Archive for June 7th, 2016

Jury acquits local man in shotgun case

Jury acquits local man in shotgun case

| 07/06/2016 | 42 Comments

(CNS): A jury deliberated for just two hours Tuesday before acquitting a 46-year-old man from West Bay of possessing an unlicensed shotgun, despite what the crown had said was overwhelming evidence. Tonie Elford Bush, who defended himself, was arrested last November following a police raid at his home in Daisy Lane, where he lived with […]

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Booze hours extended for bars and nightclubs

Booze hours extended for bars and nightclubs

| 07/06/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Owners of bars and nightclubs will be able to open for an hour longer week nights following a decision by the Liquor Licensing Board to allow licence holders a blanket extension. From 1 July, retail bar licence holders can remain open until 2:00am, Mondays to Fridays, and until 12:00am on Saturdays and Sundays. This […]

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LGBT rights are human rights

LGBT rights are human rights

| 07/06/2016 | 65 Comments

A CNS reader writes: The foreigner who makes the noise is acting like a voice for the LGBT Caymanian community who are intimidated by the bigotry shown here and have no (or little) voice themselves. There is a thriving LGBT community on Cayman which consists of both expats and plenty of Caymanians, who just get […]

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McLean calls for end to status grants

McLean calls for end to status grants

| 07/06/2016 | 187 Comments

(CNS): The member for East End has called on government to end Caymanian status grants for foreigners living and working here with the exception of spouses and those entitled to status due to their heritage. During his contribution to the budget debate Monday, Arden McLean said too many people had already been given Caymanian status […]

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Romanian fugitive loses extradition fight

Romanian fugitive loses extradition fight

| 07/06/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A Romanian national convicted of corruption in his homeland in 2011 has lost an appeal in the Grand Court against extradition. Mihai Tanjala (58), who was the founder of the former secret police in the country, has been on the run from the Romanian authorities for several years and was arrested in Grand Cayman […]

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Tropical storm hits coast of Florida

Tropical storm hits coast of Florida

| 07/06/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman began to dry out from the deluge over the weekend, when more than two inches of rain fell across the islands, the tropical wave that caused it had moved up towards Florida by Monday afternoon and become a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Colin, the first storm to fall in the season time […]

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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.