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27 May/2020

Governor urges ‘realism’ on airlift flights

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper stressed Wednesday that the flights going in and out of the Cayman Islands at present are evacuation airlifts to help people who are stranded with no work or money get home, given the widespread border closures across the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Raising concerns that people were seeking to […]
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27 May/2020

Latest dump fire finally out

(CNS): A persistent and challenging deep-seated fire at the George Town Landfill site has been extinguished, officials from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH), said Wednesday, almost a week after the area ignited. For the last five days fire fighters and DEH staff have been working on the area,...
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26 May/2020

Food bank sees seven-fold increase in need

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Food bank has seen a massive increase in the number of people in need of their support since the COVID-19 shutdown. The charity has been distributing food to hundreds of people who need it on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the First Assembly of God car park. According to officials, they have […]
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26 May/2020

Fire crews still at smoldering dump

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health are still working to battle a small but stubborn, deep-seated fire at the George Town dump. On Tuesday officials said the crews were excavating, turning and dampening the vein of burning mixed waste which has been smoldering since Thursday, 21 May. Chief Fire Officer...
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24 May/2020

Speaker still directing parliament

(CNS): Despite being on a leave of absence from his post as speaker of the Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush (WBW) still appears to be pulling the levers of the country’s parliament. Bush, who is facing charges relating to a violent assault at a Seven Mile beach bar on a female manager, has not presided over […]
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24 May/2020

GT dump continues to burn

(CNS): A deep-seated vein of burning waste at the George Town landfill is continuing to cause trouble for firefighters. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews who returned to the dump Saturday morning to put out what was described by officials as a small but challenging fire and were still there Sunday. Working alongside Department of Environmental...
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22 May/2020

Outgoing mail to USA resumes

(CNS): International mail to the United States only has resumed but no mail is yet entering the Cayman Islands. Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said they are in regular contact with postal services in the US, Canada and UK to see when they are sending mail here but currently anything posted in those countries remains stuck […]
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22 May/2020

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]
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21 May/2020

Pets can fly on repatriation flights to Miami

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has said that a limited number of pets will be allowed to travel on three repatriation flights to Miami over the next month. These flights, which will leave Grand Cayman on 29 May, 5 June and 19 June, are for US citizens or those legally able to travel to or […]
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20 May/2020

Small dump fire now extinguished

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the...
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