Archive for May 10th, 2021

Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel

Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel

| 10/05/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A rusty storage tank at Jackson Point suffered a “bottom plate failure resulting from severe rust and degradation due to corrosion”, which was preventable, according to an independent investigation report into a spill at the Rubis terminal in South Sound in November 2019. The report, which has been acquired by CNS, shows that the […]

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A dozen COVID-19 cases reported in travellers

A dozen COVID-19 cases reported in travellers

| 10/05/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have reported 12 positive cases of COVID-19 among travellers in the latest batch of test results. After a significant decline in positive tests among the new arrivals and those ending quarantine, the chief medical officer said Monday that half of these new positive cases were in newly arrived travellers but the […]

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Planning not the first port of call for new minister

Planning not the first port of call for new minister

| 10/05/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The new planning minister, Jay Ebanks, began touring the various departments under his area of responsibility last week, according to a release from GIS, but the new Cabinet member and representative for North Side did not include the planning department in his first round of visits. The minister now responsible for addressing runaway development, […]

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Regal Beach placing hope in seawall

Regal Beach placing hope in seawall

| 10/05/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): One of several luxury condo complexes on Seven Mile Beach facing significant beach erosion is placing hope in a new seawall, even though it is very unlikely to help. Work at the Regal Beach Club had begun using debris from the original wall, which was damaged by last year’s storms, as the base for […]

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Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

Over 1,100 people turn up for COVID shots

| 10/05/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The vaccination drive organised by the PACT Government on Saturday appears to have been a great success as hundreds of people turned out to get their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, boosting the stalled national programme and increasing the number of those having had at least one dose to around 38,500, approximately 60% […]

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Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

Good governance and the Cayman Islands prosecution service

| 10/05/2021 | 59 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: The recently announced departure of the current director of public prosecutions (DPP) and the imminent appointment of a new DPP both highlight the need for transformative positive change within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) and creates an opportunity for such change. The struggles and apparent deficiencies within the […]

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Students under investigation over ‘edibles’

Students under investigation over ‘edibles’

| 10/05/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Police have opened an investigation after a group of students at the Clifton Hunter High School became ill last week after consuming what is suspected to be sweet-goods that contained ganja. The case was referred to the RCIPS by the Department of Education Services, and while two students have been excluded from school, a […]

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