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Man charged over nightspot parking lot assault

Man charged over nightspot parking lot assault

| 12/08/2020

(CNS): A 28-year-old man from North Side has been charged with assault ABH in connection with a violent attack on a woman outside Lillie’s nightclub in the Strand Plaza on Canal Point Drive last month that triggered a fight in which a man was stabbed. Police said that the suspect was arrested a week ago, […]

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Van takes a dip pulling PWCs from sea

Van takes a dip pulling PWCs from sea

| 12/08/2020 | 8 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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Latest COVID-19 tests results all negative

Latest COVID-19 tests results all negative

| 11/08/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is continuing its unbroken four-week streak of negative COVID-19 tests results with no positive cases among the 123 test samples processed over the last day, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported. Cayman has now carried out 31,881 tests and recorded only 203 positive cases. At present that are 171 people […]

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PR drive begins for three-year-old energy policy

PR drive begins for three-year-old energy policy

| 11/08/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): With the clock ticking on the ambitious goals set out in the National Energy Policy, which was adopted more than three years ago, the Ministry of Infrastructure is beginning a new public relations and education campaign to promote energy efficiency. However, government has not yet taken any meaningful action to achieve the goal of […]

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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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Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

Cop choppers ready for peak storm season

| 11/08/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS) The RCIPS Air Operations Unit is back to full capacity after both of the helicopters have been serviced and spruced up ready for what is usually the busier part of the hurricane season. The newest H145 arrived back home last month and is now fitted with weather radar, daylight and thermal imaging camera, Nightsun […]

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Government coffers still in the black

Government coffers still in the black

| 11/08/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Despite expectations of plummeting government revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so far this year the public coffers are still in the black. The unaudited core government financial results for the first six months of this year show that the surplus is considerably less than expected but government isn’t in the red […]

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More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

More negative tests keep Cayman COVID-free

| 10/08/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now gone more than four weeks since a positive test for COVID-19 was recorded by officials. On Monday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on 454 tests results that were carried out since Friday, all of which were negative. Cayman has had no active cases of the virus since […]

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Roper re-releases Domestic Partnership Bill for input

Roper re-releases Domestic Partnership Bill for input

| 10/08/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has re-released the Domestic Partnership Bill, along with another eleven amendment bills that he is expected to pass into law by early September. No changes have yet been made to the original bill, which was drafted to provide a legal mechanism similar to marriage for same-sex couples, but some are expected […]

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Health insurance failings roll on

Health insurance failings roll on

| 10/08/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The multiple problems associated with the failing health insurance system in Cayman was recently raised again in Finance Committee, but there are still no policy solutions on offer from the health minister. The original budget to cover tertiary healthcare costs for indigents and those with inadequate health cover for 2019 was CI$9.9 million but […]

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