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Slow start for for voters on Election Day

Slow start for for voters on Election Day

| 14/04/2021

(CNS): Just over 16% of the electorate voted during the first two hours after the polls opened on General Election Day in the Cayman Islands. However, elections officials are expecting a busy day with a high turnout. More than 21% of voters in North Side have already cast their vote, while over in West Bay […]

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Species plan can’t protect South Sound mangroves

Species plan can’t protect South Sound mangroves

| 13/04/2021 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The protection plan for mangroves that was implemented under the National Conservation Law last year is not enough to prevent the clearing of another significant area of mangroves in the South Sound basin in the coming months. Already under significant pressure from massive development, phase three of a major apartment project in the basin […]

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Driver crashes after gunman opens fire

Driver crashes after gunman opens fire

| 12/04/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS: Police dealt with yet another serious firearms case Monday after a driver crashed his car when a gunman shot at him in the very early hours of the morning. According to a brief police report, the man was driving along Martin Road in central George Town at around 12:45am on 12 April when an […]

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Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

| 12/04/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre have a list of grievances that have still not been resolved, even after a significant number of workers walked off the job Friday and carried out a day-long protest. Despite their public declarations about many issues and a workplace that they describe as a “toxic environment”, which were […]

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New gov’t will inherit CI$100M deficit

New gov’t will inherit CI$100M deficit

| 12/04/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Government of National Unity will be leaving the next government with a hole in the operating budget for 2021, despite continued claims that the members of the outgoing administration have been a good stewards of public finances. While COVID-19 spending explains part of the deficit, government’s revenue is not anticipated to be as […]

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Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

| 09/04/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]

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CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

CSU forecasters predict 17 storms in a busy season

| 09/04/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The preliminary forecast by the experts at Colorado State University for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season predicts a busy one, with 17 named storms leading to eight hurricanes and at least four major hurricanes. Based on information obtained through March 2021, the experts from CSU predict “activity above the 1981–2010 average”, which is described […]

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Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

| 09/04/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]

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Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

| 08/04/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The captain of the MV Bulk Freedom has indicated that he is unwilling to take the Cuban migrants currently occupying a communications room aboard his vessel to any other port and has insisted that the group must disembark here in the Cayman Islands, according to the latest official update on the impasse. Customs and […]

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Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

Inflation continued to plague Cayman through COVID

| 08/04/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): According to the Economics and Statistics Office’s third quarter report, the gross domestic product fell by around 8.2% in the Cayman Islands but Caymanians were still facing inflationary pressure from price increases. Available indicators show that the challenges the Cayman Islands faced at the end of last year, nine months after COVID-19 arrived here […]

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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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