Archive for November 26th, 2019

Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

Premier: Referendum Day in doubt

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin accused the National Trust for the Cayman Islands of creating uncertainty surrounding Referendum Day after the non-profit organisation moved to apply for judicial review and the Cruise Port Referendum group applied for a protective order ahead of their own plans for a potential application for a JR. On Tuesday, before the […]

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Operator warns mass cruise is major threat

Operator warns mass cruise is major threat

| 26/11/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A Caymanian watersports operator who runs six boats in the North Sound has spoken out about the growing threat that mass cruise tourism is already posing to his and other businesses. Troy Leacock has become a leading advocate in the movement against the port and appeared as a guest speaker at the CPR meeting […]

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Pro-port PR machine creates ‘fake’ FB pages

Pro-port PR machine creates ‘fake’ FB pages

| 26/11/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The public relations companies and pro-port supporters are going all out on social media to create the impression of a ‘yes’ movement to compete with the genuine activists that have pulled together the ‘vote no’ coalition that is now literally thousands strong. The specially created fake Facebook profiles are using names such as Voice […]

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Witnesses wanted in fatal collisions

Witnesses wanted in fatal collisions

| 26/11/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Police are making an appeal for two drivers and a pedestrian who may have seen the fatal collision between a school bus and a motorcycle on Shamrock Road Monday morning at around 7:00. Officers said that while they want to hear from any witnesses, they are keen to speak to the drivers of two […]

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Elderly visitor dies after dive trip

Elderly visitor dies after dive trip

| 26/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A 72-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Mississippi died Monday afternoon following a dive in the waters around the George Town Harbour. The man had experienced difficulties while on the dive and he was brought to shore by the boat he was out with at around 2pm. The dive boat was […]

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Five new locally acquired dengue cases

Five new locally acquired dengue cases

| 26/11/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials said there have been eight new cases of dengue fever confirmed in Cayman since the last update on 8 November; five of those cases involved local transmission as the patients had no recent travel history. Over the last few weeks 37 results have been received from the Caribbean Public Health Agency, […]

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Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

Gender-based and sexual violence under spotlight

| 26/11/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has begun the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, with a focus this year on sexual violence. Cayman is far from immune from this global scourge and the associated blurring of lines around sexual consent, victim blaming and excusing perpetrators. According to police statistics, they have dealt with […]

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California romaine lettuce contaminated

California romaine lettuce contaminated

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After almost 100,000lbs of lettuce was recalled in the United States, the Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about an E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce from Salinas, California. The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health is warning people here not to buy or consume the affected products and for […]

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CPR activist’s tyres slashed during meeting

CPR activist’s tyres slashed during meeting

| 26/11/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): When Mario Rankin, one of the Cruise Port Referendum activists and a leading advocate for a ‘no’ vote in the upcoming poll, left the CPR public meeting last night, he found that someone had slashed all four tyres of the truck he had arrived in. Rankin’s son drove him to the West Bay meeting, […]

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Premier tries new tactic to promote port

Premier tries new tactic to promote port

| 26/11/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has launched a new social media and mobile app to promote interaction with Caymanians about shaping the future of the country. While the leader of the coalition government said the aim of the app is for everyone to take part in a debate on the direction Cayman needs to go, he […]

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Toxic emissions still growing

Toxic emissions still growing

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are continuing to rise, despite scientific warnings and political commitments, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. The latest alarming publication on climate change details the yawning gap between the emissions cuts needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change and the actual amount of […]

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