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Amendment proposes higher fines for COVID-19 breaches

A proposed amendment to the Public Health Law could see fines for COVID-19 breaches increased from $1,000 to $10,000 as government moves closer to its phased border reopening.

McAlpine posts $1 million bond

Alleged stock fraudster Andrew McAlpine has posted a bond of US$1 million to be released from custody and allowed to travel from Florida to California to make an initial court appearance in San Diego on 28 Sept.

UPDATE: Customs, police attend Cuban vessel in Brac

A small vessel from Cuba is being monitored by Customs & Border Control in Cayman Brac.

Teenage cancer survivor inspires

Facing a fight for his very survival was not the way Derron Hernandez imagined he would spend his 13th birthday after being diagnosed with cancer.

Could super yachts be a new niche for Cayman?

Mega yachts can bring big business with relatively low impact, but for Cayman to pursue the industry major and potentially controversial infrastructure upgrades would be needed.

Mariah Tibbetts ascends as Miss Cayman Islands Universe

The 2020 Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant proceeded in a diminished, albeit glamorous, fashion at Grand Old House on Saturday evening for the crowning of Mariah Tibbetts.

3 charged after 980lbs of ganja found along West Bay coast

Three men were charged in relation to 980 lbs of ganja that was recovered by police along the West Bay coastline.

Same-sex union regulations come into effect next week

Regulations that will enable the practical implementation of the Civil Partnership Law will come into effect on Monday, allowing same-sex couples in Cayman to file for and register civil partnerships.

Regiment extends recruitment deadline

The Cayman Islands Regiment has extended its recruitment deadline to 4 Oct.

Overstayer amnesty ends next month

An amnesty that allowed people who overstayed their immigration visas due to the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions will end on 31 Oct.

More than 2,500 antibody tests carried out

Of the 2,557 COVID-19 antibody tests carried out in Cayman, 63 have come back with positive results, according to health officials.

Cayman’s Jewish community to celebrate High Holidays

Come sunset on Sunday, 27 Sept., to nightfall on the following day, Jewish people the world over will celebrate Yom Kippur, one of the most sacred days of their religious calendar.

Fact check: Sex education in Cayman

In Cayman’s social media groups, fear, anger and confusion have driven increasingly hostile discussions about gender and sexuality in recent weeks. With the newly enacted Civil Partnership Bill – passed by assent of Governor Martyn Roper – as the backdrop, debate has spiralled beyond same-sex partnerships and, at times, veered into the realm of misinformation.

Wind of Hope donates $2,000 to food bank

Charity Wind of Hope has donated $2,000 to the Cayman Food Bank.

Ombudsman: Historical land claims should be public

The Ombudsman has ruled that the government's Lands and Survey Department must make historical claims on local land open to the public.

Revised planning law to update notification process

The notification process for planning applications is set to get an update, according to proposed changes in the Development and Planning (Amendment) Bill.

Crewe Road to close this weekend as airport blast barrier tested

Testing on a barrier that deflects air blasts from departing airplanes at Owen Roberts International Airport will be carried out this weekend.

DoE: Dive volunteers helped save coral

Over three days last week, hundreds of volunteer divers worked to clear sand that was smothering coral at Eden Rock. Those efforts may have paid off, according to Department of Environment Deputy Director Tim Austin.

Updated: St. Ignatius under the microscope

St. Ignatius Catholic School has been served with a notice of non-compliance from the non-profit organisations’ registrar, who is seeking the production of the school’s financial records for review.

UK naval ships seize $84.6M in cocaine in Caribbean

Royal Navy teams deployed in the Caribbean for hurricane disaster relief have netted 1,000 kilograms of cocaine, worth £81 million (CI$84.6 million), during three raids on the high seas, according to a Navy statement Thursday.

Port Authority to auction off unclaimed goods

The Port Authority is moving to auction off unclaimed goods as space runs out its cargo warehouse, Port Director Joseph Woods has said.

Public purse to pay for lost extradition battle

The Grand Court has ordered that money from the public purse be used to pay the legal fees of a man who successfully fended off a multi-year extradition battle to the United States.

Jobs cut as Dart scales back hotel operations amid COVID impact

The Dart group is scaling back operations at The Ritz-Carlton and Kimpton Seafire resorts in a move that will impact hundreds of jobs.

Dart to build new laundry facility

The Central Planning Authority has granted permission for Dart to build a centralised laundry facility in industrial Park off Sparky's Drive.

Beach cocaine robber’s conviction upheld by appeals court

The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a machete-wielding robber, who stole several packages of cocaine which washed ashore at an East End resort.

HSA security staffers on trial for fraud

Two government employees accused of defrauding the Health Services Authority of thousands of dollars found themselves on trial in the Grand Court earlier today.

Poll: Should Cayman proceed with the October border reopening?

The phased reopening of Cayman's borders is set to proceed on 1 October, as countries around the world are seeing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Latest COVID tests return all negative results

For the second consecutive day after a locally transmitted case of COVID-19 was reported this week, Cayman has no new cases in the latest batch of results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said.

Man jailed for 10 years in gun charge

Dean Ryan Derby has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and nine rounds of ammunition.

Appeal court overturns indecent assault conviction

A man who was convicted of groping a woman while she slept, has had his conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal, which ruled the trial judge had misdirected the jury prior to their deliberations.

Police agree to support measures for LGBTQIA+ residents

Police will appoint a liaison officer for Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ community and will review officer diversity training, among other steps, following a meeting Friday that included representatives of Colours Cayman and the LGBTQ Foundation.
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