Archive for June 2nd, 2020

Inmates refuse food at HMP Northward

Inmates refuse food at HMP Northward

| 02/06/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Three prisoners housed in HMP Northward’s best facility have begun refusing food, prison officials have said. It is not clear if this is a hunger strike to draw attention to a specific grievance or just because of the poor standard of food being served. According to a short release from the prison, the men […]

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Borders to open before year-end

Borders to open before year-end

| 02/06/2020 | 156 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said it was possible Cayman could welcome visitors again before the end of the year as a result of the trends in test results and the spread of COVID-19 across the community. McLaughlin is staying on the virus elimination track and will not follow other regional destinations planning to open in […]

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Child picks up COVID-19 in community

Child picks up COVID-19 in community

| 02/06/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed that the person who went to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on Monday was a 9-year-old child who, although sick with the virus, has not been hospitalized. The child is only the third minor who has tested positive with the virus to show any symptoms. The […]

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Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

| 02/06/2020 | 121 Comments

(CNS): An investigation into how police handled a pursuit of rogue riders in April found that one officer used “unnecessary and unreasonable force” during the arrest and behaved badly to a member of the public at the scene. The Office of the Ombudsman also found that an off-duty officer made matters worse when he joined […]

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Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

| 02/06/2020

(CNS Local Life): Two charities are trying to make sure that children in the Cayman Islands don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the schools closed in mid-March, the Homeschool Lunch Program has been providing 465 children from 13 government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman […]

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Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

| 02/06/2020 | 122 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that his ministry is now working on a three-year plan to rebuild Cayman’s tourism sector after the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The domestic market is likely to be the only source of income for the hospitality industry for the remainder of this year, but Kirkconnell […]

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