Archive for September 23rd, 2019

DCI earns gold standard award

DCI earns gold standard award

| 23/09/2019

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard accreditation, which is awarded to organisations worldwide that demonstrate world class practice and operate at the highest levels of people management aligned to business strategy, ethos and values. The accreditation is given […]

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Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

Emergency meeting seeks solutions to traffic trouble

| 23/09/2019 | 203 Comments

(CNS): Just a few weeks after Cayman’s students returned to school, traffic on the roads has reached some of the worst congestion levels ever experienced here, especially for drivers coming from and going to the Eastern Districts. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew held an emergency inter-agency meeting last week to find solutions, such as […]

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Police report two dozen weekend smashes

Police report two dozen weekend smashes

| 23/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Once again cars were colliding with light poles, walls, fences and each other in another crash-packed weekend on Cayman’s Roads. The RCIPS confirmed Monday that they had received reports of 24 crashes since Friday, fortunately none of them were serious. Meanwhile, on Monday afternoon police were called to a collision involving a school bus […]

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Baby turtles at risk from ‘rescuers’

Baby turtles at risk from ‘rescuers’

| 23/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Misguided rescuers put a batch of baby turtles at risk when they disturbed a nest and encouraged the hatchlings to head towards the sea in broad daylight. The Department of Environment said a video that circulated on social media earlier this month showing people in the Cayman Islands digging up the nest in what […]

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One week left to make New Year election list

One week left to make New Year election list

| 23/09/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): If government sets the referendum on the question of its proposed cruise berthing project in the New Year, eligible voters who have not yet registered have just one week left to make the electoral roll. The cut-off point for the 1 January 2020 register of electors is 30 September, and although no date has […]

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Dump closed as fire continues to burn

Dump closed as fire continues to burn

| 23/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS) Firefighters and staff at the George Town landfill have found that the latest dump fire, which started Sunday morning, is deep seated and proving difficult to tackle. Officials said the facility has been closed until further notice to allow the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health to control this hot-spot. Fire […]

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Burglar targets animal charity again

Burglar targets animal charity again

| 23/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Ricky Johnny Alvarado (26) has admitted breaking into the Humane Society and stealing cash while he was serving a suspended sentence for a previous burglary at the same charity, where he once worked. Alvarado pleaded guilty Friday to one count of burglary in relation to a break-in at the animal shelter and offices on […]

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CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

| 23/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made no move yet to fill the void left by the closure of Cayman 27 news, despite claims last month that he was going to move quickly to do so. The station has confirmed that in the month since they were forced off the air, the management has heard nothing from […]

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Premier leads annual Monaco trip

Premier leads annual Monaco trip

| 23/09/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin, Chief Officer Eric Bush, Senior Political Advisor Roy Tatum, Commerce Minister Joey Hew and Maritime Authority CEO Joel Walton will be ramping up the air miles this week when the group heads to Monaco. The premier is leading another Cayman trade delegation to the annual luxury boat show in Monte Carlo […]

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Young climate activists worry over future

Young climate activists worry over future

| 23/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of adults joined the younger generation on Friday evening for the Sunset Climate Strike in George Town. The teenage organisers from Protect Our Future focused on the specific threat to the harbour from the port project, on a day where millions of people around the world protested the lack of action on climate […]

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Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

| 23/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new interim chief fire officer, who has come to Cayman from the UK, has begun his year-long posting at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, where he is expected to find a Caymanian replacement for himself before the end of his contract. Paul Walker, who started work two weeks ago, has already met the […]

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