Archive for April 24th, 2019

Frigates study to help define need for protection

Frigates study to help define need for protection

| 24/04/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is taking part in an important new study tracking magnificent frigatebirds, some of the Caribbean’s most important avian predators, which will help define what areas here and in the region may need to be protected. Department of Environment (DoE) Terrestrial Resources Unit Research Officer Jane Haakonsson and two PhD students have placed tracking […]

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Amnesty to hit reset button for unlicensed vehicles

Amnesty to hit reset button for unlicensed vehicles

| 24/04/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) has announced an amnesty for unlicensed vehicles, starting on Monday, 29 April, that will hit the reset button on owed fees for all unlicensed vehicles. Drivers will only have to pay the fees to license their cars going forward and all due fees will be waived, […]

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OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

OfReg dodges funding bullet from MLAs

| 24/04/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, came close to missing out on an additional $1.3 million in funding during the recent Finance Committee hearings after MLAs were tied on a vote for the money. Opposition members raised concerns over the regulator’s failings to address fuel pump prices and the wholesalers’ acquisition of gas stations. Several members […]

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Bahamas needs law to prevent cruise line pollution

Bahamas needs law to prevent cruise line pollution

| 24/04/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas tourism minister has said the country may need to create new legislation to prevent cruise ships from dumping sewage in its waters. Dionisio D’Aguilar said he is very concerned about allegations emerging from a US court case that Carnival cruise ships had dumped nearly half a million gallons of sewage in Bahamian […]

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US woman charged over gun dies suddenly

US woman charged over gun dies suddenly

| 24/04/2019 | 122 Comments

(CNS): An American woman facing retrial in the Cayman Islands over the possession of an unlicensed gun, which was found in luggage shipped here to meet a cruise ship on which she was a passenger, died Thursday, according to a US funeral home. Carol Ann McNeill-Skorupan (68) “passed away unexpectedly”, the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home in […]

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Repeat offender admits GT burglary

Repeat offender admits GT burglary

| 24/04/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A repeat offender from George Town will be sentenced in Grand Court in June, having admitted to burglary at a house in Greenwood Drive last October. James Andy Myles (32) pleaded guilty to the offence Friday after pleading not guilty to the original charge laid against him, aggravated burglary, as he was carrying a […]

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Turtle found dead on Earth Day

Turtle found dead on Earth Day

| 24/04/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has reported that a juvenile green sea turtle was found dead on Earth Day, entangled in fishing line near the North Sound’s Duck Pond Cay. The DoE has warned the fishing community many times about the dangers of discarded fishing line and urged people to dispose of it properly. Fishing […]

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‘Required leave’ now only last resort

‘Required leave’ now only last resort

| 24/04/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that civil servants are now only being placed on ‘required leave’ on full pay and benefits as a last resort. As he answered questions during the most recent meeting of the Legislative Assembly about prison officers charged with criminal offences, he revealed that he has directed chief officers […]

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Changes made to controversial builders law

Changes made to controversial builders law

| 24/04/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Joey Hew is urging contractors to prepare to register following changes to the controversial Builders Law that were passed recently in the Legislative Assembly. The “significant amendments” address concerns about the original legislation from the construction sector, Hew said as he presented the bill earlier this month. The criteria, categories and process […]

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See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library