Archive for May 10th, 2024

Cuban migrants continue dangerous journey

Cuban migrants continue dangerous journey

| 10/05/2024 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Seven Cuban men travelling in a makeshift vessel entered Cayman waters just off the coast of the Queen’s Highway in East End early Wednesday morning, according to the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control. After the migrants were spotted at about 5:30am, CBC officers and their partner agencies approached the boat, which pulled up […]

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Fire crews tackle brush fire in Savannah

Fire crews tackle brush fire in Savannah

| 10/05/2024 | 5 Comments

(CNS): On Thursday, the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) tackled a large bushfire that ignited between the Agriculture Pavilion and Pedro Castle Road in Bodden Town that afternoon. Firefighters had the fire under control Thursday night, but crews continued to manage the situation. Chief Fire Officer Randy Rankin said every precaution was being taken to […]

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Robbery suspect tracked through stolen phone

Robbery suspect tracked through stolen phone

| 10/05/2024

(CNS): A 27-year-old man from George Town who is suspected of being involved in a burglary that happened yesterday and two recent armed robberies was arrested after police tracked a stolen phone to his home. The RCIPS said that shortly before 2:00pm on Thursday, 9 May, police officers responded to a report of a burglary at […]

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SEN teacher cleared in primary school exorcism case

SEN teacher cleared in primary school exorcism case

| 10/05/2024 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services (DES) have said that an investigation conducted by the MASH unit and the RCIPS into allegations of misconduct by the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) at the Red Bay Primary School three years ago found that no further action was needed. Dr Meredith Rankine […]

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CAL’s Barbados flight to end after review of route

CAL’s Barbados flight to end after review of route

| 10/05/2024 | 99 Comments

(CNS): The controversial Cayman Airways flight that was subsidised by the Barbados Government through its tourism unit has been canned. The short-lived route, launched to much fanfare, was introduced largely to increase inter-island travel around the region and help with airlift to Barbados. However, the flight failed to attract significant numbers, with flights reportedly leaving […]

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Little Cayman airport plan risks drastic change

Little Cayman airport plan risks drastic change

| 10/05/2024 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The proposal to move the airport on Little Cayman to a site owned by the Cayman Islands Airport Authority in the centre of this least developed island could have far-reaching implications for its fundamental character, according to a document prepared by the Environmental Assessment Board Subcommittee of the National Conservation Council.

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$2.4 million earmarked for new CBC detention centre

$2.4 million earmarked for new CBC detention centre

| 10/05/2024 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government hopes to steer another $2.4 million in public spending through parliament for this budget cycle to build a new detention facility for irregular migrants. Cabinet approved the proposal for the facility at a meeting on 30 April. In a press release, officials said the project would “enhance national security” and […]

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Bid reveals environmental threats from airport projects

Bid reveals environmental threats from airport projects

| 10/05/2024 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority has opened a bid for consultants to draw up terms of reference for environmental impact assessments of proposed changes at the three airports. The CIAA has unveiled ambitious and controversial plans for the redevelopment of the airports, all of which pose significant environmental threats. The bid is focused on […]

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