Archive for December 15th, 2020

COVID-19 daily tests all clear

COVID-19 daily tests all clear

| 15/12/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): There were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday from a batch of 489 test results processed over the last day. Five people among the 22 active cases of the virus still have symptoms, according to officials, but no one has been hospitalised as a result of coronavirus. Meanwhile, Cayman witnessed two people […]

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Protestors angered by MPs’ inaction against speaker

Protestors angered by MPs’ inaction against speaker

| 15/12/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): As Speaker McKeeva Bush presided over proceedings inside Parliament on Friday, protesters outside called on him to resign, even though they were sure he would not “do the right thing”. The activists said it was clear that Bush would not leave voluntarily, despite pleading guilty to a violent attack on a female bar manager. […]

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Tour operators knocked back from grants

Tour operators knocked back from grants

| 15/12/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A grant programme set up to help tourism and watersports operators struggling to keep their businesses afloat while there are no visitors is rejecting many of them, stakeholders in the sector have said. While several non-related or indirectly-related tourism companies that are less impacted by the lockdown have succeeded in securing grants, the small […]

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AG: Suicide is a medical issue, not a crime

AG: Suicide is a medical issue, not a crime

| 15/12/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin told his parliamentary colleagues on Monday that suicide is a mental health issue and not a crime, as he presented an amendment to the Penal Code to decriminalise it. The law was passed unanimously by members on both sides. No one in modern times who has tried to take their […]

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CMR owner fined $3k in ICT bullying case

CMR owner fined $3k in ICT bullying case

| 15/12/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge told Sandra Hill he was not going to shut down her Cayman Marl Road website as he handed her a $3,000 fine for her conviction in an ICT bullying case, where she had accused Matthew Leslie of being a sex-offender. Justice Roger Chapple said he believed her site “served a […]

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Skylar and VJ jailed after appeal

Skylar and VJ jailed after appeal

| 15/12/2020 | 412 Comments

(CNS): Skylar Mack (18), who is a medical student in the US, and local competitive Jet Ski rider Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet (24) have both been sent to jail for four months for breaching isolation rules. In court on Tuesday, Justice Roger Chapple overturned the community service handed to the couple by a magistrate last week, […]

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