Archive for June 11th, 2020

Six COVID-19 positives in latest test batch

Six COVID-19 positives in latest test batch

| 11/06/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The steady increase in the number of positive samples for COVID-19 in Cayman continued Thursday, when officials reported six new cases from a batch of 556 test results completed since yesterday. All of these individuals are asymptomatic and were picked up as a result of the screening programme. Cayman has now recorded 186 positive […]

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OES surveys parents on school inspections

OES surveys parents on school inspections

| 11/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Office of Education Standards (OES), which is responsible for conducting all school inspections in the Cayman Islands, is reviewing the framework it uses to measure standards and wants parents to wade in on the review. The OES has created an online survey, which consists of ten questions about how school inspections are done […]

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Home learning unequal, report finds

Home learning unequal, report finds

| 11/06/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The inequality of access, unreliability of technology and a lack of a strategy to help teachers use online platforms well has made home learning “an imperfect substitute to school-based provision”, according to a new report by the Office of Education Standards (OES). This will lead to problems for schools when they return because there […]

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WB men arrested, 750lbs ganja hauled from sea

WB men arrested, 750lbs ganja hauled from sea

| 11/06/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers recovered 750lbs of ganja from the sea some 14 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman yesterday, after crews from the new agency spotted a suspicious vessel while on border patrol. Two West Bay men, aged 33 and 36, have now been charged with possession and importation of […]

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Speeding fuels 2019 traffic trouble

Speeding fuels 2019 traffic trouble

| 11/06/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The police issued 7,850 traffic tickets for various offences during 2019, compared to 7,525 the year before. But 40% of those tickets were for speeding, which continues to fuel Cayman’s traffic trouble. Officers doled out 3,094 tickets to drivers over the limit, a near 46% increase on 2018, and 88 of them were for […]

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Small businesses are suffering too

Small businesses are suffering too

| 11/06/2020 | 82 Comments

Mary writes: Tourism workers are receiving $1,000 per month to assist with personal living cost. Small retail businesses only received $1,000 per month to assist paying their business cost (store rent, CUC, water, healthcare for staff, etc). Store owners did not receive anything for personal living cost (i.e. personal rent, personal CUC, food, etc ).

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