Archive for July 29th, 2020

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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Negative trend continues on COVID-19 results

Negative trend continues on COVID-19 results

| 29/07/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Another 213 COVID-19 tests that were carried out over the last day were all negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Wednesday. Since 1 July, public health has processed 5,522 tests, recording just two positive samples in asymptomatic cases. Both patients have since recovered and now Cayman has no active cases of the […]

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DP bill fails as ministers break rank

DP bill fails as ministers break rank

| 29/07/2020 | 148 Comments

(CNS): Exercising a ‘conscience vote’, two Cabinet ministers voted against the Domestic Partnership Bill on Wednesday, ensuring its defeat by one vote. Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Health Minister Dwayne Seymour joined with the opposition benches against government on the contentious bill. But Premier Alden McLaughlin predicted the imposition of same-sex marriage by the UK […]

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DP debate stirs up various prejudices

DP debate stirs up various prejudices

| 29/07/2020 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Anti-gay rights bias and homophobia weren’t the only prejudices and odd reactions that politicians displayed over the last two days as they debated the Domestic Partnership Bill. From the opposition leader referring to the former governor as “that woman” to the health minister’s warning that women’s sexual drive increases during a full moon, the […]

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Cayman remains COVID-free

Cayman remains COVID-free

| 29/07/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Following the processing of another batch of COVID-19 tests, all of the samples were negative, leaving Cayman free of any active or known cases of the coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that 293 samples were processed over the last day with no positive results. It is now more than two weeks […]

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Domestic Partnership Bill heading for defeat

Domestic Partnership Bill heading for defeat

| 29/07/2020 | 134 Comments

(CNS): The u-turn by Kenneth Bryan (GTC) on his previous support for some form of legislation recognising same-sex unions left the government’s Domestic Partnership Bill hanging in the balance Tuesday night, after all members of the Legislative Assembly had had their say. Premier Alden McLaughlin is now expected to wrap up the debate on Wednesday, […]

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