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COVID-19 positive traveller in ICU

COVID-19 positive traveller in ICU

| 23/01/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): A traveller who tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival here recently is now in the intensive care unit at the Cayman Islands Hospital, public health officials have confirmed. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the patient is not on a ventilator and is in a stable condition. The authorities have not released […]

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Tourism cash payment scheme reopens

Tourism cash payment scheme reopens

| 22/01/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Tourism workers furloughed or without work because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the borders who have not yet registered for the government’s stipend programme are being offered a new window of opportunity to access the regular monthly payments. Registration is being re-opened to Caymanians next week, and those who qualify will […]

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Car lands in water after light pole smash

Car lands in water after light pole smash

| 22/01/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating yet another dangerous collision on Cayman’s roads after a driver ended up in the sea following a collision with a light pole at the Frank Sound, Bodden Town Road junction. The soggy smash happened at about 5:45pm on Wednesday, when a black Ford Edge collided with the pole and flew into […]

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National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

National Trust reviewing dwindling heritage sites

| 22/01/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is conducting an update of its historic register and compiling information about the remaining old time Caymanian homes, historic structures, artefacts and relics. Alongside efforts to protect Cayman’s natural environment, the Trust also aims to preserve its built heritage, though this has been an uphill battle. The […]

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Activists demanding accountability from MPs

Activists demanding accountability from MPs

| 22/01/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Local activists who have increasingly been engaging in the public space are holding a meeting this weekend in order to urge more people to become actively involved in the democratic process. Most of Speaker McKeeva Bush’s political colleagues remained silent following his conviction for a violent offence against a woman, which many see as […]

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Public urged, but not helped, to recycle e-waste

Public urged, but not helped, to recycle e-waste

| 22/01/2021 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Government officials are blaming the public for an increase in mixed waste going to the dump, which sparked two small fires there this week. Officials said that people are not separating electronics and batteries and urged them to stop mixing these items in general garbage. But unlike the recycling depots for cardboard, paper, aluminum, […]

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West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

West Bay clinic overwhelmed by vaccine seekers

| 21/01/2021 | 117 Comments

(CNS): Dozens and dozens of West Bay residents converged on the small district clinic on Wednesday when it began offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the first category. According to various people who turned up for their shot at 8am when the clinic opened, staff were overwhelmed and disorganised. People were told to go […]

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New rules don’t reflect border opening date

New rules don’t reflect border opening date

| 21/01/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Changes to of some of the existing COVID-19 restrictions, including an increase in the number of people allowed to attend outdoor public gatherings, all of which have been put in place for three months, do not have any impact on the border opening date, officials have said. New regulations and a notice to extend […]

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Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

Secret JR is of ‘public importance’, says judge

| 21/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge has cleared a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional powers to pass the Civil Partnership Law after he found the case was of “public importance”. However, all the documents relating to it are being withheld from the public. CNS has acquired a copy of Justice Richard Williams’ […]

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Disabled teen guilty of GBH against abuser

Disabled teen guilty of GBH against abuser

| 21/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A 19-year-old disabled teenager from North Side has been convicted of wounding with intent by a jury, following a trial this month in which he had claimed self-defence against the charge. The three women and four men took just a few hours on Wednesday to decide on the most serious charge that Renaldo Taylor […]

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Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

| 20/01/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): There is still no evidence that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down in any significant way here in the Cayman Islands, after another 697 people received the first dose of the Pfizer shots over the last 24 hours. Public health officials have now administered 5,946 vaccines in people falling into the first […]

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