Archive for January 8th, 2020

Public tab for port promo still growing

Public tab for port promo still growing

| 08/01/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Government shelled out well over $200,000 of public cash and resources on promoting the cruise port project during the second half of last year, according to results of freedom of information requests. It paid around $130,000 to two publicity agents and used about $85,000 of advertising resources on Radio Cayman. But government has also […]

Continue Reading

Question change related to legal argument

Question change related to legal argument

| 08/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has now admitted that Cabinet has approved changes to the cruise port referendum question to address arguments that have been made in court ahead of a judicial review to be heard later this month. In a press release issued by Alden McLaughlin’s office after a report on CNS revealed that the […]

Continue Reading

MLA worried about sea levels

MLA worried about sea levels

| 08/01/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Deputy Leader Alva Suckoo, who represents Newlands, has created a WhatsApp group to help record information about the anticipated King Tides this month and next, as his constituents are likely to experience the worst of any potential flooding. Following a call from the Department of Environment this week for the public to document […]

Continue Reading

Scientists confirm 2019 as 2nd hottest year

Scientists confirm 2019 as 2nd hottest year

| 08/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Scientists have now confirmed that 2019 was the second hottest year on record. Speculation that it was likely to be the second or third hottest year since humans began measuring temperatures was confirmed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on Wednesday. The Europe-based climate organisation said that last year’s global average surface air […]

Continue Reading

Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

| 08/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has issued a short statement to state that patient care was not affected by an IT system outage at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The HSA said it was continuing to deliver its services, despite the hardware failure that has impacted some aspects of its administrative functions. “Connection to the authority’s […]

Continue Reading

Consultants invited to make case for new prison

Consultants invited to make case for new prison

| 08/01/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): It’s no secret that Cayman’s prison facilities are not only horribly overcrowded but also unfit for human habitation, with conditions that Prison Director Steve Barrett has called “simply unacceptable”. But after many years of neglect, funding has now been secured to begin the redevelopment process of the current estate. An invitation to tender has […]

Continue Reading

Hawksbill turtle killed by fishing line

Hawksbill turtle killed by fishing line

| 08/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Local divers found a dead hawksbill turtle off the coast of Lighthouse Point on 30 December, the Department of Environment has said. It was found at a depth of about 80 feet with its left front flipper wrapped in fishing line. Hawksbills, which are critically endangered, lay very few nests on our shores and […]

Continue Reading

Sign up for the CNS Newsletter, sent weekdays straight to your inbox