Archive for April 20th, 2020

Prisoners released to ease jail crowding

Prisoners released to ease jail crowding

| 20/04/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The prison director has released on licence fourteen local prisoners who were approaching the end of their sentence or deemed to be low risk to reduce prison overcrowding and control the potential spread of the coronavirus at HMP Northward. Another four prisoners from overseas have also been released and deported on the flights to […]

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Curfew exceptions ‘not intended to be fair’

Curfew exceptions ‘not intended to be fair’

| 20/04/2020 | 283 Comments

(CNS): As frustrations run high among members of the public over what they see as the unfairness of some COVID-19 curfew exemptions over others, Premier Alden McLaughlin said that the system “is not intended to be fair” but is meant to reduce the risk of community transmission of the virus. He said all decisions are […]

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COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

COVID-19 positives grow but test numbers still low

| 20/04/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Four out of the five latest positive results for COVID-19 were samples from people with no travel history or contacts to other positive cases, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Monday, as he revealed the results of 76 tests taken over a three-day period. But as government leaders focus on ramping up testing […]

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Official opposition backs pension holiday

Official opposition backs pension holiday

| 20/04/2020 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean and his official members have said they will support the changes government will be making to the Pensions Law when the Legislative Assembly meets this week. The government is amending the legislation to create a ‘holiday’ period from the mandatory payments by employers and their employees and to allow people […]

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A call for a PPP in retaining pension funds

A call for a PPP in retaining pension funds

| 20/04/2020 | 25 Comments

MLA Ezzard Miller writes: Before I discuss how pension funds can be retained while funding employees in these desperate times, I take a moment to once again congratulate the premier and his government for consulting and following the advice of the medical fraternity on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

Miller offers thanks to CPR for port campaign

| 20/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, a long time opponent of government’s proposed cruise berthing project, offered his thanks to the members of the Cruise Port Referendum group and their successful campaign, which has now seen the current administration completely shelve the project in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller said the deferral will […]

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Dust devil stirs up shoppers

Dust devil stirs up shoppers

| 20/04/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): People out shopping for essential supplies at the airport branch of Foster’s supermarket on Saturday encountered a ‘dust devil’ in the car park, which caused a stir on social media. Officials at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service explained to CNS that the phenomenon is a whirlwind of air into which dust and debris […]

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