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Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

| 03/04/2020

(CNS): Olga Elizabeth Smith (36) has pleaded not guilty to murder when she appeared in court Thursday, charged with killing Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, from West Bay, last month. Smith was granted bail to return to court on 7 May for a further mention about the case. Conolly, who had been stabbed multiple times, was […]

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Offshore layoffs unnecessary

Offshore layoffs unnecessary

| 03/04/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Financial and legal firms in the Cayman Islands offshore sector are in general working remotely and carrying on doing business in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. But while many put in place business continuity plans, some firms are already laying local support staff off, which some say is unnecessary.

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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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Gov’t rolls out truck with stay home message

Gov’t rolls out truck with stay home message

| 03/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The government will be using a megaphone truck to deliver its ‘stay home’ message to members of the community that do not have access to the internet or social media, which is where the bulk of important public information is now available. Speaking at Thursday’s press briefing, Governor Martyn Roper said government’s communication team […]

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Curfews to be extended and expanded

Curfews to be extended and expanded

| 02/04/2020 | 252 Comments

(CNS): As the battle to suppress COVID-19 in the Cayman community continues, alongside the news of a future mass testing campaign, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is also extending and expanding the curfews. The hard evening curfew, which is due to end Friday, will be extended for two more weeks, while the soft curfew will […]

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CMO warns of ‘clusters’ of COVID-19

CMO warns of ‘clusters’ of COVID-19

| 02/04/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): With five more positive samples of COVID-19 from people who have had direct contact with previous patients who tested positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee warned Thursday that clusters of the virus are developing in specific households. But there is still hope that the spread of the virus can be contained, so government […]

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Population details still in question

Population details still in question

| 02/04/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The current population and demographics of the Cayman Islands are uncertain, as the most recent figures have not yet been released. The estimated population in the Spring 2019 Labour Force Survey by the Economics and Statistics Office was around 68,000, but some estimates indicate that the real figure could have been as many as […]

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Dying man wins appeal against extradition

Dying man wins appeal against extradition

| 02/04/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An American national living in Cayman who was charged with counterfeit crimes in the US relating to the labelling of pet medication has won his appeal against extradition. Dr Iain Nigel MacKellar (62), who lives in North Side, is suffering from serious health problems and had challenged efforts to send him to the US […]

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Face-mask debate rolls on

Face-mask debate rolls on

| 02/04/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Almost three weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Cayman Islands, officials have begun discussing the pros and cons of wearing face-masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. As is the case around the world, there remains some debate about their effectiveness because they give very little protection to […]

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Businesses still causing curfew trouble

Businesses still causing curfew trouble

| 01/04/2020 | 216 Comments

(CNS): Many business owners are still not heeding the message that, aside from essential workers, the only people who should be working in Cayman at the moment should be doing so at home. Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his frustrations again on Wednesday that some commercial operations are breaching the COVID-19 curfew conditions and said he […]

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COVID-19 positive cases in Cayman grow

COVID-19 positive cases in Cayman grow

| 01/04/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Another eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Cayman but only one of this latest group has no travel history. The other seven are people who have returned from overseas recently or are in households with returners who have previously tested positive. At this stage, we have 22 positive cases, three of which […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.