Archive for May 6th, 2020

Pension firms face 14,000 requests in a week

Pension firms face 14,000 requests in a week

| 06/05/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Pension administrators managing the nine different pension funds for private sector workers have faced a barrage of emails and messages in the wake of the new law passed by government to allow people access to their money during the COVID-19 health emergency. Deputy Director of Pensions Amy Wolliston said they were all in a […]

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Driver 2x over limit after rear-end crash

Driver 2x over limit after rear-end crash

| 06/05/2020

(CNS): Police arrested a 32-year-old man from Bodden Town on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he showed a alcohol reading of .243% following a rear-end crash Tuesday evening. Police were called to the scene of the collision at around 7pm on Bodden Town Road near Cherry Tree Drive.

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2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

| 06/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control officers on patrol on South Side East Road in Cayman Brac this morning came across a ganja package that had washed ashore. The officers called the police around 8am Wednesday to report the find. When the police arrived they recovered the taped up package, which was found to contain some […]

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Over 3,000 people now tested

Over 3,000 people now tested

| 06/05/2020 | 197 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed 298 negative results from the latest batch of test samples for COVID-19 on Wednesday, with no positives, as Cayman reaches 3,050 tests. The CMO confirmed that the results he is giving each day are those of different people and not just the actual test numbers because sometimes […]

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Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

Gov’t QC argues judge was wrong in port JR

| 06/05/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Judges on the the Court of Appeal panel put the government’s lawyer, Alan Maclean QC, through his paces on Wednesday, as he argued that Justice Tim Owen got it wrong when he found that lawmakers should have passed general legislation before creating a bespoke referendum law to provide for the people’s vote on the […]

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Offshore raises $124k for food bank van

Offshore raises $124k for food bank van

| 06/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The local food bank was already stretched supporting families here in dire need of food before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But since then the poverty and vulnerability of many people has been exacerbated by the measures taken to suppress the virus. As a result, Cayman’s Good Samaritan Food Bank welcomed $124,000 raised by the […]

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Why Caymanians don’t seek work in tourism

Why Caymanians don’t seek work in tourism

| 06/05/2020 | 160 Comments

Anon writes: Expat workers in the tourism industry are mainly here for a good time and not to make a fortune. They’re taking a ‘break’ from their real lives. They’re young and dumb like all young adults. For many it’s the first time they’ve lived away from their parents, just like so many other young […]

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Cayman firms asked for info in Danish tax fraud

Cayman firms asked for info in Danish tax fraud

| 06/05/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen offshore corporate service providers from the Cayman Islands have been asked to provide information for a case going through the New York Southern District Court relating to an alleged $2 billion tax scam in Denmark. The tax authority there, Skatteforvaltningen (SKAT), is seeking discovery from firms here and in the […]

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Suspect ganja dealers arrested

Suspect ganja dealers arrested

| 06/05/2020

(CNS): Four people who were believed to be smoking ganja at an address in George Town on Monday have been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing. The group of men and women were spotted by police at around 2:40pm on 4 May. The officers had responded to reports of people congregating and consuming drugs at […]

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