Archive for September 10th, 2020

$1,000 tourism stipend extended

$1,000 tourism stipend extended

| 10/09/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Government will be extending by three months the $1,000 cash payments being paid to Caymanians who were working in the tourism sector before the COVID-19 pandemic and have not been able to find work elsewhere. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the monthly stipend will be automatically paid to existing recipients until the end of the […]

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Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

Hurricanes expected near Cayman before season-end

| 10/09/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has barely been impacted by any of the storms that have come into our area so far this year, even though this hurricane season has been busy. But John Tibbetts, the director general of the National Weather Service, is warning that this could very well change before the end of the […]

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Quarantined traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Quarantined traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 10/09/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Cayman now has three active cases of the coronavirus after another traveller in quarantine tested positive as they came to the end of the 14-day mandatory isolation period. The person is asymptomatic and Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, said they would remain in isolation with their travelling party until receiving a negative […]

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OfReg creates independent internet speed test

OfReg creates independent internet speed test

| 10/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While there are already dozens of free tools online that allow users to measure their real time upload and download internet speeds, OfReg has created one of its own, allowing it to independently monitor local providers. The creation of the tool cost just over $2,100, officials said, giving the regulator “a transparent and independent […]

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Brac ganja activist arrested for possession

Brac ganja activist arrested for possession

| 10/09/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A leading voice in the campaign to legalise the medical and recreational use of ganja as well as personal cultivation in the Cayman Islands has been arrested again for possession and consumption. Elvis McKeever (61) was taken into custody last week but has since been bailed after a bust at his Cayman Brac home. […]

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$25M deficit better than expected

$25M deficit better than expected

| 10/09/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Despite the uncertainty about the future economic fortunes of the Cayman Islands, so far public finances are doing better than expected. Government is now running at a monthly deficit of around $25 million but that is much lower than had been projected, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin. And with a line of credit about […]

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Activists urge people to register to vote

Activists urge people to register to vote

| 10/09/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A new activist group, Amplify Cayman, which is campaigning for renewed political engagement by the community, has begun a voter drive to press home the need to register. Eden Hurlston, one of the members of the new group, explained to CNS that even for those who live in a constituency where no candidates appeals […]

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