Archive for February 22nd, 2018

HSA admits latest scandal over finances

HSA admits latest scandal over finances

| 22/02/2018 | 59 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The Health Services Authority has now confirmed that during a “routine monitoring of department metrics” a number of “irregularities” were discovered and an internal audit is now underway. The authority has given no details of those irregularities or commented on what is believed to be around a dozen security staff who have been suspended […]

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CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

| 22/02/2018 | 107 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is asking government to change the laws relating to liquor licensing and music and dancing following the negative impact on the sector this New Year. The private sector body said it has had a series of meetings with Commerce Minister Joey Hew, other government officials and members of the Liquor […]

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Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

| 22/02/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that yesterday’s landfill fire remains successfully extinguished after crews monitored the dump through the night. The facility re-opened at 11:15am today and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said. Several fire officers stayed overnight at the landfill to observe the scene and ensure there […]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for their health insurance cover. But the Cayman […]

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Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

| 22/02/2018 | 135 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Humane Society and Feline Friends have secured an injunction against the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment to stop the government officials from culling stray cats on Little Cayman this week. The charities were not consulted on the proposed cull and so applied for judicial review of the decision, and […]

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Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

Report backs activists’ claims on beach access

| 22/02/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Government’s most recent and updated review of beach access points and rights of way around all three Cayman Islands backs claims by local activists who have been raising the alarm that the majority are blocked or inaccessible in some way. The final report was published this week and shows that of the 385 known […]

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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.