Archive for September 19th, 2016

Takkas seeks separate trial in FIFA corruption case

Takkas seeks separate trial in FIFA corruption case

| 19/09/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Former Cayman Islands football official Costas Takkas, who was netted in the massive FIFA corruption scandal alongside his former colleague, Jeffery Webb, and numerous other regional football officials, is attempting to get a separate trial. According to international sports media reports, Takkas is one of eight defendants who have denied the allegations and are […]

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Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Who is responsible for removing a sunken boat at Rum Point? There’s a 25ft boat that sunk while anchored off Rum Point in about four feet of water and it’s been there for over two months! Children have been playing on it, and we’ve noticed it’s starting to fall apart with all sorts of bits […]

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Travel agent denies fraud charges in ticket conspiracy

Travel agent denies fraud charges in ticket conspiracy

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local travel agent has denied conspiracy to defraud charges over allegations she misused customers’ cash and used an unauthorised credit card to by airline tickets. Theresa Eleanor Chin pleaded not guilty to two counts relating to events that happened between December 2014 and May 2015. Although accused of conspiring with another person, no […]

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Local man admits having illegal gun and ammunition

Local man admits having illegal gun and ammunition

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition. Randy James Parchment was arrested outside the Bananas Bar on Eastern Avenue after being tasered by police who were called after reports of an altercation and of a firearm at the […]

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School chef denies charges in car park stabbing

School chef denies charges in car park stabbing

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old local man who works as a chef at a government primary school denied two charges of assault and wounding on two people when he appeared in Grand Court Friday. Desly Kyshon Missick pleaded not guilty to allegations that he stabbed and assaulted his victims in the car park of Fete nightclub on […]

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Motorbike rider killed in smash with SUV

Motorbike rider killed in smash with SUV

| 19/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): A 62-year-old man who was riding a motorcycle has been killed following a collision with a white Ford Explorer on South Church Street on Monday, 19 September. Randy Johnson, who lived in Grand Cayman but was originally from Canada, was pronounced dead at the hospital today at just before noon after emergency personnel responded […]

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Cops come under rock fire during arrest

Cops come under rock fire during arrest

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A group of people hurled rocks at police officers on Friday night when they arrested a West Bay man for possession of adapted flare guns and drugs. The incident began just after 11pm, when armed officers patrolling Watercourse Road spotted a man behaving suspiciously. Police said that as the officers approached, he hurried away, […]

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Police round-up wanted man during road block

Police round-up wanted man during road block

| 19/09/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A 37-year-old man from Bodden Town wanted by police on four outstanding warrants was rounded up along with 20 other people this weekend as police conducted a road block and responded to numerous crime reports. A 20-year-old George Town man who was arrested for drug dealing was also found to be driving without being […]

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CIG rules out mining the dump

CIG rules out mining the dump

| 19/09/2016 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The government has released the long-awaited outline business case setting out the options and costs for the future of waste-management on all three Cayman Islands, though the premier has already stated that his government had ruled out mining the dump. Only the first step in a long road to addressing the George Town landfill […]

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Turtle attraction dropping ‘Farm’ from name

Turtle attraction dropping ‘Farm’ from name

| 19/09/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): There are no plans at the Cayman Turtle Farm to stop butchering and selling the meat from the animals that are bred in captivity there but the management has revealed that they are dropping the word ‘farm’ from the name. This is yet another re-branding of the controversial facility, which continues to suck in […]

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Petition calls for sex case failings enquiry

Petition calls for sex case failings enquiry

| 19/09/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A local activist has begun a petition calling for a public enquiry into the failings of the RCIPS investigation into the recent child abuse case where two men accused of systematically abused a young female relative walked free because of the incompetence of the police working the case. Sandra Catron launched the online petition […]

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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.