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School kid starts production of DIY air-purifiers

School kid starts production of DIY air-purifiers

| 19/01/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): With COVID-19 flying around classrooms all over Cayman, one primary school student, with the help of the Sunrise Adult Training Centre, has begun the production of DIY low-cost, highly effective air-purifiers that help clear rooms of airborne virus particles, as well as smoke, pollen, dust and allergens.

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COVID quarantine cut by three days

COVID quarantine cut by three days

| 19/01/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The isolation or quarantine period for people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 and their close contacts has been reduced by three days, Public Health officials have said. Anyone currently in isolation who has now passed their new last day, which is Day 7 for the vaccinated and Day 10 for those who are not, […]

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Cuban migrant tests positive for COVID-19

Cuban migrant tests positive for COVID-19

| 18/01/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): One of six Cuban migrants who arrived in Cayman Brac waters on Sunday evening has tested positive for COVID-19, Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) said in a release Tuesday. Six men arrived in a boat at around 6:30pm and came ashore. The migrants were placed in isolation and processed in accordance with COVID-19 […]

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Airport parking fees back, kerbside drop-off still banned

Airport parking fees back, kerbside drop-off still banned

| 18/01/2022 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Parking fees will be back at Owen Roberts International Airport from 1 February, but private drivers are still not allowed to drop off or pick people up from the airport kerb. Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) officials said an upgrade to the ‘pay parking’ system has been rolled out so people can pay with […]

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IT millionaire seeks winding up of 7MB resort

IT millionaire seeks winding up of 7MB resort

| 18/01/2022 | 92 Comments

(CNS): IT millionaire Jerry Beck, who successfully sued the developers of the Margaritaville Resort (now Palmar) on the West Bay Road, is seeking the winding up of MV Cayman Ltd, which owns the resort. Known as HHG Cayman Ltd when it redeveloped the Old Treasure Island Resort, MV Cayman Ltd is owned by Hugh Hart, […]

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District sites open for COVID confirmation testing

District sites open for COVID confirmation testing

| 18/01/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have re-established district testing centres in West Bay and Bodden Town for people who need a PCR test to confirm a positive case of COVID-19 from a lateral flow test. With hundreds of people still testing positive every day, the two-hour clinic at South Sound was overwhelmed. This caused significant public […]

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CS bosses drag their feet over PAC feedback

CS bosses drag their feet over PAC feedback

| 18/01/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has raised concerns that senior civil servants are falling behind when it comes to responding to Public Accounts Committee reports. While she noted improvements in implementing past recommendations made by PAC, based on reports from her office, she warned that the failure to produce a formal response to the committee […]

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COVID-19 cases soar again over weekend

COVID-19 cases soar again over weekend

| 17/01/2022 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Autilia Newton has reported that there were 843 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, including eleven in the Sister Islands, and that the number of patients in hospital had climbed to 15 after seven new admissions.

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2021 weather review reveals decline in rainfall

2021 weather review reveals decline in rainfall

| 17/01/2022 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The average temperature for the Cayman Islands last year was well above normal, and despite an unusually wet August which was soaked by Tropical Storm Grace, rainfall throughout the year was once again below traditional levels. The total rainfall for 2021 was almost 2.3 inches less than the 30-year average. Globally, 2021 was in […]

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Serrana developers seek to expand NWP project

Serrana developers seek to expand NWP project

| 17/01/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Elvis Ltd and Vista Development, the owners and developers behind the Serrana condo project on North West Point, West Bay, are seeking to modify the planning permission they already have to increase the site layout, to revise and increase the floor area by 1,538.27sqft and increase the floor elevation, as well as add three […]

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Education minister isolates after positive COVID test

Education minister isolates after positive COVID test

| 17/01/2022 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly is the latest member of government who has been forced into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The minister, who was one of the last MPs to get fully vaccinated, is said to have only mild symptoms of what is likely to be the Omicron variant, which is now the […]

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