Archive for February 3rd, 2020

Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

| 03/02/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): A complex engineering project that has been proposed to replace sand on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach is doomed to failure and will cause even more problems, the Department of Environment has warned. Urging government not to allow a coastal works application by the owners of the Marriott Beach Resort and several nearby […]

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Activists press on with battle against plastic

Activists press on with battle against plastic

| 03/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on Sunday, activists in the Cayman Islands were cleaning up beaches on the Sister Islands and in West Bay, as well as preparing for more action on the myriad environmental threats, including the removal of mangroves and plastic pollution. Students from the Protect Our Future campaign and other […]

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Police look for 3 men after BT stabbing

Police look for 3 men after BT stabbing

| 03/02/2020

(CNS): The police are on the lookout for three men, all believed to be in their late 20’s, with fair complexions and around 5’9″ tall, after a stabbing in the early hours of Sunday morning at a house in Bodden Town. One man was taken to hospital at about 1:30am on 2 February after the […]

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Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

| 03/02/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman authorities rush to meet the recommendations in last year’s damning CFATF review to plug gaps, address shortcomings and deal with vulnerabilities in the local protections against financial crime, Minister Tara Rivers steered through another bundles of laws last week. This latest batch of legislation focused on modernising the beneficial ownership regime […]

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Climate change policy gets nod from LA

Climate change policy gets nod from LA

| 03/02/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly voted for a private member’s motion calling on government to adopt a climate change policy, after whipping through the debate Friday evening, as the latest brief meeting drew to a close. MLA Alva Suckoo (NEW) brought the motion asking government to address climate change, given that the existing policy document has […]

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HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

HSA plans flu clinic to manage coronavirus response

| 03/02/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is preparing a separate flu clinic at the hospital to help it manage and treat any influx of people infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or other respiratory illnesses, as the latest flu-like virus spreads around the world. At a press conference on Monday, officials said Cayman has no confirmed […]

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WB homeowner moves landscaping

WB homeowner moves landscaping

| 03/02/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The owner of a significant sized property on a beachfront plot in West Bay has complied with a planning notice to remove landscaping that had encroached onto the public road at a small and already congested junction. The trees, boulders and other features placed around the entrance to the new home had caused concern […]

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Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

Changed ethics law ‘soon come’, premier says

| 03/02/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited Standards in Public Life Law, which was first passed in the Legislative Assembly more than six years ago and then amended and passed again in 2016, will be implemented on 1 March, the premier has said. In a statement to the LA on Friday, Alden McLaughlin said that the law will […]

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Tourists stranded after passports stolen

Tourists stranded after passports stolen

| 03/02/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): A couple visiting from Canada are now stuck on Grand Cayman after their passports, as well as many other valuable items, were stolen from the trunk of a car at Spotts Beach last week. Victoria Ark told CNS that they are now on the island with limited cash until the Canadian government can get […]

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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.