Archive for January 24th, 2020

Dump fire contained but still burning

Dump fire contained but still burning

| 24/01/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker has warned that the blaze currently burning at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town landfill could take days to put out. But in an updated press release on Saturday, officials said Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews had worked through the night to bring the fire […]

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Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

| 24/01/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing blaze at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town dump has now seen schools closed or relocated, sports days cancelled and roads also partially shut to traffic. Police had closed the southbound lanes of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the Cayman International School and AL Thompson roundabouts, though it re-opened around […]

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Premier makes most of NY trip

Premier makes most of NY trip

| 24/01/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): As Grand Cayman’s dump ignited with one of its worst blazes in years and government’s lawyers were in court arguing that the cruise port referendum law was fine, Premier Alden McLaughlin and his delegation were enjoying a visit to New York this week. The trip to Manhattan was to promote the offshore services sector […]

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Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

| 24/01/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional. Mark Shaw, QC, who is representing the CIG in the judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a member of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign, said the Constitution does not compel […]

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Dump fire stops school sports day

Dump fire stops school sports day

| 24/01/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Sports Day for pre-school students at Cayman International School was cancelled Friday due to a major blaze at the dump in George Town in the scrap car yard. A government release about the fire, which ignited sometime around 8:30am, said fire fighters and staff from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) were working […]

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Public access to court hearing

Public access to court hearing

| 24/01/2020 | 9 Comments

On behalf of all who are involved with the public interest activities and efforts of the Concerned Citizens Group, we would like to publicly thank most sincerely all of you who came to the Court House on Thursday, 9 January, to give moral support to the cause for preserving and regaining beach accesses in the […]

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