Archive for July 13th, 2020

COVID-19 negative streak ends with 2 positive tests

COVID-19 negative streak ends with 2 positive tests

| 13/07/2020 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Two positive tests for COVID-19 have ended a more than week long negative streak for results. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on Monday that of the 552 tests that were carried out since Friday afternoon, 550 were negative. One of the two positive samples came from a returning traveller currently in isolation, […]

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‘We can get better’ says senior cop

‘We can get better’ says senior cop

| 13/07/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks, who has taken over the entire RCIPS Uniform Operations, has said the service is good but it can get better. “I believe that the RCIPS is a very professional police service, but we can get even better,” Ebanks said, as he outlined his goals for his challenging new appointment. Following […]

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Acting magistrates missing criminal experience

Acting magistrates missing criminal experience

| 13/07/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Based on recommendations by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Governor Martyn Roper has appointed three lawyers as acting magistrates with the aim of helping address the growing caseload in the Summary Court. Vanessa Allard has significant family law experience, while Robert Jones and David McGrath are veteran litigators with considerable civil experience, but […]

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Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

Port petition ‘dead’ along with project

| 13/07/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The petition requesting a people’s referendum on the construction of the cruise berthing facilities in George Town harbour is “dead” along with the project itself, Premier Alden McLaughlin has told CNS. Despite calls from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign that they want the vote to go ahead on Election Day, McLaughlin does not believe […]

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Max 737s tested as Boeing faces uncertain future

Max 737s tested as Boeing faces uncertain future

| 13/07/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): With the airline industry in turmoil and the Cayman Islands borders closed until at least September, the grounding of Cayman Airways’ newest planes has faded from the headlines. But the problem has not gone away. The US authorities recently took the Boeing 737 Max planes through a series of test fights but it will […]

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Offshore laws glide through LA

Offshore laws glide through LA

| 13/07/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers has steered another batch of legislation through the parliament with the backing of the opposition as well as the government benches. The changes regarding private funds clarified the rules and are expected to help Cayman get off the EU blacklist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, Rivers said government had […]

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CBC strained under record-breaking imports

CBC strained under record-breaking imports

| 13/07/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As online shoppers and small businesses tear their hair out over delays in the clearance of packages passing through local courier companies, customs officials said the delays are due to the record-breaking level of imports last month as a result of the closed borders. Customs and Border Control said they received 18,000 individual imports […]

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Starfish and Rum Points still off limits

Starfish and Rum Points still off limits

| 13/07/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Changes to the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 regulations relating to travel and boating came into effect on Friday, making travel between the Cayman Islands easier and partially opening up Stingray City. But the popular weekend spots, Rum Point and Starfish Point, remain off limits to all boats. Air travel is now allowed […]

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