Archive for March, 2021

Over 19,000 people fully vaccinated

Over 19,000 people fully vaccinated

| 31/03/2021 | 193 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s vaccination programme continues to inch its way towards government’s target of around 75-80% people receiving both doses of the Pfizer shots to combat COVID-19. According to the latest figures, 29% of the population has now been given both shots, with 30,476 people in total having received at least one shot. Meanwhile, over the […]

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Canada merciless in 11-0 win over Cayman Islands

Canada merciless in 11-0 win over Cayman Islands

| 31/03/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Monday evening’s defeat for the Cayman Islands against Canada in the World Cup qualifiers was always a foregone conclusion, but the eleven-nil scoreline reflected a merciless hammering by the team ranked 73rd by FIFA, 120 places above our national team. Nevertheless, the local squad was provided with a rare chance to play against top-class […]

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Welding sets container ablaze

Welding sets container ablaze

| 31/03/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Fresh from last week’s challenging dump blaze, firefighters were on the scene of another dangerous fire on Tuesday, when a container on North Sound Road in the industrial area was set alight as a result of what fire investigators believe was welding work that was being carried out on the outside. The fire crews […]

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Bar hit by burglars in West Bay Road plaza

Bar hit by burglars in West Bay Road plaza

| 31/03/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Two businesses at the Galleria Plaza on the West Bay Road were the victims of break-ins on Monday night, including PD’s Sports Bar. Police have not identified the premises involved but were caught on camera yesterday attending the bar location. Both businesses received structural damage and at a quantity of cash was stolen from […]

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Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

| 31/03/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The political will to promote more reduction in the waste produced in the Cayman Islands, expand recycling, reuse or repurposing of materials and a ban on single-use plastic appears to have been lost over the last four years, as government officials admitted Friday that things had gone wrong or policies had never been pursued. […]

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Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

Massive BT subdivision poses more mangrove threats

| 31/03/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): A planning application by Lookout Holdings Ltd for a subdivision of 437 house lots off Harvey Stephenson Drive, Bodden Town, raises numerous concerns, the Department of Environment has said. In its comments on the application, the DoE noted the lack of an updated overarching development plan, as well as the lack of data to […]

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Distressed woman accused of assaulting cop

Distressed woman accused of assaulting cop

| 31/03/2021

(CNS): A woman who was being transported to the hospital in a police vehicle assaulting one of the officers en route after breaching the vehicle’s divider, according to an RCIPS press release. The police had responded to a call on Eastern Avenue, near Godfrey Nixon Way, where a woman was found to be in distress […]

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Beachgoers find ganja and wrecked boat

Beachgoers find ganja and wrecked boat

| 30/03/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Members of the public walking along the shoreline west of Spotts Dock on Saturday morning came across a wrecked boat containing a package of ganja. RCIPS officers responded to the report and recovered the drugs and the vessel, which police said had received extensive damage. Police said, “There was also no sign that persons […]

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Dart not allowed to import rubbish

Dart not allowed to import rubbish

| 30/03/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin gave an emphatic “no” when asked by CNS following last week’s press briefing if Dart would be allowed to import additional rubbish to burn in the waste-to-energy facility it has now been given the green light to build. Following the announcement that a deal has finally been signed with the preferred […]

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Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

Helipad stirs up trouble in North Side

| 30/03/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): A proposal by one of Dart’s network of companies to construct a helicopter landing pad in the Hutland area of North Side has stirred up concerns across the district, and the local MP has submitted a formal objection on behalf of his constituents, including neighbouring landowners directly impacted by the proposal. The helipad appears […]

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Over 3 tons of plastic picked off local beaches this year

Over 3 tons of plastic picked off local beaches this year

| 30/03/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): In less than three months, Plastic Free Cayman has removed more than 7,350 pounds, or around 3.7 tons, of debris from beaches around the Cayman Islands, most of it plastic. This means that despite their efforts to raise awareness, plastic pollution is getting worse, and the activists said the next government must implement the […]

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