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MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

| 21/10/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are working on mitigating the health impact of the current dengue outbreak, officials said in a press release following the confirmation that six people in Cayman have contracted the disease. With three of those infected having no travel history, the authorities are undertaking […]

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Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Warning issued over fake warning

Warning issued over fake warning

| 21/10/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS) Government officials from several different agencies have issued a warning to the public about a fake warning circulating on WhatsApp claiming that people were being robbed by people posing as census surveyors with fake IDs. The finance and home affairs ministries and the police said the hoax warning circulating on WhatsApp was entirely unsubstantiated […]

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FOI request takes over a year

FOI request takes over a year

| 21/10/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In August 2018 CNS made a freedom on information request to the commerce ministry for a copy of a deal it had signed with TechCayman, a proposed digital platform that the ministry claimed would make Cayman the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Caribbean. But when the ministry responded it released a very heavily redacted copy. […]

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Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

Cruise port debate needs more balance, less politics

| 21/10/2019 | 67 Comments

101 writes: Of all the questions asked about the proposed cruise berthing facility, none dare to focus on the question of whether its OK to compromise some of our natural environment. All of the discussions so far seem to disregard any thought that it may be acceptable to accept any negative impact at all on our environment.

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Man cleared of sexually assaulting wife

Man cleared of sexually assaulting wife

| 18/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A man who was charged with indecent and common assault on his wife has been cleared after the crown offered no evidence. However, according to the details of the case, the man appears to have suffered ample punishment as his wife reportedly bit his penis when he had attempted to force her to have […]

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Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town […]

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Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

Primary school makes some progress, say inspectors

| 18/10/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): After the third follow-through inspection at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay, inspectors found that the school had finally made satisfactory progress on most of the 16 recommendations made some five years ago. Inspectors said progress was ‘satisfactory’ in most areas but that students’ achievement across all year groups in English […]

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Dart’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

Dart’s vendor huts for 7MB revealed

| 17/10/2019 | 105 Comments

(CNS): Dart has confirmed that pictures posted on social media recently of brightly coloured but very small huts are indeed their new vendor units for the Seven Mile Beach revamp project. Responding to CNS enquiries about the new kiosks, Dart officials said that they were designed to meet government specifications and to help with the […]

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MLA plans national survey on voting day

MLA plans national survey on voting day

| 17/10/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The representative for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, is organising a national voter survey on Referendum Day to gauge public opinion on three major controversial but topical subject areas. Bryan said the issues of legalising gambling, ganja use and gay marriage are all constantly discussed but Cayman has no reliable data on what registered […]

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A master mariner on the cruise dock

A master mariner on the cruise dock

| 17/10/2019 | 46 Comments

Paul A. Hurlston writes: I started my sea career at the age of fifteen in 1946 culling turtles around the Nicaraguan coast. At the age of 16 I went to the US and joined the Merchant Navy Sailing of Foreign Flag Ships. I sailed on fruit ships, general cargo ships, oil tankers, bulk carriers, container […]

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