Archive for July 21st, 2019

Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

| 21/07/2019

(CNS): The UK’s National Crime Agency has said the gold that passed through the Cayman Islands earlier this year is associated with a South American drug cartel. Four men have already been arrested and charged here in connection with the shipments and cash found hidden in a private aircraft that brought the gold to Cayman […]

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Committee to mull plastic ban

Committee to mull plastic ban

| 21/07/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government has put the question of whether or not the Cayman Islands should ban single-use plastics into the hands of a committee, but based on the response to a parliamentary question, the decision appears to be a long way off. Answering a question in writing which had been asked in the Legislative Assembly by […]

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Over half of petition signatures verified

Over half of petition signatures verified

| 21/07/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): One month after campaigners seeking a people-initiated referendum on the government’s plans for cruise berthing facilities handed the petition to the Elections Office, almost 56% of the signatures required to trigger the poll have been verified. As of Saturday 20 July, 2,942 names have been checked, according to the Elections Office website, well past […]

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Sheldon Brown released from jail

Sheldon Brown released from jail

| 21/07/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Following consultation with the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, Governor Martyn Roper has released Sheldon Brown (49) from jail. Brown was convicted in 2006 of attempted murder and given a 22-year sentence, of which he has served almost 15 years and would have been released later this year in any event. However, […]

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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.