Archive for August, 2020

Cop SUV and landscape van collide

Cop SUV and landscape van collide

| 31/08/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS SUV’s from the Firearm Response Unit was involved in a collision with a landscaper’s van at around 11:15am Monday. The police vehicle had been travelling along West bay Road in the vicinity of Marsh Road when they received an emergency call about an incident at Governor’s Square. But as they […]

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Police make appeal in car park killing

Police make appeal in car park killing

| 31/08/2020

(CNS): The RCIPS has confirmed that the man stabbed to death in a car park fight early Saturday morning was Recardo Lionel Pars (27) from George Town. Since the incident, videos and still images of the fight have circulated anonymously on social media showing several people present at the altercation, which happened around 3:30am. Police […]

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Active COVID-19 cases still not in clear

Active COVID-19 cases still not in clear

| 31/08/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The two travellers who had tested positive for COVID-19 almost two weeks ago are still in the government’s isolation facility, officials said Monday. While there were no new cases as the week started, after 274 coronavirus tests carried out since Friday were all negative, the two asymptomatic patients who arrived in Cayman in the […]

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Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

Storm brewing in centre of Caribbean Sea

| 31/08/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Local forecasters are keeping watch on a tropical wave developing over the Central Caribbean moving westward across the region, which is likely to bring heavy rain to the Cayman Islands this week and become a tropical depression in the next few days. The US National Hurricane Center said this area of low pressure has […]

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Three-vehicle smash lands four in hospital

Three-vehicle smash lands four in hospital

| 31/08/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Several people escaped serious injuries early Saturday morning in a crash involving a scooter and two cars. Police said that the crash happened on Crewe Road near the junction of Larkspur Way at around 5:45am, when a silver Honda Accord heading towards Bodden Town drifted into the wrong side of the road and smashed […]

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Third undersea cable pointless, says C&W

Third undersea cable pointless, says C&W

| 31/08/2020 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Cable & Wireless, part of the consortium of members that use and operate the existing undersea telecommunications cables that keep the Cayman Islands connected to the rest of the world, has said that plans by government to sink a third undersea cable are unnecessary. Even if there was a five-fold increase in communication traffic […]

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AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

AG: Gov’t has no plans for referendum law

| 31/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has no plans to bring forward a general framework law to support section 70 of the Constitution and prevent future problems with people-initiated referendums (PIR). During the legal challenge mounted by the Cruise Port Referendum campaign the government told the court it would be passing this legislation, but now the […]

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Man killed in Strand car park fight

Man killed in Strand car park fight

| 29/08/2020

(CNS): A 28-year-old man has died after being stabbed during a fight in the car park of The Strand Shopping Centre, off the West Bay Road, early Saturday morning. He was taken by private car to the George Town hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 27-year-old man from George Town has since been arrested […]

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COVID-19 test results remain negative

COVID-19 test results remain negative

| 28/08/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Cayman ended another week on Friday in which it recorded no positive tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus, with a further 141 negative results from tests carried out over the last day. This week Cayman has carried out 987 tests, all of which were negative, bringing the running total to 35,195 with just 205 positive […]

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NRA and Dart still in talks over upkeep of ETH

NRA and Dart still in talks over upkeep of ETH

| 28/08/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority will be undertaking the landscape work around parts of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, according to a statement released by the NRA and the Dart Group following public concerns that the overgrown trees and bush were becoming a safety hazard. The two parties said in a joint statement that they are […]

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Finance ministry is the star of PAC ‘Oscars’

Finance ministry is the star of PAC ‘Oscars’

| 28/08/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Finance walked away with most of the special gongs handed out Thursday at the now annual Public Accounts Committee awards for government accountants. The idea of the bean-counters ‘Oscars’ is to publicly recognise civil servants who achieved on-time, unqualified accounts through audit after years of problems with the public finances.

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