Archive for January 11th, 2023

253 crashes recorded during holiday campaign

253 crashes recorded during holiday campaign

| 11/01/2023 | 78 Comments

(CNS): During the last month of 2022, a year in which 14 people were killed on local roads, the RCIPS recorded another 253 crashes, including one fatal collision. The month-long seasonal campaign to crack down on crime and promote road safety, Operation Winter Guardian, came at the end of one of the worst years on […]

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EWA extension ‘crucial’, claims roads minister

EWA extension ‘crucial’, claims roads minister

| 11/01/2023 | 113 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for roads, Jay Ebanks, has said that the East-West Arterial Road extension is the most crucial of all the road projects that the National Roads Authority is working on. However, the proposed road is also one of the most controversial, as the bulk of the next phase poses a direct threat […]

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Chickens euthanised after bird flu suspected in local flock

Chickens euthanised after bird flu suspected in local flock

| 11/01/2023 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Five possible cases of Avian influenza (bird flu) have been detected in Grand Cayman during the Department of Agriculture’s routine surveillance for the virus in the local poultry population. The DoA explained that its veterinary staff conducts preliminary rapid testing of all domestic poultry that have died of possible respiratory illnesses.

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Cop injured and suspect tasered during arrest

Cop injured and suspect tasered during arrest

| 11/01/2023

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from Bodden Town who was wanted for theft offences and outstanding warrants was arrested on Saturday night after police chased and tasered him. One police officer was injured during the pursuit, in which the man climbed onto a roof in Central George Town as he tried to evade the police. The […]

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Insurance sector expects to ration costly cover

Insurance sector expects to ration costly cover

| 11/01/2023 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Insurance Association (CIIA) has confirmed that customers in the Cayman Islands can expect their property insurance premiums to go up this year by as much as 30% and that cover will likely be rationed as a result of the decline in the availability of insurance cover. The association issued a warning […]

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Psychiatrist resigns in the face of ministry inertia

Psychiatrist resigns in the face of ministry inertia

| 11/01/2023 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Local psychiatrist Dr Marc Lockhart has resigned in frustration as chair of the Mental Health Commission after his efforts to keep the long-awaited mental health facility project moving forward have been met with an “anaemic response”. Speaking to CNS, he said the blockage was inside the ministry as Minister Sabrina Turner, like her predecessors, […]

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