Archive for January 13th, 2020

Absent port CFO officially retired

Absent port CFO officially retired

| 13/01/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The deputy director and chief financial officer at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), James Parsons, has formally retired, according to a brief statement released Monday by Acting Director Joseph Woods. Parsons had been on extended sick leave for around 18 months before he retired from the job on Christmas Eve. There […]

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Developer to face CPA over land clearance

Developer to face CPA over land clearance

| 13/01/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): A developer who removed mangroves and other important flora from a four-acre site of land for a subdivision has been asked to appear before the Central Planning Authority to explain why it was cleared without approval. The application was adjourned last week in order to allow John Burke, the landowner who has applied for […]

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25,000 customers hit by CUC power cut

25,000 customers hit by CUC power cut

| 13/01/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A widespread power outage across Grand Cayman on Sunday afternoon impacted the majority of CUC customers for as long as two and a half hours in some areas. CUC officials confirmed that over 25,000 customers from West Bay to East End experienced interruptions to their electricity supply from around 4:50pm until around 7:30pm. While […]

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Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

Beach access issues not ‘clear cut’

| 13/01/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The historic lack of enforcement of registered beach access points around Cayman has thrown up some challenges for the Public Lands Commission (PLC), which is attempting to get all of the registered points cleared. Responding to CNS’ enquiries about the latest problem on North West Point Road, the commission’s chief inspector, Winsome Prendergast, said […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip

Visitor dies after snorkel trip

| 13/01/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A 72-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died on Saturday afternoon following a snorkelling trip off the George Town coast. Police said he had been snorkelling when he encountered difficulties and was assisted back to shore. Emergency services attended the scene and the man was transported to the […]

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Fisherfolk credited for grouper project success

Fisherfolk credited for grouper project success

| 13/01/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): One of the lead scientists behind the Nassau grouper conservation project in Cayman, which is receiving accolades all over the world, has credited local fisherfolk for their sacrifice, which enabled the conservation work. Department of Environment researcher Croy McCoy, one of the lead authors on the report published in the academic press this month, […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As scientists around the world release their weather measurements for 2019, showing that last year was the second hottest year on record for the planet and ending the hottest driest decade ever recorded, local weather experts have also confirmed that it was also dry and hot in Cayman. Although the year started with the […]

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