Archive for January 7th, 2020

Grouper conservation an official success

Grouper conservation an official success

| 07/01/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Successful conservation efforts in the Cayman Islands to protect the now critically endangered Nassau grouper have been documented in an academic report, published this week, that underscores how important marine protection can be. The Grouper Moon Project, a joint effort by the Department of Environment and US-based scientists at the aggregate site off Little […]

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CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

| 07/01/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The local power provider on Grand Cayman said trees close to power lines need to be properly maintained and owners must not to plant new ones within ten feet of electrical lines, as they represent a significant safety hazard . The warning from Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) comes after one of its utility poles […]

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New referendum question gazetted

New referendum question gazetted

| 07/01/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Government has made an amendment to the referendum question it plans to ask voters when a new date is set for the national poll on the proposed cruise berthing project. The change was gazetted quietly on 18 December, with no statements or explanations about the alteration to the wording. A spokesperson for the Cruise […]

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Historic house moved from path of development

Historic house moved from path of development

| 07/01/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands has provided a new site for one of Cayman’s last remaining historic homes. In partnership with the culture ministry, the Trust has moved the Clayton Nixon House, which was built in the early 1800’s on what is now Goring Avenue, and relocated it to its Mission House […]

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Electoral list grows by 166 voters

Electoral list grows by 166 voters

| 07/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has released the 1 January updated electoral roll, which has grown from 21,216 to 21,383 voters, all of whom should be eligible to vote in the referendum whenever a new date is set. While it is believed that more than 200 people registered between July and October, the removal of those […]

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DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

DoE warns of King Tides and calls for info

| 07/01/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is expected to experience some ‘King Tides’ from this weekend, according to scientific predictions, and the Department of the Environment is asking people to help them collect information on these higher than usual tides and potential flooding. DoE officials said they need data to better measure the effect such tides can have, coupled […]

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Driver critical after BT crash

Driver critical after BT crash

| 07/01/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): One driver is in hospital in critical condition after a serious single-vehicle collision in the Pease Bay area of Bodden Town on Sunday evening, 5 January. At about 7pm the vehicle, which was travelling in the eastbound lane of Bodden Town Road, east of Lakeside Drive, careered off the road into a tree, police […]

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