Archive for June 8th, 2020

Newball still on run but cops make related arrests

Newball still on run but cops make related arrests

| 08/06/2020

(CNS): Three people were arrested for drug related offences after police searched a home in George Town on Friday looking for Julio Simon Newball (43). Officers executed a search warrant at an address on Fairlawn Drive as part of the manhunt for the wanted man. Newball has been on the run since 27 May, when […]

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CIG to spend about $8M on tourism payout

CIG to spend about $8M on tourism payout

| 08/06/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Caymanians who lost their jobs in the tourism sector could receive a $1,000 per month for three months from government in an effort to keep them going until Cayman begins to reopen to visitors. The number of people who registered with the tourism ministry increased over the weekend after the deadline was extended, and […]

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Parents petition gov’t to let kids be together

Parents petition gov’t to let kids be together

| 08/06/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): An online petition started by local parents on Friday pleading with government to allow children to play together again had collected 1,645 signatures by 4:30pm Monday. The originator of the petition told CNS that many parents are really concerned that their kids are suffering significantly as a result of the lockdown, and given the […]

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Over 100 local people come through COVID-19

Over 100 local people come through COVID-19

| 08/06/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Another seven people have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, all of whom are asymptomatic. And despite the growing number of cases in the Cayman Islands, 102 people have now acquired but recovered from the virus, most with few adverse effects. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Monday in a short release that […]

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ESO begins annual business surveys

ESO begins annual business surveys

| 08/06/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office has begun its annual surveys for the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the Balance of Payments (BOP) covering 2019. The data collected is intended to help shape government policy and set out the country’s economic position, but given the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crash, what happened in […]

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Cayman Regiment looking for rank and file

Cayman Regiment looking for rank and file

| 08/06/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The recruitment campaign to find troops for Cayman’s first ever military organisation has been launched by the governor’s office. The local army was established last year and began with the recruitment of senior and junior officers. But now they are looking for the rank and file for the regiment, which officials say will be […]

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Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

Little Cayman becomes global ‘Hope Spot’

| 08/06/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Global marine conservation organisation Mission Blue, which campaigns to have critical areas of the world’s oceans recognised and protected, has added the whole of Little Cayman to its list of ecologically critical ‘Hope Spots’. While this does not give the island any additional legal protection over what is already given to it by Cayman […]

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CNS introduces Community Forum

CNS introduces Community Forum

| 08/06/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): We’re trying something new. Over the last few months since the COVID-19 lockdown began, CNS, like other media houses and GIS, has been inundated with questions about what is going on, what’s allowed and what’s not, as well as discussion points about what should be allowed and the current state of affairs. But, sadly, […]

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