Archive for March 23rd, 2020

Test shortage poses growing problem

Test shortage poses growing problem

| 23/03/2020 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Cayman continues to be in the dark about the potential impact of COVID-19 in the community as a result of the inability of the public authorities to test anywhere near enough people to paint an accurate picture of infection rates. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee made it clear Monday that this was because […]

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Ten-day curfew to be imposed

Ten-day curfew to be imposed

| 23/03/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A curfew will be imposed on everyone in the Cayman Islands from 9pm until 5am for ten days from Tuesday 24 March in an effort to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community following the recent return of many residents from countries where the pandemic is raging. The governor, premier and police […]

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Motorcyclist killed after losing control

Motorcyclist killed after losing control

| 23/03/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 25 MARCH: The 44-year-old man who was killed around 10 minutes after midnight Monday morning after losing control of the black Ducati motorcycle he was riding has been identified as Mario Spirto, an Italian national living in Cayman. The single-vehicle crash happened as he was travelling east on the Hurley Merren Blvd between […]

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Opposition calls for pension access

Opposition calls for pension access

| 23/03/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Opposition members are urging government to introduce a suspension on the mandated pension regime for six months and to amend the law to allow people in the private sector to take up to $850 per month from their own pension fund until September. They are also asking government to find a way to address […]

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Woman charged with murder

Woman charged with murder

| 23/03/2020

(CNS): A 36-year-old woman has now been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez in a North Side stabbing on 17 March. The woman has been in custody since she was arrested on suspicion of killing the man, who is believed to be her former partner. She was due to appear in […]

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Gov’t preps to deal with ‘lean times’

Gov’t preps to deal with ‘lean times’

| 23/03/2020 | 125 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said government is discussing a range of measures to protect the Cayman Islands, not just from the health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic but the economic one as well and the “very lean times ahead”. Warning of tough times and a significant downturn in business, the premier said talks this […]

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