Archive for October 9th, 2015

GT hospital is tackling MRSA superbug

GT hospital is tackling MRSA superbug

| 09/10/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The George Town hospital has confirmed that it has dealt with some 32 cases of the hospital super-bug MRSA over the last two years. But officials told CNS that the HSA is tackling the super-bug and an infection control surveillance system has been in place since 1990 to identify and track all incidences of […]

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Prison investigates jailhouse assault on guard

Prison investigates jailhouse assault on guard

| 09/10/2015 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The prison director has confirmed that another of his officers has been injured during an incident with an inmate in a wing of HMP Northward. The reported assault is under investigation, Neil Lavis stated, but he told CNS that he was unable to make any further comment as the jailhouse assault is currently being […]

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Woman fights off two sex attackers in BT

Woman fights off two sex attackers in BT

| 09/10/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for two men who attempted to sexually assault a woman as she walked home from work on Thursday at around 9:45pm in Monument Road, Bodden Town. Police described the attempted rape as “violent and alarming” and are appealing for witnesses to the incident. The two men who attacked the […]

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Teen charged in road death of ex-cop’s son 2 years ago

Teen charged in road death of ex-cop’s son 2 years ago

| 09/10/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 19-year-old local man from West Bay has been charged with causing the death of Jordan Ebanks in a North Side crash almost two years ago. The 23-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle collision when the Honda Accord he was a passenger in smashed into a wall on Old Robin Road in […]

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Threats revealed to Cayman’s AML regime

Threats revealed to Cayman’s AML regime

| 09/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government faces some serious challenges over the next 18 months to update the regulatory regime that protects the country’s financial service sector ahead of a task force inspection in March 2017. Francis Arana, head of the anti-money laundering unit in the attorney general’s chambers, who is coordinating the country’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) […]

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Swiss grant request for Takkas’ extradition

Swiss grant request for Takkas’ extradition

| 09/10/2015 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Swiss authorities have approved the US extradition request for Costas Takkas, who was Jeffrey Webb’s assistant when he was CONCACAF president. Takkas, who was once a resident of the Cayman Islands and a general secretary with the Cayman Islands Football Association, was working for Webb as an attache in Miami after the local football […]

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CUC worker cracks after 20 years on job

CUC worker cracks after 20 years on job

| 09/10/2015 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A linesman with CUC who had an exemplary work record with 20 years service was sacked after he cracked during a disciplinary hearing over weekend shifts and punched his boss, as well as hitting him over the head with his helmet. Vaughn Wilks pleaded guilty this week to unlawful wounding and was bound over […]

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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.