Archive for December 19th, 2019

Plan devised for key pond habitat

Plan devised for key pond habitat

| 19/12/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council has approved a much needed conservation plan for Meagre Bay Pond, one of Cayman’s oldest protected areas. The conservation law provides for management plans to protect important habitat and allow public access. Meagre Bay is in need of help to restore the water quality and the surrounding black mangrove forest, […]

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Teen will spend Christmas in jail

Teen will spend Christmas in jail

| 19/12/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Jose Swaby Ebanks (18) was sent to prison just a week before Christmas to serve his first ever custodial sentence after a judge found that his violent attack on a 16-year-old boy was extremely serious and required immediate jail time. Justice Linda Dobbs handed Ebanks a twelve-month sentence but reduced it to nine months […]

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CCMI targets women for research cash

CCMI targets women for research cash

| 19/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has launched an initiative to target women in science to help advance their research. The Women in Ocean Science (WIOS) programme aims to recognise outstanding early-career and mid-career scholars who can advance the frontiers of marine science and become world-leading professionals. Both post doctorates and interns can qualify […]

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Violent burglar jailed for 10 years

Violent burglar jailed for 10 years

| 19/12/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Ryan Elijah Ebanks has been given another lengthy jail term for a serious and violent crime after the serial offender was convicted of a home invasion in West Bay earlier this year. He was jailed for ten years Wednesday for an aggravated burglary in Mona Lisa Way, where he broke into the home of […]

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Watchdogs share experience on public cash oversight

Watchdogs share experience on public cash oversight

| 19/12/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As the Public Accounts Committee gears up to review three auditor general reports in the New Year, highlighting government’s ongoing failings when it comes to managing public cash, the major players responsible for oversight made a recent trip to the UK, where they shared experiences with others in the field. PAC Chair Ezzard Miller, […]

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Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

Containers wash off flooded cargo dock

| 19/12/2019 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Images from webcams at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) and posts on social media on Thursday showed serious flooding at the cargo dock in George Town, where at least three empty containers were washed out to sea. Acting Port Director Joseph Woods said swells were breaking over the dock, which is […]

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Public officials charged in mystery ACC probe

Public officials charged in mystery ACC probe

| 19/12/2019

(CNS): One former and two serving public officials have been charged with fraud and money laundering offences by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission in a mystery probe that is believed to be connected to the Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay. Mark Anthony Manderson, (38) described by the ACC as a former public officer from […]

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