Archive for December 2nd, 2019

Man denies 13 charges of domestic abuse

Man denies 13 charges of domestic abuse

| 02/12/2019

(CNS): Mekko Theodore Gooden pleaded not guilty Friday to 13 counts of assault and threats to kill in relation to the abuse of a woman over an 18-month period. The various incidents relating to the charges happened where the couple were living and in public places, according to the indictment read to the court. Gooden […]

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First-generation Caymanians

First-generation Caymanians

| 02/12/2019 | 123 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: I am a first-generation Caymanian. You can call me a paper Caymanian or @#$%^& driftwood if you like but it doesn’t change this fact: I am a Caymanian. I have lived in the Cayman Islands longer than any multi-generational Caymanian under the age of 32 and I have been a Caymanian for […]

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Gold smuggling trial beset with delays

Gold smuggling trial beset with delays

| 02/12/2019

(CNS): After a week of closed door legal hearings, the trial of five men in a gold smuggling case was due to get underway this week. While the crown was scheduled to open the case Monday, illness plagued the jury, which was empaneled last month and the trial was adjourned. The complex cross-border money laundering […]

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Police staffer charged in football probe

Police staffer charged in football probe

| 02/12/2019

(CNS): A civilian manager who works for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and converting criminal property in connection with the Cayman Islands Football Association and CONCACAF probe that has been under investigation since 2014. Charmaine Moss (45) from George Town was placed on required leave from her […]

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‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

‘Cruise lines are not our friends’ says MLA

| 02/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition has produced a video urging the community to vote no in the forthcoming referendum, as members step up their own campaign just two weeks before Cayman goes to the polls. In the video MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) repeats arguments he has been making for several weeks that the cruise lines are […]

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Scammers use deputy premier’s ID in cash con

Scammers use deputy premier’s ID in cash con

| 02/12/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating a report of fake social media profile in which the perpetrator has hijacked Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell’s identity and is using it to contact members of the public asking for personal banking information via Facebook messenger. The perpetrator is promising substantial returns on the cash, with a payment of $500 attracting $30,000 […]

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Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

Divers urge public to vote ‘no’ to cruise port

| 02/12/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Ambassador Divers, one of dozens of dive companies in the Cayman Islands, is drawing attention to the impact that the proposed cruise port would have on some of Cayman’s most famous dive sites. In a social media campaign picturing the Wreck of the Balboa with Caymanian freediver Coral Tomascik, the dive company points out […]

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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.