Archive for June 15th, 2017

Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

| 15/06/2017 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis has warned that until the country gets to grips with the mounting substance abuse problems in the community, crime will continue to increase. The police are reacting to the latest crime spike with an increase in visible patrols as well as focusing on the reported crimes; they have also […]

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Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

| 15/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS) The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration repatriated five Cuban migrants earlier this week. The three women and two men follow 89 Cubans who have been deported back to Havana since the beginning of this year after landing in Cayman as a result of failed or abandoned attempts to migrate to the United States.

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various problems that prevented all but […]

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Heckling motorcyclist arrested over Crewe Rd crash

Heckling motorcyclist arrested over Crewe Rd crash

| 15/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested a 32-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a traffic collision on 9 May. The local man was arrested Wednesday, some five weeks after he allegedly heckled a public political meeting at the PPM HQ on Crewe Road and then sped […]

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MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

| 15/06/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Following the near year-long trial in West Bay, where genetically modified mosquitoes were released to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti, the MRCU is planning to expand the programme. The project has proved controversial but interim results show a decline of 79% in the pest. Now the modified mosquitoes could be released across the […]

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Crown experts reject Webster’s claims of impairment

Crown experts reject Webster’s claims of impairment

| 15/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two medical experts called to examine claims by Errington Webster that his consumption of grapefruit juice, a bottle of Guinness and a herbal remedy, plus an extra dose of hypertension and cholesterol medication caused some kind of delirium said this was very unlikely. While Dr Marc Lockhart, a local leading psychiatrist who gave evidence […]

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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.