Archive for September 7th, 2021

Bill will make Cayman Islands Coast Guard official

Bill will make Cayman Islands Coast Guard official

| 07/09/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Legislation to formally establish the country’s first coastguard unit has been published in the government gazette. The latest arm of local law enforcement has been taking shape over the last year and its first cohort of recruits graduated in March. An amalgamation of the jobs once done by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with […]

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37 with COVID-19 in isolation

37 with COVID-19 in isolation

| 07/09/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): There are now 37 active cases of COVID-19 among those currently in quarantine and isolation, 13 of whom have symptoms, though no one has been admitted to hospital. According to the latest public health figures released Tuesday, another four travellers tested positive for the virus just one day before the government plans to open […]

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Former tourism minister to chair port board

Former tourism minister to chair port board

| 07/09/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Cline Glidden, who briefly served as the tourism minister from the end of 2012 until he lost his West Bay seat in the 2013 elections, has been appointed as the new chair of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Glidden was a committed supporter of cruise berthing facilities during his time […]

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CI$4 million available for tourism operators

CI$4 million available for tourism operators

| 07/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Micro and small businesses that offer tourism related services and have been impacted by the border closure are being offered a new kind of grant to help them protect their assets and remain afloat until the sector recovers. Some watersports and tour operators have slipped through the net when it comes to the payout […]

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CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

CPA defies NCC order to clear Boggy Sand cabana

| 07/09/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Any hopes that the new Central Planning Authority would pay more attention to sustainable development than the old board were dashed this week with news that the controversial application to build a two-storey cabana at Boggy Sand Beach and replace the existing failing seawall on a similar footprint was approved, despite a lawful order […]

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Marketing expert to lead Education Council

Marketing expert to lead Education Council

| 07/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Shomari Scott, the chief business officer at Health City and former DoT director, has been appointed as chair of the Education Council. His appointment comes at a time when the minister is investing heavily in education, including a significant increase in scholarships and free meals for all students, and as government schools are beginning […]

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Free mulch from TS Grace available

Free mulch from TS Grace available

| 07/09/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The green debris generated by Tropical Storm Grace is being recycled into mulch by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the first load is ready for the taking. All Grand Cayman gardeners and backyard farmers are being offered the free mulch from the Temporary Vegetation Collection Site in Prospect from Wednesday on a […]

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