Archive for May 13th, 2021

Vaccine take-up falls off again

Vaccine take-up falls off again

| 13/05/2021 | 188 Comments

(CNS): Following a spike in take-up of the COVID-19 vaccine last weekend, the numbers have been dipping again this week, with just 242 people getting their first shot over the last day. The rate has stalled again at 61% of the estimated population, with 39,493 adults having received a first shot while 52% have had […]

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Boat destruction causes brief dump blaze

Boat destruction causes brief dump blaze

| 13/05/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A boat that was being destroyed by Department of Environmental Health staff caused a brief fire at the landfill Thursday that was quickly extinguished by Cayman Islands Fire Service crews, according to a press release. The fire, which ignited around 11:40 this morning but was fully extinguished before noon, was located near the vegetation […]

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Alden accuses successor of hypocrisy

Alden accuses successor of hypocrisy

| 13/05/2021 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Former premier Alden McLaughlin has accused his successor, Premier Wayne Panton, of hypocrisy over his decision to form a government with McKeeva Bush. McLaughlin said Panton had taken the view that the “prize of the premiership was worth him going back on everything he had said and done previously, and lo and behold we […]

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Maples files JR over CIMA’s new rules

Maples files JR over CIMA’s new rules

| 13/05/2021 | 96 Comments

(CNS): One of Cayman’s largest financial services and legal firms has filed an application for judicial review challenging how the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is interpreting and applying certain provisions of the new Anti-Money Laundering Regulations that were implemented last year. The Maples Group said it is turning to the courts to determine how […]

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Traffic remains key issue for cops

Traffic remains key issue for cops

| 13/05/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Poor behaviour by drivers as well as the amount of traffic on the roads that is fuelling the Cayman Islands’ high per capita crash rate will continue to be major issues for the police, senior RCIPS officers said at a press briefing Wednesday, when the annual statistics for road collisions, offences and fatalities in […]

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Driver robbed at knife-point in George Town

Driver robbed at knife-point in George Town

| 13/05/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): A driver was robbed by two men who got into his car outside a bar on Martin Lane, in central George Town, at around 3:00 Monday morning. Police said that one of the men brandished a knife and robbed the driver of cash and personal items. They then directed him to drive to another location […]

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Aster won’t make full pay back for mangrove loss

Aster won’t make full pay back for mangrove loss

| 13/05/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Gene Thompson, who is leading the development team seeking approval for a planned area development for another medical tourism project, told the Central Planning Authority on Wednesday that there will not be a like-for-like replacement for more than 22 acres of mangrove wetland that will be lost if the project goes ahead. Thompson said […]

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