Archive for July 3rd, 2018

Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

Cuban asylum seekers in Cayman begin hunger strike

| 03/07/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): At least nine Cuban men who are seeking asylum in the Cayman Islands, some of whom have now been detained for more than two years and consider themselves political prisoners, have begun a hunger strike. The men are members of the Cuban Nationalist Party (PNC), the unofficial opposition to the current regime. They have […]

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Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

Prison to use IDC as jails overflow

| 03/07/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With more than 220 men crammed into HMP Northward, which is supposed to have a maximum capacity of 212, prison authorities say they will be transferring some low-risk inmates to the Immigration Detention Centre at Fairbanks in an effort to ease the overcrowding at the men’s jail. Northward has been bursting at the seams […]

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Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

| 03/07/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Finance Committee has approved millions of additional dollars for the health minister after he revealed that the budget for overseas tertiary healthcare for Cayman Islands people who are indigent as well as elderly seamen and veterans had already overrun its budget allocation at the financial year half-way mark. Committee members voted for the extra $8 million […]

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Burglar caught in house armed with machete

Burglar caught in house armed with machete

| 03/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from North Side has been charged with aggravated burglary, having been caught by police in a house on Old Robin Road at around 11:00 on Saturday night after they received a report of a burglary in progress at the location. The man was armed with a machete when officers arrived. Police […]

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Public help track down illegal migrant

Public help track down illegal migrant

| 03/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Immigration and police officers, with the help of the public, were able to track down a wanted man suspected of overstaying on the island, who eluded the authorities recently in a violent encounter. Fabian “Jason” Hubert Williams (43) was found in the Seven Mile Beach area on Sunday, immigration officials said in a release […]

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Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

| 03/07/2018 | 0 Comments

I have lived on the Brac for over 30 years and when I return from the US I always bring in frozen meat that complies with the regulations of the Agricultural Department. The last time I came in I claimed all my frozen meat but the customs officer who checked my things was, obviously, out […]

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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.