Archive for June 26th, 2020

Armed burglars make off with cash

Armed burglars make off with cash

| 26/06/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two men who broke through the front door of a local business on Party Lane in George Town last night made off on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash from a register. Police said the suspects broke into the business premises around 10:30pm on Thursday night when the store was closed but one […]

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Pile-up as traffic chaos returns

Pile-up as traffic chaos returns

| 26/06/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Despite the opportunity to improve the situation provided by the COVID-19 re-set, the chaotic traffic on Cayman’s roads before the pandemic appears to be back just one week into the re-opening of the economy. This was illustrated by a three-car pile-up on Friday morning on Shamrock Road, near Agricola Drive in Lower Valley. All […]

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Domestic Partnership Bill drafted

Domestic Partnership Bill drafted

| 26/06/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Over seven months after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal directed government to “expeditiously” implement some form of same-sex civil partnership legislation, a bill has finally been drafted for public consultation. The court made the order after overturning the chief justice’s ruling from March 2019 legalising same-sex marriage. In response, government has now come […]

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COVID-19 tests continue negative trend

COVID-19 tests continue negative trend

| 26/06/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Another 391 negative test samples for COVID-19 were reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee on Friday, as well as another reduction in active cases. This week public health officials have processed 2,287 tests and found just one positive sample for the virus. Meanwhile, active cases have now fallen to just nine from […]

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DLP investigating Pensions Law breaches

DLP investigating Pensions Law breaches

| 26/06/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent Public Accounts Committee hearings and a number of public complaints about some pension plan administrators not following the law in relation to the pension withdrawal scheme, the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) has said it is reviewing the situation. “Multiple pension plan administrators” were being checked, officials said, to ensure […]

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Truth ‘no defence’ to crime in CMR case

Truth ‘no defence’ to crime in CMR case

| 26/06/2020

(CNS): Prosecutor Darlene Oko said the truth of what Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website, published about former political candidate Matthew Leslie was “no defence” to the charges she faces. In her closing argument in the case against Hill, who has been charged under the ICT law for harassing and abusing […]

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