Archive for October 5th, 2020

COVID-19 patient in hospital

COVID-19 patient in hospital

| 05/10/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A person in isolation, who became ill with an unrelated condition but tested positive for COVID-19, is in hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed. There were no new positive tests among ¬†278¬†COVID-19 tests carried out over the weekend but this patient, who remains one of just two active cases, is now […]

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Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

Cayman all clear as Delta barrels toward Mexico

| 05/10/2020 | 88 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: After rapidly increasing to a category 4 mid-morning, Tuesday, Hurricane Delta was barrelling towards the Yucatan Peninsular when Cayman was given the all clear at 1pm. Delta had developed from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in the space of a day, but the Cayman Islands dodged the worst of it […]

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Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

| 05/10/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Judith Douglas for a status scam theft of almost $2 million. In a ruling delivered on Monday by Judge Cheryll Richards on behalf of the higher court, the panel found that Douglas did not get a fair trial because of comments made by […]

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New COVID regs permit increase in crowds

New COVID regs permit increase in crowds

| 05/10/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Up to 500 people can now gather in groups under the latest COVID-19 regulations, even though government is beginning a phased reopening of the borders. At present, everyone coming to the Cayman Islands is still required to isolate for 14 days. While some are still going into tight government quarantine, there are now over […]

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Gov’t to guarantee $millions in business loans

Gov’t to guarantee $millions in business loans

| 05/10/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced a new guaranteed loan programme to help prop up medium and larger businesses in the Cayman Islands through the current economic uncertainty. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said it was to help businesses struggling to meet operating and capital expenditure and debt repayment or re-financing.

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TS Delta rolls towards Cayman with 60mph winds

TS Delta rolls towards Cayman with 60mph winds

| 05/10/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2pm: Tropical Storm Delta began strengthening quickly Monday afternoon. At 2pm it was packing winds of 60mph and heading towards the Cayman Islands at around 7mph. The National Hurricane Center said it was located some 255 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman and tropical force winds extended over 60 miles from the centre. Cayman […]

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Pedestrian killed in car park collision

Pedestrian killed in car park collision

| 05/10/2020

(CNS): A 31-year-old woman died after she was run down in the condominium car park where she lived in West Bay on Sunday evening, 4 October. A 48-year-old woman driving the blue Honda Fit that hit the pedestrian has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. The incident happened at a condo […]

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