Archive for March, 2022

Ruling shows Parliament must act when rights are breached

Ruling shows Parliament must act when rights are breached

| 31/03/2022 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Justice Richard Williams’ ruling on the judicial review over how the governor passed the Civil Partnership Act goes far beyond protecting the rights of same-sex couples to marriage equivalency. The ruling reveals that the Cayman Islands Parliament does not have a choice when it comes to complying with the human rights enshrined in the […]

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Roulstone appointed as new Ombudsman

Roulstone appointed as new Ombudsman

| 31/03/2022 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Sharon Roulstone is to be the new Ombudsman overseeing public complaints against the government and the police, whistle-blower protection, freedom of information requests and data protection. Governor Martyn Roper announced Roulstone’s appointment on social media Thursday, saying her “professional achievements, integrity and passion impressed the recruitment panel who unanimously agreed that she was well […]

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Travel Cayman staffer fined for curfew breach

Travel Cayman staffer fined for curfew breach

| 31/03/2022 | 45 Comments

(CNS): A staff member of Travel Cayman, the department that oversees the COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated travellers and people in isolation, was issued with a ticket on Tuesday by the RCIPS for an incident involving a breach of quarantine that took place on Monday, 28 March, according to the Ministry of Border Control and Labour.

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JGHS inter-school athletic champs for 5th year

JGHS inter-school athletic champs for 5th year

| 31/03/2022 | 1 Comment

(CNS): For the fifth year running, John Gray High School emerged as Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Champions after three days of athletic competition at Truman Bodden Sports Complex last week. JGHS athletes beat out competitors from 14 other public and private schools and colleges to take the title with 975 points. Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS) […]

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Fifth road victim of year dies in hospital

Fifth road victim of year dies in hospital

| 31/03/2022 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Brendon Lee Gayle (25), who was involved in a serious collision on Mangrove Avenue last week, has died in hospital. Police said Gayle, who is from Jamaica, died on Tuesday, five days after the crash, which happened in the early hours of Thursday, 24 March, and is the fifth person this year to die […]

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Political veteran Benson Ebanks dies aged 87

Political veteran Benson Ebanks dies aged 87

| 31/03/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Local statesman Benson Ebanks (87) has died. The former West Bay representative’s passing was announced by Premier Wayne Panton on Wednesday, as government flew flags at half-mast to mark the passing of the Caymanian political icon and business leader.

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Patient died of long-COVID, say officials

Patient died of long-COVID, say officials

| 31/03/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have said they believe that the last person to die as a result of complications relating to SARS-CoV2 was suffering from the condition known as long-COVID. No details of when the patient first acquired the disease or what particular complications they endured were revealed, but in the latest situation report about […]

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Man charged 3 months after serious bar brawl

Man charged 3 months after serious bar brawl

| 31/03/2022

(CNS): A 30-year-old man from George Town has been charged three months after he was arrested for attempted murder following a stabbing during a brawl at the Everglo Bar on Seymour Drive (aka Dump Road) in the industrial area of the capital.

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Cost of living pain reflected in ESO report

Cost of living pain reflected in ESO report

| 30/03/2022 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office has released the cost of living statistics for 2021, which reflects the pain that everyone has been feeling with the soaring cost of living. While the average annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 3.3% across the whole year compared to 2021, that disguises the much greater impact inflation […]

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Shots fired during gas station armed robbery

Shots fired during gas station armed robbery

| 30/03/2022 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A gunman fired his weapon into the air as he entered the Esso gas station on Dorcy Drive shortly after 10pm Tuesday night before demanding cash from a customer. He was one of two men who had arrived at the scene on a motorbike and afterwards they both left on the bike. The robbery […]

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Cayman farm turtles reveal hope for biodiversity loss

Cayman farm turtles reveal hope for biodiversity loss

| 30/03/2022 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A collaborative research project into the green turtles that were released into the wild by what was at the time the Cayman Turtle Farm has shown that the accelerating biodiversity loss from global warming and other human activity could in some circumstances be assisted by the reintroduction of captive-bred animals.

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