Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Researchers monitor ‘Grouper Moon’ spawning
    by Carolina Lopez on February 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Researchers from Cayman’s Department of Environment and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation reported encouraging initial findings from the annual Nassau grouper aggregation in the Sister Islands.

  • Insurer: Earthquake coverage a must
    by Reshma Ragoonath on February 19, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    The 28 Jan. earthquake that struck Cayman not only rattled the island, but property owners as well, as local insurer Island Heritage has said it noted an uptick in queries about earthquake coverage.

  • Updated: Judge rules in favour of port challengers
    by Andrel Harris on February 19, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Justice Tim Owen on Wednesday ruled in favour of Cruise Port Referendum Cayman’s Shirley Roulstone and the National Trust in a judicial review of government’s planned referendum on the proposed $200 million cruise berthing and port facility.

  • 4.4 magnitude tremor felt on Grand Cayman
    by Norma Connolly on February 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 30 miles south of Bodden Town, at a depth of 6.2 miles.

  • Would Cayman ditch private cars for the bus?
    by Kayla Young on February 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Government is considering bigger buses and new routes as it seeks to improve public transport and encourage people to leave their cars behind, says Rosa Harris, chair of the Public Transport Board.

  • Up to 200 flu cases reported per week
    by Reshma Ragoonath on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Local health officials have stressed the need for residents to get vaccinated against the flu, as the newly opened flu clinic is seeing up to 200 cases per week.

  • Max 8 to make first flight in nearly a year
    by Andrel Harris on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    After sitting inactive in a Cayman Airways hanger for nearly a year, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft will take to the skies this weekend. A statement issued on behalf of Cayman Airways said the trip is a necessary maintenance flight for the plane, which was delivered to the airline 30 Nov. 2018. “For almost a year, the grounded Max aircraft have been maintained under an active storage maintenance program as specified by the manufacturer,” the airline’s president and CEO, Fabian Whorms, said in a statement. “Routine maintenance flights become necessary over time as part of this maintenance program and are being conducted in coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands and Boeing.”

  • DG 5K charities announced
    by Carolina Lopez on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Organisers of the seventh annual Deputy Governor’s 5k Challenge announced on Tuesday the three charities that the challenge will raise money for.

  • Coco Fest raises 2.6K for Meals on Wheels
    by Staff on February 19, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Cayman’s annual celebration of all things coconut – Coco Fest – earlier this month raised more than $2,600 for Meals on Wheels.

  • BREAKING: Judge rules in favour of CPR, National Trust in referendum judicial review
    by Kevin Morales on February 19, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Justice Tim Owen has ruled in favour of Cruise Port Referendum Cayman and the National Trust in a judicial review of government’s planned referendum on the proposed $200 million cruise berthing and port facility. The referendum law has been ruled incompatible with section 70 of the Constitution because it fails to satisfy the need for

  • Cayman Regiment cadets begin Bermuda training
    by Reshma Ragoonath on February 18, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Cayman’s first regiment officers have commenced their training with the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

  • Premier welcomes new OT minister
    by Reshma Ragoonath on February 18, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Premier Alden McLaughlin has welcomed newly appointed UK Overseas Territories Minister Baroness Elizabeth Sugg.

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