Archive for February 10th, 2021

Craft market another COVID casualty

Craft market another COVID casualty

| 10/02/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is formally shutting down the Cayman Craft Market and looking for an alternative way of helping the vendors, as it becomes increasingly apparent that it will be a long time before cruise tourism returns to Cayman. The sellers at the market, given the location, were heavily dependent on cruise […]

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Over 9,100 get first COVID shot

Over 9,100 get first COVID shot

| 10/02/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have now administered 15,314 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 9,118 people, and 6,196 individuals have already had two doses. Meanwhile, the number of active cases of the coronavirus among the 798 people in quarantine and isolation fell Wednesday to just 29 after two days of negative test results. There […]

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Cops seize ganja in North Side bust

Cops seize ganja in North Side bust

| 10/02/2021

(CNS): An undisclosed quantity of ganja and plants were seized by police following a raid in North Side on Monday morning. According to a press release, officers “conducted a proactive operation” on Further Road, where a house was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Law and the weed seized. A 34-year-old woman from West Bay […]

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McLaughlin moves election date

McLaughlin moves election date

| 10/02/2021 | 236 Comments

(CNS): In a significant and politically strategic move, Premier Alden McLaughlin has moved the date of the election up by six weeks, blaming the controversy surrounding Speaker McKeeva Bush. Ensuring that his team will avoid having to publicly support or condemn the speaker, McLaughlin has instead ended the current parliament. The election will now take […]

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Special meeting hangs in balance

Special meeting hangs in balance

| 10/02/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader is one signature short of triggering a special meeting of Parliament to debate whether or not McKeeva Bush should be ousted from his prestigious office before the current term ends, as a result of his conviction for assault. Disappointed that the premier has said he will not now hold a meeting […]

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Dr Lee in denial over court findings

Dr Lee in denial over court findings

| 10/02/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has claimed that he had acted in what he believed to be the best interests of the public, despite the findings of the judge in the Doctors Express case, Justice Robin McMillan, who said he acted improperly and knew it. “At all material times I acted in good […]

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Average light bill to increase by over $5

Average light bill to increase by over $5

| 10/02/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): CUC has confirmed that its delayed rate hike of 6.6% on bills will come into effect this month. Customers can expect to see an increase in an average bill of around CI$5.26, after the increase was cleared in the summer by the regulator but deferred due to COVID-19. The increase includes the rate hike […]

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