Archive for December 17th, 2015

Waiting time info and wifi aim to ease immigration pains

Waiting time info and wifi aim to ease immigration pains

| 17/12/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The immigration department has introduced a new service to give customers an idea of waiting times for a given service ahead of their visit to the office in Elgin Avenue and is also offering a free wifi service while they wait to see an immigration officer to make dealing with one of government’s busiest […]

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Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

| 17/12/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Patients at the George Town hospital pharmacy will soon be able to fill prescriptions for $4.50 if they choose generic, cut-price versions of the medications they are taking. The Health Services Authority described the cheaper drug offer as an “alternative prescriptions option” that identifies a generic alternative in all prescription categories, in accordance with the […]

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Ironwood duty deal signed but no road agreement

Ironwood duty deal signed but no road agreement

| 17/12/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Government has entered into a duty concessions deal worth almost US$22 million with the developers of a proposed golf resort in Frank Sound but there has been no agreement on the construction of the East-West arterial extension. Under the deal signed by government officials and the developers of the planned Ironwood project on Thursday, the […]

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Conservation council hits back at critics

Conservation council hits back at critics

| 17/12/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has hit back at criticisms levelled at it by a local newspaper and defended its position on the port issue and against a number of other misleading comments made in opinion pieces. Christine Rose-Smyth said that the main function of the council is to promote biological diversity, […]

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CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

| 17/12/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association, which remains embroiled in the wider international football scandal, has announced plans to convene a panel to review donations that it received for Goal, a grassroots project funded by FIFA. CIFA has received almost US$2 million from the global association and questions have been asked about where the cash has gone.

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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.