Archive for January 14th, 2021

Under 800 vaccine courses left

Under 800 vaccine courses left

| 14/01/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Cayman will have to wait at least one week, possibly two, before it gets more vaccines but it will likely run out of the COVID-19 shot tomorrow. This will stall the National Vaccine Programme, which has seen a rush of those in the first group take up the voluntary shot. Just a week after […]

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‘No more excuses’ for law firms

‘No more excuses’ for law firms

| 14/01/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): David Collins, the president of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA), warned local law firms that there could be “no more excuses” for not advancing the careers of Caymanian attorneys with the passage of the long-awaited Legal Services Bill. Speaking at the opening of the Grand Court on Wednesday, Collins said the historic […]

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CI$1M set aside to spur on farmers

CI$1M set aside to spur on farmers

| 14/01/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly is appealing to residents to take-up backyard farming after setting aside CI$1 million to support their endeavours. Describing backyard farming as an excellent way of ensuring food security and good health, she urged registered farmers to take advantage of the agricultural grants under the COVID-19 Farmers Assistance Programme.

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2020 joins top spot for hottest year ever

2020 joins top spot for hottest year ever

| 14/01/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As expected, 2020 has been officially confirmed as a record-breaking year for global temperatures. Last year equalled the temperature reached in 2016 around the world to become the joint hottest year since man started keeping track. It was also the hottest year ever in Europe. According to data released by the Copernicus Climate Change […]

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Appeal court supports jail for COVID breachers

Appeal court supports jail for COVID breachers

| 14/01/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has backed the need to send isolation breachers to jail and stressed that it should “now be clear” to all that breaking COVID-19 regulations here will land you in prison. In written reasons on why the higher court reduced the four month prison sentence handed down by the […]

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Trace of COVID found weeks after isolation

Trace of COVID found weeks after isolation

| 14/01/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A member of the community who was tested as part of the regular COVID-19 front-line worker screening programme has received a very weak positive result. The individual and their household returned from the UK some weeks ago and have already been through the normal quarantine and screening process with no problems. Given that the […]

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Man arrested after violent assault posted online

Man arrested after violent assault posted online

| 14/01/2021

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a violent assault early on New Year’s Eve that was widely circulated on social media. Police had been called to the fight at around 12:30am on Thursday, 31 December, involving several people at a bar on Smith Road. However, by the […]

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Ex-football execs deny revised fraud charges

Ex-football execs deny revised fraud charges

| 14/01/2021

(CNS): Canover Watson (49) and Bruce Blake (48) have denied revised fraud charges in the long-running Cayman Islands Football Association corruption case. Both men appeared in court Wednesday, where Watson, who was at the time of the alleged crime treasurer of the association, pleaded not guilty to transferring criminal property and secret commissions, false accounting […]

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The People vs the PPM

The People vs the PPM

| 14/01/2021 | 49 Comments

Gilbert Connolly writes: Premier Alden McLaughlin and the PPM have proven skillful at doing nothing to change the political and socioeconomic status quo that fundamentally puts the poor Caymanian family and young people in this country at a severe disadvantage. His politics is one that enriches wealthy expat professionals and big business, while ignoring the […]

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