Archive for November 4th, 2019

Carnival’s pollution grabs headlines

Carnival’s pollution grabs headlines

| 04/11/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Images and video footage captured in George Town Harbour last week of a Carnival cruise ship belching thick black smoke into the air have grabbed news headlines around the world and gone viral on social media. The cruise line, part of the consortium selected by government to build the proposed berthing facility here, continues […]

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Drivers take ‘no port’ campaign on road

Drivers take ‘no port’ campaign on road

| 04/11/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): With just over seven weeks to go before voters go to the polls to decide whether or not government should press on with its controversial cruise port project, people opposing the project are stepping up the campaign. Various vehicles, including taxi drivers, have emerged on the roads with window postings urging people to vote […]

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CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

| 04/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has called for Jamaica to lead a regional challenge against the United States’ lax gun laws, which is allowing illegal trafficking of weapons in the Caribbean. Speaking in the neighbouring island recently, CJ Smellie said that tabling a resolution at the United Nations signed by regional leaders would […]

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Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

| 04/11/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Government is pointing the finger at the National Conservation Council for delaying the start of the East-West Arterial Extension, despite knowing for five years that if it wanted to press ahead with this road it would need to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA). A screening report from the Department of Environment for the […]

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Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

Code of conduct sets standards for procurement

| 04/11/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The government has published a code of conduct covering the expected behaviour of both public officials and suppliers of government goods and services. Setting standards that both sides must adhere to when it comes to procurement by government, it indicates that civil servants who break the code can be fired and suppliers will be […]

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CUC profits from increasing heat

CUC profits from increasing heat

| 04/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, CUC, is enjoying record demand for electricity and profiting from an increase in customers as well as a hot summer. Sales for the three months ending 30 September were up 8% compared to 2018, driven by an increase in monthly temperatures by almost one full degree. The company’s customer […]

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Traffic jammed to BT after rush-hour crash

Traffic jammed to BT after rush-hour crash

| 04/11/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The usual morning traffic woes were compounded on Monday, after a jeep and truck crashed on Shamrock Road, near to Peanuts gas station in the West Bound Lane at around 7am, police said. According to posts on social media, traffic was stationary for more than an hour in the wake of the smash and […]

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