Archive for June 1st, 2021

More vaccines coming after successful drive

More vaccines coming after successful drive

| 01/06/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have now confirmed that after the successful vaccination drive, the supplies sent from the UK will be used before their expiration date. As of Tuesday, 44,122 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is equal to 68% of the estimated population, while 59% have had both doses. […]

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Captain hurt as boats collide off Magellan Quay

Captain hurt as boats collide off Magellan Quay

| 01/06/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Three people aboard a fishing boat were turfed into the water and the captain was injured after a collision with a sail boat on Monday night at around 9:40pm in the Governor’s Harbour area off Magellan Quay, in West Bay. While all three people from the fishing vessel made it back to shore, the […]

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Two men badly injured in fight at WB booze shop

Two men badly injured in fight at WB booze shop

| 01/06/2021

(CNS): Two West Bay men both ended up in hospital on Monday evening following a violent dispute outside Pop-A-Top liquor store on Powell Smith Road, literally yards from the local police station. One of the men was stabbed and the one hit with a glass bottle. Police said they both sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries […]

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Dump EIA will take one year to complete

Dump EIA will take one year to complete

| 01/06/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The environmental impact assessment covering the build-out of the nine elements on the current George Town landfill site that will make up the country’s future waste-management facility will take about one year to complete. According to the Terms of Reference document for the EIA, which was released on Monday, it will examine all of […]

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New and renewed work permits face vaccine condition

New and renewed work permits face vaccine condition

| 01/06/2021 | 251 Comments

(CNS): Government appears to be planning to introduce a compulsory vaccine requirement for future overseas work permit holders and for those wanting to have their permit renewed. It is also looking at a reduction in the quarantine period for travellers who have had a full vaccination course and a negative test on arrival. But borders […]

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Traffic cops called to 20 crashes over weekend

Traffic cops called to 20 crashes over weekend

| 01/06/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): As a new police road safety campaign began this weekend, traffic officers were called to deal with twenty road collisions and issued over 30 tickets, mostly for speeding, and arrested nine people for drinking and driving. The RCIPS launched Operation Quaker on Friday, 28 May, in response to the recent road fatalities and serious […]

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All quiet in Atlantic as 2021 storm season opens

All quiet in Atlantic as 2021 storm season opens

| 01/06/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami are predicting a 60% chance of an above-normal season for the Atlantic in 2021 with as many as 20 storms. But the experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020, which was the most active season in over 170 years.┬áThe veteran […]

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Political financing ready for reform

Political financing ready for reform

| 01/06/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The team of domestic observers has now published the full report on the 2021 General Elections and has made a list of recommendations, one of which is the need for “comprehensive reform” of campaign financing. The local team was appointed because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented independent overseas observers from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association being […]

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