Archive for July, 2022

Suspect burglar arrested on return to crime scene

Suspect burglar arrested on return to crime scene

| 29/07/2022

(CNS): A 30-year-old George Town man appeared in court Friday afternoon charged with breaking into two different commercial premises in George Town on Tuesday, 26 July. The suspect was arrested when he returned to the scene of one of the burglaries and came face to face with the police. Officers had first been called to […]

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All of Cardinall Ave closes for more street work

All of Cardinall Ave closes for more street work

| 29/07/2022 | 61 Comments

(CNS): As the pedestrianisation of Cardinall Avenue in George Town, which began back in January, continues, the remaining stretch of the road is now closed to traffic between Albert Panton Street and Edward Street to allow work on that section of the road, according to a release from the infrastructure ministry. This will include enhancements […]

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Sargassum removal trial planned in North Sound

Sargassum removal trial planned in North Sound

| 29/07/2022 | 35 Comments

(CNS): There is no easy way of addressing the major influx of sargassum into the North Sound, Premier Wayne Panton said Thursday. Nevertheless, resources have been mobilised for a trial to pump out the invasive seaweed and reduce the impact it is having on the marine life and businesses operating in and around the area.

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More customers and consumption fuel CUC earnings

More customers and consumption fuel CUC earnings

| 29/07/2022 | 25 Comments

(CNS): With the economy recovering from the pandemic and a rise in the number of customers using more power, CUC’s earnings increased by around $1.9 million in the first half of 2022 compared to 2021. In a release issued Friday detailing the unaudited accounts up to 30 June 2022, Grand Cayman’s power provider said a […]

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Lightning strike cuts power on Little Cayman

Lightning strike cuts power on Little Cayman

| 29/07/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Brac Power and Light Company worked Friday morning to restore power for its customers on Little Cayman after a lightning strike cut electricity across the entire island. The Little Cayman Clinic was closed for regular appointments and officials said they were only able to offer emergency medical treatment until power was restored. Jonathan […]

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‘Staggering’ population growth must be managed

‘Staggering’ population growth must be managed

| 29/07/2022 | 163 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton couldn’t say “how many is too many” people, as he revealed that the population of the Cayman Islands in October 2021 was 71,432. At a press conference on Thursday to mark the release of the Cayman Islands’ 2021 Census of Population and Housing Report, Panton said that the target population of […]

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COVID hospital cases increase as official numbers fall

COVID hospital cases increase as official numbers fall

| 29/07/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials said that the number of hospital admissions and patients needing treatment for COVID-19 shows that the decline in detected cases is leading to an underestimate of the true incidence of the coronavirus in the local population. The number of reported cases is falling as testing declines, distorting the true picture. Genomic […]

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GC police sent to Brac to investigate child’s death

GC police sent to Brac to investigate child’s death

| 28/07/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Five police investigators, supported by forensic specialists and a pathologist, have been sent to Cayman Brac to support local officers investigating the tragic death of a two-year-old girl on the island on Monday. The RCIPS team from Grand Cayman was sent on Wednesday and police said they are now carrying out a full investigation […]

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Premier urges attorneys to support legal aid

Premier urges attorneys to support legal aid

| 28/07/2022 | 99 Comments

(CNS): The well-established Judicial Legal Aid Department and the launch of a fully staffed Legal Aid Clinic have gone a long way to reinforcing access to justice in the Cayman Islands, Premier Wayne Panton said Thursday in his address at the Conference of CARICOM Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries, as he urged more attorneys […]

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Another year passes with no single-use plastic ban

Another year passes with no single-use plastic ban

| 28/07/2022 | 91 Comments

(CNS): It is now three years since the PPM-led government created a steering committee in July 2019 to shape a policy to ban some single-use plastics in the Cayman Islands, such as plastic bags, straws and take-out food containers. CNS contacted the Ministry of Sustainability this week about the status of the proposed ban but […]

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CCMI to explore 12-Mile Bank and Pickle Bank

CCMI to explore 12-Mile Bank and Pickle Bank

| 28/07/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Little Cayman-based Central Caribbean Marine Institute has received a grant and a donation totalling more than CI$1 million, which will be used to explore two well-known seamounts (submerged islands) near the Cayman Islands. Collaborating with the Department of Environment, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, CCMI researchers will […]

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