Archive for September 16th, 2019

Speed and drunks cause crashes

Speed and drunks cause crashes

| 16/09/2019 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Police Inspector Dwayne Jones, who is in charge of the Traffic and Road Policing Unit, has pointed to speeding and people getting behind the wheel drunk as the main causes of the significant number of crashes in Cayman. With six people having been killed on local roads so far this year and several critically […]

Continue Reading

Cullers shoot condo with stray pellet

Cullers shoot condo with stray pellet

| 16/09/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Iguana cullers have been issued another warning by police and officials from the Department of Environment after a condo at a North Sound canal community was hit by a stray pellet from an air rifle, which smashed a glass panel. Both the DoE and the police have issued warnings about the rules of the […]

Continue Reading

UK charity buys 10 acres of bio-diverse local land

UK charity buys 10 acres of bio-diverse local land

| 16/09/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is buying ten acres of land in East End bordering the Salina Reserve to protect the habitat for birds and other species. This is the first time the UK charity has purchased land in an overseas territory and it will be doing so in partnership with […]

Continue Reading

CUC gets greenlight for battery storage

CUC gets greenlight for battery storage

| 16/09/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The utility regulator, OfReg, has approved a 20-megawatt utility-scale battery installation for Grand Cayman’s power provider, CUC, paving the way for the company to store renewable energy for back-up power at its North Sound Road plant. CUC said it could save customers a collective $5 million per year. Its primary function will be to […]

Continue Reading

Gunman fires on George Town house

Gunman fires on George Town house

| 16/09/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a report of gunshots that were fired at a house off Selkirk Drive in the Red Bay area of George Town on Sunday night around 11pm. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that no one was hurt when the unknown gunman shot at the house before fleeing the scene in […]

Continue Reading

ACC charges two HSA public servants

ACC charges two HSA public servants

| 16/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED: Nick Smith (57) from George Town and Dominic Dacres (41) from Spotts, who both work at the Health Services Authority, have been charged with various criminal offences relating to an Anti-Corruption Commission investigation. The two public officials were charged last week, the ACC said on Monday in a brief statement about the case.

Continue Reading

National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

National Trust dismisses chair’s ‘conflict’

| 16/09/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has said that the involvement of Andrew Gibb, the chair of its elected council, in the controversial plan for a massive resort development in Beach Bay does not pose a problem for the NGO. At a recent Central Planning Authority meeting, Gibb spoke for the developers of […]

Continue Reading

Cayman Airways sticking with Max 8’s

Cayman Airways sticking with Max 8’s

| 16/09/2019 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Ltd intends to stick with the currently grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, officials have said, despite ongoing concerns about the model in the wake of two fatal crashes now largely attributed to faulty software. CAL told CNS that after making the necessary arrangements to operate its schedule with its fleet of […]

Continue Reading

Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

Minister paints false picture on coral relocation

| 16/09/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that CI$10 million has been earmarked for coral relocation from the $200 million budget for the proposed cruise and cargo facility in George Town, despite warnings from the Department of Environment and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) that such a venture is doomed to fail. Kirkconnell has […]

Continue Reading

Tech deal still not public a year after signing

Tech deal still not public a year after signing

| 16/09/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): More than a year after the Ministry of Commerce entered into a deal with TechCayman, a business platform with the goal of attracting information technology entrepreneurs to the Cayman Islands, government has released another, but still redacted, version of the agreement under the Freedom of Information Law. TechCayman is a partnership between Health City’s […]

Continue Reading

See draft amendment to the Constitution in the CNS Library