Archive for June 23rd, 2020

DoE enlists divers to track coral disease

DoE enlists divers to track coral disease

| 23/06/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is asking divers and snorkellers, as they return to the water, to look out for any evidence of a new lethal coral disease. Scuba diving was allowed in Cayman this week for the first time since March, and researchers need people to report any signs of the latest threat to […]

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Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

Sahara dust and mozzie surge add to 2020 trouble

| 23/06/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Earthquakes, dump fires, a pandemic, and now a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert and a surge in mosquitoes are combining to make 2020 a pretty miserable year. While the dust plume stretching across the Caribbean will produce some pretty sunsets, it will also make life uncomfortable for those with respiratory problems. Meanwhile, a […]

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Negative COVID-19 test results welcomed

Negative COVID-19 test results welcomed

| 23/06/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): For the second day running, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on Tuesday that there were no positive test results for COVID-19 from a batch of 451 samples. Cayman now has just 40 active cases of the disease and none of those individuals have any symptoms. The ongoing trend of negative results from […]

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Training centre applies for ‘green’ EU grant

Training centre applies for ‘green’ EU grant

| 23/06/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The private sector vocational training centre, Inspire Cayman Training, has applied for specialist European Union grants that will allow it to offer scholarships for around 260 local people to train as renewable energy technicians and dive instructors. ICT, working in partnership with Grand Cayman Eco Divers and GreenTech Solar, is hoping to cover the […]

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OfReg costs more, fails to protect consumers

OfReg costs more, fails to protect consumers

| 23/06/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Three years after the creation of OfReg, auditors have taken a close look at the beleaguered utilities regulator and found that it has cost more than its predecessors but has failed to address its fundamental purpose of consumer protection. Inconsistent leadership, limited governance and oversight, a lack of strategic planning and direction or understanding […]

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PTU ignores bus complaints one year on

PTU ignores bus complaints one year on

| 23/06/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A passenger who made several credible complaints and provided documented evidence about drivers on the local bus routes last June was ignored, given the runaround and generally dismissed by the Public Transport Unit (PTU). And despite recommendations from the ombudsman, who found the unit was at fault, neither the PTU management nor the Public […]

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