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Activists press on with battle against plastic

Activists press on with battle against plastic

| 03/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on Sunday, activists in the Cayman Islands were cleaning up beaches on the Sister Islands and in West Bay, as well as preparing for more action on the myriad environmental threats, including the removal of mangroves and plastic pollution. Students from the Protect Our Future campaign and other […]

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HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

| 03/02/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is preparing a separate flu clinic at the hospital to help it manage and treat any influx of people infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or other respiratory illnesses, as the latest flu-like virus spreads around the world. At a press conference on Monday, officials said Cayman has no confirmed […]

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Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

| 30/01/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is meeting today, Thursday, after which it may declare a global health emergency, given the rapid spread of the virus. As well as spreading across every region of China, infections have been recorded in at least 15 other countries. Public health officials here […]

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Students furious over dump failings

Students furious over dump failings

| 29/01/2020 | 183 Comments

(CNS): Students from the Cayman International School are furious after the latest and certainly one of the most serious dump fires on Friday, and say they have many questions for government about its failure to address the growing landfill and wider waste-management problem. The private school, built by the Dart Group, is extremely close to […]

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HSA monitoring new virus after US case

HSA monitoring new virus after US case

| 23/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With one case of a new strain of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, now reported in the United States, public health officials in the Cayman Islands said they are monitoring the situation surrounding this new respiratory disease, which, it now appears, can be transmitted from human to human. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has […]

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Drone found near airport runway

Drone found near airport runway

| 14/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has said a disabled drone was discovered last week within the perimeter of Owen Roberts International Airport very near to the runway. Officials said the operation of a drone so close to arriving and departing aircraft is both illegal and extremely irresponsible. But this is not […]

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Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

Hospital says patients unaffected by IT failure

| 08/01/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has issued a short statement to state that patient care was not affected by an IT system outage at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The HSA said it was continuing to deliver its services, despite the hardware failure that has impacted some aspects of its administrative functions. “Connection to the authority’s […]

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CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

| 07/01/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The local power provider on Grand Cayman said trees close to power lines need to be properly maintained and owners must not to plant new ones within ten feet of electrical lines, as they represent a significant safety hazard . The warning from Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) comes after one of its utility poles […]

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Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

| 31/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health will be starting 2020 much as it has continued throughout this year, playing catch-up on garbage collection. Officials said on New Year’s Eve that the pick-ups, mostly in the Bodden Town area, which should have happened last Thursday and Friday would be dealt with today, Tuesday 31 December, and […]

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7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Seven Caribbean countries will introduce some form of single-use plastic and polystyrene ban in the New Year, but the Cayman Islands is not one of them. Although government here has been hinting that it is thinking about imposing some form of restriction, plastic use is currently entirely unrestricted, even though the Caribbean region is […]

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Child hospitalised from troubled care home

Child hospitalised from troubled care home

| 31/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A teenage resident at the Frances Bodden Children’s Home was taken to hospital Christmas Eve following what is believed to be a suicide attempt. Officials from the Department of Children and Family Services have failed to respond to CNS enquiries about the incident but the RCIPS has confirmed that police and medics were called […]

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