Archive for January 23rd, 2019

New commander to increase Sister Islands’ cop presence

New commander to increase Sister Islands’ cop presence

| 23/01/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Acting Police Inspector Kevin Bogle has been appointed the next area commander for the Sister Islands for a two-year rotation. Succeeding Inspector Andre Tahal, who has returned to Grand Cayman, Bogle said that one of his priorities will be to increase the police presence on both islands, with a special focus on schools. He also […]

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Tool thieves strike West Bay construction sites

Tool thieves strike West Bay construction sites

| 23/01/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Thieves have made off with a number of valuable construction tools after break-ins at containers on two construction sites in Yacht Drive, West Bay, overnight Monday-Tuesday. Police said the thefts were reported to them after they were discovered yesterday morning. After processing the scenes, the police are now investigating the thefts. But they are also urging owners […]

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Law requires public scrutiny of final port design

Law requires public scrutiny of final port design

| 23/01/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said that when a developer for the George Town cruise and cargo project is selected, the final design must go through another environmental impact assessment, which will require public consultation. DoE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie said that the previous assessment was for a design that is no longer under consideration, […]

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Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

| 23/01/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Community of Affairs, André Ebanks, has said that the overhaul of the outdated poor law desperately needs a name change and it that will be much more than just a bit of cosmetic tinkering. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee last week, the senior ministry official, […]

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Green vision begins to emerge for Cayman

Green vision begins to emerge for Cayman

| 23/01/2019 | 44 Comments

(CNS): With the coming together of several environmental activist groups at the weekend, it is becoming clear that a genuine green movement is now emerging in the Cayman Islands. The grassroots organisations include the campaign to trigger a people’s referendum on the cruise berthing project, the movements to save specific areas like Smith Cove and […]

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Listen Up! Barkers under threat

Listen Up! Barkers under threat

| 23/01/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS Podcast): In this pilot episode of the CNS podcast “Listen Up!”, which will be a frequent but not necessarily regular feature on Cayman News Service, we take a closer look at what’s happening at Barkers Beach. The proposed development in this area has been in the news lately and has caused quite a stir […]

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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.