Archive for May 16th, 2018

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

Cover-up over GM mozzie project denied

| 16/05/2018 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Officials have said emails sent by Nancy Barnard while she was acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit have been distorted and that she was not trying to cover anything up about the controversial genetically modified mosquito pilot. Barnard, who was corresponding with scientists about the results of the MRCU and Oxitec project […]

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Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

Mobi-Mat to provide permanent disability access to 7MB

| 16/05/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable beach access pathway designed for people with disabilities, is to be rolled out permanently on the Seven Mile Public Beach this weekend. Following several test runs last month, the specialist access mat will be officially installed on Saturday near Calico Jack’s. Various local activists as well as the National […]

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Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

Elderly visitor drowns at Stingray City

| 16/05/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): An 83-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States drowned during a snorkelling trip at Stingray City on Tuesday, police have said. A report was made to emergency services around 2:15 in the afternoon that the man had gone missing during the trip. Shortly afterwards he was found unconscious in […]

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The premier has failed and should resign

The premier has failed and should resign

| 16/05/2018 | 105 Comments

“Sad” writes: Alden McLaughlin should resign immediately from the Office of Premier. This comment may sound politically motivated, but it is not. In fact, it is expected in politics that when a politically elected leader fails in the performance of his duty on a level that is so detrimental to the very persons to whom […]

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Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

Suspect in Smith Cove sex abuse to stand trial

| 16/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Valiyaveettil Josepeter (51) has pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on two girls under the age of 16 at Smith Cove in February. Appearing briefly in Grand Court Friday to deny the allegations, Josepeter was arrested after reports to the police that he had touched at least one girl inappropriately while in the water […]

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Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

Boris calls for another 60 years of British rule in Cayman

| 16/05/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The dispute between the Cayman Islands and the British government over the potential imposition of a public beneficial ownership register was put aside Monday, when the celebrations in London to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms got underway. However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made it clear that the UK […]

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Board gave port director second chance

Board gave port director second chance

| 16/05/2018 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Despite finding that the litany of questionable actions by Port Director Clement Reid exposed by the auditor general did amount to gross misconduct, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board gave him a second chance because of his long service with the authority, his willingness to try to put things right 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.