Archive for May 11th, 2020

Teenager charged over  church break-in

Teenager charged over church break-in

| 11/05/2020

(CNS): A 19-year-old man from East End has been charged with attempted burglary, criminal trespass and breach of curfew over a break-in at the Websters Memorial United church hall on Bodden Town Road, Friday evening. Police had been called to the location around 8pm when a burglary was said to be in progress. When officers […]

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Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right

| 11/05/2020 | 232 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Getting the balance right in tackling the rapidly evolving early phase of this pandemic was a very difficult, perhaps nearly impossible, job. Most of us are law-abiding, and being law-abiding we complied with the pandemic-related restrictions government imposed without much grumbling or resistance.

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Bush still holds speaker job

Bush still holds speaker job

| 11/05/2020

(CNS): The representative for West Bay West, McKeeva Bush, still holds the substantive post of speaker, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed on Monday. Bush is supposed to be on leave from the senior position following allegations and charges against him for assault. However, he was seen in his full ceremonial robes last Friday presiding over the […]

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Stolen tools seized during police search

Stolen tools seized during police search

| 11/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Police are hoping to find the owners of a number of electrical tools they believe were stolen, which were recovered by officers during a search earlier this month. The RCIPS is inviting members of the public to view the items on its website here. Anyone who has been the victim of a power tool […]

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Two men charged in ‘gang’ violence case

Two men charged in ‘gang’ violence case

| 11/05/2020

(CNS): A 34-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested in connection with a machete attack last week in the district has now been charged with wounding with intent. During the incident, which was related to a resurgence of gang violence, a man’s hand was almost severed. A 20-year-old man has also been charged with […]

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761 negative COVID-19 tests ‘very positive’

761 negative COVID-19 tests ‘very positive’

| 11/05/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): The number of negative COVID-19 test results revealed on Monday was “very positive”, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at today’s press briefing, stressing the importance of testing to beating the virus. A total of 764 tests have been run since Friday, of which 761 were negative and three positive, the HSA’s Medical Officer of Health […]

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Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

Cops send ‘trainer-gate’ file to DPP

| 11/05/2020

(CNS: The RCIPS has completed its investigation into allegations that the health minister’s wife recently broke the shelter-in-place order when she met with her personal trainer. A spokesperson for the RCIPS told CNS that officers had concluded the inquiry and a file will be sent to the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions for […]

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HSA opens two drive-thru test sites

HSA opens two drive-thru test sites

| 11/05/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority now has two drive-thru testing tents to screen front-line workers for COVID-19 and has expanded its laboratory capacity as part of the effort to increase test numbers. However, officials have confirmed that testing is still by appointment only, and with thousands of people now designated as essential or front-line workers, […]

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Masks ‘not political’ claims minister

Masks ‘not political’ claims minister

| 11/05/2020 | 156 Comments

(CNS): Wearing masks in public is obligatory now, so if people want to enter stores and banks they must have effective face-covering, but accessing them appears to be causing public concerns. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said on several occasions that he has handed out government supplies to MLAs in all the constituencies because it […]

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Pension fund fine, says Fidelity boss

Pension fund fine, says Fidelity boss

| 11/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Concerns over the Fidelity pension fund have been dismissed by the president of Fidelity Bank (Cayman), Brett Hill, who told CNS on Monday that all valid applications made by its 11,000 members to take money out as part of the emergency withdrawal will be met. The form is now available on the website and […]

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