Archive for May 11th, 2021

60% of population has had first COVID shot

60% of population has had first COVID shot

| 11/05/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Following a surge of people getting the vaccine at the weekend and several more over the last 24 hours, 60% of the population, or almost 39,000 people, have now had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 52% have completed the full two-dose course.¬†From now until 9 June, anyone getting their first […]

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Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

Bryan plans to ‘transform’ public transport

| 11/05/2021 | 134 Comments

(CNS): Kenneth Bryan, the new minister of tourism and transport, has committed to making the necessary legislative changes to transform public transport in the Cayman Islands. Following a visit last week to the Public Transport Unit office on Eastern Avenue, accompanied by Chief Officer Stran Bodden, who has retained his post in the ministry, Bryan […]

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Forest fire kills off 26% of endemic ‘Old George’

Forest fire kills off 26% of endemic ‘Old George’

| 11/05/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): More than a quarter of the endemic and critically endangered ‘Old George’ (Wittmackia caymanensis), a type of bromeliad plant, was destroyed in the March brush fire at the Ironwood Forest in George Town, the Department of Environment has revealed. Writing in the latest edition of the department’s bi-monthly magazine, Flicker, Jane Haakonsson, the editor […]

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New med-city threatens 22 acres of mangrove

New med-city threatens 22 acres of mangrove

| 11/05/2021 | 109 Comments

(CNS): A planned area development for a new medical tourism project due to be heard by the Central Planning Authority this week threatens around 22 acres of mangrove wetland in West Bay, but the developers have not offered a proposal on how they plan to compensate for the loss of this primary habitat. The site […]

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Free ICT course for women meets growing demand

Free ICT course for women meets growing demand

| 11/05/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has cut a cheque for CI$2,500 to fund another Women.Code (Cayman) programme, which will be its fifth free course for all women on Grand Cayman to learn about computer science and software development. The donation to the non-profit ICT training provider, Code Cayman, will be used to finance a […]

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