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Pets can fly on repatriation flights to Miami

Pets can fly on repatriation flights to Miami

| 21/05/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has said that a limited number of pets will be allowed to travel on three repatriation flights to Miami over the next month. These flights, which will leave Grand Cayman on 29 May, 5 June and 19 June, are for US citizens or those legally able to travel to or […]

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Resetting the clock and realigning our priorities

Resetting the clock and realigning our priorities

| 21/05/2020 | 39 Comments

George Ebanks writes: I wish to write on a few issues that I think are pertinent to where we as a people and a country find ourselves in in the face of the onslaught throughout the world relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am especially thinking how we could and should move forward in what […]

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10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

| 21/05/2020 | 216 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Four workers at Kirk Home Centre have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as one at Foster’s Airport location and one person who works for mobile food vendors, Al La Kebab. These were among the ten new cases reported by health authorities on Thursday out of a batch of 383 results over the […]

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Prison director quashes rumour of rioting

Prison director quashes rumour of rioting

| 21/05/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Rumours circulating on social media that prisoners at HMP Northward are rioting are false, Prison Director Steve Barret has stated. HM Cayman Islands Prison Service reported on Monday, 18 May, that two inmates were positive for COVID-19, which Barret said in a statement on Thursday had cause some anxiety among staff and inmates, but […]

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Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

Royal Navy to fill in for RCIPS choppers

| 21/05/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): One of the RCIPS’ two helicopters remains in the United States, where it has been since before the current health crisis, and the other is due for routine maintenance and must be sent off-island for two weeks in June. However, the gap in police support left by the absence of these two machines will […]

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1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

| 20/05/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As testing for COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands continues to reach the goal set by health authorities, another 494 tests results have come in over the last 24 hours and are all negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee stressed that there have been no new positive cases in the Cayman Islands that have […]

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Small dump fire now extinguished

Small dump fire now extinguished

| 20/05/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the […]

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WB man charged with GT burglary and assault

WB man charged with GT burglary and assault

| 20/05/2020

(CNS): A 27-year-old man of West Bay was charged on Monday in relation to an incident last week in George Town, where two men entered a residence on Whitman Seymour Drive, assaulted the occupant and stole a quantity of cash. Police said they responded to a report of the incident just after 4:30pm on Thursday, […]

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Flags fly at half-mast for Olive Miller

Flags fly at half-mast for Olive Miller

| 20/05/2020

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands National Flags ares being flown at half-mast today at all government buildings to honour Caymanian cultural icon, Olive Miller, OBE, who passed away on Tuesday, 19 May, aged 98. Mrs Miller filled her long life with service to others, as a missionary, a pioneer in the news media in the […]

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17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

| 19/05/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): In addition to the two positive results from samples taken by staff at Foster’s West Bay branch and two cases at HMP Northward reported over the holiday weekend, there were 13 more positive test results, including two from Cayman Brac, from 1,182 samples since the last report on Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr John […]

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Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

| 19/05/2020 | 315 Comments

Expatgirl writes: Cayman has long been a hotbed of anti-expat feeling and the rhetoric in the wake of coronavirus has only served to amp this up to new levels. Comments and posts on social media see increasingly vocal comments which for the most part call for anyone who has an alternative opinion to those promoting […]

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