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13 Apr/2021

Species plan can’t protect South Sound mangroves

(CNS): The protection plan for mangroves that was implemented under the National Conservation Law last year is not enough to prevent the clearing of another significant area of mangroves in the South Sound basin in the coming months. Already under significant pressure from massive development, phase three of a major apartment project in the...
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12 Apr/2021

Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

(CNS): Staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre have a list of grievances that have still not been resolved, even after a significant number of workers walked off the job Friday and carried out a day-long protest. Despite their public declarations about many issues and a workplace that they describe as a “toxic environment”, which were...
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12 Apr/2021

Men arrested after two violent assaults in BT

(CNS): Police have arrested three Bodden Town men after reports of two violent incidents in the district in a matter of minutes of each other on Friday. At around 5pm police were called to an address off Cumber Avenue, where two men were fighting and one had been chopped with a machete. Twenty minutes later […]
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09 Apr/2021

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]
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09 Apr/2021

Cubans leave boat as standoff ends

(CNS): The MV Bulk Freedom was finally able to leave the George Town harbour late last night after the stand-off between the Cuban migrants and the Cayman authorities ended. The government obtained a court order to get treatment for a sick infant among the group after her parents repeatedly refused to accompany her to hospital […]
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09 Apr/2021

Police chopper steers two sea rescues

(CNS): Two men who were tipped from a kayak and five boaters struggling to return to shore were rescued at the weekend after the RCIPS Air Operations Unit coordinated the response to the two separate incidents caused by rough weather Sunday. Just before 3pm the police helicopter located two men whose canoe had capsized and […]
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08 Apr/2021

Captain insists Cuban migrants must get off his ship

(CNS): The captain of the MV Bulk Freedom has indicated that he is unwilling to take the Cuban migrants currently occupying a communications room aboard his vessel to any other port and has insisted that the group must disembark here in the Cayman Islands, according to the latest official update on the impasse. Customs and […]
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08 Apr/2021

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]
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07 Apr/2021

Drivers urged to lookout for blues

(CNS): With the blue iguana breeding season now underway, drivers are urged to look out for these iconic and still endangered indigenous animals on the road as they roam around to find mates and territory. Motorists are asked to slow down and give the blues a wide berth as part of the conservation effort. The […]
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