Archive for January 20th, 2021

Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

Nearly 6,000 people now vaccinated

| 20/01/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): There is still no evidence that demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down in any significant way here in the Cayman Islands, after another 697 people received the first dose of the Pfizer shots over the last 24 hours. Public health officials have now administered 5,946 vaccines in people falling into the first […]

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Cops close case on saucy Hammer video

Cops close case on saucy Hammer video

| 20/01/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS have closed a case they were asked to investigate by the Miss Cayman Islands Committee after Hollywood movie star Armie Hammer posted a saucy video on his private Instagram pages in which he labelled a young woman in his room in a provocative pose as “Miss Cayman”. The police said they had […]

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Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

Woman robbed by gunmen in West Bay

| 20/01/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A woman, who is understood to be pregnant, was robbed by two men, one of them armed with a gun, on Town Hall Road in West Bay Tuesday night. The incident happened around 10pm but police did not confirm the incident or release the descriptions until late Wednesday afternoon, despite media requests. The two […]

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Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

Douglas finally admits massive status fraud

| 20/01/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): In an eleventh hour plea, Judith Douglas (55), who was charged with a Caymanian status fraud to the tune of almost $1.9 million, has finally admitted her crime. She was due to face a retrial next Tuesday but pleaded guilty today (Wednesday) to one count of obtaining property by deception. Douglas was convicted of […]

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Just hours left to join roll for May election

Just hours left to join roll for May election

| 20/01/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Elections Office will be open today, Wednesday, until 7:00pm, leaving just hours for eligible individuals who are not registered to make the voters list that will be used on election day in May. The Elections Office and numerous activist groups as well as the candidates have been on a major voter drive ahead […]

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Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

Disabled teen says stabbing was self-defence

| 20/01/2021

(CNS): Renaldo Taylor (19), who is facing charges of wounding his stepfather last June, told police that he stabbed Damian Wellington in self-defence during an angry attack at their North Side home. As Taylor’s trial drew to a close in Grand Court on Tuesday, a jury heard that the teenager, who lost a leg in […]

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More than 550 turtle nests break season records

More than 550 turtle nests break season records

| 20/01/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The year 2020 will go down in history for many reasons but it has also made the record books here for the length of the wild turtle nesting season and number of nests found on the islands’ beaches. Across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, Department of Environment staff and volunteers counted 557 nests and […]

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CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the […]

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