Archive for February 22nd, 2021

81% of over 60s get first COVID shot

81% of over 60s get first COVID shot

| 22/02/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Almost 20,000 shots have gone into the arms of over 12,200 people in the COVID-19 national vaccine programme. So far, 81% of the over 60s have received at least a first shot, inching towards the target to get 90% of seniors full vaccinated against this coronavirus with both doses before the end of this […]

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Battery causes another small fire at dump

Battery causes another small fire at dump

| 22/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Another small fire at the George Town dump last week was caused by a phone battery, officials said. Fortunately, this time the smoldering battery was spotted by the Department of Environmental Health team, who managed to put the fire out before it became a dangerous blaze. Officials said that this is the third incident […]

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Small business offered free gov’t office space

Small business offered free gov’t office space

| 22/02/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The government is offering small businesses the chance of free office space and support for up to two years to encourage relatively new start-ups and entrepreneurs who have potential for growth. These business owners are being invited to apply to the Ministry of Commerce for a space on this residential business incubator programme and […]

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Officials deny additional isolation breaches

Officials deny additional isolation breaches

| 22/02/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Two people have been placed in quarantine and could be facing prosecution after visiting a yard where an unspecified number of travellers were in COVID isolation on Cayman Brac recently. However, officials have denied reports of two other separate breaches over the last two weeks on Grand Cayman. In the Brac case, the unauthorised […]

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Over a dozen vendors object to market closure

Over a dozen vendors object to market closure

| 22/02/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): More than a dozen regular sellers at the Cayman Craft Market and some intermittent users signed a letter objecting to the closure of the venue on 31 January, despite claims by the Tourism Attraction Board that a mutual decision had been made to close it. Just days before the TAB announced that the market […]

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Location choice a lesson for Health City

Location choice a lesson for Health City

| 22/02/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): The Health City Cayman Islands management team has no regrets about opening the state-of-the-art hospital in East End but the location has proved to be the biggest lesson learned since the hospital opened seven years ago, Shomari Scott, the chief business officer at HCCI, said Friday. And so, with plans for a new state-of-the-art […]

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Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

| 22/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Several foreign nationals who have committed offences in the Cayman Island but who have served their prison time are being housed in hotels around the Seven Mile Beach area, at public expense, as they wait to be deported. CNS has submitted a number of questions about the issue to the authorities but no one […]

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Refugee family allowed to stay together

Refugee family allowed to stay together

| 22/02/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has used its powers to allow the family of a refugee to stay together until a gap in the immigration legislation has been addressed. Erica Alvarez-Freites will be allowed to remain in Cayman and legally work for two years, by which time the law will have been changed to enable her to regularize […]

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Jet Ski ploughs into beach cabana

Jet Ski ploughs into beach cabana

| 22/02/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): One person was critically injured and three others, including two children, were badly hurt after a personal watercraft left the water and ploughed into a cabana at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town around 10:30 Saturday morning. Both the children and one adult were on the PWC. The fourth person to be injured was […]

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