Archive for September 7th, 2020

Cayman still COVID-free as virus rages around world

Cayman still COVID-free as virus rages around world

| 07/09/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands started the week retaining its COVID-free status, when Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Monday afternoon that all 79 COVID-19 tests carried out since Friday were negative. But while Cayman has not seen a case of community transmission since 11 July, there are spikes around the world, including Jamaica, which […]

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NRA aims to improve safety for cyclists

NRA aims to improve safety for cyclists

| 07/09/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority has begun rolling out new symbols on some of the roads on Grand Cayman to indicate where the road is shared between bicyclists and motor vehicles in an effort to improve awareness and safety. The shared lane markings, or sharrows, are either white or green symbols with two chevrons and […]

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ESO begins first post-COVID labour research

ESO begins first post-COVID labour research

| 07/09/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Trained interviewers with the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin the Fall Labour Force Survey later this month, which will paint the first statistical survey of Cayman’s post COVID-19 job market and a population snapshot. With the 2020 national census cancelled because of the health crisis, this research will provide a reliable estimate […]

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Fidelity pays up on pension withdrawals

Fidelity pays up on pension withdrawals

| 07/09/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A pension provider that faced significant criticism for its delays in responding to members who applied under the law to withdraw their money says it is now paying up and everyone should be paid by the middle of this month. Fidelity Pension Plan was the biggest vocal critic of the legislative change that allowed […]

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Teenager charged in family stabbing

Teenager charged in family stabbing

| 07/09/2020

(CNS): A 19-year-old man who is accused of stabbing his cousin, who is also 19, has been charged with wounding. Police said the George Town teenager appeared in court on Friday and Monday and has been remanded in custody until 18 September. The victim, who is still recovering from serious injuries, was stabbed multiple times […]

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Guns found in bust over sex crime

Guns found in bust over sex crime

| 07/09/2020

(CNS): Police recovered a pistol, an adapted flare gun and ammunition during a search of a North Side home on Friday, which followed a man’s arrested for indecent assault. Officers also found 12lbs of suspected ganja, drug paraphernalia and some $2,000 in cash at the home of the 29-year-old man, who was first arrested on […]

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Holness to be sworn in for 3rd time

Holness to be sworn in for 3rd time

| 07/09/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, will be sworn in for the third time as the country’s prime minister on Monday afternoon following his party’s landslide victory last week. Holness is expected to deliver an address outlining his government’s plans for the next term at the ceremony, which will be […]

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Atlantic hurricane season ‘heating’ up

Atlantic hurricane season ‘heating’ up

| 07/09/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The hurricane experts at Colorado State University have warned that the second half of the Atlantic hurricane season is going to make 2020 a very busy and well-above average. In their latest forecast the weather watchers said they now expect a total of 24 named storms. “We have increased our forecast and now call […]

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Miller: Time to focus on real problems

Miller: Time to focus on real problems

| 07/09/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for North Side, Ezzard Miller, is urging Caymanians to put the now implemented Civil Partnership Law behind them and come together to address the real problems undermining society. Miller said sexual orientation was never a source of widespread contention but there are real threats to the community, such as social and […]

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Public to pay for JR of Civil Partnership Law

Public to pay for JR of Civil Partnership Law

| 07/09/2020 | 150 Comments

(CNS): Kattina Anglin, a member of the conservative group, the Christian Association for Civics (CAC), has secured public cash for a proposed challenge to the governor’s use of his reserved powers to legalise same-sex unions. According to a social media post, Anglin has been granted legal aid for a proposed judicial review because of what […]

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FCDO rejects insufficient consultation claim

FCDO rejects insufficient consultation claim

| 07/09/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Baroness Sugg, the UK minister for overseas territories at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), has said she does not agree with the Cayman Islands’ opposition leader, Arden McLean, that there hadn’t been enough time to discuss the Domestic Partnership Bill before it was passed into law by Governor Martyn Roper on Friday. […]

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