Archive for June 22nd, 2016

DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

| 22/06/2016 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor, who has responsibility for civil servants, warned MLAs Wednesday not to politicize the service as he engaged in an acrimonious exchange with independent MLA Arden McLean (East End) and tried to address concerns raised by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush (West Bay) over human resource complaints. As lawmakers asked various questions that […]

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Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

| 22/06/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The majority of the 31 public servants who are on required leave and suspended from their jobs on full pay are facing criminal proceedings in the courts, the deputy governor revealed Wednesday as Finance Committee began scrutinising spending on the civil service. Franz Manderson told legislators that the majority, though not all, suspended government […]

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Judge throws out NBF fraud case

Judge throws out NBF fraud case

| 22/06/2016 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Sandra Catron has been acquitted of eight counts of uttering a false document in a fraud case relating to the controversial Nation Building Fund after a Grand Court judge directed a jury to find her not guilty. Justice Malcolm Swift said the charges were flawed and there was insufficient evidence to support the crown’s […]

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Fire chief promises Caymanian succession

Fire chief promises Caymanian succession

| 22/06/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The British fire service expert who took over the Cayman Islands Fire Service earlier this year against a backdrop of controversy that a local chief fire officer could not be found has promised that he will train staff so that a Caymanian can take his job in the next few years. David Hails told […]

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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.