Archive for June 16th, 2020

Six COVID-positives from test batch of 993

Six COVID-positives from test batch of 993

| 16/06/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Six more test samples for COVID-19 from a batch of 993 processed since Friday were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Tuesday. All of the cases were picked up in the screening programme and acquired in the community. At this point none of these patients are symptomatic. Cayman has now tested 18,220 […]

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Schools to face catch-up challenge

Schools to face catch-up challenge

| 16/06/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): With children and teenagers across Cayman losing more than a third of their academic year to the COVID-19 lockdown, playing catch-up when the new 2020/21 school year starts will be a significant challenge for most schools. While kids were engaged in some online and home learning over the last three months, a report released […]

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Government relaunches Ready2Work

Government relaunches Ready2Work

| 16/06/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): With unemployment expected to climb to 19% this year, government is relaunching a 2016 jobs programme to help those in the tourism sector retrain for a new field of work. Following the economic collapse as a result of measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism has been especially hard hit and is now […]

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Pedestrian run down in West Bay

Pedestrian run down in West Bay

| 16/06/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police have confirmed that a man crossing the road near to the Esso Hell gas station in West Bay this morning was run down. The man was hit at around 8am on Tuesday by a Jeep as he was crossing Hell Road. Emergency services were called to the scene and the man was taken […]

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Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

Miller makes bid to change Customs Law

| 16/06/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Ezzard Miller, the independent member for North Side, is making another attempt to persuade government to amend the Customs Law to cut all duty on medicines and medical supplies and to introduce a provision to prevent duty being applied to returned and replaced goods on warranty. When the Legislative Assembly meets at the end […]

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More bills rolled out to help offshore sector

More bills rolled out to help offshore sector

| 16/06/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Tax Information Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is one of another bundle legislation that will be before the Legislative Assembly later this month in order to tackle the ongoing challenges faced by Cayman’s offshore industry. The tax bill seeks to strengthen the compliance, enforcement and cooperation functions of the Tax Information Authority and help […]

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Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

| 16/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Unable to call on their usual army of some 70 volunteers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Environment has enlisted the help of the RCIPS to monitor turtle nesting sites this season, which began at the beginning of last month. Some exemptions were granted for DoE staff to monitor beaches but crews […]

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NCC and DoE urge move to green economy

NCC and DoE urge move to green economy

| 16/06/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman emerges from the social and economic shutdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, local environmental experts are urging government to make it a “truly sustainable economic recovery” and use this opportunity to reset. Cayman needs to turn away from traffic-gridlock, over development and mass tourism towards climate-sensitive and resilient systems, according […]

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