Archive for November 12th, 2020

Child sexual assault suspect turns himself in

Child sexual assault suspect turns himself in

| 12/11/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old Bodden Town man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault on a child after he turned himself in to the police on Thursday morning. The victim is understood to be a 12-year-old girl who has some family connections to the suspect. Police were called to the scene of the alleged sexual […]

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New party aims to change political landscape

New party aims to change political landscape

| 12/11/2020 | 131 Comments

(CNS): At the formal launch of the Cayman Islands People’s Party Thursday, Ezzard Miller MP, the movement’s interim leader, said it was about changing the way governance works in Cayman and opening it up to the people. Delayed some nine months due to the pandemic, the grassroots members now have just four months to recruit […]

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Privy Council confirms House transition

Privy Council confirms House transition

| 12/11/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The UK Privy Council formalised the change of the Cayman Islands’ Legislative Assembly into a Parliament on Wednesday, making the elected officials MPs instead of MLAs. The constitutional change is symbolic rather than substantial but it comes at the same time as members voted for the House to become an independent entity, which will […]

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Public spending increasing as earnings fall

Public spending increasing as earnings fall

| 12/11/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): As government faces a significant decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest quarterly report from the finance ministry has revealed that it is spending much more this year than it budgeted. But although the ministry blames the pandemic, the public spending is not all about fighting the virus. Recent Finance Committee […]

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Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

Cayman could get COVID vaccine for Christmas

| 12/11/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell has said the Cayman Islands can expect to get doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the UK in December, and that while everyone here will be encouraged to get the shot, it will not be mandated. The success so far of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine trials have raised hopes that, once […]

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