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Friday, January 24, 2020

Marriott resort seeks to regain its beach

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has applied for a coastal works licence to re-establish the eroded beach in front of its Seven Mile...

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Public Health on lookout for coronavirus

Local public health officials has said they are closely monitoring a newly identified strain of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of 17 people in China.

Fire Service asks public not to tackle big fires

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is urging members of the public to leave the task of putting out fires to the professionals.

More options for watersports events

New amendments to Cayman’s port regulations have paved the way for hosting watersports events outside of designated zones.

Dozen Proud of Them Caymanians named

Twelve young Caymanians, ranging in age from 14 to 24, have been named the 2020 Proud of Them honourees for their achievements in academics, sports, career and community service.

Airport hickatees, tarpon, mosquito fish relocated

Cayman Islands Airports Authority staff and volunteers have relocated dozens of wildlife species to neighbouring ponds at Owen Roberts International Airport to facilitate upgrades, according to the CIAA.

Nearly 300 divorces filed in 2019

Divorces continued to keep Family Court busy last year, with 297 new proceedings initiated.

Gay Straight Alliance opens to all young people

Cayman International School student Zoe Sulisz, 17, who started the Gay Straight Alliance club at her school last year, has opened up membership to students from different schools along with any other interested youth.

Missing landfill worker declared dead

Nine years after she was last seen alive, missing landfill worker Anna Evans has been declared legally dead.

Garden on public road must be removed

The owner of a new luxury home on the waterfront in West Bay will be required to move ornamental rocks and palm trees that encroach on the public road.

Objections grow over Smith Cove project

Artist renderings of enhancements at Smith Barcadere have been making the rounds on social media and drawing widespread objections from the public.

Reckless driving caught on video

Police are trying to identify a motorist caught on camera earlier this month overtaking traffic on the shoulder of oncoming traffic along Shamrock Road. Inspector...

Deaf tourist inspires students

Architect Thomas Posedly and his wife Penny visited Lighthouse School to sign his life story to the students and staff on Friday.

Youth Ambassadors discuss mental health

Students from the Alex Panton Foundation Youth Ambassador Programme last week organised a series of workshops and a play that focussed on suicide, depression, anxiety and bullying.

Dive industry mourns loss of Aggressor founder Wayne Hasson

International Scuba Diving Hall of Famer Wayne Hasson has passed away.

Revised voters list to be released

The Elections Office will publish its latest revised voters list on Tuesday, 21 Jan.

Swimmers call for protection of Eden Rock

Swimmers of all ages took to the water off Eden Rock Sunday afternoon to support the conservation of the popular George Town dive and snorkel site.

Former OfReg boss passes

J. Paul Morgan, the former chief executive officer of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), has died.

Power cut causes water outage

Homes and businesses in George Town and Savannah experienced low water pressure or complete water outages Monday morning following a power cut, the Water Authority - Cayman reported.
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International speakers to feature at heart symposium

The Cayman Heart Fund’s 13th annual International Symposium in March will feature cardiovascular disease specialists who will talk about the latest research, technology and advancements in heart medicine and healthcare.

School bus involved in collision in Savannah

A school bus carrying Theoline McCoy Primary School students was involved in a collision on Shamrock Road in Savannah on Monday morning.

Gomez named Port Authority board chairman

Retired civil servant Kearney Gomez is the new chairman of the board at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

Sun sets on subsidised solar

The Caribbean Utilities Company has halted its residential renewable energy programme, which allowed customers to sell solar-generated energy back to the power company at a subsidised rate.

Push for e-tickets for traffic offences

Discussions are set to resume on the introduction of an electronic ticketing system through which tickets can be filed directly with the court upon issuance and traffic offenders can instantly pay their fines rather than having to head to the courts.

Max-8 planes to remain grounded for foreseeable future

Cayman Airways Limited has no immediate plans for its Boeing 737 Max-8 aircrafts, which have remained out of service at a hanger in the Owen Roberts International Airport for more than 10 months.

Youth workers on trial for manslaughter

The trial of two men charged in relation to the drowning of 14-year-old Risco Batten began in the Grand Court on Friday. Michael Anthony Stewart and Larry Levers are jointly charged with manslaughter and cruelty to a child. At the time of the 2015 drowning, Stewart and Levers were both employed as senior youth supervisors and youth workers at the Bonaventure Boys Home, a government-owned facility that houses boys between the ages of 13 and 16.

Premier, ministers head to US for financial services conferences

Premier Alden McLaughlin heads to the US where he is set to address two conferences this week aimed at discussing issues impacting the local financial services industry.

Chamber of Commerce elects new president

Woody Foster is the new Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce president.

Civil partnerships bill in the works

Government has started the process to create legislation to resolve the issue of same-sex unions in the Cayman Islands.

Alexander Hotel set to reopen next month

The Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac will be reopening its doors to the public next month as self-catering accommodation. Nelson Dilbert, son of the property’s...
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