Archive for May 3rd, 2019

CoP denies using chopper as personal taxi

CoP denies using chopper as personal taxi

| 03/05/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has denied allegations that appeared on social media Thursday that he used the new Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter to take trips overseas in order to receive an award and attend a funeral. He said the chopper was recently scheduled for a training session over mountains in Jamaica, so […]

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Government pushes carnival consolidation

Government pushes carnival consolidation

| 03/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that from next year the two annual May street carnivals will be consolidated into one event, after complaints about the split in 2016 between carnival organisers which led to two separate weekends of street parades. In a government release, officials said that Batabano and CayMAS will take place on the same […]

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NHC already watching potential storm

NHC already watching potential storm

| 03/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With almost a month still to go before the start of the hurricane season the US National Hurricane Center is already watching a possible storm. A surface trough and broad area of low pressure over northeastern Florida is producing a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the far western Atlantic waters, the […]

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Domestic abuse reports skyrocket

Domestic abuse reports skyrocket

| 03/05/2019 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Family Support Unit and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are dealing with an average of 185 domestic abuse referrals every month as well as 62 child safeguarding reports, according to statistics released this week by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Officials said that presenting accurate statistics on domestic crimes can present […]

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UK MPs declare climate emergency

UK MPs declare climate emergency

| 03/05/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Members of the UK parliament have backed a motion brought by the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, declaring an environmental emergency. The House of Commons declaration comes on the heels of mass protests in London by grassroots environmental group Extinction Rebellion. While the parliamentary support for the declaration is not legally binding on the British […]

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Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

| 03/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, said António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations in his message on World Press Freedom Day, which this year is focusing on the relationship between the press and democracy. Here at Cayman News Service we have noticed a decline in […]

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