Archive for October 29th, 2020

Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

Traveller tests positive for COVID-19

| 29/10/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): One traveller, who remains in isolation, has tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest batch of screening results. Following several days of negative results in those entering and leaving quarantine, there was just one case on Thursday among 334 results, with the rest being negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that this […]

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Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

Gov’t must explain how it’s financing JGHS project

| 29/10/2020 | 76 Comments

Johann Moxam writes: The legacy of mismanagement by former Minister of Education (2005-09) and now Premier Alden McLaughlin (2013-21) will feature many chapters on project mismanagement and his government’s penchant towards initiating institutional or infrastructural projects without the ability to manage them. This determination to build big shiny structures or black shiny roads regardless of […]

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Gallery secures Hydes’ work through Olde donation

Gallery secures Hydes’ work through Olde donation

| 29/10/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has acquired a collection of work by Bendel Hydes, widely regarded as the founding father of Cayman contemporary art. Despite the importance of his work to the local artistic landscape, the gallery has never been able to afford to buy much of it. After recent fundraising […]

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Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

Suspect arsonist sets police records office alight

| 29/10/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY: The office where the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service keeps all of its records has been severely damaged in a fire. The blaze at the RCIPS Business Centre at Windjammer Plaza on Walkers Road, George Town, took place on Monday night at around 8:30pm, according to the police, who have now confirmed […]

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Brac smash cuts power island-wide

Brac smash cuts power island-wide

| 29/10/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A driver on Cayman Brac is recovering from serious injuries at Faith Hospital after an early morning collision with a light pole on Thursday. Police said they are now investigating the single-vehicle crash, which happened at about 12:15am near to Tibbetts Turn and Watering Place, when a white Honda CRV brought down power lines […]

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School project spending blurred in budget

School project spending blurred in budget

| 29/10/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The total cost of the new John Gray High School development is forecast to be over CI$106 million, education ministry officials confirmed Wednesday during Finance Committee. But as the ministry sought the support of the committee for an additional $20 million to spend next year, the budgeting for the costly project became blurred when […]

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