Archive for June 12th, 2020

Quarantine poses challenge for returning locals

Quarantine poses challenge for returning locals

| 12/06/2020 | 222 Comments

(CNS): The need to quarantine individuals who are returning from overseas, given the high levels of COVID-19 infection in countries like the UK and the US, is posing challenges for Caymanians stuck overseas. But Premier Alden McLaughlin refuted allegations that government was prioritising expatriate workers over locals on Friday, when he set out some of […]

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First COVID-positive patient in 7 weeks hospitalised

First COVID-positive patient in 7 weeks hospitalised

| 12/06/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): The dangers of COVID-19 were brought back into focus Friday when, after a seven week run of no one getting seriously ill with coronavirus, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said one person had been admitted to hospital. The patient, who was tested as part of the screening programme and had previously been asymptomatic, […]

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Curfews curbed rising crime trend

Curfews curbed rising crime trend

| 12/06/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A summary of crime in Cayman over the first five months of this year has revealed that the islands were on a trend of rising crime before the COVID-19 lockdown reduced the opportunity for criminality. The release earlier this week of the crime statistics report for 2019 largely identified a downward trend for most […]

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Family rights trump ex-con’s deportation

Family rights trump ex-con’s deportation

| 12/06/2020 | 73 Comments

(CNS): A case decided in the Grand Court last month could have lasting implications for the immigration department’s ability to deport people convicted of crimes. Justice Richard Williams found that a Jamaican national, who was the getaway driver in a 2013 supermarket robbery, should not be deported because of his right to a family life. […]

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Teachers under pressure during pandemic

Teachers under pressure during pandemic

| 12/06/2020 | 36 Comments

When this thing started teachers were using online platform combined with Zoom and emails to deliver content and face to face lessons and students were getting comfortable. Suddenly they are given a new platform as a standard… which I understand why. They did as requested, then suddenly another platform was added and another… So now […]

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