Archive for November 1st, 2018

Governor won’t intervene in marriage equality case

Governor won’t intervene in marriage equality case

| 01/11/2018 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper says he will not intervene to prevent the Cayman Islands Government from fighting the legal challenge filed by Caymanian Chantelle Day and her British fiancée, Vickie Bodden, who have been refused the right to marry by the registrar on the grounds that they are a same-sex couple. Although Roper said he […]

Continue Reading

Rule change paves way for more aid to BOTs

Rule change paves way for more aid to BOTs

| 01/11/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has agreed to a rule change that allows more aid to go to wealthier countries in the event of disasters, which means Britain could in future offer more financial support to its overseas territories, including Cayman, in the wake of a hurricane. The news was revealed […]

Continue Reading

Violent mugging lands GT man over two years in jail

Violent mugging lands GT man over two years in jail

| 01/11/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Azeem Delano Burton (20) was given a 25-month prison sentence on Thursday, following his conviction for a street mugging in Prospect earlier this year, when he made off with a wallet, jewellery and an Apple iPhone after he and another unknown mugger violently attacked the victim. Justice Marlene Carter, who presided over the case, said […]

Continue Reading

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

Why is shipping part of duty calculation?

| 01/11/2018 | 0 Comments

I have been trying to find out why I keep getting charged customs duty on the shipping and insurance costs for personal goods I’m bringing into Cayman via a freight forwarder company. I’ve looked at the Customs Law and Customs Tariffs Law and cannot see anything about this. Is it even legal for Government to include […]

Continue Reading

Parchment sacked by NRA board

Parchment sacked by NRA board

| 01/11/2018 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Paul Parchment, who was suspended from his job as managing director of the National Roads Authority in April, has been fired. The chairman of the board of directors released a statement on Thursday stating that Parchment had been terminated on Wednesday, but he gave few details of his alleged misconduct. Donovan Ebanks said the […]

Continue Reading

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

| 01/11/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the island-wide green iguana cull gets underway in Grand Cayman, residents in the Sister Islands are being urged to “act fast” to prevent a potential invasion on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which poses a threat to the indigenous species on those islands. The number of greens appearing on the Brac is still […]

Continue Reading

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

Concerns raised over rushed legislation

| 01/11/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Government plans to present more than 20 pieces of legislation when the Legislative Assembly meets on 14 November, but it appears it will only be sitting for a matter of days, despite the number of bills and other business being carried over from the previous sitting. Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller says he is very […]

Continue Reading

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.