Archive for June 3rd, 2021

Man chopped in face at gas station brawl

Man chopped in face at gas station brawl

| 03/06/2021

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a man accused of chopping another man in the face with a machete during a fight at a George Town gas station. Police said that the two men, who know each other, were involved in an altercation at around 7:40pm Wednesday night at the Rubis station on Eastern […]

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70% of population has had first dose

70% of population has had first dose

| 03/06/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The government can now be confident that over the next four weeks or so the Cayman Islands will reach a basic level of herd immunity to COVID-19 as 70% of the estimated population has now had at least one dose of a vaccine and 60% have had both shots. Things now bode well for […]

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HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

HRC gives thumbs-up to proposed WP vaccine mandate

| 03/06/2021 | 121 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has stated that the government can place a vaccine requirement as a condition of work permit grants without breaching human rights. With a proposal being floated by government to mandate proof of vaccination for new and renewal work permit applications, the HRC said the government has a duty to protect […]

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Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

Cayman stuck at UK’s amber light

| 03/06/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has been left on the amber list in the UK’s travel traffic light rating system, implying that people from the UK should only be traveling here in the case of emergency, even though there has not been a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Cayman for over a year and […]

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DoE warns that mating turtles come closer to shore

DoE warns that mating turtles come closer to shore

| 03/06/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A hawksbill turtle, a critically endangered species, washed up last week showing evidence of being hit and killed in a boat strike, according to the Department of Environment on social media. The DoE noted that it is currently turtle mating season, which makes all species vulnerable as they come closer to shore and spend […]

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Roy accuses PACT of about-face on FARM and bus

Roy accuses PACT of about-face on FARM and bus

| 03/06/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has taken aim at the PACT Government for a sudden change of mind, closing down the farmers relief programme without giving a reason, as well as putting the brakes on the free George Town shuttle bus, stating that both initiatives had been helping thousands of Caymanians. In a press statement […]

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HCCI to begin clearing new hospital site

HCCI to begin clearing new hospital site

| 03/06/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands has been given permission to begin clearing the site of a proposed new hospital between Camana Bay and the landfill, even though no planning application has yet been made for the project itself. Hospital officials appeared before the Central Planning Authority to explain why they wanted to clear 3.441 acres […]

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