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Health cover benefit scheme goes awry

Health cover benefit scheme goes awry

| 10/07/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people who are on unpaid leave from their jobs or working only part-time who believed their health insurance was being covered by government may find that they are uninsured after all. A benefit scheme administered by the Health Insurance Commission to temporarily cover employers’ health premiums for furloughed workers appears to have […]

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Over 400 more negative COVID-19 tests

Over 400 more negative COVID-19 tests

| 10/07/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Cayman passed its ninth day on Friday since last recording a positive case of COVID-19. Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, the medical officer of health, reported that 437 tests carried out over the previous 24 hours were all negative. Cayman has now processed 26,117 tests to date with a positive tally since March of 201. There […]

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Caymanians urged to have more kids

Caymanians urged to have more kids

| 10/07/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) has said that Caymanians need to “make more children” to prevent the country from getting into future trouble as a result of a declining birth rate. The opposition MLA made the plea to the country during a debate about amending the Labour Law to make maternity leave provisions for private […]

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Crash lands dirt bike rider in hospital

Crash lands dirt bike rider in hospital

| 10/07/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a Honda car was arrested last night and a dirt bike rider is in hospital after a collision in West Bay. The crash happened at around 8pm on Hell Road close to the junction with Fountain Road, when the eastbound silver Honda and the westbound dirt bike collided. Both vehicles were […]

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Armed robbers hold up GT mini-mart

Armed robbers hold up GT mini-mart

| 10/07/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Two men wearing masks and dark clothing and armed with a handgun held up a mini-mart in George Town Thursday night in the first armed robbery in Cayman since the lockdown. The stick-up happened at around 9:30pm yesterday at a convenience store on Mary Street. The men were said to have entered the shop, […]

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Negative COVID-19 test trend continues

Negative COVID-19 test trend continues

| 09/07/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): COVID-19 test results from the latest batch of 210 samples were all negative, Medical Officer for Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported Thursday. It has now been seven days since the test screening programme turned up any positive results. During that time public health personnel have carried out 1,671 PCR tests, which have all been […]

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Bank needs collateral for cheap loans

Bank needs collateral for cheap loans

| 09/07/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Development Bank is offering 1% interest loans with “excellent terms and conditions” to small businesses as part of the government’s economic recovery package. However, borrowers will still need to provide an acceptable form of “security to be held as collateral for the loan”, the bank’s CEO and director, Tracy Ebanks, told […]

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Atlantic storm predictions increase for 2020

Atlantic storm predictions increase for 2020

| 09/07/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Experts from the University of Colorado have released their revised prediction for this hurricane season, adding another named storm to what they believe will be an active period in the Atlantic. The world renowned hurricane forecasters said that current cool neutral ENSO conditions may transition to weak La Niña conditions later this summer.

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Quarantine questions raised over private flights

Quarantine questions raised over private flights

| 09/07/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS) The question of potential quarantine breaches has been a persistent public concern since government closed Cayman’s borders and introduced a mandated 14-day quarantine for all returning residents in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But allegations that some, especially those arriving on private charters, have avoided the government isolation have not been substantiated. Officials […]

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MLA persuaded to drop beach access motion

MLA persuaded to drop beach access motion

| 09/07/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for lands has convinced MLA Anthony Eden that the Public Lands Commission is working to protect beach access rights and his private member’s motion on the matter is not needed. Despite the ongoing court battle over the government’s failure to register access rights and the day to day challenge for locals […]

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Port petition was not specific, says CPR

Port petition was not specific, says CPR

| 08/07/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the Cruise Port Referendum campaign have said that their successful petition asking for a people’s referendum on the proposal to construct cruise berthing facilities in George Town was never specific to any project. Responding to the premier’s comments that his administration will not hold a referendum this term, the CPR said the […]

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