Archive for November, 2019

Man found dead outside GT bar was killed

Man found dead outside GT bar was killed

| 30/11/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police are seeking help from the public to piece together what happened to a man who was found dead outside Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza off Eastern Avenue in central George Town at around 3:40am on Saturday morning. A spokesperson for the RCIPS has confirmed that a homicide investigation has been opened into […]

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Restoration can’t justify destruction, says coral grower’s ex boss

Restoration can’t justify destruction, says coral grower’s ex boss

| 29/11/2019

(CNS): Kevin Cooper, vice president of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and Dr David Vaughn’s former boss, has said research into coral restoration is really important but such technologies should not be used “as routine justification for allowing the destruction of existing, healthy coral reef ecosystems”. Responding to enquiries by a concerned CNS reader, who […]

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Young protestors challenge Dart over site clearance

Young protestors challenge Dart over site clearance

| 29/11/2019 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The clearance of more than seven acres of mangrove and natural habitat in West Bay, removed by the islands’ largest developer for what turned out to be a one-off event has stirred up the young activists from Protect Our Future, who are questioning the move. The area cleared to provide space for the KAABOO […]

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CUC’s new LED streetlights failing

CUC’s new LED streetlights failing

| 29/11/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has revealed that its new streetlights are failing and it is working with the manufacturer to upgrade to a more robust design. In a press release, CUC said that an “abnormal number” of the new LED lights have been flickering continuously due to failing photocell activated switches. This premature failure […]

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DEH 10 years behind, says director

DEH 10 years behind, says director

| 29/11/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) director told Finance Committee that garbage management is some ten years behind in terms of staff and equipment. Richard Simms said resources had not increased for more than a decade, despite the growing population and the amount of garbage being generated. As the committee turned its attention to […]

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Bush uses Thanksgiving message to push port

Bush uses Thanksgiving message to push port

| 28/11/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who is increasingly ignoring the usual protocol of remaining neutral about controversial political issues, has used a Thanksgiving message to push the government’s port project and take a veiled swipe at its opponents. McKeeva Bush said that while he was minded not to be on the offense, as […]

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Poll survey to include new voters

Poll survey to include new voters

| 28/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The polling day national survey, which is being organised by MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC), has been widened to include all registered voters on the new list, which goes live on 1 January, and not just voters on the list currently in use by the Elections Office. Bryan is hoping to gather island-wide opinion from […]

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Home-invasion suspect to wait 4 months for verdict

Home-invasion suspect to wait 4 months for verdict

| 28/11/2019

(CNS): Elmer Wright (25), who has been charged with a catalogue of crimes relating to a violent home invasion in Prospect in 2017, has to wait four months for a verdict after the crown and defence lawyers wrapped up the case Wednesday. Wright was the only one of four men accused of the crime who […]

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280 postal ballots already dispatched

280 postal ballots already dispatched

| 28/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With ten days left to go before the postal vote application deadline, the Elections Office has already sent out over 280 ballots and has received 81 sealed envelopes from voters in the cruise port referendum. But with government setting the vote just six days before Christmas, those numbers are expected to increase. The Elections […]

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Social media platforms crash for Thanksgiving

Social media platforms crash for Thanksgiving

| 28/11/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram crashed Thursday, as people in the United States and Americans around the world began preparing their Thanksgiving dinners. Whether the insatiable urge to share pictures of dressed birds and culinary curiosities with cranberry was behind the crash is not clear, but tens of thousands of users world-wide were […]

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Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

Lone activist takes on Referendum Law fight

| 28/11/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone, one of the volunteers who has been at the forefront of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) campaign, is preparing to take on the Cayman Islands Government to create an even playing field for the ballot by putting her name to a legal case. Roulstone is taking up the fight over the Referendum […]

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