Archive for March 5th, 2020

CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

CPA clears developer over mangrove destruction

| 05/03/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Planning officials have confirmed that on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority approved an after-the-fact application by a developer for the removal of mangroves from an important drainage area in Prospect, which has already been done illegally. Despite recommendations from the Department of Environment to refuse, the CPA opted to allow the clearance, with the […]

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Opposition throws Bryan out

Opposition throws Bryan out

| 05/03/2020 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has thrown MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) out of the group after he refused to support the rest of the members in their efforts to convene a special meeting of the Legislative Assembly. Despite calls by the public for House Speaker McKeeva Bush to resign over his admission of a violent assault […]

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High risk of COVID-19 coming to Cayman

High risk of COVID-19 coming to Cayman

| 05/03/2020 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Various parts of the Cayman Islands Government are currently preparing for the likely arrival of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as the number of cases worldwide is now close to 100,000 and the number of deaths is more than 3,300. However, as rumours run rampant, the Cayman Islands Port Authority has issued a statement refuting […]

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NS man dies following crash last week

NS man dies following crash last week

| 05/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A 25-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash last week on Sea View Road in East End. The police have named the victim as Michael McField of North Side, who died yesterday, 4 March, at the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. The crash happened around 4:00am on Tuesday, 25 […]

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Public bus and car collide on Shedden Rd

Public bus and car collide on Shedden Rd

| 05/03/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A Hyundai i10 crashed into the back of a public bus on Shedden Road on Wednesday morning, police said. The two-vehicle collision happened around 10:20am on 4 March near Printer Way, when the Hyundai collided with the rear of the bus, which had pulled off to the roadside.

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2020 arrivals off to flying start

2020 arrivals off to flying start

| 05/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Following the most successful year in the history of Cayman Islands tourism last year, 2020 got off to a flying start, although this may be curtailed as the spread of coronavirus impacts the tourism and travel industries worldwide. January was another record breaking month for overnight guests, which follows 2019, a year that broke […]

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OfReg accused of wasting more public cash

OfReg accused of wasting more public cash

| 05/03/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS) Updated with correction: The utilities regulator, OfReg, which has already faced criticisms for its lavish spending of public cash while failing to address any of the issues it was created to tackle, wasted well over CI$200,000 in 2018 on renting an office it never used. The regulator also exceeded its travel budget for that […]

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More mangroves illegally cleared

More mangroves illegally cleared

| 05/03/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Despite continued calls from the Department of Environment to stop the clearance of mangroves on sites without planning permission, developers are still ripping up these critical species. The Central Planning Authority considered an application for after-the-fact land clearance in Prospect on Wednesday, after a developer removed several acres of mangroves, which were part of […]

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