Archive for December, 2019

Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

Arden takes aim at trickle-down economics

| 31/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has said that he and members of his team reject the government’s policy of relying on trickle-down economics because it is not benefiting the Caymanian people. In his New Year message, Arden McLean said it was time the economy was built by expanding opportunities for local people rather than depending on […]

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Driver critical after another holiday crash

Driver critical after another holiday crash

| 31/12/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): One man is in hospital in serious condition after another single-vehicle crash on Cayman’s roads over the holidays. The driver in this case was in a white Kia Rio travelling westbound on the Queen’s Highway in the early morning hours of Tuesday, 31 December, when it left the road, collided with some vegetation and […]

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Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

| 31/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health will be starting 2020 much as it has continued throughout this year, playing catch-up on garbage collection. Officials said on New Year’s Eve that the pick-ups, mostly in the Bodden Town area, which should have happened last Thursday and Friday would be dealt with today, Tuesday 31 December, and […]

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7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

7 Caribbean countries to ban plastic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Seven Caribbean countries will introduce some form of single-use plastic and polystyrene ban in the New Year, but the Cayman Islands is not one of them. Although government here has been hinting that it is thinking about imposing some form of restriction, plastic use is currently entirely unrestricted, even though the Caribbean region is […]

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Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

Gov’t to tackle traffic in 2020

| 31/12/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS) Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that in the New Year it will be up to businesses and individuals as well as government to protect the economic prosperity and progress that he claimed Cayman is enjoying. But his government will tackle some of the challenges that this growth has caused, such as the increasing traffic […]

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Child hospitalised from troubled care home

Child hospitalised from troubled care home

| 31/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A teenage resident at the Frances Bodden Children’s Home was taken to hospital Christmas Eve following what is believed to be a suicide attempt. Officials from the Department of Children and Family Services have failed to respond to CNS enquiries about the incident but the RCIPS has confirmed that police and medics were called […]

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Activists urge action on LGBT equality

Activists urge action on LGBT equality

| 30/12/2019 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman has questioned the point of the Cayman Islands 2009 Constitution, given that the rights of the LGBT community are still being trampled on, as they urged action on marriage equality in 2020. The activists also noted the silence from the Human Rights Commission since the findings of the appeal […]

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Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

Deadline approaches for April electoral roll

| 30/12/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The date for the national referendum on the government’s proposed cruise port project is now up in the air, but if it takes place in April, which is a distinct possibility, the window of opportunity for new voters to take part will close on Thursday this week. Eligible Caymanians have only until 2 January […]

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November cruise numbers rise high over 2018

November cruise numbers rise high over 2018

| 30/12/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The number of cruise passengers visiting the Cayman Islands in November 2019 passed those recorded in the same month in 2018, according to the Department of Tourism. DoT reported that 173,373 passengers arrived last month, a 2% increase on last year, undermining government claims over the last few months that numbers were in a […]

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One dead in road crash on E-W Arterial

One dead in road crash on E-W Arterial

| 30/12/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED NOON: Police have confirmed that a 26-year-old man from Bodden Town was killed following a road collision early Monday morning on the East-West Arterial Road. The local man, who is understood to work for government, died after the Nissan Skyline he was driving left the road and collided with a light pole by […]

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Chuckie gets royal gong in NY list

Chuckie gets royal gong in NY list

| 27/12/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Charles Clifford, the director of Cayman’s Customs and Border Control Service, is the only Caymanian to be recognised in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). The royal gong is for his service to customs, as even though the CBC agency is only a […]

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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.