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Borders to open before year-end

Borders to open before year-end

| 02/06/2020 | 140 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said it was possible Cayman could welcome visitors again before the end of the year as a result of the trends in test results and the spread of COVID-19 across the community. McLaughlin is staying on the virus elimination track and will not follow other regional destinations planning to open in […]

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Child picks up COVID-19 in community

Child picks up COVID-19 in community

| 02/06/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has confirmed that the person who went to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on Monday was a 9-year-old child who, although sick with the virus, has not been hospitalized. The child is only the third minor who has tested positive with the virus to show any symptoms. The […]

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Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

Cop used ‘unnecessary’ force in rogue rider case

| 02/06/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): An investigation into how police handled a pursuit of rogue riders in April found that one officer used “unnecessary and unreasonable force” during the arrest and behaved badly to a member of the public at the scene. The Office of the Ombudsman also found that an off-duty officer made matters worse when he joined […]

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Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

| 02/06/2020

(CNS Local Life): Two charities are trying to make sure that children in the Cayman Islands don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the schools closed in mid-March, the Homeschool Lunch Program has been providing 465 children from 13 government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman […]

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Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

Moses grapples with tourism rebuild

| 02/06/2020 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that his ministry is now working on a three-year plan to rebuild Cayman’s tourism sector after the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The domestic market is likely to be the only source of income for the hospitality industry for the remainder of this year, but Kirkconnell […]

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Local COVID-positive cases climb to 150

Local COVID-positive cases climb to 150

| 01/06/2020 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that there were nine new COVID-19 positive cases since he last revealed test results on Monday. The batch consisted of over 800 test results and the positives included one traveller in quarantine, two contacts of people who had already tested positive for the virus and six cases […]

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Airlift to Jamaica begins this week

Airlift to Jamaica begins this week

| 01/06/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): After several weeks of talks between the Cayman Islands Government and the Jamaican authorities, the first airlift to help repatriate hundreds of stranded workers to Jamaica will leave Grand Cayman on Thursday. Officials confirmed Monday that Cayman Airways will operate this first repatriation flight between the two countries, and an outbound passenger list has […]

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Cayman Marl Road owner’s trial goes off track

Cayman Marl Road owner’s trial goes off track

| 01/06/2020

(CNS): The criminal case against Sandra Hill, the owner of the Cayman Marl Road website, who has been accused of bullying local businessman Matthew Leslie after she accused him of being a paedophile and paying women for sex, appeared to go off track last week when a judge urged Hill’s attorney to stick to the […]

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Reduced army of cullers reining back iguanas

Reduced army of cullers reining back iguanas

| 01/06/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Measures taken by government to curb the spread of COVID-19 put the nationwide green iguana cull on hold for several weeks, just as the pesky reptile moved into its breeding season. With exemptions now in place for the consultants managing the cull and around 50 top cullers, war on this invasive species has restarted. […]

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Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

Storm season opens against COVID-19 backdrop

| 01/06/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The weather in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea was quiet Monday, as the 2020 hurricane season began against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergency Operations Centre team, already deployed as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, has been simultaneously preparing for a hurricane season that promises to be relatively […]

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Over 400 speeders clocked in two weeks

Over 400 speeders clocked in two weeks

| 01/06/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Over the two week period between 15 and 29 May, police issued 404 speeding tickets. As traffic has begun to increase, police clocked some rogue drivers doing more than 100mph, even though the top speed anywhere in Cayman is only 50mph. Speaking at Friday’s COVID-19 briefing, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said speeding drivers are […]

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