Archive for March 29th, 2021

12 travellers test positive for COVID-19

12 travellers test positive for COVID-19

| 29/03/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pre-testing and the worldwide rollout of vaccines to combat COVID-19, a dozen travellers on flights from Jamaica and Miami tested positive over the weekend for the coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that from the 808 COVID-19 tests carried out this weekend, 12 came back positive, increasing the current number […]

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Cash strapped cadet corps attracts surge of recruits

Cash strapped cadet corps attracts surge of recruits

| 29/03/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps has boosted its ranks by 72 recruits, the highest number to join the youth uniform service in some five years. At a recent passing out parade after almost five months of basic training, Lt Col Bobeth O’Garro congratulated the record number of new cadets, who came from nine different […]

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Fire crews douse dump blaze but kit on standby

Fire crews douse dump blaze but kit on standby

| 29/03/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters have now extinguished the blaze that ignited Thursday in the scrap metal area of the George Town landfill, officials said Monday. But even after Cayman Islands Fire Service operations were shut down at 10pm on Sunday evening, equipment was strategically placed onsite to ensure a quick response if there is a flare-up of […]

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Moxam claims polls are in his favour

Moxam claims polls are in his favour

| 29/03/2021

(CNS): Johann Moxam, the challenger for the George Town North seat, believes that the race is going in his favour after the results of the Progressives’ polling show Joey Hew trailing against him in one of the hottest head-to-head races in this campaign. In a fiery exchange at the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum, the […]

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Court mistakes led to access failure in JR case

Court mistakes led to access failure in JR case

| 29/03/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Following an independent review into why documents in a significant public interest case remained under wraps, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that Justice Richard Williams had no part in preventing the publication of the papers. The documents, which related to the judicial review application by Kattina Anglin into the use of the governor’s […]

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Warnings issued over scam and forged cash

Warnings issued over scam and forged cash

| 29/03/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has collected a number of forged $25, $50 and $100 Cayman notes over the last week and members of the public are being urged to pay close attention to the cash they receive. The counterfeit cash comes from the notes in the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s ā€œDā€ series, […]

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Over 1/4 of population fully vaccinated

Over 1/4 of population fully vaccinated

| 29/03/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): With new figures reported by public health on Friday reflecting that more than 600 people in the Sister Islands have received their second COVID-19 shot, the percentage of the entire population that has now received both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now more than 26% of the estimated population of the Cayman Islands. So […]

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