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CMO hints at need to reduce COVID restrictions

CMO hints at need to reduce COVID restrictions

| 20/05/2022 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Autilia Newton, who last week was urging people to help curb the spread of COVID-19, now says that the risk of increasing infections needs to be balanced with the benefits of a more normal lifestyle. Despite the still high transmission levels, she said consideration needs to be given to […]

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Saharan dust drifting into Cayman area

Saharan dust drifting into Cayman area

| 20/05/2022 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) has said the hazy conditions on Friday were caused by “an intrusion of Saharan Dust in the Caribbean”, which is moving into our area and expected to linger for the next few days. The poor visibility on Friday from the arrival of the very dusty dry air […]

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Falklands beats out Cayman to secure first OT city

Falklands beats out Cayman to secure first OT city

| 20/05/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Port Stanley, the capital of the Falklands Islands, has become the first town in a British Overseas Territory to be granted city status, and Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, is the first town on a Crown Dependency to be given the same honour. However, the Cayman Islands’ application for George Town […]

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Airshow returns as part of Jubilee celebrations

Airshow returns as part of Jubilee celebrations

| 19/05/2022 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Two decades after the Cayman Islands last held the much loved annual event, the Air Show is returning as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend. On the morning of Friday, 3 June, world-class pilots and aerospace specialists will perform aerobatic demonstrations in the airspace above Grand Cayman’s Public Beach, followed by an […]

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OfReg reviewing rules on ICT outage reporting

OfReg reviewing rules on ICT outage reporting

| 19/05/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has begun a public consultation on proposals to update the rules relating to reporting on outages of Information Technology and Communications (ICT) services by providers. It is mandatory for networks to report any issues with service provision but the utilities regulator said it believes the rules need updating to make information gathering more […]

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WORC rolls out zero tolerance application policy

WORC rolls out zero tolerance application policy

| 18/05/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) is announcing that from now on incomplete applications will not be accepted. Customers are required to provide all of the required information for work permit and other applications in order for those applications to be processed. Labour Minister Chris Saunders has announced a policy to fully automate the […]

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Official day of mourning set to bid farewell to Ms Sybil

Official day of mourning set to bid farewell to Ms Sybil

| 18/05/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The first female National Hero and first Speaker of the House, Sybil McLaughlin, who died last week aged 93, will be given an official funeral spanning two days, starting on Thursday when she will lie in state at the House of Parliament before her funeral, followed by an official day of national mourning on Friday. […]

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Migrant policy under review as budget set to rise

Migrant policy under review as budget set to rise

| 18/05/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has warned that if the current increase in Cuban migrant arrivals continues, it will need more money to cover the costs of managing them as it has already spent $450,000 so far this year and only has around $300,000 left from the funds allotted for 2022. In […]

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Health City moving towards training institution

Health City moving towards training institution

| 18/05/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): World-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has plans to convert the hospital he founded here, Health City Cayman Islands, into an institution for training Caymanian students to become the healthcare professionals of the future. Part of the original deal Shetty made with the Cayman Islands Government to build the hospital in East End, in […]

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Mendoza jailed for 7 days for blocking Adams’ access

Mendoza jailed for 7 days for blocking Adams’ access

| 18/05/2022 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The latest courtroom episode in the long-running land dispute between the family of former minister Mike Adam and their neighbours, Wilson and Deaven Mendoza, ended Tuesday with a judge sending Wilson Mendoza to jail for a week. The bitter feud, caused largely by Mendoza’s refusal to accept the Adam family’s prescriptive rights to cross […]

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Historic Cayman swim highlights battle against plastic

Historic Cayman swim highlights battle against plastic

| 18/05/2022 | 57 Comments

(CNS): A history-making swim all the way around Grand Cayman by British environmental activist Oly Rush not only put the island on the map for endurance open water swimming but also served to raise awareness and cash for Cayman’s growing non-profit advocacy group, Plastic Free Cayman. After more than 36 hours in the sea swimming […]

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