Archive for November 8th, 2019

Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

| 08/11/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): An additional seven people have been infected with dengue fever, officials confirmed Friday, after a batch of new results came back from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirming the new cases. While two of these patients had travelled overseas to Dengue endemic locations, five acquired dengue here in the Cayman Islands. This means that […]

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Cop cars crash on way to call

Cop cars crash on way to call

| 08/11/2019 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Two police cars travelling in the same direction en route to an incident managed to crash into each other Thursday afternoon. The two marked vehicles were driving east on Shamrock Road when they collided close to Agricola Drive at around 4pm, the RCIPS said in a release. One of the drivers sustained minor injuries […]

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Minister presents billion dollar budgets

Minister presents billion dollar budgets

| 08/11/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart has forecast that the government will collect CI$825 million in revenue during 2020 and spend almost $760 million in its first ever US$1 billion budget. But that record-breaking earnings and expenditure will be broken again in 2021, when the minister is predicting the government will collect almost CI$850 million in […]

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Premier outlines record public spending

Premier outlines record public spending

| 08/11/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The premier outlined the details of the biggest ever budget the Cayman Island has ever seen in both spending and earnings on Friday. Government is expecting to collect well over CI$800 million in both 2020 and 2021, which is more than US$2 billion over the two year period. Both years will see a significant […]

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Governor warns MLAs over same-sex issue

Governor warns MLAs over same-sex issue

| 08/11/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued a warning to politicians to be careful how they speak about the LGBTQ community when they address the issues raised by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal’s ruling, delivered Thursday, directing government to implement a form of civil partnerships for same-sex couples. But the governor also indicated that the order […]

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A wounded Constitution

A wounded Constitution

| 08/11/2019 | 22 Comments

Leonard Raznovich writes: The failure of the Court of Appeal to apply correctly the Constitution and to find appropriate and adequate constitutional remedy for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden is bad news for all Caymanians, including religious groups. It is also a bleak day for the jurisdiction and its future because this decision leaves not only […]

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Cayman rep to lay wreath in London

Cayman rep to lay wreath in London

| 08/11/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Following a near 20-year campaign to allow the overseas territories to lay their own wreaths during Britain’s annual service of remembrance in London, André Ebanks will become the first Caymanian to do so this Sunday. Ebanks, who is the Cayman Islands representative in the UK, will attend the national service at the Cenotaph in […]

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DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

| 08/11/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor doesn’t believe it is necessary for him to “comment on the conduct of public servants before the referendum law was passed or before my memo was issued”, he said after CNS sent a query to his office about the appearance of government workers in pro-port videos. Following the circulation of a […]

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High spending expected in budget

High spending expected in budget

| 08/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Unity Government will be presenting its final budget for this administration on Friday and it is expected to be a high spending one. Premier Alden McLaughlin said it will address a range of social issues over the two-year period that it covers. He said there will be additional provision for the vulnerable, education, […]

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