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$200k donation keeps food bank open

$200k donation keeps food bank open

| 13/08/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Food bank, which has been struggling to keep up with demand over the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been given a donation of $200,000, which volunteers said will help them keep the charity going. While some businesses have reopened and many people are back at work, […]

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Civil service helps top up NAU budget

Civil service helps top up NAU budget

| 12/08/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Government employees and elected officials have begun donating some of their salaries to the ‘CIG Cares’ initiative recently announced by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. The first of the payroll charitable contributions will be going to the Needs Assessment Unit to cover food vouchers. The NAU is currently supporting more than 3,000 families and demand […]

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Van takes a dip pulling PWCs from sea

Van takes a dip pulling PWCs from sea

| 12/08/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A white Toyota Hiace ended up in the water on Sunday night after a failed attempt to pull two personal watercraft (PWC) out of the sea by the docking area on North Church Street. Police were called to the scene just after 7:30pm, where the van was sinking after it was dragged into the […]

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Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

Work begins on ORIA runway blast screen

| 12/08/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Now that the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport has been extended, bringing it closer to the perimeter fence on Old Crewe Road, line work has begun on a blast deflector to protect traffic and pedestrians. This shield, which is part of the upgrades at the airport to improve operations and safety standards, will […]

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Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

Schools to open in the face of a ‘new normal’

| 11/08/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services has released a schedule of key dates for the upcoming start of the new academic year under a ‘new normal’, given the concerns regarding COVID-19. While Cayman is now believed to be coronavirus free, there are still concerns of a resurgence and as a result students will be experiencing […]

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Driver trapped in serious smash survives

Driver trapped in serious smash survives

| 10/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a white Toyota Corolla who was freed from a George Town crash on Saturday evening is in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was cut from the car by the fire service following a collision with a blue Volkswagen Jetta on Walkers Road near Academy Way at around 9pm. The […]

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Police name victim killed in  BT smash

Police name victim killed in BT smash

| 08/08/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: The RCIPS has now named the man who died in a crash in Bodden Town Saturday morning. He was Gonzalo McLaughlin (39) of East End, Grand Cayman. The single-vehicle crash happened around 4:30am on 8 August on the Bodden Town Road near to Long Fellow Circle. McLaughlin, who was driving a white Subaru […]

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Cayman Islands soft border opening delayed

Cayman Islands soft border opening delayed

| 08/08/2020 | 446 Comments

(CNS): Plans to reopen the Cayman Islands’ borders on 1 September have been postponed until 1 October and possibly beyond, in the face of rising infection rates around the world, especially in the United States. This follows several weeks of speculation that the planned soft opening to visitors was unlikely to happen next month. However, […]

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LGBT group worried by MLAs’ view of law

LGBT group worried by MLAs’ view of law

| 06/08/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The local LGBT advocacy group, Colours Cayman, has welcomed the governor’s decision to intervene in order to uphold the rule of law regarding the rights of that community and enact the Domestic Partnership Law. However, the activists have raised concerns that some local legislators have said that they are not willing to comply with […]

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Cayman remains free of COVID-19 cases

Cayman remains free of COVID-19 cases

| 06/08/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): After another 203 COVID-19 test samples were processed over the last 24 hours the Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee confirmed they were all negative, Thursday, leaving the Cayman Islands free of any cases of the coronavirus. It is now more than three weeks since any tests came up positive here despite several thousand […]

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Census postponed until 2021

Census postponed until 2021

| 04/08/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart confirmed Thursday night that the national census, which had been due to begin in October of this year, has been postponed. As last week’s session of Finance Committee was in its final stages, McTaggart said that the census, which is suppose to happen every ten years, would now begin in […]

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