Archive for January 17th, 2023

More brown booby birds killed on Cayman Brac

More brown booby birds killed on Cayman Brac

| 17/01/2023 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The bodies of two brown booby adults and one chick were found on Cayman Brac last weekend and were likely killed by cats, according to the Department of Environment. The news comes on the heels of a report last week outlining the grim circumstances of the brown booby colony on the island. During the […]

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Invasive, poisonous tree found in Newlands

Invasive, poisonous tree found in Newlands

| 17/01/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A cluster of Brazilian peppertrees (Schinus terebinthifolia), a poisonous and highly invasive South American plant, has been found in Newlands. Also known as the Brazilian pepper, aroeira, rose pepper, Christmas berry or Florida holly, it is a member of the poison oak and ivy family that found its way to the Cayman Islands in […]

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Beach access signs go missing from Barkers

Beach access signs go missing from Barkers

| 17/01/2023 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Commission is asking the public to help track down two signs that were illegally removed from beach access points in West Bay. One of the missing signs was removed from Barkers National Park (Barkers 48) on Block 8A Parcel 7, and the other (Barkers 46) was removed from Conch Point Road, […]

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Cocaine traffickers dodge long prison terms

Cocaine traffickers dodge long prison terms

| 17/01/2023 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A combination of mitigating factors, admissions of guilt and help given to the police saw two local men convicted of trying to smuggle over 4.65 kilos of cocaine into the Cayman Islands dodge what could have been almost two decades behind bars for their part in the conspiracy. At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, […]

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Breakdowns and crashes delay Brac garbage collection

Breakdowns and crashes delay Brac garbage collection

| 17/01/2023 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health is apologising to Cayman Brac residents over delays to garbage collection services due to a series of mechanical truck failures and a collision involving a loaded garbage truck earlier this month. The Department of Public Works (DPW) is making the necessary repairs, but the vehicle downtime resulted in a […]

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Humane Society’s $5.3M shelter to go before CPA

Humane Society’s $5.3M shelter to go before CPA

| 17/01/2023 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Humane Society’s planning application for an animal rescue shelter in West Bay is scheduled to be heard by the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday. The proposal faces just one objector, who has set out how the non-profit organisation could address their concerns as they appear to support the concept in principle. […]

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XBB found in local COVID tests but BA.5 dominates

XBB found in local COVID tests but BA.5 dominates

| 17/01/2023 | 23 Comments

(CNS): As 2023 gets underway and three years after the COVID-19 virus arrived in the Cayman Islands, variants of the original strain are still infecting dozens of people here. According to the latest edition of the Public Health Department’s Spotlight report, the highly contagious XBB variant has been detected in local samples here but the […]

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Trademark business helps pad public purse

Trademark business helps pad public purse

| 17/01/2023 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) saw record-breaking levels of trademark business last year after it approved 568 registrations for company brands. That figure surpassed the previous high of 510 trademark registrations in 2019. There were also 207 registrations for patents and 14 registrations for design rights. The increase in business resulted in […]

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Red Cross targetted by thieves and vandals

Red Cross targetted by thieves and vandals

| 17/01/2023 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) is struggling to deal with a surge of break-ins at its Thrift Shop in George Town, where people are raiding donations, breaking locks and damaging the Red Cross trailer that is used for sales and collections. Officials said there were several instances over the holiday season where unknown […]

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Boat captain faces lengthy jail time for fatal crash

Boat captain faces lengthy jail time for fatal crash

| 17/01/2023 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Sean Michael McDonald (39) is expected to be sent to jail on Wednesday, following a court hearing on Friday in relation to the sentence he will receive after being convicted last year on two charges of manslaughter and of endangering life in connection with a deadly night-time boat crash in the North Sound in […]

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