Archive for February 4th, 2021

Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

Loopholes closed on vaccine queue jumping

| 04/02/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have closed the loopholes that were allowing property owners and visitors aged 60 and over to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and all Caymanian residents will now take priority over even long-term visitors in the National Vaccination Plan. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee also said the health ministry doesn’t have the […]

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Target shifts to 10-day isolation

Target shifts to 10-day isolation

| 04/02/2021 | 175 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he wants to see 90% of the over 60s vaccinated before any changes are made to the quarantine regime and the phased re-opening of the border. McLaughlin said the target had been revised and when most of the elderly have had both shots, the isolation time will be reduced […]

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Violent assault case remains stalled

Violent assault case remains stalled

| 04/02/2021

(CNS): More than two years after Jeffery Powery (33) was first charged with attempted murder in connection with a serious assault on his mother at her home in West Bay, the case remains stalled for a catalogue of legal reasons. Powery admitted the violent attack, which happened in December 2018 , when he pleaded guilty […]

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Max 8 aircraft are safe, say local pilots

Max 8 aircraft are safe, say local pilots

| 04/02/2021 | 96 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Airline Pilots Association (CAPA) has endorsed the return of Cayman Airway Ltd’s Boeing 737 Max 8 planes to the skies. The CAPA said the changes made during the time they have been grounded make it a very different aircraft. With the significant safety enhancements and scrutiny of this aircraft, they believe it […]

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Teen activists wade in on Brac protest

Teen activists wade in on Brac protest

| 04/02/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): As work continues on the controversial private airbase on Cayman Brac, posing a threat to rock iguana habitat, teenagers from Protect Our Future are also now urging a halt to the project. The young activists were on the Brac recently lending support to the campaign there in the face of the environmental threats posed […]

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Two armed police units crash en route to call

Two armed police units crash en route to call

| 04/02/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Two vehicles from the RCIPS Firearms Response Unit (FRU) were involved in a three-car pile up in West Bay at lunchtime on Wednesday, which caused damage to all three cars as well as serious traffic congestion in the area of the four-way stop. Police said both of the SUVs from the FRU crashed with […]

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Mac admits constituency ‘giveaways’

Mac admits constituency ‘giveaways’

| 04/02/2021

(CNS): McKeeva Bush, the veteran MP for West Bay West who is under pressure to resign from his prestigious office as speaker after his conviction for a violent assault, has fuelled further scandal with a social media post admitting controversial ‘giveaways’ to constituents. From kids bicycles to turkeys, voters in West Bay were treated to […]

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