Archive for September 30th, 2016

Cops nab machete wielding street robber

Cops nab machete wielding street robber

| 30/09/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The police were able to apprehend a machete-wielding street robbery suspect Thursday night on the way to the crime scene. Police said they rounded up the man on their way to the report of a mugging on Shedden Road near Main Street. A man had reported that the robber, whom he knew, had threatened […]

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Back doctor admits sex crimes on 10 women

Back doctor admits sex crimes on 10 women

| 30/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Jemal Khan, a local chiropractor, pleaded guilty Friday to 11 charges relating to indecent assaults on ten female patients at his practice in George Town. Khan was remanded in custody following the verdict after the judge denied a bail application to allow him time to sort his affairs and is due to be sentenced […]

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Teacher acquitted of indecent assault

Teacher acquitted of indecent assault

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 42-year-old teacher who was accused of indecently assaulting three students in his class was found not guilty by a jury Friday. The five men and one woman delivered unanimous not guilty verdicts on all three counts regarding allegations that the man, who was teaching at John Gray High School, had indecently touched three girls aged […]

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50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

50% of GT’s major junctions pose problems

| 30/09/2016 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The mounting traffic congestion in George Town is presenting some significant challenges for road experts and a newly completed report of Cayman’s road use has found that over half of the junctions surveyed have capacity problems that need to be more closely assessed. In the first traffic survey for many years and the most […]

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ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

ACC chair says inquiries will remain under wraps

| 30/09/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS) The new civilian chair of Cayman’s Anti-Corruption Commission has said that the inquiries it is overseeing will remain confidential. Following the first meeting of the newly appointed oversight board, Richard Coles said that confidentiality was “an integral part” of its work and premature releases of information could undermine the cases. The all-civilian board, which […]

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Ritch report still not public after FOI review

Ritch report still not public after FOI review

| 30/09/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The government is still insisting that the report conducted by local attorney David Ritch into issues surrounding the immigration law is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be released, despite the continued public interest. Ritch was asked by government more than a year ago to review the points system government had introduced for […]

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Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

Severe weather warning ahead for Sister Islands

| 30/09/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS): As Hurricane Matthew rapidly increased to a category 4 hurricane Friday, the National Weather Service said it would be issuing a severe weather warning for the Sister Islands as the system was expected to pass within 240 miles of Cayman Brac on Monday. Cayman Airways also announced it would be waiving change fees for […]

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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.