Tag: Little Cayman

Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

| 22/04/2021 | 17 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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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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Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

| 08/06/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Global marine conservation organisation Mission Blue, which campaigns to have critical areas of the world’s oceans recognised and protected, has added the whole of Little Cayman to its list of ecologically critical ‘Hope Spots’. While this does not give the island any additional legal protection over what is already given to it by Cayman […]

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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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Sister Islands curfew release imminent

Sister Islands curfew release imminent

| 04/05/2020 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Residents on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac will soon be allowed to go to restaurants and the beach, as Cabinet is preparing regulations that will pave the way for curfew restrictions to be lifted Tuesday on Little Cayman and then soon after that on Cayman Brac. Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Monday’s COVID-19 press […]

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Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

Expert issues warning about rock iguanas

| 03/03/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Fred Burton, manager of the Department of Environment Terrestrial Resources Unit who was fundamental in bringing Grand Cayman’s endemic blue iguana back from the brink of extinction, is warning that the Cayman Islands needs to act now to save the Sister Islands rock iguana on Little Cayman before it, too, faces extinction. A recent […]

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