Archive for February 27th, 2019

Ex-customs officer stood to gain $90k in drug case

Ex-customs officer stood to gain $90k in drug case

| 27/02/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): David Lobo (33), a former customs officer from Bodden Town who was convicted of smuggling almost two kilos of cocaine into Cayman, stood to gain more than $90,000 from the sale of the drugs brought here by a South American drug gang if the authorities had not busted the conspiracy, a senior prosecutor told […]

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Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

| 27/02/2019 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS helicopter is out of service after it crashed Tuesday afternoon as it attempted to take off from Owen Roberts International Airport. A police spokesperson said that the tail of the chopper was damaged after it hit the ground during a “sudden aborted take-off”. No one was injured during the landing, which happened […]

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DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

| 27/02/2019 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said that removing more than four acres of turtle grass in Barkers will adversely affect essential habitat for protected species, that it will destroy live coral and lead to beach erosion, among many other problems. Following comments by the tourism minister that a controversial coastal works application by the […]

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GT men deny charges over violent attack

GT men deny charges over violent attack

| 27/02/2019

(CNS): Marvin Watson (39) and Ernie Ramoon (46) are scheduled to stand trial in June after denying serious assault charges in relation to a violent incident near a George Town bar in October, where one man was reportedly knocked over by a car and attacked with a machete. When they appeared in Grand Court Friday, […]

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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.