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Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

| 30/01/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning West Bay drivers that a sinkhole opened today along the side of Watercourse Road in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 7.7M earthquake and as many as 16 aftershocks. The report was made at around 2:30pm about the relatively small hole, located between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane. Officers have marked out the […]

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Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

| 29/01/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin commended Water Authority staff for working “like Trojans” through the night after Tuesday’s earthquake. He denied that there was any confusion arising from the authority’s actions, maintaining that the confusion was due to misinformation on social media. He said he was in close contact with the director and, in the aftermath […]

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Water cut as authority checks damage

Water cut as authority checks damage

| 28/01/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Water Authority customers are urged to keep checking social media and its website as water service resumes to various parts of the island. Checks have been made to pipes in George Town, parts of Bodden Town East End and North Side where water has now been restored. Customers can open their shut-off valve […]

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Welding repairs triggered fuel tank fire

Welding repairs triggered fuel tank fire

| 09/04/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A report by the utilities watchdog, OfReg, has found that a fire at the SOL fuel tanks in Jackson Point last summer was due to welding work that had been done inside one of the tanks on the previous day while it was still in use. The regulator has pointed to a list of factors […]

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Power black-out hit 13,000 CUC customers

Power black-out hit 13,000 CUC customers

| 05/04/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A power outage that impacted large parts of West Bay, Bodden Town, Prospect and George Town on Tuesday evening, from around 7pm, just as families were preparing dinner, was caused by “generating unit safety systems tripping a number of generating units in response to an operational anomaly”, CUC said in a release explaining the black-out that impacted […]

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Equipment failure behind major power cut

Equipment failure behind major power cut

| 16/01/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The power outage on Friday morning, which impacted 14,337 CUC customers from South Sound to East End, was caused by equipment failure, Grand Cayman’s electricity provider said Tuesday. Apologizing for the cut in supply that affected more than half their customers between 7:20am and 8:27am, CUC said in a release that the interruptions to service happened […]

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2½ hour power cut hit 25% of CUC customers

2½ hour power cut hit 25% of CUC customers

| 06/07/2017 | 19 Comments

(CNS): An outage in the power supply to all of West Bay and parts of the Seven Mile Beach area on Friday evening left a quarter of CUC’s customers without any electricity for more than two and a half hours. A spokesperson for the company said Thursday that last week’s outage was caused by “a […]

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Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

| 20/06/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Calling the event historic, CUC president and CEO Richard Hew, along with project and government representatives, officially commissioned Cayman’s first solar farm Tuesday, 20 June at CUC’s facility in Bodden Town, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 800 homes. Hew, Ministry Councillor Austin Harris, Project Manager Emil Neef and […]

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CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

| 09/06/2017 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Both business and residential customers on Grand Cayman will see a hike in their electricity bills from this month after the regulator, OfReg, cleared CUC, Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, to increase rates by 1.6%. Officials at the power company said the increase in the base rate is in line with the Rate Cap […]

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CUC begins testing new solar facility

CUC begins testing new solar facility

| 05/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s power provider is just a few weeks away from officially opening Cayman’s first ever solar farm. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said in a statement today that it has started testing the facility in Bodden Town. Commissioned in partnership with solar project developer Entropy, the renewable energy 5MW facility is expected to […]

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Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

Fuel costs fall as earnings rise for CUC

| 21/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider enjoyed an increase in net earnings of some $2.4 million last year but CUC said the average cost of bills still fell by almost 32% by the year-end compared to consumer bills at the end of 2014. The power provider said that the combination of a fall in […]

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