Archive for September 30th, 2020

COVID-19 tests all negative on eve of border opening

COVID-19 tests all negative on eve of border opening

| 30/09/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): All of the 102 COVID-19 tests that were carried out over the last day were negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Thursday on the eve of the phased reopening of Cayman’s borders, which closed six months ago at the end of March. There are currently just two active cases of the virus […]

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Crashes return as traffic increases

Crashes return as traffic increases

| 30/09/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Road collisions in Cayman were back to pre-COVID levels this past week, the RCIPS has said. Between 20 and 27 September officers responded to over 50 reports of crashes, more than ten of them involving injuries. The traffic unit said the majority of these crashes were due to speeding and people driving under the […]

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Scammers working overtime in pandemic

Scammers working overtime in pandemic

| 30/09/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): There has been an increase in financial scams since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has warned. The unit is urging people to be wary of any kind of ‘get rich quick’ scheme, or investments that promise a substantial financial return in a very short period of time. If something […]

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UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

| 30/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): More than five years after Premier Alden McLaughlin refused to endorse the recruitment of a foreign chief fire office at a Legislative Assembly Finance Committee hearing, the contract for the latest CFO recruited from the UK has been extended for another two years in the face of unfulfilled succession plan promises. The one-year contract […]

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Pension holiday extension confirmed

Pension holiday extension confirmed

| 30/09/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Both employers and employees have been given a reprieve on mandatory pension payments for another three months. Government has extended the ‘pension holiday’ on the 10% payment on salaries until the end of the year. However, the emergency withdrawal scheme will not be extended and anyone who wants to access their pension cash must […]

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Cayman Islands border opening very limited

Cayman Islands border opening very limited

| 30/09/2020 | 147 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have stressed that while the Cayman Islands’ borders will begin a phased reopening on Thursday, 1 October, admission will still be very limited. As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, tourists will not be allowed to enter at this time, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Tourism. As well as those […]

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