterial extension will be fast-tracked, bringing construction forward by two years. The project to extend the road to Bodden Town would be financed in the next budget, he said as he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement on Friday. The decision to accelerate the $18 […]

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Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

Cracks appear in new-found LA unity

| 12/04/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The new-found unity in the Legislative Assembly with the unanimous support of the premier’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s ruling legalising same-sex marriage began to crack Friday. The first signs that not all members are equally behind the homophobia that has been dominating proceedings over the last ten days emerged when Speaker McKeeva […]

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Traffic cops round up seven drunk drivers

Traffic cops round up seven drunk drivers

| 12/04/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Last weekend officers from the RCIPS traffic department arrested seven drunk drivers on suspicion of DUI during ongoing traffic enforcement efforts. Two of the people arrested had a blood alcohol content of over twice the legal limit, police said, adding that all of the drunk drivers now face losing their licences for at least […]

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Gov’t expecting boost to coffers this year

Gov’t expecting boost to coffers this year

| 12/04/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The government is expecting to increase revenue significantly next year over and above the originally forecasted earnings. Last week legislators voted to appropriate over $93 million more for public spending this year but the government is still expecting a surplus of more than $60 million. Despite voting an additional $53 million in operating expenses […]

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US judge berates Carnival over pollution

US judge berates Carnival over pollution

| 12/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A United States federal judge has threatened to block Carnival cruise ships from docking at American ports as punishment for a possible probation violation in relation to the company’s illegal dumping of waste into the ocean. Judge Patricia Seitz also revealed that she would like to jail the executive committee for a few days […]

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MLAs wrong to condemn constituents

MLAs wrong to condemn constituents

| 12/04/2019 | 25 Comments

Bille Bryan, of Colours Cayman, writes: With all the news surrounding our LGBT community in recent weeks, it has been a trying time for our small organisation. As such, regrettably, we have not had the opportunity to properly address many of these events and would like to share some of our thoughts and feelings in […]

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Czech Inn robber locked up for 14 years

Czech Inn robber locked up for 14 years

| 12/04/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Odain Ebanks (24) was handed a 14-year jail term by a Grand Court judge Thursday for his part in an armed robbery at a Bodden Town bar and restaurant and for shooting at police officers during the getaway. Ebanks had denied being one of two armed masked men who held up the Czech Inn […]

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How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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