Archive for November 16th, 2020

Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

Minister: CIG not talking with cruise lines

| 16/11/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As the cruise industry attempts to re-launch itself, regardless of concerns that the ships played a key role in bringing COVID-19 to this region, the Cayman Islands tourism minister said he has not spoken to the cruise lines about their potential return here. Last week the first ever cruise ship to come back to […]

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Brac cyclist hit by truck airlifted to GC

Brac cyclist hit by truck airlifted to GC

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): A cyclist who was hit by a Ford F150 pick-up truck on West End East Road, Cayman Brac, on Saturday evening has been airlifted to Grand Cayman with serious though not life-threatening injuries. The 51-year-old man who was driving the truck was unhurt but he has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired.

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Alleged long-term sex offender charged

Alleged long-term sex offender charged

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): A 39-year old man was charged Monday with seven counts of indecent assault on a girl over a five-year period. He was due to appear in court today, though no details of the allegations have been revealed by police. They issued a short release stating that the unidentified man had been formally charged in […]

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Man charged with sexual assault on child

Man charged with sexual assault on child

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): A 43-year-old man from Bodden Town who was arrested after he handed himself into to police following a report of a sexual assault on a child has now been charged, according to an RCIPS press release. The accused man was due to appear in court Monday in connection with the incident reported last Wednesday, […]

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Hospitalised woman succumbs to COVID-19

Hospitalised woman succumbs to COVID-19

| 16/11/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): A patient who has been on a ventilator at the George Town hospital for over six weeks as a result of COVID-19 complications has died. The woman was suffering from a pre-existing, serious health condition when she returned to the Cayman Islands from Jamaica for treatment and tested positive for the virus while in […]

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Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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Clampdown coming on ‘mango tree’ mechanics

Clampdown coming on ‘mango tree’ mechanics

| 16/11/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Public Lands Inspectorate is warning all unauthorised and unlicensed mechanics working on crown land in various areas of George Town to remove derelict vehicles before 3 December, otherwise they will be seized and taken to the dump. Officials pointed to Webb Road, Rock Hole Road and Liberty Lane as areas of concern where […]

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Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

Charity to pay COVID hit workers’ CUC bills

| 16/11/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A charity created by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has plans to pay the CUC bills of some people who have either lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or who have had their hours drastically reduced. The money that Resilience Cayman is using to prevent families from losing their […]

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Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

Hurricane Iota brings northeasterly winds

| 16/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Iota’s outer-bands are bringing fresh northesterly winds, isolated showers and rough seas to the Cayman Islands as the category 4 hurricane rolls towards Nicaragua. Although this major hurricane currently poses no direct threat to Cayman, the local weather service is continuing to monitor Iota, which was around 390 miles to the south of Grand […]

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