Archive for June 30th, 2020

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

Enforcement inequality in Grand Cayman

| 30/06/2020 | 147 Comments

Ezzard Miller writes: I am concerned about the way laws are enforced in Grand Cayman by those charged with authority to enforce laws. I am a duly elected representative of the people in the North Side electoral district and far too often I get frustrated by the authorities who seem reluctant or find procedural excuses […]

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Digicel only local business to cut Facebook ads

Digicel only local business to cut Facebook ads

| 30/06/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS) Regional and local telecoms company Digicel has said it is stopping its paid advertising on Facebook platforms globally for at least July in a “stand against hate speech online”. However, many other businesses in the Cayman Islands and the region are still using the social media giant despite the global concerns about the platform […]

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COVID-19 positives hit 200 from 23,750 tests

COVID-19 positives hit 200 from 23,750 tests

| 30/06/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Tuesday. This single additional case has brought Cayman’s ongoing tally of positives to exactly 200 out of the 23,750 tests that have been carried out. The individual was picked up in the test screening […]

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Ministry waives $7.5M in duties

Ministry waives $7.5M in duties

| 30/06/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development gave away some $7.5 million in stamp and import duties during 2019, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told the Legislative Assembly Monday as he presented the ministry’s 2019 annual report. The minister said staff had processed 831 requests for waivers, though he did not say how many had […]

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Youth law change allows evidence from kids

Youth law change allows evidence from kids

| 30/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): After changes to the Evidence Law to allow uncorroborated testimony from children to be admitted in criminal trials and considered by a jury without a warning, the Youth Justice law was amended this week to bring that legislation in line. The Youth Justice Law had required a jury to be directed to acquit when […]

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‘We’ve been ripped off’ on gas prices

‘We’ve been ripped off’ on gas prices

| 30/06/2020 | 117 Comments

(CNS): The price of gas at the retail fuel pumps riled up several members of the Legislative Assembly on Monday, as they pressed the premier over what OfReg was doing to address the problem, given the dramatic fall in global oil prices this year. Chris Saunders (BTW) said, “We’ve been ripped off,” and everyone had […]

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Last call for October electoral roll

Last call for October electoral roll

| 30/06/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office is reminding would-be voters that Wednesday is the last opportunity for people to register to join the electoral roll that will be published in October. The office has also released the calendar of events that will lead up to the General Election on Wednesday 26 May, which is 329 days away. […]

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Car crashes into fence

Car crashes into fence

| 30/06/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Two people were injured on Sunday evening when they were involved in single-vehicle collision in West Bay. At about 10pm police were called to the scene of the crash on Hell Road, where a grey Daihatsu travelling westbound had left the roadway, hit a fence and overturned near Miss Daisy Lane.

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