Archive for May 24th, 2021

65% have now had first COVID shot

65% have now had first COVID shot

| 24/05/2021 | 250 Comments

(CNS): With just over two weeks to go before Cayman’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines begin to expire, the number of people who have had their first shot increased over the weekend by 742, bringing the total to 42,357 or 65% of the population. If another 5% of the population gets their first dose by 9 […]

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NDC and police warn kids about ganja ‘snacks’

NDC and police warn kids about ganja ‘snacks’

| 24/05/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Brenda Watson, the acting director of the National Drug Council, is warning parents and children that edible marijuana is still an illegal drug and can cause adverse effects. Earlier this month, police were called to a local school following a report that a suspicious food item had been recovered from a student during a […]

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Local historian to star in cultural symposium

Local historian to star in cultural symposium

| 24/05/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian historian, educator, author and former education minister, Roy Bodden, will be the star of a planned symposium by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) next month at the Harquail Theatre which will be open to the public and free of charge. “J. A. Roy Bodden: Public Intellectual Interrogating the Caymanian Society” will examine […]

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Teenager’s COVID case goes to Mental Health Court

Teenager’s COVID case goes to Mental Health Court

| 24/05/2021

(CNS): A court case involving a teenager who was charged in March with breaching COVID-19 rules has been moved to the Mental Health Court. Aaron Montemayor (19) allegedly climbed out of a window where he was staying in home isolation last December after reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. He allegedly breached COVID-19 protocols at […]

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WB wetlands immersed in plastic pollution

WB wetlands immersed in plastic pollution

| 24/05/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Local activists are raising the alarm about pollution in the West Bay wetland area after they discovered this weekend just how much plastic is finding its way into the remaining mangroves in the Safehaven area. Plastic Free Cayman, which organised the clean-up to mark World Biodiversity Day on Sunday, were joined by volunteers from […]

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CIG struggling with EPS reporting on $1.1B

CIG struggling with EPS reporting on $1.1B

| 24/05/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government collected almost CI$1.14 billion in revenue in 2019 but is still struggling to properly report how it collected and spent the significant amount of taxpayer dollars. In her latest report, Auditor General Sue Winspear said that when it comes to the Entire Public Sector (EPS) consolidated financial statements, the CIG […]

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Project office boss dies suddenly

Project office boss dies suddenly

| 24/05/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The civil service is mourning the loss of a key senior figure after Public Works Department (PWD) Chief Project Manager Peter Ranger (54) died unexpectedly last week. Ranger was a civil engineer who led the office that oversees all major government capital projects. “Peter was a consummate professional, who was passionate about his work […]

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Crown: Ex liquor store worker was getaway driver

Crown: Ex liquor store worker was getaway driver

| 24/05/2021

(CNS): Crown counsel Garcia Kelly told a jury on Thursday that Kasnique Cupid acted as the getaway driver in a conspiracy with two other men to rob her former employer, Tortuga Liquors, in February 2020. Richard Edward Nash, her co-accused in the robbery of the Governor’s Square liquor store, and another unidentified man fled with […]

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