Archive for May 26th, 2020

CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

| 26/05/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): When GIS released the COVID-19 test results for the latest batch of samples Tuesday, the three positives cases included one Customs and Border Control officer who was part of the test screening of front-line workers. The two other positives were also picked up through screening. None of the individuals have symptoms but they are […]

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Straw poll shows COVID hasn’t ‘infected’ offshore

Straw poll shows COVID hasn’t ‘infected’ offshore

| 26/05/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A quick survey of over 40 leaders from financial services firms in the Cayman Islands indicates that the COVID-19 virus has not ‘infected’ the offshore industry, with companies asymptomatic or suffering just mild symptoms and just one firm facing a critical future. More than one third of respondents in a straw poll said their […]

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Food bank sees seven-fold increase in need

Food bank sees seven-fold increase in need

| 26/05/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Food bank has seen a massive increase in the number of people in need of their support since the COVID-19 shutdown. The charity has been distributing food to hundreds of people who need it on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the First Assembly of God car park. According to officials, they have […]

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Fire crews still at smoldering dump

Fire crews still at smoldering dump

| 26/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health are still working to battle a small but stubborn, deep-seated fire at the George Town dump. On Tuesday officials said the crews were excavating, turning and dampening the vein of burning mixed waste which has been smoldering since Thursday, 21 May.

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Suspect accused of two GT break-ins

Suspect accused of two GT break-ins

| 26/05/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from George Town has been charged with two burglaries, theft, damage to property and breach of curfew in relation to a break-in at a bar on Mary Street on Sunday, 17 May, and at a restaurant on Eastern Avenue on Thursday, 21 May, both in central George Town. He was arrested […]

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Opposition ‘walk out’ over lack of access

Opposition ‘walk out’ over lack of access

| 26/05/2020 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Arden McLean led an angry walk-out of the Legislative Assembly last week, accusing Cabinet of “truncating” the opposition. After complaining that no other business but that of government had been allowed on the order paper for the meeting, McLean said the government frontbench “should be ashamed of themselves”.

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