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Beachgoers find vials of blood, syringe on Seven Mile

Public Works Department staff have been checking areas of Seven Mile Beach following reports of vials of blood and syringes washing ashore due to the passing of Tropical Storm Eta.

Optimist Club cleans Airport Park

The Optimist Club of George Town recently teamed up with members of the Public Works Department to spruce up the Airport Park.

Transportation and business focus of Hew address

A new Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing office in West Bay, improved transportation and enhanced cybersecurity were among the items Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joey Hew touched on during his address to the Legislative Assembly Wednesday.

Planning minister tours Public Works Department training site

The apprentice training facility being built on the Public Works Department compound and set to open early next year, was visited earlier this month by Minister for Planning Joey Hew, who was updated on the progress of construction which began this summer.

Planners, public revisit downtown redevelopment

The needs of downtown George Town remain myriad, residents heard once again Thursday evening.

Public Works Department apprentices graduate

Eight apprentices graduated from the Public Works Department and the Cayman Islands Further Education Apprenticeship programme Wednesday.

Government earmarks $2 million for Bodden Town church

It will take another $2.04 million on top of the $2.5 million already spent for government to complete the Church of God Bodden Town, the large concrete structure on Shamrock Road that is intended to serve as a multipurpose hall and hurricane shelter.

Coe Wood Beach getting $200,000 craft market

A part-built structure, that has been puzzling beachgoers in Bodden Town for several weeks, will eventually be home to a new seaside craft market, the Public Works Department confirmed Wednesday.

New deputy director for Public Works Department

Government has appointed Niasha Brady as the deputy director of operations at the Public Works Department, effective from Jan. 1.

EDITORIAL – When ‘less is more,’ but none is better

In recent weeks we have noticed, with a certain degree of satisfaction, that we have not been noticing certain nuisances around Grand Cayman that heretofore have been irritating us to no end.

Prisoners help Public Works to build new West Bay playgrounds

Prisoners are helping to create a new children’s playground in West Bay.
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NiCE program continues through Friday

Almost all of the 518 people who applied for seasonal work will benefit from the National Community Enhancement Winter Project, which is currently under way.

North Side playfield shows district teamwork

North Siders came together on Saturday, just as their representative predicted they would, and completed the first phase of giving their primary school students a proper playfield.

‘George Town manager’ appointed in revitalization plan

The Cayman Islands government has appointed a “George Town manager” as part of its plans for a new revitalization project to breathe new life into the islands’ capital.

Government launches cabana booking system

The Public Works Department has launched an online service that enables residents to book cabanas at all of Cayman’s 12 public parks and seven public beaches.

Hazard Management director McCleary Frederick retires

Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director McCleary Frederick is retiring after 36 years in civil service. Mr. Frederick began his work for the Cayman Islands Government in 1981 as a trainee draftsman for the Public Works Department.

Hurricane exercise: ‘Practice is always good’

Call it the plan before the storm. Various agencies of the Cayman Islands government came together Wednesday to conduct the annual hurricane exercise, a drill to ensure that everybody is prepared for their role in confronting a major storm.

Government acknowledges fix for eroded Kaibo beach needed

Continued erosion along the northern and eastern end of Kaibo Beach in North Side district is a concern of government, and potential fixes are being reviewed, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts confirmed Wednesday.

Cuban boat remains in South Sound

The wreck of a makeshift Cuban watercraft that was beached in South Sound on May 6 remained there Wednesday, after officials had pledged to remove it.

Government to take over recycling stations

Starting June 1, private collection and recycling company Junk, owned by former Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Rolston Anglin, will no longer service Cayman’s seven recycling depots.

Hurricane season preparations under way

In preparation for the hurricane season, the Public Works Department and the National Roads Authority will conduct shuttering exercises beginning this week.

Work begins on new recreation track in Bodden Town

A new four-lane track is now under construction at the Bodden Town Primary School.

John Gray students hone interview skills

Focusing on exuding professionalism, aptitude and motivation, Year 11 students at John Gray High School recently took part in mock interviews as part of the school’s Career Activities Week. The event was designed to inform students about the prospects available to them in the workforce and what it takes to be competitive in a global marketplace.

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