Tag: Little Cayman

Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

| 27/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The unpredictable path of Tropical Storm Ida brought the system closest to Grand Cayman early this morning but because of the shape of the storm, the Sister Islands suffered the worst of the weather. The all clear for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman takes effect at 11am this morning, five hours after Grand Cayman. […]

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Trust starts petition against overwater bungalows

Trust starts petition against overwater bungalows

| 09/08/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Little Cayman District Committee (LCDC) of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands (NTCI) has launched a petition in response to the proposed construction of overwater bungalows in the South Hole Sound Marine Reserve on the island, which the non-profit has described as “a matter of critical importance”. In a press release issued […]

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Developers defend projects facing public backlash

Developers defend projects facing public backlash

| 05/08/2021 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Local residents challenging the pace of development are no longer just committed environmental activists but increasingly include Caymanians who have been marginalized by projects that undermine the culture and heritage of these islands, but some developers are standing by their plans, despite the controversy they are causing. Matthew Wight, one of three Caymanian developers […]

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A defining test for our new Cabinet

A defining test for our new Cabinet

| 29/07/2021 | 58 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our new Cabinet is facing yet another defining test of its character and its pre-election and post-election commitments. An application has reportedly been made for a type of development that is new to Cayman, a type of development that would see developers not paving over our paradise, but literally building over our coastal […]

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Over-water resort planned for Little Cayman

Over-water resort planned for Little Cayman

| 28/07/2021 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Developers have submitted an application to the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board for Cayman’s first ever over-water bungalow resort, which they want to build on Little Cayman. According to drawings available online by architect John Doak, owners of the land currently home to the Kingston Bight Beach Bar off Guy Banks […]

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Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

| 22/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Mark Tibbetts is the new district commissioner for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman today following the retirement of Ernie Scott, whose last day of work was Wednesday. Tibbetts, who was previously the deputy DC, secured the top civil service job on the Sister Islands “following a rigorous interview process”, officials said. Scott retires after […]

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Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

| 07/04/2021 | 17 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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Hundreds of shoes cleared from Little Cayman beaches

Hundreds of shoes cleared from Little Cayman beaches

| 18/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers collected hundreds of shoes from several beaches on Little Cayman and Owen Island this weekend during the latest Plastic Free Cayman clean-up event. More than 3,000lbs of garbage was cleared from three beaches by the 30 volunteers, and most of what they picked up was plastic, especially plastic slippers. The NGO, which is […]

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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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Cubans in quarantine after landing on Little Cayman

Cubans in quarantine after landing on Little Cayman

| 07/12/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Twelve Cuban migrants have been placed in a government quarantine facility on Cayman Brac after the ten men and two women landed on Little Cayman on Sunday. Before they were spotted by a fisherman off Little Cayman, the group was reportedly at sea for five days in a makeshift vessel under sail, without a […]

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30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

| 02/12/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS have incinerated 66lbs (30kg) of cocaine that washed ashore in the Guy Banks Road area of Little Cayman over three weeks ago, on 9 November, officials revealed Wednesday. Officers had recovered 25 packages from the beach containing what was believed to be the drug. While police said the haul was valued at […]

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