Archive for June 29th, 2022

People suggest 45 locations for conservation

People suggest 45 locations for conservation

| 29/06/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The recent solicitation by the National Conservation Council for nominations from the public for places that could become protected areas has closed after dozens of people nominated more than 45 potential sites. Speaking at the NCC’s general meeting Wednesday, John Bothwell from the Department of the Environment, which oversaw the consultation on behalf of […]

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Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

| 29/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): It is not clear if the Cayman Islands Government has achieved value for money from the services that it has shifted online, and Cayman is lagging behind other countries in its provision of e-services, the Office of the Auditor General has found in a new report. Sue Winspear and her team identified a number […]

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Feral cat issue settled, control project restarts

Feral cat issue settled, control project restarts

| 29/06/2022 | 81 Comments

(CNS): Feral cat control has resumed in Little Cayman after an agreement between the Cayman Islands Government and two local animal welfare non-profit organisations, Feline Friends and the Cayman Islands Humane Society, which had challenged the programme in the courts. The NPOs managed to stop the control project for several years, placing threatened native and […]

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Cops round up another suspect gunman

Cops round up another suspect gunman

| 29/06/2022

(CNS); Police have charged a second man in relation to an incident where shots were fired on a George Town street last month. The 27-year-old man from West Bay is the second person to be charged in this case after another West Bay man, aged 31, was charged earlier this month. Both men are facing […]

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Experts finally coming to fix long-broken radar

Experts finally coming to fix long-broken radar

| 29/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): International experts are expected to arrive in Grand Cayman next month to repair the Cayman Islands National Weather Service’s Doppler radar in East End, which has been out of service for more than eight months. Varying explanations have been given about the repairs in response to CNS inquiries, but a major cause appears to […]

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Young activists begin campaign for reef-safe sunscreen

Young activists begin campaign for reef-safe sunscreen

| 29/06/2022 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The student-led environmental advocacy group, Protect Our Future, has launched a new campaign to promote the use of reef-safe sunscreen brands in the Cayman Islands. Sunscreen chemicals, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, are known to contain nanoparticles that disrupt the growth cycles of reef corals, cause coral bleaching, and lower their defences against diseases […]

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Exit tests dropped for all in COVID-19 isolation

Exit tests dropped for all in COVID-19 isolation

| 29/06/2022 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Along with the end of the mask mandate and the pre-arrival negative tests for travellers, the health ministry has confirmed that exit tests for people leaving COVID-19 isolation have also been dropped. Anyone who tests positive with a lateral flow test result is still required to report their result to public health on exploregov.ky and […]

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