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Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

| 09/04/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]

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Cayman Airways’ 3rd Max 8 arrives at ORIA

Cayman Airways’ 3rd Max 8 arrives at ORIA

| 09/04/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The third Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft that Cayman Airways (CAL) leased before the ill-fated aircraft was grounded following two fatal crashes in October 2018 and March 2019 has arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). CAL CEO Fabian Whorms confirmed that the airline had been able to take delivery of the aircraft after a […]

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CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

| 09/04/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The preliminary forecast by the experts at Colorado State University for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season predicts a busy one, with 17 named storms leading to eight hurricanes and at least four major hurricanes. Based on information obtained through March 2021, the experts from CSU predict “activity above the 1981–2010 average”, which is described […]

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Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

| 09/04/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]

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Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

| 09/04/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS) Updated with local statements and protocol: Royal officials have announced the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years. Local officials have said that flags are flying at half-mast on all government buildings across the Cayman Islands today (Friday) to mark his passing. The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor […]

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Shore fishing allowed in over half local waters

Shore fishing allowed in over half local waters

| 09/04/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Local fisherfolk are still free to fish from the shore around the Cayman Islands along more than half of the country’s coastline. The Department of Environment said there was some misunderstanding in the community about the recent rule changes to the Marine Park regulations and noted that fishing from the shore was still allowed […]

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Police chopper steers two sea rescues

Police chopper steers two sea rescues

| 09/04/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two men who were tipped from a kayak and five boaters struggling to return to shore were rescued at the weekend after the RCIPS Air Operations Unit coordinated the response to the two separate incidents caused by rough weather Sunday. Just before 3pm the police helicopter located two men whose canoe had capsized and […]

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Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

| 08/04/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The captain of the MV Bulk Freedom has indicated that he is unwilling to take the Cuban migrants currently occupying a communications room aboard his vessel to any other port and has insisted that the group must disembark here in the Cayman Islands, according to the latest official update on the impasse. Customs and […]

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Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

| 08/04/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): According to the Economics and Statistics Office’s third quarter report, the gross domestic product fell by around 8.2% in the Cayman Islands but Caymanians were still facing inflationary pressure from price increases. Available indicators show that the challenges the Cayman Islands faced at the end of last year, nine months after COVID-19 arrived here […]

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Open season for COVID-19 vaccines

Open season for COVID-19 vaccines

| 08/04/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): From Monday 12 April, the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Own Roberts International Airport (ORIA) will offer the first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to everyone over the age of 16 at anytime, regardless of names, as the alphabet rotation is dropped. While photo ID with a date of birth is still required, […]

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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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