Tag: Cayman Brac

Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

| 07/04/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Inspector Ian Yearwood has been appointed as the new area commander for the Sister Islands, taking over from Acting Inspector Kevin Bogle, who has returned to uniform policing in Grand Cayman after his two-year rotation at the helm of policing in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Yearwood, who took up the post this week, […]

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Brac driver sober in latest light pole crash

Brac driver sober in latest light pole crash

| 24/03/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating how a sober drive managed to literally wrap his white Honda Civic around a light pole on the Bight Road, Cayman Brac, yesterday morning in a single-car collision. Police and emergency services were called to the crash scene at around 11:40am Monday when the driver, who was alone in the car, […]

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Teen activists wade in on Brac protest

Teen activists wade in on Brac protest

| 04/02/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As work continues on the controversial private airbase on Cayman Brac, posing a threat to rock iguana habitat, teenagers from Protect Our Future are also now urging a halt to the project. The young activists were on the Brac recently lending support to the campaign there in the face of the environmental threats posed […]

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Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

| 01/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): David Dean Meadors (55), a US national who absconded while on bail for firearms charges more than three years ago, made a final plea in the long-running case when he appeared in court Friday via Zoom. Meadors is now expected to be sentenced in March but he is not expected to return. The Florida […]

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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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