Archive for January 27th, 2021

Over 7,000 shots given against COVID-19

Over 7,000 shots given against COVID-19

| 27/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials said Wednesday evening that 7,073 people have so far received the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are now taking place at the airport and officials told CNS that the move was to improve efficiency. “The staff are confident that it can be delivered in a non-clinical setting provided there is equipment and supplies […]

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Crowded fields favour status quo

Crowded fields favour status quo

| 27/01/2021

(CNS): With 121 days to go before the General Election in May, so far just eight incumbents face challengers. Sixteen people not in office right now have declared their intent to run, but with Nomination Day still two months away, voters can expect to see many more throw their hats into the political ring. However, […]

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Data protection keeps ombudsman busy

Data protection keeps ombudsman busy

| 27/01/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Data protection issues, from raising awareness to dealing with complaints about potential breaches of the law, are now dominating the work of the Office of the Ombudsman. In a press release marking International Data Protection Day, Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston revealed that in the fifteen months since the law came into effect on 30 September […]

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Officials blame consultants for $74M airport bill

Officials blame consultants for $74M airport bill

| 27/01/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): Airport bosses blamed the increased costs, delays and general mismanagement of the airport terminal project on the consultants when they appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. With an expected final cost now of more than $74 million just for the terminal, around $22 million more than the original budget, Cayman Islands Airports […]

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Cayman gives away 76,000 COVID-19 tests

Cayman gives away 76,000 COVID-19 tests

| 27/01/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry has sent 36,000 PCR test kits to Jamaica for the ministry of health there and another 40,000 are due to go to Trinidad to be donated to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The 76,000 test kits were given away because Cayman’s Public Health officials will not have time to use […]

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Sick traveller on road to recovery

Sick traveller on road to recovery

| 27/01/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials expect the patient who had been admitted to the ICU suffering serious symptoms of COVID-19 to be released from the hospital today. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the traveller was in a stable condition, but no other details about the patient have been released, such as gender, age, whether […]

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Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

| 27/01/2021

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (20) from Prospect has denied murdering Michael Aaron Bush (22) from West Bay during a fight outside a nightclub complex in The Strand plaza in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Johnson appeared at a Grand Court hearing last Friday via Zoom from HMP Northward, where he has been remanded […]

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Ebanks accepts Bush’s claim he was ‘attacked’

Ebanks accepts Bush’s claim he was ‘attacked’

| 27/01/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): The West Bay Central MP and McKeeva Bush’s long-time political side-kick and running mate, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accepted claims made by Bush, which were rejected by the court, that Livia Kwong, the victim of his assault, attacked him first. As constituents across Cayman pressure their MPs to respond to Bush’s conviction in the […]

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Vaccination site moves to airport this week

Vaccination site moves to airport this week

| 27/01/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): All public vaccinations this week will take place at the offsite COVID-19 vaccine clinic located in the ticketing area of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). There has been no explanation by public officials why the airport in George Town has became the main vaccination site, rather than a healthcare facility, for airport workers and […]

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