Archive for August 28th, 2018

Teenager arrested after ‘NiCE’ stabbing at dump

Teenager arrested after ‘NiCE’ stabbing at dump

| 28/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from West Bay following a stabbing on Tuesday at the George Town landfill on Seymour Drive. The victim was taken to hospital with serious but not-life-threatening injuries. The assault happened at around 1:00pm near the Department of Environmental Health compound at the dump, where the two men who […]

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Port boat engine theft under investigation

Port boat engine theft under investigation

| 28/08/2018 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Minutes from the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) board meetings show that the RCIPS is investigating allegations that were made in an auditor general’s report in May about irregularities at the authority, including the theft of boat engines which belonged to the port that were taken from Harbour House Marine. Police have […]

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Coast guard to get new chopper

Coast guard to get new chopper

| 28/08/2018 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Government is planning significant investment in the new Cayman Islands Coast Guard, it was revealed Monday when Premier Alden McLaughlin told the press that his administration is considering buying a new helicopter to help its mission. He said he hoped to “go further” than merely upgrading the existing RCIPS chopper to meet the needs […]

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More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

More visitor growth needed to fill future rooms

| 28/08/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said Monday that room-stock in the Cayman Islands is likely to grow by around 20% over the next three years, which will require more record-breaking stay-over tourism growth. A recently published mid-year report examining visitor numbers to the Caribbean identified stay-over tourism growth in the Cayman Islands as the highest in […]

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Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

Referendum campaign launched over cruise port

| 28/08/2018 | 165 Comments

(CNS): With concerns mounting that government is close to making a deal with undisclosed bidders to develop the controversial and costly cruise berthing facilities in George Town, local activists have launched a campaign to start collecting signatures for a people-initiated referendum (PIR). The campaign is being coordinated by people from various quarters of the community […]

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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.