Archive for September 21st, 2015

Controversial turf finished on new CIFA pitch

Controversial turf finished on new CIFA pitch

| 21/09/2015 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The acting president of the beleaguered local football association, CIFA, said Monday that the turfing project on the new pitch at the HQ in Prospect is finished. Bruce Blake said the goals and corner flags are scheduled to be set up Monday and Tuesday and a grand opening will take place later this month. […]

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Pastor claims gay sex objections are not hate speech

Pastor claims gay sex objections are not hate speech

| 21/09/2015 | 243 Comments

(CNS): A well-known local pastor has stated that the objection by Christians to gay sex is not hate speech and has compared the expression of those objections to homosexuality to a parent chastising a child for being badly behaved. In a statement submitted to the press calling on churches in Cayman to stand firm against […]

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Cargo plane makes emergency landing at ORIA

Cargo plane makes emergency landing at ORIA

| 21/09/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Airport officials and the police have confirmed that an IBC Airways cargo plane made an emergency landing at the airport in George Town just before noon Monday. The plane landed safely and without incident with the support of the local emergency services, including the helicopter. The pilot of the Saab twin engine plane, which […]

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Local boat rescues five men at sea

Local boat rescues five men at sea

| 21/09/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Two men aboard a small private vessel rescued five men from the sea on Saturday evening after their boat had capsized near the South Sound Channel. Officers from the Air Operations Unit in the the RCIPS helicopter received a distress call from the capsized boat at around 8pm on 19 September and then found it using its FLIR […]

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Car and building shot at in George Town

Car and building shot at in George Town

| 21/09/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Shots were fired at a vehicle and building off Martin Drive in George Town early Saturday morning, police confirmed Monday. A report was made to police at around 3:30am 19 September about a gun being fired in the central area of the capital. When police arrived at the scene and checked the area, officers discovered […]

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CoP attends military workshop in Bavaria

CoP attends military workshop in Bavaria

| 21/09/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Commissioner of Police David Baines was rubbing shoulders with high-ranking military types last week when he attended a workshop in Europe dealing with international security issues and the links between terrorism, drugs and illicit trafficking. Baines, who is under fire over concerns about the RCIPS’ ability to tackle crime at home and […]

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‘Monumental change’ in works for procurement

‘Monumental change’ in works for procurement

| 21/09/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A new law to manage government contracts and the purchase of goods and services is in the works and will bring “monumental change” to the current failing system, according to the new procurement director, Craig Milley. Accounting for more than 27% of public spending, how government buys things and awards major contracts will fall under […]

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Driver arrested in car blaze case

Driver arrested in car blaze case

| 21/09/2015 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested the man behind the wheel in the car crash on the West Bay Road last Monday in which the vehicle exploded. Police said that a 32-year-old George Town man who was driving the car in which Jessie Perry was badly burned in the early hours of  14 September has been arrested on […]

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Ice machine prime suspect in school poisoning

Ice machine prime suspect in school poisoning

| 21/09/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): An ice machine has been identified as the most likely cause of the recent outbreak of food poisoning at Red Bay Primary School, according to government officials, but they are unable to say with certainty what caused the sickness. Following the publication of the final report on Friday, other possibilities were not completely dismissed […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.