Archive for October 21st, 2019

Safety officers take to streets

Safety officers take to streets

| 21/10/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As the RCIPS launches its new Community Safety Officers (CSOs) branch, eleven men and women have completed their induction course and will begin patrolling their communities next month. These recruits are not police officers but civilian wardens tasked with identifying issues of concern and helping to bridge the gap between the police and public. […]

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Elections Office confirms NY voter list

Elections Office confirms NY voter list

| 21/10/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has released the revised list of electors, which is set to come into effect on 1 January 2020 and shows that the electoral roll has grown to 21,382 registered voters after 220 new voters signed up between July and October. Fifty-four ineligible voters were removed from the list, as well as […]

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Cops to try out another traffic jam diversion

Cops to try out another traffic jam diversion

| 21/10/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is trying out another temporary diversion to address the evening traffic jams at Grand Harbour. Starting next Monday, on weekday evenings police will be preventing traffic entering the Hurley’s roundabout from South Sound Road and traffic heading west from Shamrock Road from leaving the roundabout at the Grand Harbour entrance. Vehicles will […]

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Underwater trip to raise awareness

Underwater trip to raise awareness

| 21/10/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): With over 20 acres of pristine coral reef and two historic shipwrecks in the direct line of fire from the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, a number of local environmental campaign groups have come together to organise an underwater awareness tour. People are invited to climb aboard the Nautilus semi-submersible to see […]

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CPR mulls court action on referendum concerns

CPR mulls court action on referendum concerns

| 21/10/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The campaigners who secured a people-initiated referendum on the government’s cruise port proposal are considering legal action if several of the concerns that have emerged about the vote are not addressed before it is scheduled to take place. These include the disenfranchisement of over 200 new voters and the lack of a ban on […]

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Cayman resident found in Kingston hospital

Cayman resident found in Kingston hospital

| 21/10/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED TUESDAY: Graham Bentley (45), a local resident originally from Scotland who was reported missing on Friday, 18 October, after traveling to Jamaica, has been found in a hospital in Kingston. Although the British Embassy there told Bentley’s family at the weekend that their loved one had not turned up at any health facilities […]

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MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

| 21/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are working on mitigating the health impact of the current dengue outbreak, officials said in a press release following the confirmation that six people in Cayman have contracted the disease. With three of those infected having no travel history, the authorities are undertaking […]

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Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Warning issued over fake warning

Warning issued over fake warning

| 21/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS) Government officials from several different agencies have issued a warning to the public about a fake warning circulating on WhatsApp claiming that people were being robbed by people posing as census surveyors with fake IDs. The finance and home affairs ministries and the police said the hoax warning circulating on WhatsApp was entirely unsubstantiated […]

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FOI request takes over a year

FOI request takes over a year

| 21/10/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In August 2018 CNS made a freedom on information request to the commerce ministry for a copy of a deal it had signed with TechCayman, a proposed digital platform that the ministry claimed would make Cayman the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Caribbean. But when the ministry responded it released a very heavily redacted copy. […]

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Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

| 21/10/2019 | 69 Comments

101 writes: Of all the questions asked about the proposed cruise berthing facility, none dare to focus on the question of whether its OK to compromise some of our natural environment. All of the discussions so far seem to disregard any thought that it may be acceptable to accept any negative impact at all on our environment.

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