Archive for August 24th, 2020

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

| 24/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that all of the 264 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday, 21 August, were negative. He also said that there are 92 people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes, as required by the medical officer of health, having returned from overseas. The […]

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$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

| 24/08/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can look forward to seeing real improvement in garbage collection and general management in the coming weeks after almost $2.2 million has been spent on eleven new garbage trucks and other heavy equipment. The Department of Environmental Health has also come up with a new logo that is “better aligned with […]

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Blues doing well but remain under pressure

Blues doing well but remain under pressure

| 24/08/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): With over 60 baby blues already hatched this season at the Blue Iguana Conservation (BIC) facility at the Botanic Park, Cayman’s iconic but endangered iguana is doing well. But the same pressures that pushed it to the brink of extinction remain and researchers are urging people to stay vigilant about the threats, drive considerately […]

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Woman seriously wounded in stabbing

Woman seriously wounded in stabbing

| 24/08/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was stabbed when she and her male companion were attacked by three men early Monday morning is in hospital with life-threatening injuries. The police said the victims left a bar on Seymour Road (aka Dump Road) in George Town at around 1:00 this morning and crossed the road. They were approached […]

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NCC votes for increased turtle protection

NCC votes for increased turtle protection

| 24/08/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A green turtle narrowly escaped poachers in West Bay recently after a member of the public called 911 to report an attempt to steal her away as she came onto the beach to nest. Conservation officers responded quickly and got her back in the sea, and then watched the beach through the night. However, […]

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Church-led demo fails to make human chain

Church-led demo fails to make human chain

| 24/08/2020 | 102 Comments

(CNS): Less than 200 people joined the demonstration on Saturday to protest the Domestic Partnership Bill, which the church-led opposition called the “homosexual law”. The group failed to make the full human chain they had hoped for between the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue and the Legislative Assembly. Meanwhile, the president of activist group […]

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McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

McLean: Premier should ‘fight’ governor’s DP move

| 24/08/2020 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The opposition has said that Premier Alden McLaughlin should fight the move by the governor to use his reserved powers to implement the Domestic Partnership Bill. Although the governor is doing this to uphold the rule of law, the opposition members, led by Arden McLean, continue to blame the premier, as they spin their […]

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TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

TS Laura has little impact on Sister Islands

| 24/08/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS); Reports from Cayman Brac indicate that Tropical Storm Laura, contrary to expectations, left limited rainfall and very low winds as it passed some 90 miles off the coast, Monday. Deputy District Commission Mark Tibbetts said they fared very well in an audio statement. However, he warned the public on the Sister Islands that they […]

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