Archive for August 29th, 2018

Gun conviction quashed by appeal court

Gun conviction quashed by appeal court

| 29/08/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Michael Fernandez Jefferson (25) walked away from court and jail on Wednesday, having served more than twelve months for possession of an unlicensed firearm, after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal overturned the conviction.

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New planes open up new choices for CAL

New planes open up new choices for CAL

| 29/08/2018 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The arrival of the first of four Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft later this year will open up a world of possibilities for new gateways for Cayman Airways, airline officials said this week, as they announced that the first route the new plans will take on is Grand Cayman to Denver. 

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13 year over-stayer takes advantage of amnesty

13 year over-stayer takes advantage of amnesty

| 29/08/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Eleven adults and three children have taken advantage of this month’s amnesty to leave the islands without fear of prosecution for immigration offences, according to the Department of Immigration (DOI). One of the group that used the free pass to leave without legal consequences had been in Cayman illegally for more than 13 years, officials […]

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Thieves make off with 23-year-old Honda

Thieves make off with 23-year-old Honda

| 29/08/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Honda car thieves appeared to be back in action last week after a recent lull in their favourite auto-theft. This time the car crooks took a 23-year-old silver Honda Integra from a parking lot on North Church street some time overnight last Thursday-Friday.

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School curriculum facing future changes

School curriculum facing future changes

| 29/08/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): By 2021, the Cayman Islands education curriculum will be changed, teachers will have an increase in salary and the John Gray High School will be built, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly promised teachers during the annual education professionals welcome last week. It will be another year before teachers see the much touted pay rise to a minimum […]

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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.