Archive for June 9th, 2020

Five added to COVID-19 tally as tests pass 15k

Five added to COVID-19 tally as tests pass 15k

| 09/06/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Health workers in Cayman have now tested 15,423 people, which is a quarter of the local population, for COVID-19, putting the country in the top three jurisdictions in the world for per capita testing and painting a clear picture for policymakers about the prevalence of the coronavirus. Five more positive cases were revealed today […]

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Auditors keep eye on public cash

Auditors keep eye on public cash

| 09/06/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A new report released by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) Tuesday outlines its plans to keep an eye on government’s handling of public cash during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this year’s audit plan has changed, Auditor General Sue Winspear said the document sets out the basic principles guiding the OAG and its […]

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Fishing line claims life of turtle

Fishing line claims life of turtle

| 09/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has sent the body of a mature, adult female hawksbill turtle, which was killed when its neck and front flipper became entangled in lost or discarded fishing line, to St Matthew’s University Veterinary School. The critically endangered turtle was found on Tuesday by staff from Harbour House Marina, who assisted […]

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Premier dismisses status delay concerns

Premier dismisses status delay concerns

| 09/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A growing number of long-term residents here are worried they could miss the chance to vote next year because of delays in the Caymanian status application process due to the pandemic. However, the concerns have been dismissed by the premier. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board has not met since the COVID-19 lockdown […]

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Asymptomatic cases include vulnerable patients

Asymptomatic cases include vulnerable patients

| 09/06/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials in the Cayman Islands have now tested almost 15,000 people for COVID-19, and while there are more positive cases daily, Cayman appears so far to have escaped the worst of this virus across the board. While it was expected that screening groups of healthy younger people was likely to reveal asymptomatic […]

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DoE predicts bad year for sargassum

DoE predicts bad year for sargassum

| 09/06/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The troublesome seaweed that has plagued Caribbean beaches for several years now is back in Cayman and the Department of Environment predicts that this could be another very bad year for sargassum on the local shoreline. Last year government invested significant public cash into trying to keep beaches clean without eroding them and created […]

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