Archive for July, 2020

COVID-19 tests kits sold to global charity

COVID-19 tests kits sold to global charity

| 31/07/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Government has sold 50,000 PCR COVID-19 tests to a global charity for use in Africa for $1.1 million. Cayman still has tens of thousands of kits for its own use and the sale to the ELMA Relief Foundation will not impact the ability of this jurisdiction to keep testing, officials said. More than 30,000 […]

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HRC expects UK to act as CMA remains defiant

HRC expects UK to act as CMA remains defiant

| 31/07/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The passage of the Domestic Partnership Bill into law “should have been inevitable”, given the ruling of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, the Human Rights Commission has said. But as the “Legislative Assembly failed once again” to meet it obligations, “direct intervention by the United Kingdom now appears likely”, the HRC said in […]

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London rep says no need to fear COVID in UK

London rep says no need to fear COVID in UK

| 31/07/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the Cayman Islands Government representative to the UK and Europe, based at the London office, said that Cayman students and those going back to work in the UK do not need to fear COVID-19 there. However, Britain has suffered some of the worst impacts in the world, currently having well over a […]

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Cayman inches towards 30,000 tests

Cayman inches towards 30,000 tests

| 30/07/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): With another 263 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last 24 hours, all of which were negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that Cayman remains free of any active cases of the coronavirus. The results also brought the jurisdiction close to 30,000 tests processed since the virus reached these islands in March.

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56lbs of ganja found by members of the public

56lbs of ganja found by members of the public

| 30/07/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Two different members of the public alerted the authorities yesterday to hauls of ganja they had found in local waters in two separate districts, which weighed a total of 56lbs. One person found a package in the water off Andresen Road in West Bay, while another found a package floating in the sea off […]

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Armed men rob people at bus stop

Armed men rob people at bus stop

| 30/07/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Three men, one armed with a handgun and the others with machetes, were said to have robbed a number of people at a bus stop at the junction of Shedden Road and Eastern Avenue in George Town yesterday evening. However, police said that so far no victims have come forward to confirm they were […]

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Gay marriage appears to be on the cards

Gay marriage appears to be on the cards

| 30/07/2020 | 142 Comments

(CNS): The failure of the Legislative Assembly to support the Domestic Partnership Bill has made it highly likely that the UK will impose same-sex marriage on the jurisdiction. While the governor’s office has so far refused to confirm this, statements by British politicians on the matter, the unfulfilled legal obligation to address the human rights […]

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Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

Ringleaders jailed in immigration bribery

| 30/07/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Marcus Alexander, a former senior immigration officer, was given a four-year prison term on Thursday, following his conviction in a bribery scheme relating to the immigration English language test. Alexander, who continues to deny the accusations, was one of nine people who were found guilty and one of three men jailed for substantial periods […]

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The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill

| 30/07/2020 | 30 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: Colours Cayman would like to express our deep concern and disappointment in the outcome of the debate over the Domestic Partnership Bill in the Legislative Assembly this week. This isn’t just a sad day for our LGBTQIA+ community; it’s also a terribly sad day for our wonderful Islands and our persons. The failure […]

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CI athletes face Olympic ban over CARIFTA cash dispute

CI athletes face Olympic ban over CARIFTA cash dispute

| 29/07/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The North American Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) has banned the Cayman Islands’ track and field athletes from participating in official competitions, including the Olympic Games, over a dispute relating to cash. The NACAC claims that Cayman’s CARIFTA committee owes several countries money from fees that federation officials overpaid when they came […]

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DEH back to removing scrap cars

DEH back to removing scrap cars

| 29/07/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Following the suspension of the programme during the COVID-19 lockdown, operations to remove derelict vehicles from the streets have resumed since the curfew was lifted. This month the Department of Environmental Health has removed more than 50 cars from all districts. But officials urged people not to dump vehicles on public land or the […]

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