Archive for October 23rd, 2020

People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

People urged to get flu jab in face of pandemic

| 23/10/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The HSA’s director of Primary Health Care, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, said Friday that this year’s flu vaccine has arrived and urged people to take the free shot because this year there is the possibility of the Cayman Islands having to deal with double threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu at the same […]

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Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

Minister puts ‘rush’ on cash for tourism workers

| 23/10/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The more than 2,600 people cleared to receive government’s tourism stipend, which is designed to see workers through the closure of their sector, can expect to see payments for the last three months of the year by the middle of next week. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said that the members of Finance Committee […]

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‘Global Citizens’ now an official group

‘Global Citizens’ now an official group

| 23/10/2020 | 42 Comments

(CNS): People applying for Global Citizen certificates are among the limited groups of people officially allowed into the Cayman Islands in the coming weeks. But officials don’t believe we will see the first of these visitors until late November at the very earliest because they need to go through a vigorous application process. The tourism […]

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Car thieves make off in favourite model

Car thieves make off in favourite model

| 23/10/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): After many months since police last reported on a stolen car, thieves have struck in Bodden Town, making off with one of the most common models to be stolen in the Cayman Islands. A white 2000 Honda Civic, registration #168 371, was last seen at about 10:30 last night parked at an address off […]

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Living with dysautonomia

Living with dysautonomia

| 23/10/2020 | 6 Comments

A CNS reader writes: Did you know that October is Dysautonomia Month? Dys- what? you would ask. Another disease awareness? Sick and tired of this already. But please keep reading, for you might find it useful even if not today, for it may affect you or your children, teenage girls especially, tomorrow, and you would […]

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Weather threat re-emerges south of Cayman

Weather threat re-emerges south of Cayman

| 23/10/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a severe weather notification as it warns of potential flooding on Grand Cayman. This follows the increased chances, now 50%, of the unsettled system that has been simmering in the Western Caribbean this week becoming a tropical depression during the next couple of days. This broad […]

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HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

HPC: Local COVID-19 vaccine trial properly screened

| 23/10/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Approval for a local company to begin the first phase of human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands was given only after a strict, proper and thorough screening process, the Health Practitioners Commission has said. Stressing confidence in this trial, the chairperson of the HPC, Dr Joseph Marzouca, said he has […]

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Gov’t rejects MLA review of pension regime

Gov’t rejects MLA review of pension regime

| 23/10/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Problems with the Cayman Islands private sector pension regime became a political football on Thursday, when the government rejected a call to establish a committee to take a deeper a look at what can be done with it. Opposition MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) had presented a motion to the Legislative Assembly calling for members […]

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