Archive for September 24th, 2015

Driver charged in fatal Brac January crash

Driver charged in fatal Brac January crash

| 24/09/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with a fatal smash that happen in January. Nine months after the second road fatality this year, Jefferson Laurendo, who was arrested just a few days after the crash, has now been charged and is due to […]

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Public meeting to discuss remittance issues

Public meeting to discuss remittance issues

| 24/09/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Jamaican Consulate is hosting a public meeting next week to discuss the issues surrounding money transfer businesses, which many people use to send remittances home to their native countries. Those businesses have recently begun to only accept US dollars, which is driving up exchange rates and fees and some banks are now limiting exchange […]

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CIG is sending wrong message over FOI

CIG is sending wrong message over FOI

| 24/09/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The failure of government to fill the information commissioner’s post, the comments from the premier about the frivolous nature of some FOI requests and plans to merge the office with a the complaints commission are just some of the issues that the acting commissioner feels are undermining the advancement of information transparency in government. […]

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Minister: Needs Unit at ‘breaking point’

Minister: Needs Unit at ‘breaking point’

| 24/09/2015 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The community affairs minister has said government plans to inject more resources into the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), which he described as being “stretched to breaking point”. Osbourne Bodden told the local media that he is very concerned about the mounting social problems, including the homeless and those with mental health issues. The CIG is […]

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West Bay man due in court after violent brawl

West Bay man due in court after violent brawl

| 24/09/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 47-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested by police following an argument that turned violent on Monday night has been charged with wounding and is expected in court today. The man is accused of stabbing a 32-year-old man in the neck and body during the fight at the house in Duxie’s Lane, […]

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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.