Archive for September 26th, 2016

Experts rummage through local rubbish

Experts rummage through local rubbish

| 26/09/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s rubbish came under scrutiny last week when landfill and waste specialists began assessing the composition of household and commercial garbage in preparation for the next step of the government’s proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS). Two consultants from Amec Foster Wheeler spent several days working with Department of Environmental Health staff at […]

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Car smash driver dodged road block

Car smash driver dodged road block

| 26/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The car crash on the West Bay Road in the early hours of Saturday morning came at the end of a police pursuit, the RCIPS has now confirmed. The collision of a Nissan Primera and a white Mercedes-Benz SUV involved five people and, contrary to earlier police reports, the drivers of both vehicles were […]

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Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

Petition started over poor state of West Bay school

| 26/09/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children attending Sir John A Cumber Primary in West Bay have begun a petition calling for “adequate staffing, an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff” as the school has started the new year with some old problems. Pictures posted on Facebook show the poor state of some facilities […]

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Man gets 2½ year jail term for ‘prostitute’ attack

Man gets 2½ year jail term for ‘prostitute’ attack

| 26/09/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A local man who was found not guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after the jury believed his defence that she was a prostitute was jailed for two and a half years on Monday for robbing and assaulting the woman. Walter Jordan McLaughlin had been acquitted by a jury of abducting and […]

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

| 26/09/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Described as one of the greatest and most popular golfers that ever lived, 87-year-old Arnold Palmer died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Pittsburgh due to complications from heart problems. Nicknamed “The King”, he won the Masters four times and the British Open twice and was credited with popularising what was once an elite game. Palmer had visited […]

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UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

| 26/09/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A new report by Transparency International has found that while the UK government may be considered one of the most open in the world, the system that supports that transparency is failing. Described by the NGO as “ticking all the right boxes” over public spending transparency, British officials are failing to provide full and open […]

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FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

| 26/09/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered world football body, FIFA, came under fire Monday following news that the association had disbanded the anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete. The task force was created by former president Sepp Blatter and was headed by Cayman’s Jeffery Webb until his arrest in Zürich last year in the massive corruption scandal […]

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Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

| 26/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The government has an obligation to protect the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the governor has said in an email to the local gay activist organisation Colours, but she has still fallen short of calling for the legalization of same sex unions. The group, led by Billie Bryan, […]

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MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

MLAs’ meeting clashes with Clinton v Trump debate

| 26/09/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLAs will be in West Bay this evening, raising their concerns about the impact the raft of legislation that the government will be bringing to parliament next month will have on the community. But the meeting clashes with the first of the televised presidential debates in the United States. While the five […]

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Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

Cayman brings in over 7% more stuff

| 26/09/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Government has attributed an increase in imports as another good sign that its economic policies are working. According to the Quarterly Trade Statistics Bulletin for April to June this year, CI$194.7 million worth of good were imported from abroad, an increase on the same time in 2015 of 7.1%. This increase was down to […]

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Violence not answer to safety issues

Violence not answer to safety issues

| 26/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The police have said that carrying illegal weapons and engaging in acts of violence is not the answer to perceived threats made by people over personal safety. Following a number of recent cases in the courts where defendants were carrying knives or guns because they claimed their personal security was at risk, the RCIPS […]

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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.