Archive for July 4th, 2019

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

Premier blanks CPR meeting request

| 04/07/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Activists behind the campaign for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project have said that a request to meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin about the petition and the potential vote has been ignored. While the premier has been busy hosting international meetings and is currently in St Lucia for the CARICOM meeting, the […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 04/07/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health said that staff shortages are causing the latest garbage collection problems. As rubbish was piling up in and around George Town this week, the department said there had been delays in residential garbage collection services due to “a temporary shortage of staff at the start of the […]

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Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

Bush in IOM for Tynwald Day

| 04/07/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, has travelled to the Isle of Man to join in the 2019 Tynwald Day celebrations this weekend in the British Crown Dependency believed to have the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. Bush is said to be representing Cayman at the event, where […]

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Environmentalist charged over boat smash off 7MB

Environmentalist charged over boat smash off 7MB

| 04/07/2019

(CNS): Cathy Church, a well-known environmental activist and famous underwater photographer, has been charged in connection with a boat collision close to the Kittiwake dive site, off Seven Mile Beach, in January. The RCIPS confirmed that a 74-year-old woman from George Town was formally charged with navigating a vessel so as to cause damage or […]

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Ministry confirms new fire chief appointment

Ministry confirms new fire chief appointment

| 04/07/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that the appointment of a new fire chief from the UK, who is expected to start work towards the end of this year, will pave the way and provide the time needed for an existing Caymanian senior officer to eventually take on the top job at the […]

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Dart’s tower may be built on tunnels

Dart’s tower may be built on tunnels

| 04/07/2019 | 202 Comments

(CNS): The controversial proposal by the Dart group of companies to build what is being described as an “iconic tower”, or a skyscraper, which, if it goes ahead, would be the tallest building in the Caribbean, could very well be built on the tunnels the company has already constructed across the West Bay Road and […]

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Turtle found tangled in line and net

Turtle found tangled in line and net

| 04/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A large juvenile loggerhead turtle has been put down after it was found in the Barkers area entangled in fishing line and a cargo net yesterday, the Department of Environment has reported on its social media pages. The near two-foot-long rare turtle sustained two fin injuries so severe it had to be euthanised. The […]

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Cyclist injured in collision with van

Cyclist injured in collision with van

| 04/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A cyclist was taken to the Cayman Islands hospital around 7:00 Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries after a collision in West Bay involving a van, which overturned as a result, police said. The driver of the van sustained minor injuries in the crash on Batabano Road near the intersection with Esterley Tibbetts Highway. No […]

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RCIPS turns to Jamaica in cold case killing

RCIPS turns to Jamaica in cold case killing

| 04/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has teamed up with the Jamaican equivalent of Cayman Crime Stoppers in their investigation into the murder of Courtney Spence (32), who was killed in early 2010 in a parking lot in the industrial area of George Town. Spence, originally from Jamaica, was shot dead at around 11:00pm on 28 January after […]

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OAG calls for improved contract management

OAG calls for improved contract management

| 04/07/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General found that government could save public cash with better management of services contracted out to the private sector. In her latest report, which examined the main service areas where core government uses the private sector, such as gardening and school buses, Auditor General Sue Winspear again found numerous […]

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HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

| 04/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent release by UNAIDS calling on the Cayman Islands and 47 other countries to lift restrictions on people seeking to visit, study or work who are HIV positive, officials here have said that there is no mandatory restriction and that each case is considered on its own merit based on medical expert […]

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