Archive for November 30th, 2020

A Welfare Christmas

A Welfare Christmas

| 30/11/2020 | 50 Comments

The Ghost of Christmas Present writes: Christmas 2020 in Cayman will be like no other. Family from overseas will not be visiting, hotels will not be brimming with tourists grateful to feel a warm breeze in winter and, strangely, a vaccine will be on the wish list for many.

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8 travellers test positive for COVID-19 over weekend

8 travellers test positive for COVID-19 over weekend

| 30/11/2020 | 79 Comments

(CNS: Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been added to the local tally following 503 COVID-19 more tests carried out over the weekend. Two of these travellers who have the coronavirus are symptomatic. There are now 26 active cases of the virus in Cayman, with four of those patients showing symptoms, though none are in […]

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Men charged over $1M ganja haul

Men charged over $1M ganja haul

| 30/11/2020

(CNS): Three Jamaican nationals have been charged with illegal landing and importing about 988lbs of ganja. They appeared in court Friday and were remanded in custody. Police said the ganja recovered during the incident had an estimated value of CI$1 million. The men, aged 41, 48 and 52, were arrested last week following an interdiction […]

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JMC wraps up with benign communiqué

JMC wraps up with benign communiqué

| 30/11/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The virtual Joint Ministerial Council meeting wrapped up on Thursday after fours days of talks between the UK government and its territories’ leaders. Although the minister responsible for the territories quit part way through the talking shop, the event ended as usual with an inoffensive communiqué emphasizing the “special partnership between the UK and […]

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Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

Holiday campaign begins to cut drunk-driving

| 30/11/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): With the Cayman Islands’ statistics for crashes seemingly getting worse each year, the police have once again joined forces with Hurley’s Media and the National Drug Council to launch the annual road safety campaign. This is the 20th year that the RCIPS has teamed up with various entities to cut road crashes and stop […]

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New home for special needs children

New home for special needs children

| 30/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A new government-owned children’s home has opened to improve the residential provision for kids with special needs and separate them from adults. Habakkuk House is an eight-bed facility for boys and girls up to 17 years old, operated by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). With its opening, four children from Maple […]

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Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

Six storms troubled Cayman in record season

| 30/11/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS) The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close today but this record-breaking year has had no respect for the human calendar so far and a degree of uncertainty remains. The season started well before 1 June with Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha in May, going on to produce 31 storms, six of which […]

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No fans and split start pave the way for marathon

No fans and split start pave the way for marathon

| 30/11/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The annual Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay, as well as the Milo and Ministry of Sports-sponsored Kids Fun Run will take place this year, though there will be a number of COVID-19-related restrictions in place, officials have said. Organisers have met with the RCIPS to work out the best way to […]

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Watercraft body sorry over COVID-19 danger

Watercraft body sorry over COVID-19 danger

| 30/11/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Watercraft Association (CIWA) has issued an apology after a guest at an event this weekend breached COVID-19 protocols. The association has confirmed that Skylar Mack, the daughter of International Rider Dennis Mack and the girlfriend of Local Pro Rider Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet, attended the National Jet Ski Race when she should […]

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Campaign wants tourism open now

Campaign wants tourism open now

| 30/11/2020 | 222 Comments

(CNS): A campaign to open the tourism sector has stepped up its advocacy with a slick new website. Reopen Cayman, “a group of Caymanian business leaders and concerned citizens”, said it wants to open tourism using resort bubbles. Despite the worldwide surge in COVID-19, an increase here in travellers arriving with the virus and a […]

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Hill criminal case worries MPs

Hill criminal case worries MPs

| 30/11/2020 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The use of ICT legislation to prosecute Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website, over a controversial podcast last year about local businessman, Matthew Leslie, worried two MPs who appeared in court last week on her behalf. Chris Saunders (BTW) queried why Hill was in the dock and Leslie wasn’t, given […]

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