Archive for August 18th, 2020

Hew: ICT and transport weakness are priorities

Hew: ICT and transport weakness are priorities

| 18/08/2020 | 97 Comments

(CNS): The state of Cayman’s information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and public transport are priorities that government must address now to help business rebound in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said. The minister said that tackling these issues had already been on government’s agenda but it had to […]

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Antibody tests reveal nine mystery COVID-19 cases

Antibody tests reveal nine mystery COVID-19 cases

| 18/08/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Cayman remains COVID-free for another day after 286 PCR tests carried out over the last day were all negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee also revealed that from 2,316 antibody blood tests for the coronavirus done so far, just 57 samples have been positive and only nine cannot be explained. Of the positive […]

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Roper: Regiment belongs to Cayman not UK

Roper: Regiment belongs to Cayman not UK

| 18/08/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The new local defence force “is Cayman’s regiment”, Governor Martyn Roper has said, and the UK’s sole interest in supporting it is to help the islands build greater resilience here and in the region for humanitarian and disaster relief. He said it was up to the people of the Cayman Islands how best to […]

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CUC’s summer price hike postponed

CUC’s summer price hike postponed

| 18/08/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider will not be raising the price of electricity as usual this summer, as OfReg has deferred the annual price hike until January. As part of its licence, CUC is allowed to apply for an annual base-rate increase in line with costs and inflation, but given the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Opposition MLAs vote ‘no’ to prison cash

Opposition MLAs vote ‘no’ to prison cash

| 18/08/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A lack of information about where government is spending more than $20 million at the prison, especially when it comes to rehabilitation, led to MLAs on the opposition benches voting against additional appropriations for HMCI Prison Service. But the prison director has said that there is a well established rehabilitation programme to ensure that, […]

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Registrar told to stop collecting unlawful data

Registrar told to stop collecting unlawful data

| 18/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The ombudsman has accused the registrar of companies of using a “blunt instrument” to collect information from people with no legal basis. In a recent enforcement order under the Data Protection Law, Sandy Hermiston told the registrar to stop collecting personal data from people who hold minority shares or voting rights in companies, outside […]

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Church to protest DP bill and LGBT community

Church to protest DP bill and LGBT community

| 18/08/2020 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Local churches are not just campaigning to raise funds for a legal battle against the implementation of the Domestic Partnership Bill but they are also planning a demonstration against members of the LGBT community this weekend. Despite claiming that their actions do not constitute hate speech and are not homophobic, some of the messages […]

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Faster local cheque clearing ‘soon come’

Faster local cheque clearing ‘soon come’

| 18/08/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Three years after the six local high-street banks entered into an arrangement to make moving money between them quicker and easier, the next phase in the project, which will enable faster cheque clearance, will be completed before the end of the year. In the past a cheque cut on an account from one bank […]

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