Archive for August 17th, 2021

Grace passing 20 miles SW of Grand Cayman

Grace passing 20 miles SW of Grand Cayman

| 17/08/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED 7am: Tropical Storm Grace continued to pound Grand Cayman Wednesday morning with winds in excess of 65mph as it passed some 20 miles southwest of the island. The US National Hurricane Center said that hurricane-force gusts had already been recorded on Grand Cayman this morning. Moving at 16mph toward the west-northwest, Grace is […]

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New Health City needs closer look before approval

New Health City needs closer look before approval

| 17/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The planning application by Health City Cayman Islands requires a much closer look before the Central Planning Authority gives the project the green light, given its magnitude and the likely impact on the community, the Department of Environment has said. Although the National Conservation Council agreed it does not require a full environmental impact […]

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NRA struggles with drain management

NRA struggles with drain management

| 17/08/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority is preparing for Tropical Storm Grace by cleaning and emptying drain wells as the heavy rain is expected to cause flooding in a number of areas across Grand Cayman. However, having started work Monday, there is not enough time for the teams to do all that needs to be done […]

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Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

Prison partners with UWI to tackle ‘revolving door’

| 17/08/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has signed a deal with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus to deliver education and skills training to inmates and tackle Cayman’s revolving prison door. The agreement is a first of its kind in the region, in which a recognised university has formalised a partnership […]

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Airports end kerbside pick-up and drop-off

Airports end kerbside pick-up and drop-off

| 17/08/2021 | 193 Comments

(CNS): By the end of this month private drivers will no longer be able to drop off or pick up passengers at the kerb in front of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Grand Cayman and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac. From 30 August, only authorised taxis and buses will […]

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Grace expected to pass 13 miles south of GC

Grace expected to pass 13 miles south of GC

| 17/08/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: The Cayman Islands is now bracing for a close encounter with Tropical Storm Grace as the centre of the storm is expected to pass 13 miles to the southwest of Grand Cayman late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 2pm bulletin, the storm is still travelling west […]

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