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Mixed views on top election issues in Red Bay, Prospect

With an increasing number of housing developments popping up in their communities, it is perhaps of little surprise that traffic congestion and the environment are top agenda items for Red Bay and Prospect voters.
Sammy Jackson

Crosstalk debate: Red Bay

Candidate for Red Bay Sammy Jackson joins Crosstalk host Barrie Quappe to discuss the issues he is campaigning for in his district.

Premier’s Red Bay road access announcement refuted

Davenport Development has refuted Premier Alden McLaughlin's statement announcing an agreement had been reached for a local access road. But McLaughlin says, "I simply reported what I understood".

Premier: New local access road to relieve Red Bay traffic woes

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said agreement has been reached with Grand Harbour and Davenport Development for a local access road for the Red Bay and Prospect communities to ease traffic woes in the area.

McLaughlin ready to hand over reins, eyes financial services as next post

As the clock winds down on his time at the helm of the Progressives, Premier Alden McLaughlin has signalled that he wants to tackle the financial services and international trade portfolios should the party lead the next government.

Litter Law charges considered in mangrove concrete dumping

National Concrete has been warned by the Department of Environmental Health that it may face prosecution under the Litter Law, after a company truck was photographed Monday discharging excess concrete into a Red Bay mangrove.

DoE: No prosecution over dumped concrete in Red Bay mangrove

The Department of Environment will not recommend prosecution against National Concrete, after a company truck was spotted Monday evening dumping concrete into a mangrove swamp in Red Bay.

Royal Caribbean: Oasis class will not tender

Speaking at a public meeting in Red Bay, Tuesday, Royal Caribbean chief Michael Bayley said the larger ships, which carry more than 6,000 passengers, would not stop in Cayman unless a port is built.

Frequent flooding, congestion stressors for Red Bay, Prospect

Solving the extensive road issues in Prospect and Red Bay will come with some growing pains, residents heard at Seafarers Hall during a public meeting Tuesday evening.

Home alarms issued to Prospect, Red Bay residents

The Prospect Red Bay Community Emergency Response Team has distributed some 1,000 free home alarm systems to local residents over the past several weeks.

Food truck robbed by armed men

Two masked men, brandishing a firearm, robbed a food truck on Red Bay's Selkirk Drive, Friday night, police reported.

Police: Robberies ‘top priority’ for officers

A spate of armed robberies over the past week, including one where a man was stabbed and another where gunshots were fired, has led to increased police patrols in areas hit by the crimes.

Three nights, four armed robberies

A well-known kebab stand, a food truck, a public bus driver and a man walking along a main road in Grand Cayman were all victims of armed robberies since late Thursday. Firearms were used in at least three of the cases and in the fourth, the victim was beaten and stabbed.

Update: Armed robbers strike food vendor again

Two gun shots were fired during a robbery of a food truck overnight Thursday, police said.

Tourism plan outlined in Red Bay

Tourism officials highlighted some of the industry’s recent successes and outlined a plan to build on that growth over the next five years at a public meeting in Red Bay Wednesday night.

Peanuts license granted – then expires

Peanuts convenience store at Red Bay gas station has been issued a license to sell alcohol on Sundays with one significant catch – it expired on Saturday.

Police: No record of ‘second’ arrest for candidate Bryan

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officials said Wednesday that they were unable to find any record of Premier Alden McLaughlin’s former political assistant being arrested a second time between 2013 and 2016.

EDITORIAL – Political campaigns enter the home stretch

In three short weeks, Cayman Islands voters will stream to the country’s polling stations for Cayman’s quadrennial exercise in democracy.

EDITORIAL – The Ritch Report: The parting of the Red Bay candidates

Elections are about choices. Choices are about contrast. And in this election – where candidates’ views tend to overlap on the vast majority of issues, here is a topic where, between two candidates, there could not be a greater contrast.

6 liquor licenses granted to gas stations, 1 to sell on Sundays

Six new liquor licenses have been granted to gas stations, including one to sell alcohol on Sundays.

Record-setting Nomination Day: 63 hopefuls compete for 19 seats

A record 63 candidates will contest the Cayman Islands general election on May 24 after a frantic day of nominations across the country generated some surprises.

Tibbetts, Denniston

Denniston Tibbetts is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Red Bay.

McField, Frank

Frank McField is an independent candidate for Red Bay.

McLaughlin, Alden

Alden McLaughlin is a Progressives candidate for Red Bay.

Red Bay jerk stand robbed

Police are searching for two armed robbers who officers said held up a jerk stand in George Town late Saturday. No one was injured.

Caymanian graduates in UK with top honors

For 22-year-old Loughborough University graduate Alexander McCallum, working toward becoming a qualified accountant is the next step of his career since graduating last month with the highest academic achievement of his degree.

NEW: Red Bay roundabout closed tonight

The Red Bay roundabout will be closed tonight starting at 7 p.m.

Red Bay roundabout ahead of schedule

Work on the Red Bay roundabout has squeezed traffic to and from Savannah and the eastern districts into one lane and several detours, slowing commutes to a crawl for several days this week, and backing traffic up for miles.

Family of late developer aims to complete Grand Harbour

The widow of Grand Harbour developer Mike Bell has outlined plans to fulfill his dream to complete a major residential, retail and restaurant development at the site.

Prospect, Red Bay roadwork to ramp up this summer

Roadwork in the Prospect and Red Bay areas will be scaled up in the coming weeks as the school year comes to a close, according to the National Roads Authority.

Work starts again on Red Bay roundabout

National Roads Authority workers will be back at the Red Bay roundabout through the rest of the month, continuing to prepare the site to rebuild the roundabout.

Work begins on Red Bay roundabout reconstruction

The National Roads Authority plans to reconstruct the Red Bay roundabout this summer, and crews are already on site doing the preliminary work.

Red Bay students dig Seed-to-Plate project

Keen to get creative with dirt, 17 students from Red Bay Primary School took part in the Seed-to-Plate gardening project on March 7, at the school’s greenhouse and the Mary Miller Hall.

Work begins on East-West Arterial

The National Roads Authority has begun work to install a concrete barrier on the central meridian along the East-West Arterial between the Red Bay roundabout and the Dr. Tomlinson roundabout.

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