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CI$1 million set aside for isolation stipend

CI$1 million set aside for isolation stipend

| 25/10/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The government has approved one million dollars in funding for an ex gratia stipend for Caymanians and permanent residents who cannot work because they are required to isolate as a result of COVID-19. The stipend will be available through the end of the year, according to Finance Minister Chris Saunders. This will mostly impact […]

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COVID cases climb with 30 new local positives

COVID cases climb with 30 new local positives

| 22/10/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): This is what living with COVID looks like, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Friday, as he revealed that there were 30 new positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the community, including eleven children, from a batch of 574 tests results for the day. Exit tests for three travellers in isolation were also positive. […]

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Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

| 22/10/2021 | 517 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government will be allowing vaccinated travellers and visitors into the country without having to quarantine from Saturday, 20 November. The announcement was made by Premier Wayne Panton on Friday afternoon at a press conference, but it appears that the details of how this next phase of the border reopening plan will […]

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Raccoon on the run from Republix

Raccoon on the run from Republix

| 22/10/2021 | 93 Comments

(CNS): A raccoon that was apparently trapped in a shipping container from the United States and delivered to Foster’s Republix Friday morning is on the run in the district and people are warned to stay clear of the animal as government officials try to catch it. The wild animal was one of two racoons that […]

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28 more community COVID cases recorded

28 more community COVID cases recorded

| 21/10/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): More families are in lockdown after another 28 community cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the latest batch of 874 tests, including six children, according to the CMO Dr John Lee. According to this week’s figures, 99 people in the community have tested positive for the coronavirus since last Friday as well as 23 […]

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DG urges civil servants to take part in census

DG urges civil servants to take part in census

| 21/10/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): With the census now underway behind a shield of face masks and sanitizer, the deputy governor is urging civil servants to be “model interviewees” and do their part in the national count. Most enumerators conducting the house to house census are civil servants, and Franz Manderson thanked them for taking on “a mammoth task”. […]

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Safety issues still stalling CAL’s La Ceiba flight

Safety issues still stalling CAL’s La Ceiba flight

| 21/10/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Goloson International Airport (LCE) in La Ceiba, Honduras, has still not increased its Category 6 safety grade, despite assuring Cayman Airways that measures were being put in place to facilitate today’s scheduled flights, the airline has said. As a result, Thursday morning’s jet flight KX882 was canceled and once again the national flag […]

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Cops switch focus to night speeders

Cops switch focus to night speeders

| 21/10/2021 | 105 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS road safety enforcement campaign, Operation Quaker, is resuming tomorrow with a new target in mind: night time speeders. From Friday, traffic cops will shift the focus of the traffic operation to people speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol after dark. The police said this is when and why most serious […]

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Gardening ‘Nutter’ donates trees to Pedro St James

Gardening ‘Nutter’ donates trees to Pedro St James

| 21/10/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Local gardener Ken Nutter has donated ten coconut trees, two papaya, two ackee and a guinep tree to Pedro St James to plant within the grounds of the National Historic Site, which suffered losses following Tropical Storm Grace. Nutter, the assistant manager of Hurley’s bakery, is an avid gardener and uses his skill to […]

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Water Authority halts disconnections

Water Authority halts disconnections

| 21/10/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of households currently in isolation as a result of the spread of COVID-19 through the community, the Water Authority has temporarily put a halt to the disconnection of customers behind on their bills. Given the challenging times, the government-owned company has said that to support vulnerable customers facing financial hardship because of […]

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Minister to rethink NHDT project in mangroves

Minister to rethink NHDT project in mangroves

| 21/10/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Local activists have persuaded Jay Ebanks, the minister responsible for housing, to rethink a proposal to build affordable homes in the South Sound basin that would entail the removal of mangroves. Environmentalists have been sounding the alarm about the impact that private sector development is having in the area, and persuading government at least […]

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