Archive for December 14th, 2020

CI$¾M found to fund sports, including CIFA

CI$¾M found to fund sports, including CIFA

| 14/12/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Despite the decline in government revenue and the additional strain on the public purse in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, government has found almost CI$788,000 more for Cayman’s sports associations in a budget reshuffle. Many sports, from athletics to volleyball, will now get $150,000 per year, which is a massive boost for some. […]

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4 positive virus tests as CIG waits on breach appeal

4 positive virus tests as CIG waits on breach appeal

| 14/12/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The cases of COVID-19 continue to grow among travellers in isolation and quarantine, as government waits to find out if the first appeal before the courts of an isolation breach will see the rule breakers receive a more severe punishment. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported Monday that there were four new positive […]

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Dogs poisoned in West Bay

Dogs poisoned in West Bay

| 14/12/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The police have fallen short of stating that they are investigating the recent poisoning of at least five dogs in West Bay and more in other districts, but they have said they are aware of the reports that have circulated recently on social media. Officers said they are “monitoring the situation” and seeking “to […]

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Tourism stipend extended to June

Tourism stipend extended to June

| 14/12/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Workers and water or tour operators who have been furloughed or unable to run their businesses since the borders were closed to tourists in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic will receive another six months of monthly support from government. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said Friday that the monthly payment of $1,000 being given […]

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Couple busted in car at West Bay beach

Couple busted in car at West Bay beach

| 14/12/2020

(CNS): A 42-year-old woman from George Town and a 25-year-old man from West Bay have been arrested for the possession and consumption of ganja and cocaine with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon, after police busted the pair in car parked at a West Bay beach. The police said they came across […]

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‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

‘Starting gun’ fired for 2021 election

| 14/12/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper issued election writs to 19 returning officers across Grand Cayman last week, firing the metaphorical starting gun for the May 2021 General Election. There are still five months to go before Cayman goes to the polls but this administrative step on the road to voting for MPs for the firs time, […]

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MPs pause to remember ‘Chef John’

MPs pause to remember ‘Chef John’

| 14/12/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): People across Cayman were mourning John Jefferson Sr on Monday, after the former MLA, known as “Chef John” died aged 93 on Saturday. Speaker McKeeva Bush announced an official funeral for the late politician, who was first elected in 1968 and served West Bay for eight years. His body will lie in state at […]

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Mystery aviation company setting up shop on Brac

Mystery aviation company setting up shop on Brac

| 14/12/2020 | 81 Comments

(CNS): An aviation company that registered in Switzerland earlier this year and is described as “providing airpower and intelligence services” has been given clearance to build a hanger and administration building on Cayman Brac adjacent to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. It is not clear exactly what Daggaro will be doing there and for whom, […]

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Jet Ski couple beg Cayman’s forgiveness

Jet Ski couple beg Cayman’s forgiveness

| 14/12/2020 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Skylar Mack and her boyfriend, Vanjae Ramgeet, who were convicted last week for breaching quarantine, have begged forgiveness for putting people at risk. Last month Mack broke the COVID-19 isolation rules with Ramgeet’s help, when she took off her iMsafe wristband just days after arriving here to attend the Jet Ski event in which […]

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Referendum, what is a referendum?

Referendum, what is a referendum?

| 14/12/2020 | 22 Comments

Mario Rankin writes: As we are all aware, the people of the Cayman Islands were first ignored when they raised obvious concerns about the consequences a cruise berthing facility would have on the environment and quality of our overall tourism industry. The back and forth between the political agenda of the government of the day […]

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