Archive for August 29th, 2019

Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

Gov’t breach of rights ‘unsatisfactory’

| 29/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): No matter what the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal decides about the chief justice’s decision to amend the law to introduce same-sex marriage, the appeal court president has made it clear that government’s failure to provide a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships in law is “unsatisfactory”. Sir John Goldring, the justice leading the panel […]

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CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

CAL flights reinstated after runway work delayed

| 29/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways says it has been able to reinstate some of the flights it had cancelled because of the planned work on the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport now that the work has been postponed. But it appears none of the other airlines that would normally be flying into Cayman on Tuesdays over […]

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Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

Drivers warned kids must wear seat belts

| 29/08/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The police are warning drivers that if there are children in their vehicles, they must be properly strapped in their seats. Traffic and Roads Policing Unit (TRPU) officers have been increasing checks during back-to-school week and have seen “a large number of children travelling in vehicles who have not been wearing their seatbelts”. Police said […]

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Brac runway closed after aborted take-off

Brac runway closed after aborted take-off

| 29/08/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The runway at Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac was closed Thursday morning after a private aircraft aborted a take-off. Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) said the incident happened around 11:40am, and while the take-off was stopped safely, with no reported injuries, the cause has not yet been […]

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DoE to address pet parrot problem

DoE to address pet parrot problem

| 29/08/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) is giving people who are keeping Cayman’s national bird as a pet the chance to regularise that ownership before they begin a clampdown on the poaching of local parrots. A six-month amnesty will start next month, during which people who have pet parrots can register them. But after that, […]

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Premier explores filling TV void

Premier explores filling TV void

| 29/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is concerned about the closure of local television station Cayman 27 and that his government would “begin exploration as to how the void … can quickly be filled”. In a short statement Thursday, following the announcement that Cayman 27 will cease broadcasting on Friday evening, the premier noted […]

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Miller urges action over boat safety

Miller urges action over boat safety

| 29/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Former opposition leader and North Side MLA Ezzard Miller is urging government to act on boat safety. He said that almost four years after it accepted a motion he brought to the parliament, nothing has been implemented to tackle the problem, even after two people lost their lives and a third was critically injured […]

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