Archive for February 25th, 2021

Paroled inmate returned to jail

Paroled inmate returned to jail

| 25/02/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Updated: Police have tracked down a missing inmate who had been released early from HMP Northward and taken him back to jail after he breached the conditions of his parole. Henry York Carter was living in Bodden Town when he was released, but was found in George Town yesterday after breaking the rules surrounding […]

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Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

Seven COVID-19 cases in latest travellers

| 25/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Seven travellers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the daily test results reported by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are currently 31 active cases of the virus among the 904 people in government quarantine and home isolation, one of which is symptomatic. Cayman now has a tally of 438 recorded […]

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Cayman on FATF ‘grey list’ over AML compliance

Cayman on FATF ‘grey list’ over AML compliance

| 25/02/2021 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has fallen short of the necessary compliance standards and will be under increased observation by the Financial Action Task Force until it fulfills the requirements relating to its international financial obligations. Cayman has been added to the FATF’s grey list because of the failure by the authorities here to enforce the […]

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UK visitor killed in fall from warehouse balcony

UK visitor killed in fall from warehouse balcony

| 25/02/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating the death of a 63-year-old British man who fell from a balcony at a warehouse on Ashgo Street, off Godfrey Nixon Way in George Town on Wednesday. Police said that before he fell to the ground floor, the man and two other people were reportedly standing on the outside balcony of […]

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‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

‘Crystal clear’ no gay right to marriage, says Rose

| 25/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Dinah Rose QC, the lawyer representing the Cayman Islands Government in the same-sex marriage case being heard by the Privy Council in London this week, said the Constitution is “crystal clear” and there is no right to marry for gay couples. Responding to the appeal by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush to reinstate the […]

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Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

Premier:’nothing untoward’ re-roof repair funds

| 25/02/2021 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin came to the support of his beleaguered health minister on Wednesday, claiming there was “nothing untoward” about the funds Dwayne Seymour had signed off on for a constituent’s roof repairs. Although McLaughlin has previously stated that money for home repairs had to be carefully scrutinized and meet the criteria, he blamed […]

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Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

Premier eyes open border as vaccine tally inches up

| 25/02/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is excited about the possibility of opening the borders completely by the end of April if 70% of the adult population is vaccinated against COVID-19 by then. Once 90% of the over 60s have had both shots, likely by next week, government will reduce quarantine from 14 days […]

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Five-year plan lands Caymanian key PSB job

Five-year plan lands Caymanian key PSB job

| 25/02/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): After starting a career succession plan at the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) some five years ago, Ledra Lawrence has landed one of the top positions with the authority. The young Caymanian has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer at the PSPB, where she has been working since 2008 in various roles. She will […]

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Farmers’ COVID support extended to June

Farmers’ COVID support extended to June

| 25/02/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Farmers will be getting an extension to the support they have been receiving. The Ministry of Agriculture said those in the Farmers Assistance and Relief Measures (FARM) programme, which was launched in December, will be able to access vouchers to help buy seeds and fertilizer or animal feed until June.

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