Archive for June 19th, 2017

Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

| 19/06/2017 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Working with the public, the police rounded up dozens of suspects as a result of a major crime surge over the last few weeks. But the increase in arrests has now created a crisis for the prison system, CNS understands. With HMP Northward at full capacity, remand prisoners are being held at the Fairbanks […]

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GT man arrested for throwing rocks at cops

GT man arrested for throwing rocks at cops

| 19/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As the police continue to deal with the current crime surge, a local 31-year-old man from George Town was locked up Friday for throwing rocks at officers who were making inquiries relating to serious crimes. According to an RCIPS press release, the man became aggressive and starting hurling rocks at officers when they tied […]

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KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

| 19/06/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman islands government has contracted local consulting firm KPMG to operate a new whistleblowing hotline overseas to allow people to report fraud, corruption and conflicts relating to public sector or private sector entities and people doing business with government. Described by officials as “a vital step in implementation of the new Anti-Fraud Policy”, […]

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Evidence against Webster ‘overwhelming’, says crown

Evidence against Webster ‘overwhelming’, says crown

| 19/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): In a relatively short summary of her case against Errington Webster for indecent assault and gross indecency, crown prosecutor Darlene Oko urged the jury to find him guilty, saying that the evidence against him was “overwhelming”. She said that the former firefighter had targeted and groomed his victim and the video evidence showed that […]

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Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

| 19/06/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad, moving toward the west-northwest near 30mph. […]

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Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

| 19/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Public concern mounted this weekend on social media over a report made to the police on Friday about what looked like an attempt by a stranger to lure a child into his truck. No description of the suspect has been released by police but they said that a concerned member of the public contacted […]

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Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

| 19/06/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The police were out in force in North Side on Sunday and Monday as they hunted for two Jamaican nationals following a pre-dawn drug bust in the Hutland area of the district. Police said the officers involved recovered a large quantity of ganja from a shed, though they did not specify how much. Officers […]

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Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

| 19/06/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The deposed president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has described the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Speaking to football journalist and author David Conn last year for his new book on the corruption scandal, the disgraced world football boss accused Cayman’s former football hero of being […]

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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.