Archive for May, 2021

CAL confirms same schedule for June

CAL confirms same schedule for June

| 06/05/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways officials have confirmed that the airline will continue its limited repatriation service throughout June to Kingston, La Ceiba and Miami and has added two extra flights this month to accommodate an increase in demand. One additional flight to Kingston, Jamaica, is now scheduled for next Thursday and one more Miami run on […]

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Deadly coral disease continues advance east

Deadly coral disease continues advance east

| 06/05/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has issued another update on the relentless advance of the highly contagious Stony Coral Tissue Loss Diseases. The diseased has now progressed towards East End and is infecting corals beyond Spotters Bay. Just over one week ago the DoE confirmed that the disease had already rounded North West Point and […]

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Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

| 06/05/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions, Patrick Moran, has suddenly resigned from the job for what officials say are “personal reasons”, but officials are refusing to comment on allegations that it was driven by an internal complaint. A short press release announcing Moran’s imminent departure as the chief prosecutor was issued Wednesday afternoon, stating that […]

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Firefighters work through the night on dump blaze

Firefighters work through the night on dump blaze

| 06/05/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews worked through the night Wednesday in order to tackle the latest fire at the George Town landfill. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH), which is now under the responsibility of Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner, confirmed that the fire, which was reported at around 7.30pm, was contained and […]

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Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

Gov’t to introduce prize draw for vaccines

| 05/05/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government will be introducing a prize draw for people who get vaccinated to boost the numbers and use up the remaining 7,000 courses before the end of their shelf life at the end of June. The PACT held a press briefing Wednesday that focused on the new government’s first priority, which is getting Cayman […]

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End of legal turtling saved local loggerheads

End of legal turtling saved local loggerheads

| 05/05/2021 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A new academic article published in the marine science magazine, Frontiers, authored by several staff members from the Department of Environment and their partners at the University of Exeter, has used 22 years of data on local turtles to demonstrate the recovery of the populations and how that can be sustained in future, given […]

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Man guilty of hatchet attack over $20 loan

Man guilty of hatchet attack over $20 loan

| 05/05/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Gioser Acosta Gonzalez has been found guilty of wounding with intent after he attacked a man with a hatchet, wounding him in the head, during an argument over a $20 loan. Justice Roger Chapple convicted Gonzalez on Monday after hearing the case without a jury in a short trial at the end of March. […]

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New line-up for ethics commission

New line-up for ethics commission

| 05/05/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Local family lawyer Sonia Bush has been appointed the new chairperson of the Commission for Standards in Public Life. Bush will be serving alongside retired attorney Richard Addlestone, insolvency expert Keith Blake and banking executive Rosalie Twohey after most of the existing members step down. The appointments were made by the governor but officials […]

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Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

Ten-storey hotel proposed for downtown GT

| 05/05/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): A planning application has been submitted for a ten-storey hotel in central George Town on Goring Avenue and across from the Bayshore Mall, which would be the first of its kind for the capital if it is approved. Planning regulations were changed at the end of the last administration to allow for mixed-use buildings […]

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35 public audits meet deadline but a few legacy issues roll on

35 public audits meet deadline but a few legacy issues roll on

| 05/05/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general, Sue Winspear, has confirmed that the financial audits of 35 public sector entities were completed and all received unqualified audit opinions by the statutory deadline of 30 April. This represents a significant improvement on public sector financial reporting from days gone by, and Winspear highlighted the work of the outgoing Public […]

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Community affairs boss moves to new ministry

Community affairs boss moves to new ministry

| 04/05/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Another change in the senior civil service line-up supporting the new PACT Government was revealed Tuesday, when Government Information Services issued a release about Minister Bernie Bush’s first visit to departments under his responsibility at the new Ministry of Home Affairs, Youth, Sport, Culture and Heritage. Teresa Echenique, who was one of two chief […]

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