Archive for July 2nd, 2024

CUC aims to maintain power through hurricane

CUC aims to maintain power through hurricane

| 02/07/2024 | 10 Comments

(CNS): CUC has said it will not stop electrical service as Hurricane Beryl approaches Grand Cayman late tomorrow night and that power will remain on for as long as it is possible and safe. If damage is identified in a specific area, the system will automatically stop service to that area until restoration efforts can […]

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Carnival goes off safely with only four arrests

Carnival goes off safely with only four arrests

| 02/07/2024 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police said the carnival weekend passed relatively safely this year, and officers made only four arrests on Saturday during the festivities. The RCIPS said that even though the events were busy and well attended, there were very few incidents. Officers responded to just two incidents over the course of the day. The first arrests […]

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Bush trial adjourned and parliament postponed

Bush trial adjourned and parliament postponed

| 02/07/2024

(CNS): With the Cayman Islands preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Beryl within the next 36 hours, the trial of McKeeva Bush MP was postponed Tuesday and the jury was sent home by the judge until Friday morning. House Speaker Alden McLaughlin has also confirmed that the planned meeting of lawmakers, including Bush, set for […]

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Satellite system suspended in face of hurricane

Satellite system suspended in face of hurricane

| 02/07/2024 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Western Hemisphere satellite imagery on the Cayman Islands National Weather Service website will be temporarily removed Tuesday night as the CINWS suspends the system as a precautionary measure to protect the critical equipment ahead of the impending arrival of Hurricane Beryl. This won’t impact the Kearney Gomez Weather Radar, however, which will remain online during […]

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CAL adds more flights before airports shut down

CAL adds more flights before airports shut down

| 02/07/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With Cayman now under an official hurricane warning, Cayman Airways will operate additional evacuation flights to help evacuate visitors and residents who wish to leave before Hurricane Beryl arrives. CAL will run two flights to Miami on Tuesday night and five more on Wednesday morning.

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Urgent call for O- and O+ blood ahead of storm

Urgent call for O- and O+ blood ahead of storm

| 02/07/2024 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Beryl approaches, the Cayman Islands Blood Bank urgently requests donations of O Positive and O Negative blood today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday), as these two blood types are critically needed to ensure the Blood Bank is prepared for any emergencies that may arise during and after the storm. “With the threat […]

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Sand available to fill sandbags

Sand available to fill sandbags

| 02/07/2024 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has made sand available to residents of Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac at various locations to assist with preparations for Hurricane Beryl. Sandbags are available from local hardware stores, and sand can be collected at various locations identified by Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the National Roads Authority. Residents are […]

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Opposition urges CIG to ‘come clean’ on ReGen

Opposition urges CIG to ‘come clean’ on ReGen

| 02/07/2024 | 23 Comments

(CNS): As speculation mounts that talks between the Cayman Islands Government and Dart over the future of the waste management project, ReGen, have completely broken down, the opposition is urging the CIG to break its silence on the status of the project and “come clean” to the people about what is going on. Deputy Opposition […]

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Beryl’s forecast path edges closer to Cayman Islands

Beryl’s forecast path edges closer to Cayman Islands

| 02/07/2024 | 20 Comments

(CNS) Updated 7:20pm: At 7:00pm local time, the centre of Hurricane Beryl was located 663 miles east-southeast of the Cayman Islands, moving towards the west-northwest at around 22mph, according to the US National Hurricane Center’s latest update. Packing sustained winds of 150mph, Beryl remains a dangerous category 4 hurricane. On the forecast track, the centre […]

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