Archive for July 22nd, 2020

Cancelled Jamaica evacuation flights rescheduled

Cancelled Jamaica evacuation flights rescheduled

| 22/07/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways confirmed Wednesday evening that the two repatriation flights that should have carried passengers to Jamaica on Wednesday have been rescheduled for Thursday 23 July. CAL’s 737-300 jet aircraft was set to undertake two return flights to Kingston from Grand Cayman this morning but the flights cancelled due to technical trouble.

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HRC hopes DP bill will address inequality

HRC hopes DP bill will address inequality

| 22/07/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has said that the world will be watching when the Legislative Assembly debates the “emotive” Domestic Partnership Bill next week, as it implied that legislators should treat everyone with courtesy, dignity and respect. The HRC members said they hoped the bill would address the current inequality within the Cayman Islands […]

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Driver badly hurt in single-car smash

Driver badly hurt in single-car smash

| 22/07/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a silver Honda Civic was seriously injured early Wednesday morning after smashing into a concrete garbage receptacle. Police said the single-vehicle collision happened at around 12:40am on Bodden Town Road near to the junction with Anton Bodden Drive. The car was headed westbound when it left the roadway and collided with […]

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No COVID-19 positives for eleven days

No COVID-19 positives for eleven days

| 22/07/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is continuing the welcome trend in COVID-19 test results as Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed Wednesday that the latest batch of 225 samples were all negative. There have been no positive tests here for the coronavirus for eleven days. Since 1 July, officials have carried out 4,307 tests, finding just two […]

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PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

| 22/07/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The Public Accounts Committee has struck from its records allegations made by the chairperson of the OfReg board about the auditor general’s report on the regulator, which were made during the hearings last week. Claims made by Linford Pierson that the audit was inaccurate in several areas were refuted on Thursday […]

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Equality and respect for all

Equality and respect for all

| 22/07/2020 | 92 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: It’s interesting that the government has failed to hold any public meetings or surveys to assess the views of their constituents on the Domestic Partnership Bill. Nevertheless, it is clear that the same standards or steps that apply to a heterosexual union should apply to a same-sex union. But after reading the […]

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Pump price ‘not fair’ says OfReg deputy chair

Pump price ‘not fair’ says OfReg deputy chair

| 22/07/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The deputy chair of OfReg’s board of directors has confirmed that the utilities regulator now has information that indicates the fuel suppliers are not passing on the savings they could to consumers when world prices fall. Ronnie Dunn said a recent survey of pump prices by the fuel team at OfReg showed that rates […]

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Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

Gonzalo emerges as seventh tropical storm of season

| 22/07/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday morning and is the earliest named seventh tropical storm of any Atlantic hurricane season. As of 9am, the storm was around 1,285 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands headed west-northwest at around 12mph, with winds of around 45mph. Both the intensity […]

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