Archive for June 9th, 2017

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

| 09/06/2017 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Both business and residential customers on Grand Cayman will see a hike in their electricity bills from this month after the regulator, OfReg, cleared CUC, Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, to increase rates by 1.6%. Officials at the power company said the increase in the base rate is in line with the Rate Cap […]

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BT burglaries decrease under police and public pressure

BT burglaries decrease under police and public pressure

| 09/06/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The crime spike that hit the district of Bodden Town recently seems to be under control after police rounded up several of the suspects and local people have stepped up their own security and neighbourhood watches. But as burglaries decrease in that community from a surge of 26 break-ins during the first two weeks […]

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Cops on hunt for suspected drug dealer

Cops on hunt for suspected drug dealer

| 09/06/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The  police are asking for the public’s help in finding Troy Pearson (35), who is wanted in connection with a drug dealing case after he evaded police during a bust last month in George Town. Pearson is said to have assaulted a customs officer and a police officer when he resisted arrest during a […]

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Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

| 09/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Customs Department have confirmed that a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with what appears to be smuggling of exotic pets. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said that an “unsecured animal created a scare” on board a Cayman Airways flight from […]

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Turtle friendly lighting

Turtle friendly lighting

| 09/06/2017 | 3 Comments

The Department of Environment writes: We appreciate the need for security and fortunately studies show that turtle friendly lighting does not compromise security and safety. Turtle friendly lighting does not mean that beach front properties must be dark – instead, lights can be directed to illuminate only areas of the property that are used and […]

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British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

| 09/06/2017 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May will be depending on the ten DUP members of the British parliament from Northern Ireland to prop up the Conservative government after she lost the Tory majority in yesterday’s election by eight seats. May was hoping to shore up the previous slender majority and create a mandate for herself and […]

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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.