Archive for June 29th, 2021

COVID patient on road to recovery

COVID patient on road to recovery

| 29/06/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that the patient who was admitted to the Critical Care Unit earlier this month suffering from severe symptoms of COVID-19 is recovering. In the daily report regarding the coronavirus and vaccines, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the person had improved considerably and no longer requires the support […]

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Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

Legal exec charged with hiding son’s ganja case

| 29/06/2021

(CNS): Evita Ann Dixon (38), a legal executive in the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), is facing charges under the Anti-Corruption Law for attempting to hide a legal file documenting her son’s arrest for possession of ganja. Dixon, who has denied charges of breach of trust, appeared before a jury on Tuesday.

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‘Gold case’ pilot suing for legal aid

‘Gold case’ pilot suing for legal aid

| 29/06/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Juan Carlos Gonzales Infante, a Venezuelan pilot who arrived in Cayman more than two years ago aboard a private jet carrying two passengers, $2 million worth of gold and around $135,000 in cash hidden under the floorboards, is suing the courts’ legal aid department after his application for help to fight extradition to the […]

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Tourism tax loss eclipsed by financial fees

Tourism tax loss eclipsed by financial fees

| 29/06/2021 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The public purse lost around CI$17 million in accommodation and cruise ship taxes during the first quarter of 2021 as a result of the closure of the borders and the shutdown of Cayman’s tourism sector. However, earnings from the offshore financial sector more than made up for that loss of revenue for government.

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Housing trust struggles with building costs

Housing trust struggles with building costs

| 29/06/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): With the cost of building materials rising dramatically due to worldwide shortages fuelled by the pandemic, the battle to keep the government’s low cost homes affordable is becoming very challenging, according to officials. National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) Chairman George Powell said their approved contractors have committed to complete the current works within the […]

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