Archive for June 3rd, 2016

Weather forecasters warn of potential flooding this weekend

Weather forecasters warn of potential flooding this weekend

| 03/06/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A tropical wave that is sitting over the Cayman Islands could cause flooding on the islands throughout this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters warn that scattered showers with embedded thundershowers that are expected across the Cayman area may lead to localized floods. The wave is moving towards the west to northwest […]

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Visitor to Cayman tests positive for Zika

Visitor to Cayman tests positive for Zika

| 03/06/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department is investigating a case of Zika virus in a patient who had visited Cayman and tested positive on returning home. Despite releasing information to the media yesterday claiming Cayman was sill Zika free, following enquiries by CNS, officials released a statement Friday evening about the possible arrival of the disease […]

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Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

Mac: JPs to file own report on rescue review

| 03/06/2016 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has raised questions about the report conducted by a UK Coastguard Commander Andy Jenkins and has said the two local JPs who were supposed to work on the report did not see or sign the final document but would be publishing their own report. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Friday as he […]

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Woman standing at road side hit by car

Woman standing at road side hit by car

| 03/06/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Police are looking for witnesses to a road incident around 7am yesterday morning along Shamrock Road near Ocean Club, in which a pedestrian was hit by a white Hyundai Accent. Police said the woman was struck by the car as she was standing on the side of the road. She was taken to hospital but […]

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Ex Cayman prosecutor resigns from TCI top legal job

Ex Cayman prosecutor resigns from TCI top legal job

| 03/06/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions in the Turks and Caicos Islands has resigned in the wake of mounting controversies since he was appointed just over one year ago. John Masters, an Australian national, who was at one time a senior prosecutor in the Cayman Islands, has suddenly left both the top TCI post and the […]

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Cayman remains Zika free as virus spreads in region

Cayman remains Zika free as virus spreads in region

| 03/06/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): There have still been no reported cases of the Zika virus in the Cayman Islands, according to Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez. Sixty countries worldwide have reported Zika spreading in their populations since 2015, and while there is a downward trend of cases in Central and South America, numbers are rising in […]

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Panton reveals challenges of yacht reef damage

Panton reveals challenges of yacht reef damage

| 03/06/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Government has plans to install a number of moorings that can accommodate super-yachts to help reduce reef damage by anchor chains, Environment Minister Wayne Panton has told the Legislative Assembly. He said that since coming to office, there have been five cases of vessels damaging coral with anchor chains but it has proved challenging to fine […]

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Sentencing delayed in Webb’s FIFA conviction

Sentencing delayed in Webb’s FIFA conviction

| 03/06/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The anticipated sentencing of former CIFA and CONCACAF president, Jeffrey Webb, has been postponed by a New York judge. The disgraced local football official who rose to the dizzy heights of vice president of FIFA was convicted last year of racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering in relation to millions of dollars of […]

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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.