ARTICLES BY TAD STONER

Diving helps US veterans find relief from pain, depression

As a group, they have been to Cayman a handful of times, but every trip is new, bringing wounded U.S. military veterans to dive at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Compass Point and Ocean Frontiers. The latest weeklong trip started June 17 with a dozen veterans, suffering from back injuries, chronic pain, depression as part of post-traumatic stress disorder.

First utility-scale renewable energy project opens in Bodden Town

Acknowledging that consumer costs for solar energy will initially be higher than for diesel-generated electricity, Caribbean Utilities Company on Tuesday commissioned Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant and the first non-CUC industrial-sized power source.

New US-Cuba limits lead to uncertainty in some business sectors

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island’s communist government, clamping down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened, the Associated Press reported.

Cayman businesses monitor Trump threat on Cuba opening

Cayman entrepreneur and chief agent for electric vehicles John Felder said he will meet U.S. Treasury Department officials “sooner rather than later” following reports that President Donald Trump is considering undoing Obama-era diplomatic and commercial openings to Cuba.

Solar farm testing: ‘Here comes the sun’

The long-awaited opening of Cayman’s first utility-scale solar electricity operation and non-Caribbean Utilities Company power source will take place June 20.

NOAA predicts ‘above average’ hurricane season

Maryland’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-average hurricane season this year with between 11 and 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes.

Status quo on Sister Islands

Incumbent Progressives MLAs Moses Kirkconnell and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly retained their seats as representatives in the Sister Islands Wednesday.

105 tons of Nathan’s hot dogs recalled

Supermarkets in Cayman have removed some Nathan’s hot dog products from shelves following a recall prompted by metal being found in the eight-item, 14-ounce sealed packs.

TripAdvisor halts Turtle Centre ticket sales

TripAdvisor, among the world’s top tourist websites, stopped selling tickets to the Cayman Turtle Centre over the weekend, saying it was “not compliant” with the Massachusetts-based organization’s animal welfare booking policy.

‘One man, one vote’: Our new system

Cayman’s first elections with single-member constituencies take place May 24, a new system that has been alternately praised and disparaged through the years.

George Town Landfill: A growing monument to governments’ inaction

The issue is a long-standing toxic eyesore that dominates Grand Cayman’s landscape, presents an odorous nuisance for neighbors and poses a potential health threat to the Cayman Islands public. The George Town Landfill has been a fixture on the political calendar for decades but became a headline-grabbing topic during the United Democratic Party’s 2009-2012 administration.
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Consolidated Water registers first-quarter profit

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. recorded increased profitability in all four of the company’s reporting segments in its 2017 first-quarter report – compared with the equivalent 2016 period.
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Candidates clash over work permits, education at debate

Five candidates discussed work permits, employment and education, among other topics, at another in a series of national debates Monday night at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay.

CUC suspends CORE renewable energy program

The Caribbean Utilities Company has suspended its private power-generation program for residential and business customers.

Savannah candidates debate crime, education

Two of the three election candidates for the Savannah constituency tackled questions about crime, education and immigration at a forum last week hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

CUC set to announce new billing program by end of April

The Caribbean Utilities Company this month will announce a new system of costs called “demand billing,” charging customers according to their highest electricity consumption every month.

Campers set to hit Cayman beaches for Easter

Cayman’s beaches are filling up with tents, kitchen equipment, furniture, crates of food and drink, barbecues and radios, as residents get ready for the traditional Easter camping season.

CDP outlines 100-day plan

In a 40-minute Saturday-night address, Cayman Democratic Party leader McKeeva Bush outlined an ambitious eight-point action plan for his first “10 to 100 days” if elected in May.

Developer plans 5-star hotel at Pageant Beach

The long-vacant 7.1-acre Pageant Beach site at the southern tip of Seven Mile Beach will be developed as a five-star luxury resort.

Builders to complete Cayman’s first utility-scale solar farm in April

Builders will begin installing 21,690 solar panels on a 22-acre east Bodden Town site next week, moving toward an April commissioning for Cayman’s first utility-scale solar project.
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