Archive for September 24th, 2019

DoE: Mangroves could have been saved

DoE: Mangroves could have been saved

| 24/09/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): A property owner who cleared her land without a permit and before planning permission has been granted for a home removed healthy mangroves that the Department of Environment said could have been saved. In submissions to the Central Planning Authority for an application to be heard Wednesday, the DoE sounded the alarm, again, about […]

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Governor fills empty commission seats

Governor fills empty commission seats

| 24/09/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has announced several new appointments and reappointments to important constitutional commissions. After six months without a chairman, lawyer Dale Crowley has been appointed to head the Human Rights Commission for a three year term. He joins existing members Reverend Yvette Noble-Bloomfield, Joni Kirkconnell and Dorothy Scott.

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Visitor dies after snorkeling off 7MB

Visitor dies after snorkeling off 7MB

| 24/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A 75-year-old woman who was visiting the Cayman Islands was pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Tuesday morning, after snorkeling off Seven Mile Beach. The emergency services were dispatched to the beach near Royal Palms at around 10:20 this morning in response to reports of a woman who was […]

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Heartburn medicine in cancer link

Heartburn medicine in cancer link

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The commonly used heartburn medicine Ranitidine, or generic Zantac, has been found to contain some cancer-causing impurities beyond the usual permissible levels. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have not yet banned the drug, it is now under evaluation and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority […]

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Man admits booze fuelled stabbing

Man admits booze fuelled stabbing

| 24/09/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Jonathan Alexander Woodhouse (24) has pleaded guilty to wounding another man in July outside a George Town bar in a booze fuelled attack. Woodhouse admitted stabbing his victim during an altercation outside Vic’s Bar (aka Dump Road Bar) on North Sound Road and has asked prosecutors to drop the more serious charge against him […]

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Ed officials say safety is priority

Ed officials say safety is priority

| 24/09/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services maintains that official protocols were all followed on Monday after a school bus transporting students from Clifton Hunter crashed in East End. The department said safety remains the priority and although everything was done correctly in the wake of the collision with a private car, it will review the […]

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Another new boss appointed at OfReg

Another new boss appointed at OfReg

| 24/09/2019 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has another new boss. According to the latest government Gazette published on Friday, the Cabinet has appointed Malike Cummings, as the chief executive officer for the beleaguered authority. Cummings, who has come to Cayman from a similar position in Turks and Caicos Islands, appears to have started […]

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Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

Trust chair resigns over Beach Bay controversy

| 24/09/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Local architect Andrew Gibb has resigned as chairman of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands because of his part in a proposed controversial project. Gibb appeared on behalf of developers seeking to build a resort in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Beach Bay on a property where turtles nest and beach access is […]

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Global activists highlight regional corruption

Global activists highlight regional corruption

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): More than half of all citizens in Latin American and Caribbean countries assessed by Transparency International believe corruption is getting worse in their country. In the latest report from the anti-corruption activists, people in this region think their governments are not doing enough to tackle corruption. Global Corruption Barometer–Latin America and the Caribbean found […]

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