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Active COVID-19 cases down to three

Active COVID-19 cases down to three

| 08/07/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has now gone a full week with no new positive COVID-19 cases being reported. Medical Officer for Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said Wednesday that 310 tests had been carried out since yesterday’s report and there were no new positive samples. Active cases have also now fallen to just three asymptomatic people, as the […]

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DVDL to reopen next week

DVDL to reopen next week

| 08/07/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands moves towards the lowest suppression level after curtailing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) has announced that all its office locations will reopen under normal hours of operation from Monday, 13 July, with driving tests scheduled to start again the following week.

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Duty under review as gov’t faces 25% revenue loss

Duty under review as gov’t faces 25% revenue loss

| 08/07/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has revealed that government is planning to make amendments to the Customs Tariff Law and will also consider a motion put before the Legislative Assembly seeking the removal of duty on medical supplies as part of that review. But Roy McTaggart warned that any duty reductions are unlikely to happen while […]

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Bar owners ignore COVID-19 rules

Bar owners ignore COVID-19 rules

| 08/07/2020 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Police have warned a number of bar owners and managers that they will be prosecuted after a weekend in which the COVID-19 protection measures appear to have been ignored in many places. Over the holiday weekend the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 Regulations currently in place were flouted and officers met with hostility […]

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Six days pass with no new COVID-19 cases

Six days pass with no new COVID-19 cases

| 07/07/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported that there were no positive cases of COVID-19 out of the 583 samples processed by health officials since Friday. It has now been six days since a positive sample for the coronavirus was reported, in which time 1,151 negative tests have been completed. Cayman currently has […]

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100s more expats leave on repatriation flights

100s more expats leave on repatriation flights

| 07/07/2020 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Government has not given an official estimate for the current population of the Cayman Islands but evacuation flights continue, with hundreds more expatriates leaving this weekend on flights to India, Jamaica and the US. More flights will be departing this week and next to Canada, Miami and Kingston. According to unofficial estimates, the population […]

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More business owners seek CIDB cheap loans

More business owners seek CIDB cheap loans

| 07/07/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The low interest loan programme offered by the Department of Commerce and Investment through the Cayman Islands Development Bank has seen a slight increase in applications recently, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said that 65 applications with a value of CI$2.2 million have been made from the $5 million available. The cheap loan […]

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Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

Electors list inches up by just 24 voters

| 07/07/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The voter register for July has inched up by just two dozen people, according to the new confirmed list now published on the Elections Office website. The register grew from 21,800 in April to 21,824 last week. The confirmed arrival of COVID-19 in Cayman in March and the subsequent lockdown cut the opportunity for […]

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Minister: ID cards won’t be compulsory

Minister: ID cards won’t be compulsory

| 07/07/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for e-government, Joey Hew, has said the ID card system that government is working on will not be compulsory and the public can choose what they share with government and which entities they share it with. The plan to create a national register and issue cards to residents has caused some […]

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7MB resort under pension probe

7MB resort under pension probe

| 06/07/2020 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Labour and Pensions has confirmed it is investigating the Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman for not paying its workers’ pension contributions. But the department has refused to release any details because of the ongoing probe into the issue. The hotel is believed to be one of several employers that were exposed […]

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Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

Premier: ‘No we won’t’ hold port vote

| 03/07/2020 | 87 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his government will not hold the port referendum vote on General Election Day, even though those who campaigned for and secured the necessary signatures to trigger a people’s referendum have asked that the vote goes ahead. Asked by CNS on Friday if his administration would organise that vote, […]

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