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Gov’t helping those in need, local or expat

Gov’t helping those in need, local or expat

| 30/03/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has rejected complaints coming in from members of the public about government assisting foreign permit holders stuck in Cayman because of the pandemic. Despite “taking some licks for this”, McLaughlin said at Friday’s press briefing that the coronavirus pandemic was a humanitarian crisis and if people were hungry or had nowhere […]

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Brac man charged with rape

Brac man charged with rape

| 30/03/2020

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been charged with rape and three other related sex crimes. The alleged rape took place on Friday night at an undisclosed location on the island at around 9:15pm. Police have refused to state whether the victim and the alleged attacker were known to each other or whether […]

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HSA prepared for worst, say officials

HSA prepared for worst, say officials

| 30/03/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman continues the battle to prevent the coronavirus taking hold in the community and the potential indiscriminate spread, officials from the Health Services Authority said they are still preparing for the worst case scenario. From sourcing buildings that could be used as overflow hospitals to massive orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare […]

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West Bay home burned to ground

West Bay home burned to ground

| 30/03/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A wooden home in Birch Tree Hill Road and a boat parked outside on a trailer were completely destroyed by fire Thursday night, the Cayman Islands Fire Service revealed Monday. The elderly gentleman who was the owner of the property was able to escape the fire and has since been rehoused, officials said, as […]

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HCCI opens, sets aside COVID-19 wing

HCCI opens, sets aside COVID-19 wing

| 30/03/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands began the first phase of reopening on Friday after the facility lifted the self-imposed quarantine. This was put in place following the death of a cruise passenger there who had COVID-19, which also triggered government’s concerted action against the pandemic. HCCI has created a separate isolation wing to physically segregate […]

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Courts juggle justice in face of virus

Courts juggle justice in face of virus

| 30/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Court officials are doing their best to keep the administration of justice moving forward while attempting to limit the potential exposure to the coronavirus for judges, staff, lawyers, police officers, defendants, clients and others who support the system. All jury trials have been cancelled in the short-term but the Grand Court is still hearing […]

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Four more test positive for COVID-19

Four more test positive for COVID-19

| 29/03/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Two people with a travel history to areas with confirmed coronavirus cases and two who have been in close contact with people who recently returned from overseas have all tested positive for COVD-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Sunday. All four are understood to be doing well and in isolation. And while […]

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Three seriously hurt after car crash blaze

Three seriously hurt after car crash blaze

| 29/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Three people involved in a head-on collision in Bodden Town all suffered serious injuries Saturday afternoon. The crash happened on Northward Road just before 4:30pm, when one of the cars veered to the right and crashed into an oncoming vehicle. That car then ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames. […]

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No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

| 28/03/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has received a new batch of reagents, bringing local stocks of COVID-19 test kits to around 540, but this is not enough to increase the level of testing, according to local health officials. The question of how widespread the virus is in this community therefore remains unanswered, though at this stage there are […]

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‘Stay at home’ order abuse worries officials

‘Stay at home’ order abuse worries officials

| 28/03/2020 | 230 Comments

(CNS): One single traffic-cam reader picked up over 10,000 unique vehicles in just five hours on Saturday, and government officials are frustrated over the scale of the abuse of the ‘stay at home’ soft curfew after the lockdown was lifted. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said it was unsustainable and Premier Alden McLaughlin said he was […]

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DoE watching out for the stingrays

DoE watching out for the stingrays

| 28/03/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Following concerns in the community about Stingray City, the Department of Environment has said that its marine conservation officers are making sure the star attractions there are doing OK and getting the food they need. With no tourists going to the Sand Bar to feed them, the DoE said that the rays will revert […]

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