Archive for November 24th, 2020

Traveller pushes up COVID-19 positive rate

Traveller pushes up COVID-19 positive rate

| 24/11/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Another asymptomatic traveller tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, officials confirmed Monday, pushing up the running total to 266 cases. The positive sample was one of 481 results revealed, Tuesday, carried out over the last day the rest of which were negative. There are now 15 active cases of the virus among 832 people […]

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Drunk driver suspect escapes from cop car

Drunk driver suspect escapes from cop car

| 24/11/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A woman arrested for drunk driving following a crash on the West Bay Road on Sunday made a run for it when the cop car she was in stopped at the hospital. However, the woman handed herself in yesterday, police said, as they continue the investigation into the smash in which a second driver […]

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‘Risky’ sectors given online compliance route

‘Risky’ sectors given online compliance route

| 24/11/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) has launched an online system for the owners of and those doing business in real estate and jewellery to help them comply with regulations relating to their sales. What are now known as designated non-financial business and professions or DNFBPs for short are the latest risky areas […]

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Food bank extending reach  with $113k donation

Food bank extending reach with $113k donation

| 24/11/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The local food bank will be extending its support to the local community beyond feeding those in immediate need after receiving a CI$113,000 donation. Naomi Law from the Cayman Food Bank said the charity will be expanding the services it offers to the community beyond food assistance in the face of growing and widening […]

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Captains to feed decreasing stingrays

Captains to feed decreasing stingrays

| 24/11/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry and local watersports operators have come together to launch a non-profit Stingray Feeding and Interaction Programme (SFIP) to help stem the declining population at Cayman’s most important tourism attraction. A survey last month by the Guy Harvey Foundation confirmed fears that the number of rays gathering at the Sandbar was falling […]

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Hew: No plan to ban petrol cars

Hew: No plan to ban petrol cars

| 24/11/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for energy and infrastructure has said the current administration has no plans or even a long-term target date for when Cayman might ban the importation of petrol powered vehicles. Joey Hew said it was “too early to go down that road”, depending instead on duty cuts to persuade people to switch, […]

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