Archive for March 10th, 2020

Jamaica confirms first COVID-19 case

Jamaica confirms first COVID-19 case

| 10/03/2020 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, got a little closer to home Tuesday after Jamaica confirmed its first case. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, the patient, a “young female”, returned to Jamaica from the UK last Wednesday, 4 March, and has been in isolation since Monday after showing respiratory symptoms but is said to be in […]

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Smoked out residents allowed home

Smoked out residents allowed home

| 10/03/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): People who were evacuated from Lakeside Apartments and Watlers Road on Sunday due to the thick plumes of toxic smoke emanating from the George Town dump have been given the okay to return home. The latest official update on the dump fire issued Tuesday evening said that Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker had given […]

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Dump fire could happen again

Dump fire could happen again

| 10/03/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health continue to battle the current blaze at the George Town dump for the fourth day, there appears to be little more that can be done in addition to current measures to guarantee that there will be no fires like it in […]

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Dart dump contract on shaky ground

Dart dump contract on shaky ground

| 10/03/2020 | 159 Comments

(CNS): The remediation of the George Town landfill is scheduled to begin next week, which may still happen if the massive fire at the dump that started this weekend is brought under control, according to the premier. This is the first phase of the total project, which includes a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, that was awarded […]

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Gov’t rehashes failed trial arguments in appeal

Gov’t rehashes failed trial arguments in appeal

| 10/03/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Government has now filed its appeal against Justice Tim Owen’s ruling last month in favour of Shirley Roulstone, which found that the referendum law that was rushed through the legislature for the cruise port vote was unconstitutional. The appeal is largely based on the same arguments presented at trial, which all failed. While the […]

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