Thursday, January 23, 2020

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • School fashion show features talented student designers
    by Jewel Levy on January 22, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Clifton Hunter High School’s assembly hall was filled with thunderous applause Monday as students cheered on models and designers from the Design and Technology Department.

  • Port vote case begins
    by Reshma Ragoonath on January 22, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Attorneys challenging the vote on the cruise berthing and cargo project have said local legislators breached their duty by failing to enact a general framework for holding referendums.

  • Environment board to decide on EIA update
    by James Whittaker on January 22, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Environment officials are reviewing a report outlining how design changes to the proposed cruise berthing project will alter the environmental impacts. Gina Ebanks-Petrie, who heads up government’s Environmental Assessment Board, said her team would be analysing the report from Verdant Isle Port Partners, which is the preferred bidder on the project, over the next few

  • Public Health on lookout for coronavirus
    by Reshma Ragoonath on January 22, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    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
    by Staff on January 22, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    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
    by Reshma Ragoonath on January 22, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    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
    by Staff on January 22, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    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
    by Staff on January 21, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    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
    by Reshma Ragoonath on January 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

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

  • Gay Straight Alliance opens to all young people
    by Carolina Lopez on January 21, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    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
    by James Whittaker on January 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    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
    by James Whittaker on January 21, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    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.

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