Archive for September 24th, 2020

Over 100 travellers cleared from quarantine

Over 100 travellers cleared from quarantine

| 24/09/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Over 100 people who have completed two weeks in mandated quarantine have been release with no one testing positive for COVID-19. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Thursday that 181 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day were all negative, and that the number of people in quarantine had fallen from 232 […]

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Over-stayers warned to sort papers or leave

Over-stayers warned to sort papers or leave

| 24/09/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The over-stayer amnesty put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent those unable to leave from being prosecuted will come to an end on 31 October. Anyone who no longer has a valid work permit or any other official document allowing them to remain is urged to either address their […]

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Cayman-based trader arrested in SEC fraud case

Cayman-based trader arrested in SEC fraud case

| 24/09/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Andrew McAlpine (47), a resident of the Cayman Islands working as a trader, was arrested at a Florida airport, Friday, and has since been indicted in an illegal pump-and-dump scheme. The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California said the Canadian national was part of a stock fraud ring working together to […]

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Virtual runners to join Cayman Islands Marathon

Virtual runners to join Cayman Islands Marathon

| 24/09/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): With staggered start times, social distancing and limited spectators, the annual Cayman Islands Marathon is going ahead on 6 December regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers have confirmed, But this year overseas competitors and local runners will also be given the chance to compete virtually by running in a location of their choice, or […]

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Royal Navy nets 1,000kgs of cocaine in Caribbean

Royal Navy nets 1,000kgs of cocaine in Caribbean

| 24/09/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): British warships on duty in this region, standing by to assist with any natural disasters, have also been involved in a number of drug enforcement operations after some practice runs in the Cayman Islands this summer. Working with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the RFA Argus netted eleven packages of cocaine, weighing more […]

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Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

Pay fraud case hit hospital’s bottom line

| 24/09/2020

(CNS): Two men accused of defrauding the hospital by getting paid for work they never actually did even claimed overtime when they were not in the country in a scheme that prosecutors said could have cost the Health Services Authority tens of thousands of dollars in losses. Nick Smith (58) and Dominic Dacres (42), who […]

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Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

Objectors argue hotel offers no benefits

| 24/09/2020 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Residents in Beach Bay who are fighting the development of a ten-storey hotel in their quiet residential community have argued that the project should not have been approved, not only because it breaches planning legislation but because there will be no benefit to Cayman. Having secured some $25 million in duty waivers, the resort […]

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