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Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

| 11/08/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates for the upcoming start of the new academic year under a ‘new normal’, given the concerns regarding COVID-19. While Cayman is now believed to be coronavirus free, there are still concerns of a resurgence and as a result students will be experiencing […]

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Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

| 11/08/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS) The RCIPS Air Operations Unit is back to full capacity after both of the helicopters have been serviced and spruced up ready for what is usually the busier part of the hurricane season. The newest H145 arrived back home last month and is now fitted with weather radar, daylight and thermal imaging camera, Nightsun […]

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More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

| 10/08/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now gone more than four weeks since a positive test for COVID-19 was recorded by officials. On Monday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on 454 tests results that were carried out since Friday, all of which were negative. Cayman has had no active cases of the virus since […]

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Health insurance failings roll on

Health insurance failings roll on

| 10/08/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The multiple problems associated with the failing health insurance system in Cayman was recently raised again in Finance Committee, but there are still no policy solutions on offer from the health minister. The original budget to cover tertiary healthcare costs for indigents and those with inadequate health cover for 2019 was CI$9.9 million but […]

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The drudgery of drug smuggling

The drudgery of drug smuggling

| 10/08/2020 | 55 Comments

Book review by Wendy Ledger: When the news broke last weekend that the infamous drug smuggler Leigh Ritch had finally published a book about his life as one of the youngest ever ganja traders in the region, expectations were high. But $16.99 and 137 pages later, who knew that life in the drug business was […]

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Driver trapped in serious smash survives

Driver trapped in serious smash survives

| 10/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a white Toyota Corolla who was freed from a George Town crash on Saturday evening is in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was cut from the car by the fire service following a collision with a blue Volkswagen Jetta on Walkers Road near Academy Way at around 9pm. The […]

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Complaints about MRCU boss under investigation

Complaints about MRCU boss under investigation

| 10/08/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Complaints by staff of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit about the director, Dr Jim McNelly, are under investigation, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour and Acting Chief Officer Nelly Pouchie have confirmed. The complaints were set out in a letter to the ministry in July, signed by what is believed to be a significant number […]

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Family life is of paramount importance

Family life is of paramount importance

| 10/08/2020 | 73 Comments

Christina Hislop Rowlandson writes: Royal assent if given to a ‘substitute marriage bill’, as I personally refer to it, would have drastically changed the state of legal unions for the purposes of having children and other matters. The bill was debated and voted down in two days amid little public fanfare. Six of seven official […]

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Police name victim killed in  BT smash

Police name victim killed in BT smash

| 08/08/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: The RCIPS has now named the man who died in a crash in Bodden Town Saturday morning. He was Gonzalo McLaughlin (39) of East End, Grand Cayman. The single-vehicle crash happened around 4:30am on 8 August on the Bodden Town Road near to Long Fellow Circle. McLaughlin, who was driving a white Subaru […]

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Cayman Islands soft border opening delayed

Cayman Islands soft border opening delayed

| 08/08/2020 | 434 Comments

(CNS): Plans to reopen the Cayman Islands’ borders on 1 September have been postponed until 1 October and possibly beyond, in the face of rising infection rates around the world, especially in the United States. This follows several weeks of speculation that the planned soft opening to visitors was unlikely to happen next month. However, […]

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Cayman clears 4th week with no COVID-19 cases

Cayman clears 4th week with no COVID-19 cases

| 07/08/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed Friday that all of the 191 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day were all negative. Cayman has now cleared four weeks without a positive test and has no active cases. To date, officials have carried 31,299 tests and recorded only 203 positive cases of the […]

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