Archive for December 12th, 2019

CBC needs invoices to clear Christmas parcels

CBC needs invoices to clear Christmas parcels

| 12/12/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): With over 40% of all packages coming into the Cayman Islands without the proper documentation, customs officials are urging the public to do what they can to help get all parcels cleared in time for the holiday season. To avoid delays, Customs and Border Control said they need a supplier or sales invoice and […]

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Cayman’s POF activists demo in Madrid

Cayman’s POF activists demo in Madrid

| 12/12/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The three young Caymanian environmental activists representing the National Trust for the Cayman Islands at the UN climate change conference in Madrid this week were in the thick of the demonstrations at COP25. After Greta Thunberg took to the stage and berated world leaders for their complete failure to deal with the imminent climate […]

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CIG seeks feedback on constitution changes

CIG seeks feedback on constitution changes

| 12/12/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Even though government has already steered its motion through the country’s parliament, as it will now be called, adopting the constitutional changes agreed with the UK, it is still seeking input from the public. The package of changes has been agreed by the Cayman government, the UK and all members of the opposition, eliminating […]

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Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

| 12/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Over 100 civil servants have received training over the last month to help them detect and tackle fraud and corruption in government. Facilitated by consulting firm KPMG, the training aimed to provide a better understanding of the internal controls needed to prevent both, officials said. Participants included staff involved in the areas of accounting, […]

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CAL warns travellers it is enforcing check-in rules

CAL warns travellers it is enforcing check-in rules

| 12/12/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Ltd is warning passengers that the airline will be enforcing the rules relating to check-in times, and passengers who do not reach the desk an hour before their flight is due to leave will not be allowed on the flight. CAL VP of Airport Operations, Ivan Forbes, said the closing of check-in […]

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Rules change on pension refunds

Rules change on pension refunds

| 12/12/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): From the end of this year onward workers in the private sector will only be able to access refunds from their pension when they leave Cayman if there is less than CI$5,000 in the account. The changes made to the National Pensions Law, which will come into effect on 30 December, largely impact expatriate […]

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100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

100s of tickets issued as cops begin Christmas crackdown

| 12/12/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops has issued over 100 speeding tickets, another 132 for excessive tint, arrested eleven drunk drivers and eight disqualified and unqualified drivers, and handed out more than 30 other citations for other traffic offenses, as the RCIPS Christmas crackdown gets underway. With Cayman’s mounting traffic troubles and the constant reports of serious road […]

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Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

Premier’s failure to engage delayed cruise vote

| 12/12/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): The failure of the premier or any member of his Cabinet to engage positively with those opposing the port project is one of the major reasons why the referendum has been delayed, activists have said. Since the grassroots movement opposing the cruise project, largely on environmental grounds, merged into the Campaign for a People’s […]

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Tories still lead UK polls on eve of election

Tories still lead UK polls on eve of election

| 12/12/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The night before Britain was set to vote in its third election in four years the leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson, remained ahead in the opinion polls, despite a series of gaffes and some serious questions surrounding the Tory under-funding of the National Health Service. But the lead had narrowed considerably, leaving […]

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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.