Archive for October 26th, 2020

DG: New website to resolve travel troubles

DG: New website to resolve travel troubles

| 26/10/2020 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said a new website for inbound travellers has been formally launched, and anyone wishing to come into Cayman in November must now re-apply to this new portal to get clearance and organise their quarantine options. After significant problems with the previous transition of responsibility for this function, the DG told […]

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Man mugged by machete-wielding duo

Man mugged by machete-wielding duo

| 26/10/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt for two men who mugged a victim on Sunday, with their faces covered and armed with a machete, in another daylight robbery in George Town. The two suspects approached a man on Eastern Avenue near Watlers Drive at around 3pm yesterday and demanded cash, as one of them brandished […]

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Fragments of endangered coral rescued

Fragments of endangered coral rescued

| 26/10/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Researchers at the Department of Environment are hopeful that pieces of endangered pillar coral rescued from areas of reef infected with Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in the North Sound can be saved. During the rescue mission last week in a heavily infected area by Rum Point, around ten pieces of this rare, […]

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Protecting Cayman’s bubble

Protecting Cayman’s bubble

| 26/10/2020 | 154 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: We currently live in a safe but very fragile bubble. The prudent decision-making of our government, together with the sacrifices made by our entire community, has kept us safe and has kept non-tourism parts of the economy ticking over, at least to this point.

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COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

COVID-19 fines increase to $10,000

| 26/10/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Government has steered through a change to the Public Health Law designed to deter people from breaching home-isolation rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the opposition leader described the amendment as draconian, the bill nevertheless sailed through its second reading. Fines for breaking quarantine rules will increase to $10,000, after Health Minister Dwayne Seymour […]

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WORC doing a better job, says premier

WORC doing a better job, says premier

| 26/10/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Since November last year more than 1,183 local people were registered with government’s new job placement agency and around 330 people have found work since March. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that WORC has been very successful in placing Caymanians in jobs. “The new department is performing much, much better and achieving much, much greater […]

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