Archive for August 1st, 2019

Euro heatwave melting Greenland

Euro heatwave melting Greenland

| 01/08/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Scientists working in Greenland who are measuring ice sheets and collecting important data for the northern European country are alerting the world about the massive melting taking place there after the heatwave that hit the UK and continental Europe moved north. Danish Meteorological Institute, the official weather service of Greenland, said “almost all the […]

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Taxi fares hiked but still no meters

Taxi fares hiked but still no meters

| 01/08/2019 | 213 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Transport has introduced a national taxi fare schedule as part of the recently gazetted Traffic Regulations, which will see prices increase from midnight tonight. The fares, which many believe are already prohibitively expensive, have increased only slightly, according to an MoT release. It appears to be a hike of around 10%, […]

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Suspect burglar charged and bailed

Suspect burglar charged and bailed

| 01/08/2019

(CNS): A 36-year-old man from Bodden Town who was charged with burglary was bailed after he appeared in Summary Court on Thursday morning. The man had been charged following his arrest in connection with a break-in on 17 July, where several undisclosed items were stolen from a warehouse in the Industrial Park area of George […]

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More arrests, charges in gold smuggling case

More arrests, charges in gold smuggling case

| 01/08/2019

(CNS): Four Venezuelan nationals who are all implicated in a complex $6 million gold smuggling operation, which the UK’s National Crime Agency has said is linked to South American drug cartels, appeared in court this week for pre-trial hearings, facing more related charges. It was also revealed that another person, who is connected to the […]

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Cayman’s first governor Athel Long dies

Cayman’s first governor Athel Long dies

| 01/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Athel Charles Ethelwulf Long, Cayman’s first governor, has passed away seven months after turning 100 years old. He served as the islands’ last administrator from 1968-1971, after which he was sworn in as governor when the title was changed, holding that post until 1972. In a statement offering his condolences to Long’s […]

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Fresh criticism of UK MPs for lobbying after free CI trip

Fresh criticism of UK MPs for lobbying after free CI trip

| 01/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, a strong advocate for transparency in the British Overseas Territories and a vocal critic of offshore financial centres, has levelled fresh criticism on two Tory MPs who enjoyed a free trip to the Cayman Islands in June, paid for by the local government to the tune of £17,000. Sir […]

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127 rays counted, with more on the way

127 rays counted, with more on the way

| 01/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A team from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation conducted the biannual Southern stingray census at four sites in Grand Cayman last month. While 127 stingrays were counted and analyed during the weekend, the researchers also found that half of the mature female stingrays were pregnant. Details of each ray, such as its size (or “disc […]

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Scam uses ‘mystery shopper’ job as lure

Scam uses ‘mystery shopper’ job as lure

| 01/08/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): In the latest online scam, local victims are being lured by a ‘mystery shopper’ job con, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service warned on Thursday. The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit is investigating who is behind the con, which is targeting people via social media and dishonestly promoting the mystery shopper jobs as a gateway […]

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NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

| 01/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing saga of the sargassum influx has led the government to extend the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) bi-annual clean-up for another two weeks for some of the 486 Caymanians who signed up for this summer’s programme. The minister responsible for infrastructure, Joey Hew, whose ministry is spearheading the project, told the Legislative Assembly […]

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Students ready to take green action in Cayman

Students ready to take green action in Cayman

| 01/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Two students from the Cayman Islands recently took part in an Ocean Heroes Boot Camp in Vancouver, Canada, where they met with international green leaders and received advice on how to develop and deliver their campaign to preserve and protect Cayman’s environment. Representatives from groups including the Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale […]

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