Archive for May 22nd, 2020

Outgoing mail to USA resumes

Outgoing mail to USA resumes

| 22/05/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): International mail to the United States only has resumed but no mail is yet entering the Cayman Islands. Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said they are in regular contact with postal services in the US, Canada and UK to see when they are sending mail here but currently anything posted in those countries remains stuck […]

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Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

| 22/05/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority will not be increasing water and sewerage rates this year, even though the Regulations allow for an annual rate adjustment, because of the widespread economic pain due to the current crisis. “This is a very challenging time for our community, and many of our customers are facing financial hardships due to […]

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Airport activity keeps CAL pilots certified

Airport activity keeps CAL pilots certified

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Although the Owen Roberts International Airport remains closed to regular air traffic, there was a series of take-offs and landings on Friday morning conducted by the Flight Training Department for Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) in order for some of its pilots to maintain their ‘Pilot Recency of Experience’ certification, which is a regulatory requirement in the Cayman Islands.

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Two cops test positive for COVID-19

Two cops test positive for COVID-19

| 22/05/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Two Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) officers have tested positive for the coronavirus. These two officers are not the officers depicted in the photo published by CNS earlier (see note at the end of the article). Both officers who tested positive are asymptomatic and are in isolation, the RCIPS revealed Friday evening, 22 […]

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Beat officers handing out reusable masks

Beat officers handing out reusable masks

| 22/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Community police officers have been handing out tens of thousands of cloth face masks on all three Cayman Islands. The masks were procured from Jamaica and the US through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and are being distributed to members of the public and to front-line staff from public safety and customer facing […]

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Cayman in top ten countries for testing

Cayman in top ten countries for testing

| 22/05/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical officer Dr John Lee has revealed that since Sunday, the HSA laboratories have produced 1,935 COVID-19 test results, which has pushed the Cayman Islands into the top 10 countries in the world for testing per population. There were 467 new results on Friday, all of them for front-line workers and eight of […]

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Date set for 2021 General Elections

Date set for 2021 General Elections

| 22/05/2020 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands voters will go to the polls in twelve months time on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, a date that has now been confirmed by the Governor’s Office. However, it is still not known if the referendum on the government’s cruise port project will also take place that day, as urged by the Cruise […]

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Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

| 22/05/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said that his ministry is currently conducting a survey to find out how many companies are struggling to pay their employees’ health insurance fees. He said they are aware that many companies may have lost all of their business and might now be in a situation where they can no […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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Caymankind: A second chance

Caymankind: A second chance

| 22/05/2020 | 107 Comments

Expatgirl writes: As many of you can tell, I have never written a piece like this before and, as I am sure you could also tell, it was motivated by frustration and fear. And if I’m honest, also from the loneliness of being cooped up for nine weeks on my own and my main contact […]

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