Archive for June 10th, 2020

Tribunal breaches statutory timelines

Tribunal breaches statutory timelines

| 10/06/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Almost a dozen cases before the Labour Appeals Tribunal (LAT) missed the statutory deadline, Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston has found following a maladministration investigation by her office. Despite breaching the statutory timeline for cases to be heard 11 times, there will be no consequences for the tribunal but officials have agreed to implement the directions […]

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COVID positive tests trend continues

COVID positive tests trend continues

| 10/06/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): An additional four samples taken during the national screening programme were positive for COVID-19, in the latest results revealed Wednesday, which is in keeping with the trend of the daily positives over the last few weeks. The total coronavirus cases here is now 180. Once again, all four individuals who acquired the virus through […]

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Premier defends focus on tourism support

Premier defends focus on tourism support

| 10/06/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The government is giving direct assistance to Caymanians who worked in tourism before the COVID-19 pandemic struck because the sector “has crashed”, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. As the most challenged sector, it was “right and proper that the government should focus on trying to assist people” with no work or any possibility of […]

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Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

Plans for COVID-proof elections in the works

| 10/06/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The supervisor of elections has said that he is hoping the May 2021 General Election will be carried out in the normal manner but the Elections Office is developing a contingency plan just in case. With the national ballot more than 11 months away, everyone is optimistic that by then COVID-19 will no longer […]

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Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

Sex crimes edge up 2019 crime rate

| 10/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): An increase in reports of sexually related offences pushed up the 2019 annual crime statistics marginally, while other serious crime was in decline. According to the yearly crime figures released by the RCIPS this week, serious crime was down 14% on 2018, which would have reflected a decline in the overall figures but because […]

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Cops tight-lipped over charity scam

Cops tight-lipped over charity scam

| 10/06/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Family Support Unit and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub are currently investigating an alleged scam involving a woman asking the public for donations to support infants in her care. But the police have refused to be drawn on any of the details in the case. They declined to comment when asked if this […]

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