Norma Connolly

Norma Connolly, Managing Editor
Norma Connolly

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ARTICLES BY NORMA CONNOLLY

Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach

Cayman excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’

Cayman has been excluded from Britain's new quarantine-free travel 'green list' despite having a vaccination rate of almost double the UK and no community transmission of COVID-19 since last year.

Red Cross celebrates 60th anniversary

The Cayman Islands Red Cross, set up in 1961 to help raise funds for the George Town hospital, is marking its 60th anniversary this year.

Boat missing from Cayman washes up in Florida

When Leigh Fagan last saw her 13-foot Boston Whaler boat on 11 March, it was moored at a buoy in the sea in front of her home in South Sound. Last week, it showed up again – more than 460 miles away on a beach in Florida.

Police seize 900 pounds of ganja in two April busts

Five people appeared in court last month after police seized more 900 pounds of ganja in two separate investigations.

International Space Station astronaut captures Cayman from space

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough shared photographs on social media of Grand Cayman taken from the International Space Station this morning as it passed over the islands.

2 new stony coral disease sites found in East End

The deadly stony coral tissue loss disease have been found at two new sites in East End, the Department of Environment has reported.

Panton appeals to public to use up remaining 14,000 vaccine doses

Cayman's new PACT government on Wednesday held its first press briefing since being elected to office last month to gave an update on Cayman's COVID-19 situation.
Tourists relax on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach

BA chief hopeful of increased Caribbean travel after 17 May

British Airways Chief Executive Officer Sean Doyle says he is hopeful that after 17 May, when the UK is expected to announce a travel 'green list', that the airway can expand on the number of routes it operates between London and Caribbean destinations.

Report: 22 years of monitoring shows large increase in turtle nests

As Cayman's turtle-nesting season gets under way, a new research paper prepared by the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and the University of Exeter in the UK has tracked a major increase in the sea turtle-nesting population over 22 years.

Sargassum returns to Cayman shores

In what has become an unwelcome annual event, mats of sargassum again are bobbing off the coast of Cayman and blanketing local beaches and seafronts.

COVID vaccine approval for over-12s expected this week

The US Food and Drug Administration is this week expected to approve the distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15.

OfReg denies bias against lower-emission fuels

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office issued a statement Sunday refuting suggestions made in a Refuel gas station planning application that the regulatory body did not support projects that supply lower-emission fuel to local consumers.

First gas station on Esterley Tibbetts gets green light

ReFuel has been granted planning permission to build a gas station on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. It will be the first time a petrol station will be opened on the road which stretches from George Bay to West Bay.

Controversial Boggy Sandy seawall property rejected

The Central Planning Authority has rejected an application to replace a cabana and seawall built close to the sea on Boggy Sand Road in West Bay.

CPA rejects West Bay 4-storey apartment block

The Central Planning Authority has refused planning permission to a four-storey, 30-apartment development on North West Point Road in West Bay.

Update: CPA adjourns decision on Bodden Town housing development

The Central Planning Authority has approved plans for a development with 437 house lots, which borders the Central Mangrove Wetland area of Bodden Town.

NCC objects to Boggy Sand 3-storey house

The National Conservation Council has advised the Central Planning Authority that it would be “negligent” to grant permission for a three-storey house to replace a gazebo on Boggy Sand Road.

Dumped cars limited to 15 a day at landfill

The George Town landfill will only accept 15 derelict vehicles on any given day from now on, the Department of Environmental Health has announced.

Water Authority orders removal of water-usage monitors

Water Authority-Cayman has ordered monitoring company CostWatch to remove transmitters that track water usage from its customers' meters.

Panton announces new Cabinet

Premier Wayne Panton has announced the members of his Cabinet under the PACT government.

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