Archive for January, 2024

Ministry seeks public help to shape housing policy

Ministry seeks public help to shape housing policy

| 31/01/2024 | 84 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED with consultant costs. An open public consultation has begun to help shape a much-needed policy to address the chronic shortage of affordable housing and other challenges in the local property market created by the ability of overseas residents to buy property here with no restriction or annual taxes.

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Quaker Oats recall over possible contamination

Quaker Oats recall over possible contamination

| 31/01/2024 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Quaker Oats Company has recalled a number of products due to potential contamination with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The latest list of possibly contaminated products has been added to a previous list.

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Fish in quiet waters increased threefold during lockdown

Fish in quiet waters increased threefold during lockdown

| 31/01/2024 | 26 Comments

(CNS): When compared to data from 2018, there was a significant increase in reef fish biomass in the waters off Grand Cayman during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to research published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports. Researchers from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute found that fish in and around the George Town Harbour increased […]

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Man throws chemical in co-worker’s face

Man throws chemical in co-worker’s face

| 31/01/2024

(CNS): A 29-year-old man from Bodden Town was arrested last night on suspicion of causing serious injury to a man he was working with by throwing a fluid of some kind in his face. The police said that shortly before 8:00am on Monday, 29 January, medical staff at the government hospital in George Town reported […]

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Another port worker injured at cargo dock

Another port worker injured at cargo dock

| 30/01/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) has confirmed that one of its workers was injured during an incident at the cargo dock on Monday afternoon. CNS understands that he member of staff suffered a broken leg when a container was being unloaded. Port Director Paul Hurlston said that PACI and the emergency […]

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DoE director continues to fight misinformation

DoE director continues to fight misinformation

| 30/01/2024 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The director of the Department of Environment is continuing to correct misinformed critics of the DoE and the National Conservation Council who accuse them of delaying development. Gina Ebanks-Petrie has said, again, that the issues relating to planning delays are a result of the Central Planning Authority’s inaccurate interpretation of the National Conservation Law […]

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Suspected burglar arrested after five break-ins

Suspected burglar arrested after five break-ins

| 29/01/2024

(CNS): A 27-year-old man from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in relation to one of five commercial break-ins that took place around the waterfront and Central George Town between Sunday and Monday. In each of the incidents, a glass door or window was broken for the burglar to gain entry. RCIPS […]

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Objector says cell tower would spoil community

Objector says cell tower would spoil community

| 29/01/2024 | 73 Comments

(CNS): An application by telecommunications company Logic for a 70-foot communications tower is facing an impassioned objection from one resident in the area, who claims that it would pose health risks and ruin the aesthetics of the community. Logic wants to erect a Sabre monopole antenna on Newport Avenue, George Town, behind the main hospital […]

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Colourful African lizard poses new threat to natives

Colourful African lizard poses new threat to natives

| 29/01/2024 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is issuing an alert over the first recorded sighting of a red-headed rock agama (Agama agama) on Grand Cayman. The small invasive lizard, which is a native of sub-Saharan Africa, was spotted last Thursday in the industrial centre of George Town, next to the container yard where international shipments have […]

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Minister says amended law will help financial sector

Minister says amended law will help financial sector

| 29/01/2024 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister André Ebanks has said that one of the bills he will be presenting to parliament next month will enhance the local financial services sector “in the face of changing market dynamics”. According to a release from his ministry, the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2024, which was gazetted last week, will enhance Cayman’s […]

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Death or jail awaits gangsters, warns CoP Walton

Death or jail awaits gangsters, warns CoP Walton

| 29/01/2024 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Commissioner of Police Kurt Walton has warned local gangsters that the current tit-for-tat violence and increase in tensions will only end in their death or being locked up if they do not stop. After another man was shot multiple times in the stomach on Friday morning in West Bay, Walton said that anyone who […]

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