Archive for June 7th, 2021

Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

Local lab gets kit to sequence coronavirus genes

| 07/06/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has begun analysing the full genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from tests taken from infected individuals. The Health Services Authority has acquired two next generation sequencers with the help of donations from R3 Cayman Foundation, the Caring for Life Foundation and an anonymous donor. These machines allow technicians to […]

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CIG appears unfazed by G7 tax deal

CIG appears unfazed by G7 tax deal

| 07/06/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The Cayman Islands Government appeared unfazed Monday when it responded to the weekend reports that the G7 wealthy nations have agreed a deal to establish a minimum global corporation tax of at least 15% for multinational companies that currently try to steer profits through countries with low or no tax rates.

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Two men shot outside Dump Road bar

Two men shot outside Dump Road bar

| 07/06/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): One man is in hospital in critical condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds outside the Everglo bar on Seymour Drive (aka Dump Road) in the early hours of Monday morning, when a gunman approached the bar and opened fire. A second man was also shot but was only grazed on the head. Police said […]

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Daggaro sells Brac land to dot.com millionaire

Daggaro sells Brac land to dot.com millionaire

| 07/06/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Myles Newlove, the CEO of Daggaro, has sold the land on Cayman Brac, which has now been cleared, where he had planned to base the controversial Black Hawk helicopter search and rescue operation. This is despite claims Newlove made just a few weeks ago when he told CNS that he and his team were […]

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Local banks’ clearing house reveals hack

Local banks’ clearing house reveals hack

| 07/06/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): ACH (Cayman) Limited (ACH), which was created by the local high street banks, has been hacked, according to officials from the Cayman Islands Bankers Association, who said malware was detected on the Cayman server. A statement released by CIBA said they were alerted to the appearance of malware in the third party processor on […]

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Vaccine used up well before expiry date

Vaccine used up well before expiry date

| 07/06/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Concerns that Cayman would be wasting hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines because of their impending expiry dates were allayed Saturday when the last available dose of the Pfizer vaccine was administered at the airport clinic. Following a successful vaccination drive with prize draw inducements, none of the supplies due to expire at the end of […]

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Local man dies at quarantine hotel

Local man dies at quarantine hotel

| 07/06/2021 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that a local man has died at the government quarantine hotel, the Holiday Inn. Few details have been released by the Travel Cayman team, which is responsible for the health and well-being of those who are being held at the facility until they have served their ten or 14-day […]

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