Archive for December 16th, 2015

Minister reveals connection to AIS ‘sham’ directors

Minister reveals connection to AIS ‘sham’ directors

| 16/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): One of the men that the crown says was a ‘sham director’ of AIS Cayman Ltd, the company awarded the multi-million dollar contract for the hospital payment and verification system, has very close connections to the finance minister, the jury heard Wednesday. Marco Archer explained that he has known Eldon Rankin for more than […]

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Marine cops rescue six from boat in trouble

Marine cops rescue six from boat in trouble

| 16/12/2015 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Joint Marine Unit was in action on the water again on Tuesday when it rescued six people from a 24ft boat that was heading out through the ‘Big Channel’, which was hit by a large wave. A person on board called 911 around 4pm yesterday (15 December) after the boat began taking on […]

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Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

| 16/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two public servants who gave evidence in the CarePay case Tuesday both revealed missed opportunities for putting a stop to the costly hospital payment system contracted to AIS Cayman, which never worked as intended, before millions of dollars of public cash was lost. Carroll Cooper from the health ministry recounted his refusal to pay an invoice […]

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Over 10,700 status grants awarded since 2001

Over 10,700 status grants awarded since 2001

| 16/12/2015 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Over the last fifteen years Caymanian status has been granted to 10,768 people under the immigration law or by Cabinet. The mass status grants in 2003, given to more than 3,370 people because of pressure from the UK to regularize people who had been here for many years without rights, is still regarded as controversial but every year since then […]

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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.