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Pedestrian run down in Bodden Town dies

Pedestrian run down in Bodden Town dies

| 28/11/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The man who was run down on Thursday morning in the Lower Valley area of Bodden Town and died as a result of his injuries has now (32) He died at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Friday evening. So far police have released very few details as to how the man was struck […]

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Missing Cubans make it to Cancun

Missing Cubans make it to Cancun

| 28/11/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The 14 Cuban migrants that Customs and Border Control admitted to losing on Friday, five days after the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) lost connection with their electronic tags, have appeared alive and well in Cancun after being rescued by the Mexican Navy, according to local media reports. The missing migrants made it […]

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Positive tests grow as $10k fine approved

Positive tests grow as $10k fine approved

| 27/11/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has now approved and gazetted three updated regulations in the Public Health Law that will allow the courts from now on to impose a maximum $10,000 fine on people breaking COVID-19 isolation rules. The new higher fines come into effect as another five travellers tested positive for the virus on Friday and as […]

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Two weeks of NiCE work if you can get it

Two weeks of NiCE work if you can get it

| 27/11/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Registration will begin next week for the seasonal National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Project, which is led by the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure. But despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment, there will still only be two weeks work available for those who can get it. The work will start on […]

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Brac gets own turbo COVID-19 test machine

Brac gets own turbo COVID-19 test machine

| 27/11/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac now has a GeneXpert machine to test for COVID-19. The GeneXpert is an automated, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, providing faster results than a traditional PCR machine. The Brac is now accepting travellers on the home quarantine iMsafe system so the machine will help with clearance tests at […]

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CBC and 911 ‘lose’ 14 migrants

CBC and 911 ‘lose’ 14 migrants

| 27/11/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Service has revealed that it is unable to verify the whereabouts of 14 Cuban migrants who were living in rented private accommodation and wearing electronic tags. In a release issued Friday, the CBC said that the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) had informed them on Monday they had […]

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Cayman regiment cadet wins Sandhurst award

Cayman regiment cadet wins Sandhurst award

| 27/11/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A Cayman Islands Regiment officer cadet has become the second in the regiment’s short history to win Best International Recruit Award at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), officials said in a release Thursday. Officer Cadet Nathan Dack follows in the footsteps of Lieutenant Halston Farley, who won the award while on the same […]

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CIG gave up CI$2.85M duty on FIN project

CIG gave up CI$2.85M duty on FIN project

| 27/11/2020 | 128 Comments

(CNS): Developers behind a controversial luxury condominium project on South Church Street in George Town were given a 100% waiver of import duties up to a value of CI$2.85 million on all items relating to its construction and operation, according to documents released by the finance ministry. The period for the concession agreement with FIN […]

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Free bus hits the road in George Town

Free bus hits the road in George Town

| 26/11/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Government is launching a free hop-on-hop-off shuttle bus service, which will hit the roads of George Town on Monday. The new service, described as an effort to reduce traffic in the capital and cut carbon emissions, will run daily on a continuous loop from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. The aim is to […]

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Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

| 26/11/2020

(CNS): After a two-day search and rescue mission failed to find a man who jumped overboard during a drug bust at sea on Tuesday night, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and police have changed the mission into a search and recovery operation. Efforts continued today, Thursday 26 November, but given the elapsed time, rough sea […]

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Daily COVID-19 test results all negative

Daily COVID-19 test results all negative

| 26/11/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): For the first day in more than a week, all of the 270 tests for COVID-19 carried out over the last 24 hours were negative, Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported Thursday. Cayman has seen 15 positive cases over the previous eight days of test results, as the surge in cases overseas […]

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