Archive for April, 2021

Two vaccinated travellers to date positive for COVID-19

Two vaccinated travellers to date positive for COVID-19

| 30/04/2021 | 87 Comments

(CNS): According to information supplied by Public Health, up to 22 April, 211 travellers have been both vaccinated and provided a negative test on arrival, which enabled them to take advantage of the reduced ten-day quarantine or isolation option since it was introduced. But officials said two travellers so far have tested positive, albeit weakly, […]

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Controversial West Bay projects rejected

Controversial West Bay projects rejected

| 30/04/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Two applications for projects that have raised concern in the West Bay district were both rejected by the Central Planning Authority this week. An application to tear down a failing cabana and sea wall and replace it with a house on Boggy Sand Beach and an application for a condo resort on North West […]

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Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

Last chance to get AstraZeneca vaccine on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac

| 30/04/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The limited supply of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is available today, Monday, on Grand Cayman at the airport clinic and on Cayman Brac at Faith Hospital. Public Health officials said that no appointment is required. Today is the final opportunity to get the first shot of this vaccine. This very limited supply […]

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Conviction sticks against former cop

Conviction sticks against former cop

| 30/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): A former police officer with the RCIPS who was convicted of misconduct in a public office after he conned an old lady into signing over half of her family home to him was returned to jail Friday, after the Court of Appeal rejected his appeals against his conviction and three-year jail term. Daniel Meeks […]

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CIBA bans Whittaker after series of troubling incidents

CIBA bans Whittaker after series of troubling incidents

| 29/04/2021

(CNS): Retired professional boxer Charles “Killa” Whittaker, who was arrested Tuesday, had been warned about his behaviour at the local boxing gym on several occasions over the last two years, officials from the Cayman Islands Boxing Association said in a press release about the incident. The one-time prize fighter broke through the door of the […]

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OT minister adds voice to vaccine urgency

OT minister adds voice to vaccine urgency

| 29/04/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS): In a statement issued through the Governor’s Office, the UK overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has added his voice to the chorus of officials urging Caymanians to get their COVID-19 vaccine before it’s too late. The UK has supplied Cayman with over 90,000 vials, but the supply of vaccines “cannot be taken […]

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Burglars make off with cash from medical clinic

Burglars make off with cash from medical clinic

| 29/04/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Doctors Express was the victim of a break-in this week when burglars made off with a quantity of cash. The clinic was broken into at around 4:45 Wednesday morning, triggering the alarm and the arrival of the police within minutes of the burglary. The owners of the medical facility said no one was hurt […]

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Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

Cruise boss still eyeing Grand Cayman piers

| 29/04/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean, has said he has not abandoned plans for a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands. In the face of community opposition to the project, the outstanding referendum and the election of a new government that did not support a cruise port on the campaign trail, with […]

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Refuel makes renewed bid for second station

Refuel makes renewed bid for second station

| 29/04/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The owner of Refuel, the only suppliers in Cayman of ethanol and biodiesel, is waiting to hear if his renewed and changed application for a second gas station on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway (ETH) by the Ritz Carlton will be approved by the Central Planning Authority. Dow Travers has applied for a four-unit commercial […]

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PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

PACT Ministry of Education: audacity or redemption?

| 29/04/2021 | 94 Comments

Judy Singh Hurlston writes: Witnessing the PACT Government finally sworn in after a week of uncertainty invoked deep feelings of relief, pride and hope in my heart. So when the announcement of Cabinet ministries finally circulated late Monday afternoon, perhaps one of the greatest shocks was that Juliana O’Connor-Connolly was once again given the Ministry […]

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CMO urges community to get COVID shot ASAP

CMO urges community to get COVID shot ASAP

| 28/04/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): People under the age of 50 have been slow to take up the COVID-19 vaccine, but Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee is urging them to get their shots now. The remaining vaccine shots will expire at the end of June, so anyone not vaccinated by 9 June will miss out on the ability […]

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