Tag: Sister Islands

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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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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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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New commander to increase Sister Islands’ cop presence

New commander to increase Sister Islands’ cop presence

| 23/01/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Acting Police Inspector Kevin Bogle has been appointed the next area commander for the Sister Islands for a two-year rotation. Succeeding Inspector Andre Tahal, who has returned to Grand Cayman, Bogle said that one of his priorities will be to increase the police presence on both islands, with a special focus on schools. He also […]

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Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

| 01/11/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the island-wide green iguana cull gets underway in Grand Cayman, residents in the Sister Islands are being urged to “act fast” to prevent a potential invasion on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which poses a threat to the indigenous species on those islands. The number of greens appearing on the Brac is still […]

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Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

| 15/03/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is no stranger to the Sister Islands, having lived on Cayman Brac when he move […]

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Booze board extends opening hours for all

Booze board extends opening hours for all

| 21/12/2016 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board said holders of liquor licences can now open longer if they choose. Woody DaCosta said that during its quarterly meeting earlier this month the board agreed to a blanket extension on licenses to allow clubs, bars and restaurants to stay open late. It also agreed to […]

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Duty cuts extended to 2020 for Sister Islands

Duty cuts extended to 2020 for Sister Islands

| 22/12/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Duty concessions on fuel, stamp duty and building materials imported into the Sister Islands have been extended through 2020 and the 15% duty cut on Grand Cayman for building materials has been extended until the end of 2016, which Finance Minister Marco Archer said was “consistent with government’s ongoing efforts to stimulate further growth […]

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Brac high school makes grade but primaries fail

Brac high school makes grade but primaries fail

| 16/09/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Layman Scott High School on Cayman Brac is the only high school in the Cayman Islands to receive a ‘good’ rating in its baseline inspection report. The only other school to make the same grade was Prospect Primary on Grand Cayman. But despite the ‘good’ grade for the Sister Islands secondary school, both […]

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