Archive for October 11th, 2019

Cayman to create military regiment

Cayman to create military regiment

| 11/10/2019 | 168 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is taking its first step towards having its own armed defence force, the governor’s office has announced. The revelation that the UK has agreed to help Cayman develop its own military regiment came as Mark Lancaster, UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, was visiting the jurisdiction. Officials said the […]

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Elections Office taking post and mobile vote requests

Elections Office taking post and mobile vote requests

| 11/10/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office has confirmed that it is already accepting applications from registered voters for both postal ballots and mobile voting for people who will not be able to attend the polls in person on Referendum Day. Since government has selected 19 December for the historic people’s vote on whether or not it should […]

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Prison relying on spiritual rehab programmes

Prison relying on spiritual rehab programmes

| 11/10/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): With early release for prisoners serving time in local jails now directly dependent on their rehabilitation rather than merely good behaviour, as was the case in the past, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service has been expanding the menu of voluntary programmes it offers. Several of these programmes are based in spirituality, with 73 prisoners […]

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IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

| 11/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The International Monetary Fund has said that there is an urgent need for world governments to agree on making fossil fuel burning much more expensive in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change. A global tax is the most efficient way of fighting the challenge, the IMF said in a report released Thursday. […]

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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.