Archive for October 27th, 2020

Active COVIDs remain at 20 with no new cases

Active COVIDs remain at 20 with no new cases

| 27/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has reported that 352 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day were all negative. Out of Cayman’s 239 confirmed cases of the virus, 20 remain active, with those individuals not yet considered recovered. Public health officials continue to monitor their condition and provide support as needed. Three […]

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Cayman’s own gongs relaunched for 2021

Cayman’s own gongs relaunched for 2021

| 27/10/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): People are being invited to submit nominations for local awards within the national honours system that was relaunched by government on Monday. The Order of the Cayman Islands was created in 2010 by then premier McKeeva Bush as part of his vision for nation building. But after the 2013 awards, the local gongs were […]

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Industry rejects need for latest financial bills

Industry rejects need for latest financial bills

| 27/10/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Comments sent to the Ministry of Financial Services by the Cayman Islands Company Managers Association indicate that a batch of bills being circulated to provide more accounting oversight are completely unnecessary and will lead to a loss of business. The industry body noted that changes to several financial sector laws are being proposed because […]

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Minister forecasts CI$168M gov’t deficit

Minister forecasts CI$168M gov’t deficit

| 27/10/2020 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Finance Committee members heard that government is now forecasting a $168.7 million deficit by the end of this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As he opened the committee hearing for the appropriation changes to this year’s budget, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart delivered the bad financial news that everyone was expecting. He […]

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Weekend COVID-19 test results all negative

Weekend COVID-19 test results all negative

| 27/10/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): There were no new COVID-19 positive samples over the weekend. Public health officials process 338 test results between Friday and Sunday, all of which were negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on Monday. There are currently 598 people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes, as the country’s […]

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