Archive for December 27th, 2019

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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Climate change costing $billions, charity reports

Climate change costing $billions, charity reports

| 27/12/2019 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Fifteen of the natural disasters and extreme weather events during 2019 that resulted in damages of more than $1 billion were fuelled by climate change, Christian Aid found in a new report released Friday. These disasters killed and injured thousands of people around the world and ranged in damage costs from over one to […]

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Teenager found safe after going on run

Teenager found safe after going on run

| 27/12/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED Monday: Police have confirmed that sixteen-year-old Motesha Mothen was found safe and well, Monday. The teenager had gone on the run from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home in Bodden Town on Christmas Eve less than one day after returning to the home having gone on the run several days before.

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Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

| 27/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the need to set aside past differences and come together, as she gave her annual message to the Commonwealth this year. In her 68th Christmas broadcast, the 93-year-old monarch spoke about a “bumpy year”, but did not convey whether she was referring to the bumps in British politics or her […]

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Police deal with almost 1,000 traffic offences

Police deal with almost 1,000 traffic offences

| 27/12/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Since the start of December the RCIPS traffic unit has recorded almost 1,000 traffic violations, ranging from DUIs to illegal tint, as they pursue this year’s holiday crackdown. The safety campaign will continue into the New Year, police said, with intensified road enforcement operations, including an increase in traffic stops and high visibility patrols. […]

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Opposition leader says better days are ahead

Opposition leader says better days are ahead

| 27/12/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Arden McLean, the opposition leader and member for East End, has said that 2019 was a “pivotal year for citizen engagement”. He said it gave him hope that Caymanians and residents were committed to standing up for Cayman, even in the face of fierce criticism, and suggested that there were better days still to […]

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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.