Archive for February 1st, 2021

Mental health ‘grave concern’ at prisons

Mental health ‘grave concern’ at prisons

| 01/02/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The mental health needs of prisoners at HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks must be addressed urgently, according to a report published by a group of volunteers. The first report of the Cayman Islands Independent Monitoring Board, based on 369 visits conducted in 2019, raised “grave concerns” about the lack of provision for the significant […]

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Eight travellers positive for COVID-19

Eight travellers positive for COVID-19

| 01/02/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Another eight travellers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest batch of 500 results that were released Monday, one of whom is suffering symptoms of the virus. Meanwhile, the vaccination tally has reached more than 9,000 and more than half of Cayman’s seniors have now received their first dose and over 1,500 people […]

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Jewels and cash seized from suspect car thief

Jewels and cash seized from suspect car thief

| 01/02/2021

(CNS): Police are appealing to owners of vehicles that were broken into and items stolen Friday night/Saturday morning to come forward. A 44-year-old man from George Town was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of breaking into a vehicle and was found to be in possession of a sum of foreign currency and jewellery. He […]

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Driver in head-on smash arrested

Driver in head-on smash arrested

| 01/02/2021

(CNS): Police have arrested a 30-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident following a major smash on the West Bay Road on Sunday, 24 January. Officer were looking for the driver of a white Chevy Equinox for a week after he fled from the hospital in an attempt […]

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Deal signed for CI$2.5M church shelter

Deal signed for CI$2.5M church shelter

| 01/02/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Local contractors are expected to start work shortly on a private church project that has now been taken over by government to create a hurricane shelter and multi-purpose hall in Bodden Town. A contract worth CI$2.55 million between Edgewater Development and the Ministry of Infrastructure was signed Friday to complete the stalled Church of […]

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Airport vaccine works with a minimum of fuss

Airport vaccine works with a minimum of fuss

| 01/02/2021 | 32 Comments

Stuart Diamond writes: On the afternoon of Thursday, 28 January 2021, shortly before 2:00pm I attended ORIA terminal building for the first of my two COVID-19 injections. My previous two attempts at the George Town hospital and West Bay Clinic were “no joy” events. I was expecting no difference this third time.

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Beach medical waste subject of investigation

Beach medical waste subject of investigation

| 01/02/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS) With an increase in blood and other medical waste turning up on local beaches, officials have finally begun a formal inquiry into where this is coming from. For months now, Plastic Free Cayman and other volunteers who regularly clean local beaches have been warning of an increase in vials of blood among the tonnes […]

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Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

Meadors makes final plea in illegal gun case

| 01/02/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): David Dean Meadors (55), a US national who absconded while on bail for firearms charges more than three years ago, made a final plea in the long-running case when he appeared in court Friday via Zoom. Meadors is now expected to be sentenced in March but he is not expected to return. The Florida […]

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Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

| 01/02/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): There is no guarantee that government will hold a meeting between now and the dissolution of parliament in March, ahead of the 2021 election, to discuss the ‘Bush question’. Even if there is a sitting, the coalition could still dodge dealing with the no confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush filed by Opposition Leader […]

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Voting for turkeys

Voting for turkeys

| 01/02/2021

Corrupt Voter writes: I need a fridge and I’m prepared to vote for whoever gives me one before Election Day. I also need a washing machine, so I may well accept one from a second candidate and tell them I’ll vote for him/her but in truth I will vote for the candidate that gave me […]

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