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Roper: Police investigating hate speech

Roper: Police investigating hate speech

| 21/09/2020 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said that the RCIPS is now investigating recent threats made against the LGBT+ community on social media and radio, which Roper described as “shocking”. This is despite previous comments by the police commissioner that they were not investigating and a apparent miscommunication over the hate speech. The governor has again […]

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Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

Hundreds take part in delayed Earth Day clean-up

| 21/09/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of people across all three Cayman Islands came out on Saturday morning to fill thousands of bags as they cleared the streets, beaches, parks, bustops, roadsides and even mangrove wetlands of rubbish during the delayed Earth Day clean-up. The Chamber of Commerce re-arranged this year’s annual clean-up after the April event was cancelled […]

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Minister hopes no need to use $330M of credit

Minister hopes no need to use $330M of credit

| 21/09/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A consortium of local banks has been given the green light to supply the Cayman Islands Government with access to CI$330 million at a fixed interest rate of 3.25% and a flat arrangement fee of CI$2 million to put the line of credit in place. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart said the bid from the […]

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No regrets on vote despite constitutional loss

No regrets on vote despite constitutional loss

| 21/09/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he does not regret allowing a conscience vote on the Civil Partnership Bill in July, even though it has resulted in the loss of a significant advancement to the Cayman Islands Constitution. The premier confirmed that the UK was ready to issue an order for the package of constitutional […]

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CBC remains focused on training staff

CBC remains focused on training staff

| 21/09/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The transition of the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service from the traditional role of gatekeepers to a targeted intelligence-led approach is a major part of the agency’s development. Training is therefore an important factor for all staff, from management to new recruits, according to a release from the CBC. To this end […]

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‘Stray’ traveller cleared, those isolated stay home

‘Stray’ traveller cleared, those isolated stay home

| 21/09/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A woman who did not have permission from the local TravelTime team to come to the Cayman Islands but was allowed on board the British Airways flight last week has not been deported, officials have confirmed. Meanwhile, the first group of people home-isolating using geofencing technology all followed the rules this weekend, as the […]

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Isolation trial begins as new COVID-19 case emerges

Isolation trial begins as new COVID-19 case emerges

| 18/09/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): From 395 tests carried over the last day, one positive case of COVID-19 emerged in an asymptomatic traveller in quarantine, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Friday. None of the first 29 people taking part in the home-isolation pilot programme who were tested on arrival from the British Airways flight yesterday were positive. […]

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National Hurricane Center goes Greek with new storm

National Hurricane Center goes Greek with new storm

| 18/09/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): No one could be in any doubt about how busy this hurricane season has been so far when the US National Hurricane Center tweeted on Friday, “Get out the Greek Alphabet” after Tropical Storm Wilfred used up the last of the season’s English alphabet name list, only to be followed by another storm within […]

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Isolation breachers could be jailed

Isolation breachers could be jailed

| 18/09/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): As government began its pilot quarantine programme, which allows some arriving passengers to isolate at home rather than in government facilities in face of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials have confirmed that anyone who breaches the isolation rules could go to jail for six months. Two sets of public health regulations were published on Friday […]

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Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

| 18/09/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Educating young people, teachers, parents and guardians on the sensitive subjects of gender identity, sexual orientation and mental health is important in the fight against discrimination, bullying, abuse, mental illness and even suicide, according to Colours Cayman, a local LGBT advocacy group. With a recent surge in hate speech and verbal attacks on the […]

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Airport begins COVID-19 testing trial

Airport begins COVID-19 testing trial

| 17/09/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): With the arrival of the first fortnightly British Airways service between London and the Cayman Islands on Thursday, government has begun the trial run of its new protocol system with around two dozen people. The passengers selected for home isolation with a geofencing device will be tested at the airport, taken to their home […]

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