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LA law defines separation of powers

LA law defines separation of powers

| 19/10/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly Bill, which is expected to be passed later this month, will, after more than sixty years, finally formalise a fundamental part of Cayman’s democracy, which is the separation of the political house with the administrative arm of government and the governor. As he presented the draft law on Friday, Premier Alden […]

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Dangerous coral disease  closes dive sites

Dangerous coral disease closes dive sites

| 19/10/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has closed 45 dive sites, from Delia’s Delight in Cayman Kai across the North Sound to Bear’s Paw near the Gustus Channel, in an effort to contain an outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). This latest threat to coral was first spotted in local waters this summer. It […]

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All MLAs to review district council law

All MLAs to review district council law

| 19/10/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and opposition MLA Kenneth Bryan (GTC) came to a compromise in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday over a private member’s motion to immediately implement the long outstanding legislation providing for district councils. Bryan brought the motion because there is popular demand for these MLA advisory bodies, but the law, passed in […]

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Red Bay families released from isolation

Red Bay families released from isolation

| 19/10/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Students, families and teachers all associated with the suspected case of COVID-19 in a child at Red Bay Primary School have now all been released from isolation after tests were completed at the weekend and no one was positive for the virus. However, two travellers who were also tested this weekend were positive as […]

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Suspected drunk driver brings down power lines

Suspected drunk driver brings down power lines

| 19/10/2020

(CNS): A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving without being qualified after the Green Honda Civic he was driving crashed on Seaview Road early Sunday morning, which brought down a light-pole and power lines. The man was taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries before he was bailed by police.

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Police track down missing man

Police track down missing man

| 19/10/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: After opening a missing person inquiry on Friday, police have now tracked down Maroe Shaw (25). Just one day after he was reported missing, officers on patrol located and spoke with Shaw, who was said to be in good health when he was found. He was taken home by the police to his father’s […]

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Eight travellers COVID-positive

Eight travellers COVID-positive

| 17/10/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, said that eight travellers at both the beginning and end of their stay in quarantine have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The eight cases were among a batch of 345 samples processed between Thursday and Friday, the rest of which were negative. There has been no […]

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Red Bay clearance tests planned for weekend

Red Bay clearance tests planned for weekend

| 16/10/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Health officials will be carrying out follow-up COVID-19 tests this weekend in connection with the Red Bay Primary School students and their families who have been isolating since one student tested positive for the virus. While the issue came to light last Friday, the last contact the Year 2 group and relevant staff had […]

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Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

Premier: UK won’t force voting rights change

| 16/10/2020 | 170 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he doesn’t believe the UK is considering forcing the Cayman Islands Government to expand voting rights beyond Caymanians or to allow those not born here to run for office. But speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, he warned there was no “magic spell” that local lawmakers could cast […]

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Travellers can book inward flights before clearance

Travellers can book inward flights before clearance

| 15/10/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the new authority dealing with incoming travellers have released details of the evolving process for those wanting to enter the Cayman Islands during this first phase of the border reopening. It now appears that the list of approved travellers can book flights before receiving clearance from the TravelCayman team, as the number […]

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OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

| 15/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has proposed that CUC customers who are part of the power company’s green energy programme will receive just over 13 cents per kWh for the newly transferred allocation of 1-megawatt of capacity. This tranche of potential power provision is being moved from the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programme to the Customer-Owned Renewable Energy […]

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