Archive for April 17th, 2020

Airlift setback as Nicaragua closes borders

Airlift setback as Nicaragua closes borders

| 17/04/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Two evacuation flights to Nicaragua planned for Saturday been cancelled. They would have flown home almost 160 Nicaraguan nationals who have been stuck in the Cayman Islands since the borders here were closed a month ago. Cayman Airways said it had been informed Friday that the Nicaraguan Government had closed its borders and tomorrow’s […]

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Don’t let the pandemic infect your mind

Don’t let the pandemic infect your mind

| 17/04/2020 | 138 Comments

Guy P. Harrison writes: The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the physical bodies of Cayman’s population. It also presents a clear and present danger to everyone’s ability to analyse claims and make rational decisions. A human mind is a half-crazed cyclone of irrationality in the best of times and now Caymanians and residents are experiencing […]

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Airlift continues with flight to Canada

Airlift continues with flight to Canada

| 17/04/2020 | 182 Comments

(CNS): As evacuation flights begin this weekend taking expats stuck here to the United States and Nicaragua, Governor Martyn Roper has confirmed that a flight will be leaving here early next week to airlift people to Canada. However, this is being organised by the Canadian government and will be for Canadian nationals only. Those wishing […]

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WB man racks up offences after traffic stop

WB man racks up offences after traffic stop

| 17/04/2020

(CNS): A 21-year-old West Bay was charged with ten offenses last Friday after just one traffic stop. Police revealed yesterday that the man was arrested just before 8am on 10 April after officers on patrol stopped the silver Honda Accord he was driving in the district and he began racking up the alleged crimes. He […]

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MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

MLAs to pick new deputy speaker

| 17/04/2020 | 128 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED correcting day of deputy speaker election: Ten Members of the Legislative Assembly will meet next Wednesday, obeying social distancing rules, in order to amend Standing Orders, paving the way for all members to sit in a virtual session the following day. At that emergency meeting members will elected a deputy speaker and amend […]

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Woman in ODPP charged in mystery ACC probe

Woman in ODPP charged in mystery ACC probe

| 17/04/2020

(CNS): Evita Dixon (38), a public officer from Prospect, has been charged by officers from the Anti-Corruption Commission with breach of trust, having been arrested last October. The ACC said the charge stems from her position as a member of support staff with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

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