Archive for October 16th, 2019

Plans unveiled for GT port

Plans unveiled for GT port

| 16/10/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): The government has unveiled the latest plans for the proposed George Town cruise dock from the bidders selected to design, build and maintain the facility. The government claims that the dredging area has been significantly reduced in these new designs, which would result in less damage. But the direct dredging impact on coral has […]

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$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

$30M deal signed for runway, airfield upgrades

| 16/10/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has signed a deal worth some $30 million to expand and upgrade the runway and airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). This latest deal brings the cost of the whole airport project to around $100 million. Officials said the selected bidder includes two local companies — the […]

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Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

| 16/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Researchers at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman said the results of work conducted throughout last year on local reefs has revealed that the coral cover has declined since the last survey 20 years ago from 21% to 17%, leaving them in fair rather than good health. Marking its 20th anniversary, CCMI […]

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Child care centres rated weak

Child care centres rated weak

| 16/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As school inspectors returned to their work scrutinising the quality of education on offer in both the public and private systems last month, two early learning child care centres were rated ‘weak’ following their recent inspections. Inspectors found that most of the indicators at Quality Child Care were ‘weak’ with only a few areas […]

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