Archive for October 12th, 2020

No more COVID-19 positives recorded

No more COVID-19 positives recorded

| 12/10/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department processed 131 tests since the last report on Sunday and none of them were positive. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported on Tuesday that a total of 1,097 samples taken over the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) had been tested and only one was positive, as officials dealt with a […]

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Pandemic tops health conference agenda

Pandemic tops health conference agenda

| 12/10/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): It will come as no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic will be top of the bill for this year’s health conference, with speakers all making COVID-19 a central part of their planned presentations. The annual event, hosted by the Health Services Authority, is in its eleventh year but 2020 will be a little different […]

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Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

Appeal against Beach Bay hotel fails

| 12/10/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Homeowners in the Beach Bay area of Lower Valley who are fighting to stop a ten-storey hotel being built in their quiet residential community have lost their appeal to the Planning Appeals Tribunal. The decision by the Central Planning Authority to approve the resort has been upheld after the tribunal found there was no […]

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Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

Pedestrian knocked down on Cayman Brac

| 12/10/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A woman has sustained life threatening injuries after she was knocked down by an SUV on Cayman Brac at around 8:15 this morning in the area of Cemetery Road and West End Road. The victim, who was on foot at the time she was struck by a blue Toyota Fortuna, has been airlifted to […]

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Gov’t seeking new school inspector chief

Gov’t seeking new school inspector chief

| 12/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): After three years as the director of the Office of Education Standards, Peter Carpenter will be leaving the job at the end of this year, triggering the hunt for a new chief school inspector. Officials have now confirmed that Carpenter is leaving for personal reasons and when he goes in late December 2020, he […]

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Activist calls for local reuse solution for plastic

Activist calls for local reuse solution for plastic

| 12/10/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Claire Hughes, the founder of Plastic Free Cayman, the non-profit advocacy group pressing for a massive reduction of plastic here, has called for the introduction of local recycling and reuse to tackle the mounting problem. This weekend dozens of volunteers joined a clean-up on the beaches after the huge waves and high seas from […]

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TravelCayman struggling with demand

TravelCayman struggling with demand

| 12/10/2020 | 158 Comments

(CNS): The transition to the new system handling those wishing to return or visit Cayman has not gone smoothly. TravelCayman is also struggling to cope with the increase in demand from property owners and others with connections to the island who want to visit. CNS has heard numerous complaints from people who have spent hours […]

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Test demand surges as fears over virus re-emerge

Test demand surges as fears over virus re-emerge

| 12/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): More than 600 negative COVID-19 samples were reported Sunday after a surge of people took tests following a suspected case of community transmission. Though it appears the coronavirus has not at this time re-emerged, despite the increased fear, government officials are urging people not to be complacent. There is no sign of the global […]

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Off-duty cop collides with motorbike

Off-duty cop collides with motorbike

| 12/10/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): An off-duty-police officer involved in a crash with a motorcycle on Shamrock Road on Saturday evening was negative for alcohol when given a roadside test at the scene of the smash, police have said. The motorcyclist sustained a very serious but not life-threatening injury to his leg and was taken to hospital in a […]

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Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

Dr Lee heads long list of royal gongs

| 12/10/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, the chief medical officer, has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to health services in the Cayman Islands, heading a long list of various gongs and accolades for healthcare workers, public servants and volunteers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside Dr Lee’s top royal award, Angela […]

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