Archive for August 16th, 2019

July confirmed as hottest month on record

July confirmed as hottest month on record

| 16/08/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Like much of the planet, the Caribbean experienced warmer or much warmer temperatures last month, as July 2019 has been officially confirmed as the hottest month globally across land and sea since records began around 140 years ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday that the average temperature last month was 1.71°F […]

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Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

Ex-speaker accuses CIG of secrecy on port

| 16/08/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Mary Lawrence, who served as Speaker of the House during the last UDP administration, having been appointed by McKeeva Bush from outside the Legislative Assembly, has criticised the current Government of National Unity for the way it has handled the proposed cruise port project. “There has been this veil of secrecy,” she said about […]

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7MB playground to close for two weeks

7MB playground to close for two weeks

| 16/08/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The playground to the north of the parking lot at Seven Mile Public beach will be closed from today, Friday 16 August, for two weeks until 30 August, to accommodate work that the Dart Group is doing in the area to upgrade the wider recreational area. The $3 million enhancement project, which was included […]

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Victim nabs suspect in own home

Victim nabs suspect in own home

| 16/08/2019

(CNS): A West Bay man has been charged with burglary and was due to appear in court Friday, 16 August, after he was nabbed by the occupant of the home that he had allegedly broken into. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that just before 3:00 Wednesday morning the victim of the burglary called […]

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¾ of SEN students are boys

¾ of SEN students are boys

| 16/08/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A formal audit in July of students in government schools that have special educational needs severe enough to require additional specialist support, known as Phase 3 SEN, has revealed that boys dominate the figures. According to the summary of the report, which was released under the FOI law, 74% of students who require an […]

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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.