Archive for October 1st, 2020

Daily test results negative as border opens

Daily test results negative as border opens

| 01/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Thursday that the 135 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day were all negative. The test samples did not include any results from the arrivals on the British Airways flight from London today or any of the test group of 29 passengers who arrived on the […]

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Imports plunge during lockdown

Imports plunge during lockdown

| 01/10/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The total value of imports slumped by more than 32% during the second quarter of this year when Cayman was under the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Despite the online shopping sprees during the stay-home order, buoyed by the pension payout during the last month of the quarter, all imports fell. Fuel imports declined in quantity […]

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Student injured in high school fight

Student injured in high school fight

| 01/10/2020

(CNS) A student at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) was take to hospital Wednesday and treated for injuries to his face following a fight with another student. Police said the two teenage students were engaged in a physical altercation at the school. No other details have been released about the fight but offices […]

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Bill proposes $10k fine for public health breaches

Bill proposes $10k fine for public health breaches

| 01/10/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands enters a phased reopening of its borders and rolls out a new geofence home-quarantine system, government is seeking to increase fines for breaches of the Public Health Law ten-fold and quadruple the jail time. The aim is to deter behaviour that might cause a resurgence of COVID-19, given the risk […]

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Controversial development target of graffiti

Controversial development target of graffiti

| 01/10/2020 | 200 Comments

(CNS): A controversial luxury condominium development under construction in South Sound, which is causing concern about the impact on the shoreline environment in the area, was the target of graffiti vandals last night. The red spray-painted profanity was aimed at the Central Planning Authority as well as the developers, Michael Ryan, the man behind the […]

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Stormy weather brewing over Caribbean

Stormy weather brewing over Caribbean

| 01/10/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can expect to experience some stormy weather in the coming days as a result of a tropical wave across our area that could become a tropical depression by the weekend. Local forecasters are predicting isolated thunderstorms across the Cayman Islands on Thursday, becoming more widespread tonight and throughout the day Friday

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Electoral roll increases by 79 new voters

Electoral roll increases by 79 new voters

| 01/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The latest voter register published on the Elections Office website on Thursday has increased by 79 electors, up from 21,824 in July to 21,903, leaving well over 5,000 qualified people still not registered to vote. However, the next three-month voter registration period has added significance because it is the last for people to register […]

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