Archive for June 25th, 2020

MLA takes beach access battle to LA

MLA takes beach access battle to LA

| 25/06/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Veteran MLA Anthony Eden, the opposition member for Savannah, is taking the long-running beach access battle to the Legislative Assembly with a private member’s motion calling on government to make blocking access a criminal offence. As government continues to fight a group of West Bay ladies over simply registering access rights, Eden is asking […]

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COVID-19 active cases fall to eleven

COVID-19 active cases fall to eleven

| 25/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical officer Dr John Lee reported Thursday that 533 negative samples for COVID-19 were processed over the last 24 hours and that 184 people have now recovered from the virus. This means there are just 11 active cases in Cayman at present, all of which are asymptomatic individuals. Since Monday health officials have […]

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Newball caught after month on run

Newball caught after month on run

| 25/06/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: Detectives looking for Simon Julio Newball (43) confirmed that the local fugitive was captured in George Town Thursday afternoon, but not without a fight. A month after he evaded police at an incident in May, when they tracked him down on Eastern Avenue today, Newball again resisted arrest, deployed pepper spray and assaulted […]

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Cops seek to reunite stolen jewels with owners

Cops seek to reunite stolen jewels with owners

| 25/06/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A collection of rings, bracelets, chains, pendents and watches recovered by police officers during burglary investigations that are believed to have been stolen are on display on the RCIPS website. Officers are hoping to reunite these pieces of jewellery with the rightful owners. Anyone who believes their property may be held by police is […]

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Smith Cove committee kept no records

Smith Cove committee kept no records

| 25/06/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): A freedom of information request made by a CNS reader has revealed that the committee created to inform what would have been a very costly public project at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) kept no records. The applicant asked to see documents relating to the creation and membership of the committee, the agendas and […]

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Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

Make stay-over tourism work for Caymanians

| 25/06/2020 | 52 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: I am happy to see that more people are willing to publicly express their concerns with the premier on his statements made in a recent press conference. The statements were concerning the tourism industry and how, according to him, stay-over tourism wasn’t any great benefit to the local workforce.

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