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COVID-19 spread plateaus, say health officials

COVID-19 spread plateaus, say health officials

| 01/07/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The community spread of COVID-19 has plateaued but is not yet in real decline from the most recent spike, Public Health said last week. As of Thursday, there were an estimated 841 active cases of the virus in the Cayman Islands, with seven of those infected in hospital. Around 450 people officially reported testing […]

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Minister takes ‘fruitful’ scoping trip to Honduras

Minister takes ‘fruitful’ scoping trip to Honduras

| 01/07/2022 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Jay Ebanks has said his ministry is looking to establish and promote a direct shipping route between the Cayman Islands and Honduras in order to import fresh fruit and vegetables and other agricultural products from that country. As the government seeks to improve direct trade links in the region to strengthen Cayman’s […]

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Ed ministry continues pre-school subsidy for summer

Ed ministry continues pre-school subsidy for summer

| 01/07/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education will continue funding the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) through the summer months for pre-school Caymanian children who were previously approved for the September through June school year, the ministry said in a release. The subsidy of as much as $500 per month will help struggling parents navigate what is […]

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Road plan poses further threat to pristine habitat

Road plan poses further threat to pristine habitat

| 01/07/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The National Conservation Council has confirmed that the extension of a farm road in North Side will need an environmental impact assessment as the proposed route would take it through some of Cayman’s most pristine remaining forest land. Flying in the face of the PACT Government’s policy of limiting development in untouched habitat, the […]

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Porn image of infant increases jail time

Porn image of infant increases jail time

| 30/06/2022 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The possession of a Category A image involving an infant girl and an adult man in what was clearly a live abuse situation increased the jail time that Freddy Manuel Diaz-Christian will serve for accessing and possession of child pornography. Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop jailed the former UCCI employee for five years following his conviction […]

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OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

| 30/06/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A long-running dispute between local broadband service providers Flow and C3 has been resolved following arbitration proceedings mediated by OfReg, the utilities regulator said in a press release. In a complex row lasting well over three years, C3 had complained about problems relating to infrastructure-sharing with Flow, which it claimed was breaching its licence […]

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No sign that Speaker Bush is making charity donations

No sign that Speaker Bush is making charity donations

| 30/06/2022 | 116 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands House of Parliament is unaware of any payments to any charity being made “directly or indirectly” by Speaker McKeeva Bush and does not know of any “mechanisms that are in place to facilitate such payment(s)”, an anonymous freedom of information request has revealed. However, there are no reporting requirements for the […]

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Police apologise to Brac boaters over rescue report

Police apologise to Brac boaters over rescue report

| 30/06/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Following an outpouring of reports from the Cayman Brac boating community to the local media that the recent press release from the RCIPS recounting the rescue of two men from Pickle Bank at the weekend was inaccurate, the police have apologised for the confusion and thanked the members of the Brac community for their […]

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Local IT expert earmarked to take over CSD

Local IT expert earmarked to take over CSD

| 30/06/2022 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian Darvy Whittaker has been appointed as director-designate of the government’s Computer Services Department and will take the helm in 12 months when the current expatriate director, Simon Spiers, steps aside. Whittaker, who has worked in the department for more than three decades, secured the job after an open recruitment process. His appointment follows […]

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People suggest 45 locations for conservation

People suggest 45 locations for conservation

| 29/06/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The recent solicitation by the National Conservation Council for nominations from the public for places that could become protected areas has closed after dozens of people nominated more than 45 potential sites. Speaking at the NCC’s general meeting Wednesday, John Bothwell from the Department of the Environment, which oversaw the consultation on behalf of […]

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Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

Audit finds many gaps in CIG online services

| 29/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): It is not clear if the Cayman Islands Government has achieved value for money from the services that it has shifted online, and Cayman is lagging behind other countries in its provision of e-services, the Office of the Auditor General has found in a new report. Sue Winspear and her team identified a number […]

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