Archive for March 12th, 2021

Dart’s new town threatens beach access

Dart’s new town threatens beach access

| 12/03/2021 | 192 Comments

(CNS): Local activists have raised concerns that around ten beach access points that have been used by Caymanians for generations will be lost if Dart gets approval for a 157-acre planned area development (PAD) located astride the Esterley Tibbetts Highway between Salt Creek, Yacht Club, Vista Del Mar and Governor’s Harbour. Already controversial because of […]

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Year on from first tragic case, 5 test positive for COVID

Year on from first tragic case, 5 test positive for COVID

| 12/03/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): One year on from when the first positive case of the coronavirus was confirmed in the Cayman Islands, another five people tested positive on Friday, all arriving travellers. The first positive case was in a patient who was brought ashore after he had a heart attack aboard a cruise ship. The 68-year-old Italian man […]

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Teenager charged over COVID-19 isolation breaches

Teenager charged over COVID-19 isolation breaches

| 12/03/2021

(CNS): Several months after allegedly breaching COVID-19 isolation protocols at least twice, on one occasion by climbing from a bedroom window using sheets, a teenager has been charged. Aaron Montemayor (19) was said to have been positive for the virus when he left isolation in December. Officials have been reluctant to confirm the situation surrounding […]

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US man dodges jail, fined $30k for gun & ammo

US man dodges jail, fined $30k for gun & ammo

| 12/03/2021 | 84 Comments

(CNS): David Meadors (56), a US national who illegally imported a handgun and 240 rounds of ammunition into the Cayman Islands, has avoided the mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in jail for possession of an unlicensed firearm after the judge said he found there were exceptional circumstances. Meadors, who left the jurisdiction in 2018 […]

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Brush fire in Windsor Park now extinguished

Brush fire in Windsor Park now extinguished

| 12/03/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED SATURDAY: The large brush fire that began in the Windsor Park area Friday afternoon, 12 March, has now been fully extinguished after around 18 firefighters worked overnight, using one light portable pump, four tankers and one rapid intervention vehicle. The RCIPS X-Ray One helicopter also surveyed the scene for aerial risk assessment Friday […]

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Survey shows overwhelming support for environmental protection

Survey shows overwhelming support for environmental protection

| 12/03/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): A public survey among 1,400 residents of the Cayman Islands revealed overwhelming support for protecting this country’s natural resources. Over 83% of respondents to Cayman ES21, initiated by Amplify Cayman, said Cayman’s natural environment was in a worse state than when the Environment Charter was signed 20 years ago. A massive 99% of those […]

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