Archive for August 10th, 2020

More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

| 10/08/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now gone more than four weeks since a positive test for COVID-19 was recorded by officials. On Monday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on 454 tests results that were carried out since Friday, all of which were negative. Cayman has had no active cases of the virus since […]

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Roper re-releases Domestic Partnership Bill for input

Roper re-releases Domestic Partnership Bill for input

| 10/08/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has re-released the Domestic Partnership Bill, along with another eleven amendment bills that he is expected to pass into law by early September. No changes have yet been made to the original bill, which was drafted to provide a legal mechanism similar to marriage for same-sex couples, but some are expected […]

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Health insurance failings roll on

Health insurance failings roll on

| 10/08/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The multiple problems associated with the failing health insurance system in Cayman was recently raised again in Finance Committee, but there are still no policy solutions on offer from the health minister. The original budget to cover tertiary healthcare costs for indigents and those with inadequate health cover for 2019 was CI$9.9 million but […]

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The drudgery of drug smuggling

The drudgery of drug smuggling

| 10/08/2020 | 88 Comments

Book review by Wendy Ledger: When the news broke last weekend that the infamous drug smuggler Leigh Ritch had finally published a book about his life as one of the youngest ever ganja traders in the region, expectations were high. But $16.99 and 137 pages later, who knew that life in the drug business was […]

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Driver trapped in serious smash survives

Driver trapped in serious smash survives

| 10/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a white Toyota Corolla who was freed from a George Town crash on Saturday evening is in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was cut from the car by the fire service following a collision with a blue Volkswagen Jetta on Walkers Road near Academy Way at around 9pm. The […]

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Complaints about MRCU boss under investigation

Complaints about MRCU boss under investigation

| 10/08/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Complaints by staff of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit about the director, Dr Jim McNelly, are under investigation, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour and Acting Chief Officer Nellie Pouchie have confirmed. The complaints were set out in a letter to the ministry in July, signed by what is believed to be a significant number […]

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Family life is of paramount importance

Family life is of paramount importance

| 10/08/2020 | 84 Comments

Christina Hislop Rowlandson writes: Royal assent if given to a ‘substitute marriage bill’, as I personally refer to it, would have drastically changed the state of legal unions for the purposes of having children and other matters. The bill was debated and voted down in two days amid little public fanfare. Six of seven official […]

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