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Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

| 21/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, who became the face of the government’s COVID-19 navigation strategy, will be leaving by the end of the year, a few months ahead of the end of his contract, officials have confirmed. Dr Lee became a national hero to some during the lockdown as a result of his […]

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Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

| 21/09/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Michael Gibbs, president of the Chamber of Commerce, has asked government to reconsider its decision to halt the reopening plan and open sooner than currently proposed. The association representing the private sector organised a meeting with government leaders last week to express the views of the Chamber members and concerns around the status of […]

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Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

| 21/09/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has begun a COVID-19 “soft start” booster shot vaccination programme by inviting the most vulnerable members of the community who are severely at risk and completed the double-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago to get this third jab. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said […]

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Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

| 21/09/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean is the latest former minister to land a board chairmanship as the PACT government continues to appoint members for the various public authority boards. McLean, the new chair of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was the health minister in the 2001-2005 UDP administration but lost his Bodden Town seat in […]

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US opens borders to fully vaccinated travellers

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travellers

| 20/09/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The US government has lifted a number of restrictions on travel from 33 countries and is instead mandating vaccinations for entry into the country for foreign nationals when the policy takes effect in early November. On Monday the White House announced the new international air travel system that will require everyone to have a […]

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Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

| 20/09/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of families had to go into unexpected quarantine last week after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the George Town Primary School, but many of them were not able to get to the supermarkets before they were locked down and found themselves short on supplies. As a result, the Cayman Islands Regiment was enlisted […]

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PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the opposition has no unique special skill or strategy to offer the government on reopening, given that the current administration is dealing with a different set of circumstances to the previous government, who managed lockdown not opening the borders. The opposition leader and his deputy have said they want […]

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People need time to adjust, says Panton

People need time to adjust, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the community needs time to adjust to the idea of living with COVID-19 after many people reacted with shock and fear when Cayman’s coronavirus-free bubble burst some 12 days ago. He said the pause in reopening would allow the government time to build up public confidence that the country […]

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No new local COVID-19 cases in latest results

No new local COVID-19 cases in latest results

| 20/09/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another 853 COVID-19 tests were carried on Sunday but there no new positive cases of the virus among people without a travel history. There were, however, eight positive cases among travellers who had been due to leave quarantine and isolation. Since the first reported case of a community transmission on 8 September, more than […]

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Vaccine or negative test needed for travel to CB&LC

Vaccine or negative test needed for travel to CB&LC

| 20/09/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Anyone travelling from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac or Little Cayman will now need to be either vaccinated or have a negative PCR test. Government has rolled out new rules in the wake of community spread in Grand Cayman in an effort to protect the Sister Islands. Those who have not been fully vaccinated […]

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Driver crashes into house on Cayman Brac

Driver crashes into house on Cayman Brac

| 20/09/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A man escaped serious injury early Sunday morning when he crashed his car into a house on Cayman Brac. The single-vehicle collision happened at around 4am on 19 September on West End East Road. The driver of a white Hyundai Santa Fe had been travelling eastbound when the car left the roadway, collided with […]

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