Archive for December 16th, 2019

CIG cancels meeting on plastic policy

CIG cancels meeting on plastic policy

| 16/12/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Activists pressing government to introduce a single-use plastic ban in the Cayman Islands have expressed how disappointed they are that the ministry has cancelled yet another meeting of the steering committee formed to address the issue. The committee was created this summer to help develop a policy towards reducing the environmental harm caused by […]

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NENS rollout to continue in New Year

NENS rollout to continue in New Year

| 16/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government has invested heavily over the last year in improving how it communicates national emergencies, with Phase 2 of the new National Emergency Notification System (NENS) expected to be finished by the middle of next year. This includes broadening the number of channels available to disseminate emergency messages in order to reach the maximum […]

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Two teens on run from kids home

Two teens on run from kids home

| 16/12/2019

(CNS): Just over a week after she turned up safe and well having absconded from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home earlier this month, Motesha Mothen (16) is on the run again, but this time she is believed to be with fellow resident Teshay Bryan (14). Both girls were last seen on Saturday, 14 December, at […]

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Climate conference ends badly

Climate conference ends badly

| 16/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The UN climate change conference in Madrid ended Sunday, having made very little progress on the action scientists believe is required to save the planet, despite adding more time to allow further discussions. But exhausted delegates for some 200 countries were unable to break the deadlock in the international climate negotiations on key issues […]

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Ex-officer denies scamming vulnerable victim

Ex-officer denies scamming vulnerable victim

| 16/12/2019

(CNS): Daniel Meeks (34) denied conning a senior citizen into placing his name on her property deeds when he gave evidence on his own behalf at his trial last week. Meeks is charged with misconduct in public office. The crown alleges that he scammed a 73-year-old George Town woman into signing over half her home […]

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CI still working on 63  CFATF recommendations

CI still working on 63 CFATF recommendations

| 16/12/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government has just two months to address the problems identified by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in March regarding Cayman’s vulnerability to global financial crime. Despite persistent claims that this jurisdiction is extremely well regulated and adheres to all global standards, the report found some glaring gaps, especially in areas outside the more […]

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Activists keep up campaign efforts

Activists keep up campaign efforts

| 16/12/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS) The members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign are keeping up their efforts to persuade registered electors to vote ‘no’ whenever the referendum on the cruise port project is reset. The CPR will be holding its final rally for the year on Wednesday evening, when the largest ever grassroots movement is likely to be […]

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Gov’t budgets $100M for welfare support

Gov’t budgets $100M for welfare support

| 16/12/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Although government has budgeted around CI$100 million for payments to those in need, it may still not be enough to meet the demands likely to be placed on the Needs Assessment Unit over the next two years. During Finance Committee, MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) pressed government over why it was allocating a very similar […]

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OfReg inches towards ICT protection

OfReg inches towards ICT protection

| 16/12/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The public is being asked to review the long-waited draft regulations relating to consumer protection in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The document was released during a weekend in which Flow customers experienced yet another long and frustrating service interruption.

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Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

| 16/12/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): For the first time in the history of international beauty pageants black women now hold the two top crowns after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh won the 69th Miss World contest in London on Saturday, just a week after Miss South Africa took the Miss Universe title. Singh (23) from St Thomas, Jamaica, who is […]

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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.