Archive for April 24th, 2020

4 positives added to COVID tally as tests inch up

4 positives added to COVID tally as tests inch up

| 24/04/2020 | 178 Comments

(CNS): Four more coronavirus test samples were reported as positive by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Friday, two of which were community transmissions and the other two connected to patients who previously tested positive for COVID-19. These tests came from a batch of 154 test results as the much anticipated testing ramp up […]

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Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

| 24/04/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A panel of doctors from the public and private sectors outlined the challenges presented by COVID-19 during a presentation and Q&A with the media on Thursday. Addressing a range of issues regarding what HSA Medical Director Dr Delroy Jefferson called the “sinister and mischievous” nature of the virus, including evolving treatments, the panel made […]

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Cayman Airways to airlift more people to US

Cayman Airways to airlift more people to US

| 24/04/2020 | 108 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Airways’ has added a second repatriation flight to Miami next Friday, 1 May. The two charters, in partnership with the government, will only be carrying US citizens or those with transit visas from here. Neither flight will bring back passengers as Cayman’s quarantine facilities are full. The flights are aimed at taking […]

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Speaker charged with assault

Speaker charged with assault

| 24/04/2020

(CNS): McKeeva Bush (65), the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and member for West Bay West, has been charged with three counts of common assault and one count of disorderly conduct under the liquor licensing law in connection with a well documented violent incident at a Seven Mile Beach bar in February. Bush was said […]

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Drivers get reprieve on vehicle inspections

Drivers get reprieve on vehicle inspections

| 24/04/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Government will now be able to continue collecting vehicle licence fees and drivers can remain legal without a certificate of road-worthiness after amendments to the Traffic Law were passed in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The minister responsible for roads, Joey Hew, said the change allows Cabinet to issue directives to the director of […]

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Conolly elected deputy speaker

Conolly elected deputy speaker

| 24/04/2020 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The PPM member for George Town South, Barbara Conolly, was elected as the deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly late Thursday evening, as proceedings were wrapped up after a special sitting. Conolly is one of just three women in the House and will replace Bernie Bush, who resigned in protest when the current speaker, […]

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LA paves way for immigration amnesty

LA paves way for immigration amnesty

| 24/04/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A short amendment to the Customs and Border Control Law that was passed by the Legislative Assembly on Thursday paves the way for an amnesty for those who find themselves in breach of immigration rules because of border closures. Government is trying to organise flights for expatriates who no longer have jobs or the […]

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Law change enables bosses to retain workers

Law change enables bosses to retain workers

| 24/04/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The premier steered a small but important amendment to the Labour Law through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, allowing Cabinet to grant extensions or exemptions to provisions in the law in the face of a disaster or calamity, including the type of health crisis presented by COVID-19. Using the new power, Cabinet has extended […]

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