Archive for January 30th, 2020

Road chaos emerges as key earthquake lesson

Road chaos emerges as key earthquake lesson

| 30/01/2020 | 171 Comments

(CNS): The panicked charge to the roads by thousands of drivers in the immediate wake of Tuesday’s earthquake is emerging as a key lesson for government regarding its disaster management plans. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said a lot had already been learned about disaster management in respect to earthquakes […]

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Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

| 30/01/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning West Bay drivers that a sinkhole opened today along the side of Watercourse Road in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 7.7M earthquake and as many as 16 aftershocks. The report was made at around 2:30pm about the relatively small hole, located between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane. Officers have marked out the […]

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Mac denies desire to be leader again

Mac denies desire to be leader again

| 30/01/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): As he opened the proceedings at the first meeting of the year for the Legislative Assembly, Speaker McKeeva Bush oscillated between an angry rant against people not supporting government and giving thanks for surviving the earthquake. The representative for West Bay stated that he had no desire to be premier again or even a […]

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Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

| 30/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is meeting today, Thursday, after which it may declare a global health emergency, given the rapid spread of the virus. As well as spreading across every region of China, infections have been recorded in at least 15 other countries. Public health officials here […]

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Officers recruited to CI ‘army’

Officers recruited to CI ‘army’

| 30/01/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Following a recruitment campaign for officers for the Cayman Islands’ own regiment, three senior and six junior officers have now been appointed to establish and lead the new force. The regiment will be commanded by Simon Watson, formerly of the Royal Dragoon Guards. He will be supported by Simon Spiers, who has served in […]

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CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

| 30/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government properties have withstood the major earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck the Cayman Islands Tuesday, officials have said. In a press release Wednesday, GIS stated that a cross-departmental damage assessment found only superficial damage to public buildings caused by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and the more than a dozen aftershocks.

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