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Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

| 03/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): There were no positive cases of COVID-19 from the latest batch of 316 tests, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Friday. This week public health officials have reported 1,980 test results with five positives, two of which were samples taken from returning travellers in quarantine. There are now just six active, asymptomatic cases […]

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New coral disease found off north coast

New coral disease found off north coast

| 03/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Department of Environment researchers believe that Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), a major threat to coral reefs in the region, has turned up in local waters. Following a potential disease report by Tom Byrnes from Cayman Marine Lab on 21 June, the department’s own marine experts visited the location off the north coast […]

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252 negative COVID-19 tests, active cases fall to 6

252 negative COVID-19 tests, active cases fall to 6

| 02/07/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Test results this week continued on a welcome trend on Thursday when Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee had no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. And with most of the individuals testing positive recovering, there are now just six active cases here in people who are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, with the lack of […]

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Appeal judges criticise gov’t on port vote law

Appeal judges criticise gov’t on port vote law

| 02/07/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal criticised the government’s false starts over the cruise port referendum law and for creating an uneven playing field, despite finding in its favour on Thursday. The senior justices said that, given the circumstances of the case, they understood why the judge in the judicial review, which was brought […]

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CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

CPR has ‘won’, no matter what

| 02/07/2020 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Shirley Roulstone said the Cayman Islands owes a debt of gratitude to the founding members of the Cruise Port Referendum campaign for the petition that ultimately stopped the controversial project. Despite the appeal court’s decision Thursday to allow government’s appeal over the constitutionality of its referendum law, the people “have won so much more […]

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Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

Appeal court overturns JR ruling on port vote

| 02/07/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has found in favour of government on the constitutional question surrounding the cruise port referendum law. According to a brief summary of the decision, the senior justices said that the government’s port referendum law, which was quashed by the Grand Court, was in fact constitutional and did not […]

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TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

| 01/07/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Government’s newest department, which was created to tackle some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, took over management of evacuation flights and quarantine for returning residents and workers on Wednesday. TravelTime is expected to streamline travel until the borders are reopened to normal commercial travel, officials said. The deputy governor has also […]

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One positive added to COVID-19 cases

One positive added to COVID-19 cases

| 01/07/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): One more positive case was added to Cayman’s COVID-19 tally on Tuesday, but there are now just seven active cases here and all of the patients are asymptomatic. Chief Medial Officer Dr John Lee reported that 319 tests had been processed over the last 24 hours, but only one sample was positive for the […]

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Fidelity paying out pension, says CEO

Fidelity paying out pension, says CEO

| 01/07/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The president and CEO of RF Group, which now manages the Fidelity pension fund, has claimed that “virtually all” the successful applications from members wanting to withdraw from their accounts that were made before 29 May have now been processed for payment and people should have received their cash. Michael Anderson apologised for the […]

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School day to be extended

School day to be extended

| 01/07/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): When Cayman students return to government schools in August and September they will be facing a school day that will be longer than they are used to. Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has confirmed that to help students catch up on missing time because of the COVID-19 shutdown, at least 30 minutes, possibly even an […]

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Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

| 30/06/2020 | 138 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: I am concerned about the way laws are enforced in Grand Cayman by those charged with authority to enforce laws. I am a duly elected representative of the people in the North Side electoral district and far too often I get frustrated by the authorities who seem reluctant or find procedural excuses […]

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