Archive for June 29th, 2020

Development deals to remain secret

Development deals to remain secret

| 29/06/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Joey Hew has said that government has no intention at present of making agreements it has made with developers public because most contain commercially sensitive information. The minster claimed that government was looking at forming a policy framework that would be public but he did not think it was currently justified to […]

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Local case and returnees push up COVID tally

Local case and returnees push up COVID tally

| 29/06/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported three new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, as one local transmission and two returning travellers pushed the current tally up to 199. The three positive results came with 620 negative test samples from the screening programme conducted since Friday. But just one more locally acquired case in […]

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5G conspiracy theories make their way to LA

5G conspiracy theories make their way to LA

| 29/06/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): With one application from a new but unidentified company to roll out a 5G network in the Cayman Islands, Premier Alden McLaughlin was fending off questions in the Legislative Assembly on Monday about social media conspiracy theories. Although there is “no credible evidence” this technology is any more harmful than previous generations, some opposition […]

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Health City opens antibody tests to all

Health City opens antibody tests to all

| 29/06/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Anyone who wants to know if they have had COVID-19 can now take an antibody test at Health City Cayman Islands, as the East End hospital has received some 5,000 approved kits for the blood tests that can tell people if they have had the disease. HCCI’s clinical director, Dr Binoy Chattuparambil, explained that […]

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Newball charged with list of crimes

Newball charged with list of crimes

| 29/06/2020

(CNS): Simon Julio Newball (44) from George Town has been charged with a long list of crimes after being on the run from the law for a month. He was apprehended on Thursday and again resisted arrest more than four weeks after he had previously escaped the police, when he used pepper spray on officers […]

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Premier changes message on bar rule breaches

Premier changes message on bar rule breaches

| 29/06/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS): Just a few days after Premier Alden McLaughlin said that there was no specific plan in place for police to enforce social distancing in bars, on Friday he issued a warning that checks are now in place and licences are at risk if rules on social distancing over COVID-19 are not followed. McLaughlin said […]

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CILPA has no authority to fine, claim lawyers

CILPA has no authority to fine, claim lawyers

| 29/06/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A local law firm is challenging a fine issued by the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA) and its sub-committee, Cayman Attorneys Regulation Authority (CARA), for not registering with the association. Etienne Blake, a small firm owned by partners Vaughan Carter and Anthony Akiwumi, has appealed to the courts over a fine of $78,000 […]

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