Archive for March 24th, 2020

Premier rages at businesses over lockdown delay

Premier rages at businesses over lockdown delay

| 24/03/2020 | 232 Comments

(CNS): The business community appears prepared to put their economic interest above the lives of Caymanians, the premier said after government was inundated with requests for companies that are not essential to exempt their workers from the imminent lockdown. Government wants businesses to close their doors so that as many people as possible can remain […]

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ICU patient COVID-19 positive at HCCI

ICU patient COVID-19 positive at HCCI

| 24/03/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The latest two positive test results for COVID-19 from a second batch of samples sent by Health City Cayman Islands includes one patient who was on the ICU ward at the same time as ‘patient zero’ when he was believed to be suffering from cardiology problems alone. The other positive test came from a […]

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Emergency travel hotline goes live

Emergency travel hotline goes live

| 24/03/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A new emergency travel hotline has been established by the governor’s office in an effort to help people here who may need to leave the islands for emergencies in the face of the airport closure. The number is 244 3333 and will be staffed Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. It is only for […]

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Cops hunt for suspect burglar

Cops hunt for suspect burglar

| 24/03/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing to the public to help track down Manuel Carter-Ramirez (40), who is wanted in connection with a spate of burglaries in West Bay between 16 and 19 March. Officers warned he is known to be violent so the public should not confront him. Carter-Ramirez is about 140lbs, between 5’5″ and 5’7″ […]

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Man charged over WB assault

Man charged over WB assault

| 24/03/2020

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from West Bay has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court Monday charged with wounding with Intent, and unlawful wounding in relation to a violent assault that played out on an innocent family’s property at the weekend. The suspect was arrested Saturday accused of attacking another man with a […]

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Two small tremors shake East End

Two small tremors shake East End

| 24/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman experienced two small earth quakes recently, and although residents reported feeling them neither of the tremors were of significant magnitude. According to the USGS, at 1:35pm on Sunday there was a quake measuring around 4.6M about 31 miles off the coast of East End, followed by a second smaller tremor on Monday about […]

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Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

| 24/03/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A jury reached not guilt verdicts last week on all of the charges against a group of men accused of smuggling over $6 million worth of dirty gold across international borders, believed to be the proceeds of crime. After a trial lasting more than a dozen weeks, beset by numerous delays, the men were […]

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HSA patient COVID-19 positive, lockdown coming

HSA patient COVID-19 positive, lockdown coming

| 24/03/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A Health Services Authority patient has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a preliminary sample tested at the local lab. The patient had no travel history and was not symptomatic but was tested because he may have needed unrelated emergency treatment in the United States, but without a negative test result he would not […]

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Woman arrested over booze shop robbery

Woman arrested over booze shop robbery

| 24/03/2020

(CNS): Police have arrested a 35-year-old West Bay woman in connection with an armed robbery at the Tortuga liquor store in Governor’s Square last month. However, she has not been charged and was granted bail following her arrest on Friday. CNS understands that the woman is a former employee at the store, which was robbed […]

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Miller urges big business to support workers

Miller urges big business to support workers

| 24/03/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller (NS) is supporting government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, but he has urged larger businesses to step up and support the wider community. Urging business owners to put the country and its people first, he encouraged them to rise above the letter of the law, to […]

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Police nab 4 month over-stayer

Police nab 4 month over-stayer

| 24/03/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Police handed over a 41-year-old Jamaican man to Customs and Border Control after they discovered he had no legal right to be in the Cayman Islands and had been overstaying since December. But it is not clear now what will happen to the man, given that Cayman has closed its airport. He was arrested […]

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