Archive for December 2nd, 2020

1,000+ in local isolation as vaccine approved in UK

1,000+ in local isolation as vaccine approved in UK

| 02/12/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday’s batch of 147 test results, as the number of people now in isolation jumped to 1,074. But as the virus takes its toll the world over, hope is in sight as the UK has become the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine against the […]

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Recovery search fails to find missing man

Recovery search fails to find missing man

| 02/12/2020

(CNS): Following a week long search, the police and coast guard have been unable to find the body of a man lost at sea following a drug interdiction last Tuesday. The missing Jamaican man had jumped overboard when police intercepted a suspect drug canoe off the coast of East End in rough seas. Given the […]

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Six quarantined after weekend COVID-19 breach

Six quarantined after weekend COVID-19 breach

| 02/12/2020 | 171 Comments

(CNS): Six people are now in mandatory government quarantine following a breach of COVID-19 isolation protocols by Skylar Mack at a weekend Jet Ski event, and after public health officials completed their contacting tracing. A file regarding the case has been submitted to prosecutors for a ruling on the woman’s alleged offences, and others who […]

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Tags are working, officials claim

Tags are working, officials claim

| 02/12/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The electronic monitoring technology used by local law enforcement agencies is working and the Department of Public Safety Communications’ processes that support the tags are also operating as designed, officials have said, despite last week’s departure of 14 Cuban migrants who were being monitored using the devices. By the time DPSC spotted the unlawful […]

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Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

Structures need moving to save Seven Mile Beach

| 02/12/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The disappearance of chunks of Seven Mile Beach in the recent stormy weather has focused public attention on the erosion of the famous stretch of sand, and this slow moving problem is getting worse. Experts here are warning that some tough decisions about shifting back buildings and other hard structures must be made to […]

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School Christmas break extended two weeks

School Christmas break extended two weeks

| 02/12/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Parents with children in government schools will have them home for the holidays for much longer than usual. Government confirmed to CNS that there are plans to extend the Christmas school holiday by two weeks. However, officials would not say whether or not this additional holiday is to allow teachers from overseas extra time […]

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Warning issued over gusty winds

Warning issued over gusty winds

| 02/12/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The hurricane season might be over but weather officials in Cayman have issued a warning for strong, near gale-force winds across the Cayman Islands Wednesday and Thursday as a result of a tightening gradient behind a cold front in the northwest Caribbean. The National Weather Service said winds could reach 30 knots overnight, as […]

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30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

| 02/12/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS have incinerated 66lbs (30kg) of cocaine that washed ashore in the Guy Banks Road area of Little Cayman over three weeks ago, on 9 November, officials revealed Wednesday. Officers had recovered 25 packages from the beach containing what was believed to be the drug. While police said the haul was valued at […]

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Voter hearings set against backdrop of concerns

Voter hearings set against backdrop of concerns

| 02/12/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of Caymanians working overseas who, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to return to meet the residency requirement to qualify as an elector could be disenfranchised in the 2021 General Election. With an apparent increase in the number of objections filed against locals living overseas, concerns are being raised that not enough […]

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