Archive for October 30th, 2020

Travellers in isolation reach new high

Travellers in isolation reach new high

| 30/10/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): There are 844 people currently in isolation, either in their own homes using geofencing technology or in government designated facilities. With the additional categories of property owners and people with family connection to residents being allowed in this month, the number of people returning has been steadily increasing but so far the numbers of […]

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Cayman braces for another bout of rough weather

Cayman braces for another bout of rough weather

| 30/10/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can expect rough seas of up to nine feet along the south coast early next week, as a tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean heads west. The US National Hurricane Center is predicting that the weather system could become a tropical depression by Monday, bringing another bout of rain and rough […]

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Charity rebrands for inclusion

Charity rebrands for inclusion

| 30/10/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, a local charity founded in 2008, has changed its name to ‘Inclusion Cayman’, representing the evolution of the non-profit into an organisation with a modern approach to protecting and representing vulnerable and disabled people. In a rebrand launch at Government House recently, Susie Bodden, the CEO of the […]

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No next steps unveiled in premier’s virus review

No next steps unveiled in premier’s virus review

| 30/10/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): In a statement that took more than an hour to deliver, Premier Alden McLaughlin gave a detailed review of government’s successful stewardship to date of the COVID-19 pandemic but did not explain what happens next. He said government was committed to keeping the islands safe from the coronavirus but that we must open up […]

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COVID-19 costs obscured in budget reshuffle

COVID-19 costs obscured in budget reshuffle

| 30/10/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Government has appropriated an additional CI$100 million in expenditure across various ministries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the actual expenditure has been blurred in the re-budgeting of line items presented to Finance Committee this week, with government lumping COVID-19 related spending with other expenditure, using unspent allocated coronavirus cash on other […]

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