Archive for July 24th, 2020

Local economic forum to plot ‘better future’

Local economic forum to plot ‘better future’

| 24/07/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce will be holding this year’s economic forum online as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, the impact of which will be at the heart of the agenda. The central topic will be how Cayman can emerge better after this unprecedented situation. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart will deliver an address […]

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No new COVID-19 cases reported

No new COVID-19 cases reported

| 24/07/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on just 65 completed results for COVID-19 tests on Friday and all of them were negative, retaining Cayman’s new status of zero active cases of the virus. This brings the testing tally to 28,904 overall with 4,747 processed since the beginning of this month. Cayman is one […]

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Pick-up truck hits tree on Little Cayman

Pick-up truck hits tree on Little Cayman

| 24/07/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Two people landed in hospital early Friday morning with non-life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle collision on Little Cayman. Police said they were informed about the smash just after 2:15am on Spots Bay Road, Little Cayman. When they arrived at the scene, the officer found that the pick-up truck had veered off the road and […]

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Scammers ask for cash in grant con

Scammers ask for cash in grant con

| 24/07/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The police are warning that scammers are using the cover of government grant offers to part people from their cash in at least two different email cons. Cybercrime officers said the scams invite people to apply for government grants, requesting a deposit of around CI$100-125, along with personal ID details, to process these claims.

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First, do no harm

First, do no harm

| 24/07/2020 | 66 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our government has done an excellent job in preserving the health of the community up to this point. They did so by putting human life first, by implementing long-proven public health measures, and by adopting proven ‘gold standard’ protocols to minimise the importation of coronavirus.

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878 new business applications during pandemic

878 new business applications during pandemic

| 24/07/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Despite fears that Cayman’s economy is collapsing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) said it has dealt with 878 new trade and business licences, since 25 March. Alongside the 3,083 renewal and 277 amendment applications, the new licences have led to delays in the processing time […]

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CUC boss says future of power is solar

CUC boss says future of power is solar

| 24/07/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Whether solar panels in the Cayman Islands should be mainly located on rooftops or on land farms to meet the proposed energy goals may be up for debate, but Richard Hew, the CEO of Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), is certain that the sun will provide the country’s future power needs. Appearing before the Public […]

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Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

Gonzalo may become hurricane before it weakens

| 24/07/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): As Tropical Storm Gonzalo was headed toward the Southern Windward Islands Friday morning, forecasters said the storm might increase to hurricane strength as it passes over those islands before dissipating in the Caribbean Sea next week. John Tibbetts, who heads the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS), said this storm does not pose a […]

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LGBT activists back Domestic Partnership Bill

LGBT activists back Domestic Partnership Bill

| 24/07/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Colours Cayman, the local advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has backed government’s Domestic Partnership Bill, even though it falls short of marriage equality. Describing it as a “step in the right direction”, Billie (Bee) Bryan said Cayman still needed a legal framework that is functionally equivalent to marriage as […]

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