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Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

| 29/10/2020 | 48 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The legacy of mismanagement by former Minister of Education (2005-09) and now Premier Alden McLaughlin (2013-21) will feature many chapters on project mismanagement and his government’s penchant towards initiating institutional or infrastructural projects without the ability to manage them. This determination to build big shiny structures or black shiny roads regardless of […]

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Travellers in isolation reach new high

Travellers in isolation reach new high

| 30/10/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): There are 844 people currently in isolation, either in their own homes using geofencing technology or in government designated facilities. With the additional categories of property owners and people with family connection to residents being allowed in this month, the number of people returning has been steadily increasing but so far the numbers of […]

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Cayman braces for another bout of rough weather

Cayman braces for another bout of rough weather

| 30/10/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can expect rough seas of up to nine feet along the south coast early next week, as a tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean heads west. The US National Hurricane Center is predicting that the weather system could become a tropical depression by Monday, bringing another bout of rain and rough […]

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Charity rebrands for inclusion

Charity rebrands for inclusion

| 30/10/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, a local charity founded in 2008, has changed its name to ‘Inclusion Cayman’, representing the evolution of the non-profit into an organisation with a modern approach to protecting and representing vulnerable and disabled people. In a rebrand launch at Government House recently, Susie Bodden, the CEO of the […]

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Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 29/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): One traveller, who remains in isolation, has tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest batch of screening results. Following several days of negative results in those entering and leaving quarantine, there was just one case on Thursday among 334 results, with the rest being negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that this […]

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Gallery secures Hydes’ work through Olde donation

Gallery secures Hydes’ work through Olde donation

| 29/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has acquired a collection of work by Bendel Hydes, widely regarded as the founding father of Cayman contemporary art. Despite the importance of his work to the local artistic landscape, the gallery has never been able to afford to buy much of it. After recent fundraising […]

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Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

| 29/10/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY: The office where the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service keeps all of its records has been severely damaged in a fire. The blaze at the RCIPS Business Centre at Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road, George Town, took place on Monday night at around 8:30pm, according to the police, who have now confirmed […]

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Brac smash cuts power island-wide

Brac smash cuts power island-wide

| 29/10/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A driver on Cayman Brac is recovering from serious injuries at Faith Hospital after an early morning collision with a light pole on Thursday. Police said they are now investigating the single-vehicle crash, which happened at about 12:15am near to Tibbetts Turn and Watering Place, when a white Honda CRV brought down power lines […]

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School project spending blurred in budget

School project spending blurred in budget

| 29/10/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The total cost of the new John Gray High School development is forecast to be over CI$106 million, education ministry officials confirmed Wednesday during Finance Committee. But as the ministry sought the support of the committee for an additional $20 million to spend next year, the budgeting for the costly project became blurred when […]

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Controversial lawyers law returns for comment

Controversial lawyers law returns for comment

| 28/10/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): One of the most controversial but critical pieces of legislation that governments have failed to get passed for more than a decade has made a comeback. A new version of the Legal Practitioners Law, now the Legal Services Bill, has been published for public comment after Cabinet approved this latest redraft. The bill has […]

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Isolation numbers increase but no new COVID cases

Isolation numbers increase but no new COVID cases

| 28/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Officials confirmed Wednesday that there are 645 people currently in isolation, either at home using the geofencing technology or in designated government facilities, but there are no new positive cases of the virus. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said all of the 344 tests carried out over the last day were negative. There […]

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