Tag: Cayman Brac

Dart and CBPL silent over potential sale

Dart and CBPL silent over potential sale

| 13/01/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Dart Group have neither confirmed nor denied rumours that have emerged on social media that the islands’ largest property developer is buying the Cayman Brac Power and Light Company. In response to questions from CNS, a communications manager from Dart said they would not comment on any potential business deal.

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Christmas Hawksbill turtle nest found on Brac

Christmas Hawksbill turtle nest found on Brac

| 29/12/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): 2020 was a very busy nesting season for turtles in the Cayman Islands and Cayman Brac wrapped it up with the very late discovery of a Hawksbill turtle nest last week. Bonnie Scott of the Brac Turtle Patrol said the late laying Hawksbill surprised volunteers, who believe it might be a record. “Perhaps it […]

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Brackers serious about chopper base fight

Brackers serious about chopper base fight

| 23/12/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Several nearby landowners and the National Trust have now filed appeals against the approval by the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board of a mysterious aviation company’s plans for a helicopter pad, hanger and administration building close to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on the Brac. Following a meeting Saturday, where dozens […]

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Minister has no data on impact of concessions

Minister has no data on impact of concessions

| 21/12/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has admitted that no research has been done or data collected justifying the continued duty concessions on building materials in Grand Cayman and a host of other waivers on Cayman Brac. After delivering a statement in Parliament last week renewing various import and stamp duty cuts due to expire on 31 […]

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Brac gets own turbo COVID-19 test machine

Brac gets own turbo COVID-19 test machine

| 27/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac now has a GeneXpert machine to test for COVID-19. The GeneXpert is an automated, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, providing faster results than a traditional PCR machine. The Brac is now accepting travellers on the home quarantine iMsafe system so the machine will help with clearance tests at […]

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Sister Islands to join COVID isolation system

Sister Islands to join COVID isolation system

| 04/11/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Residents on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman who return to those islands will be able to quarantine at their homes from Saturday after the government extended this option to the Sister Islands based on the success of the programme in Grand Cayman. Those on either island who meet the established criteria will be able […]

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Brac smash cuts power island-wide

Brac smash cuts power island-wide

| 29/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A driver on Cayman Brac is recovering from serious injuries at Faith Hospital after an early morning collision with a light pole on Thursday. Police said they are now investigating the single-vehicle crash, which happened at about 12:15am near to Tibbetts Turn and Watering Place, when a white Honda CRV brought down power lines […]

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Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

| 12/10/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A woman has sustained life threatening injuries after she was knocked down by an SUV on Cayman Brac at around 8:15 this morning in the area of Cemetery Road and West End Road. The victim, who was on foot at the time she was struck by a blue Toyota Fortuna, has been airlifted to […]

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Heat and salinity kill off fish in Brac pond

Heat and salinity kill off fish in Brac pond

| 16/07/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Hot, dry weather in Cayman Brac, which missed out on last weekend’s rain, and a rise in salinity at the Westerly Ponds seem to be behind the death of dozens of fish. Early investigations by the Department of Environment point to a significant fall in the water level at the ponds due to the […]

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Brackers cleared to go fishing

Brackers cleared to go fishing

| 07/05/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Brac residents can look forward to an easing of curfew restrictions on Friday, after Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed that the shelter-in-place order for that island was moving to level three, which means Brackers can go fishing again. With almost a third of the population on the Brac having been tested for COVID-19 and […]

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2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

| 06/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control officers on patrol on South Side East Road in Cayman Brac this morning came across a ganja package that had washed ashore. The officers called the police around 8am Wednesday to report the find. When the police arrived they recovered the taped up package, which was found to contain some […]

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