Archive for July, 2021

Turner challenges vaccine misinformation

Turner challenges vaccine misinformation

| 30/07/2021 | 212 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Sabrina Turner has appealed to the public to use good judgement and common sense over the misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine circulating on social media and being promoted in the local community. She asked people to learn the facts and data about the vaccine from sources like the World Health Organization or […]

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Man arrested after double  indecent exposure

Man arrested after double indecent exposure

| 30/07/2021

(CNS): A 28-year-old George Town man has been arrested after he reportedly indecently exposed himself to women on at least two occasions at two different locations on Wednesday night. At around 9:30pm police were called to an address off Spotts Newlands Road, where they learned that the suspect had broken into the home and grabbed […]

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CUC profits soar as sales and clients grow

CUC profits soar as sales and clients grow

| 30/07/2021 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Operating income for CUC in the second quarter of 2021 increased by 3.3 million compared to this time last year when Grand Cayman was largely in lock-down. But the economic recovery, an increase in sales, a growth in customers as well as lower operating costs has seen net earnings almost double compared to the […]

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Work permit vaccine mandate ‘soon come’

Work permit vaccine mandate ‘soon come’

| 30/07/2021 | 337 Comments

(CNS): Government is expecting to steer an amendment to the immigration law through Parliament shortly to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for employees on new and renewed work permits. Premier Wayne Panton said Thursday that the draft legislative change is already on his desk and that government would be invoking a special circumstances exception to […]

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Fraser just misses personal best in heat swim

Fraser just misses personal best in heat swim

| 30/07/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three-time Cayman Islands Olympian Brett Fraser (31) tied for second place with Dylan Carter of Trinidad in Heat 6 of the Men’s 50m Freestyle in Tokyo on Friday. He missed his 2011 personal best of 22.41 by a whisker, clocking 22.46. Fraser also missed out on the semi-finals despite the sterling performance. All eyes […]

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Official code to hold ministers to account

Official code to hold ministers to account

| 30/07/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has both fulfilled a major election promise and made history in the first 100 days of its administration with the implementation of the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Ministerial Code of Conduct. It provides a comprehensive general code of conduct and guides ministers on a wide range of specific issues, including dealing with […]

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Premier sticking with 80% target on vaccine

Premier sticking with 80% target on vaccine

| 29/07/2021 | 183 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has confirmed the target of vaccinating 80% of the population against COVID-19 before the borders are open. Even though the number of people taking up the vaccine is now just a trickle, he stated that government was not prepared to revise the target at this point and that any consideration about […]

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A defining test for our new Cabinet

A defining test for our new Cabinet

| 29/07/2021 | 58 Comments

Aristophanes Duckpond writes: Our new Cabinet is facing yet another defining test of its character and its pre-election and post-election commitments. An application has reportedly been made for a type of development that is new to Cayman, a type of development that would see developers not paving over our paradise, but literally building over our coastal […]

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600 to march in historic Pride Parade

600 to march in historic Pride Parade

| 29/07/2021 | 167 Comments

(CNS): The premier, the governor, ministers and MLAs will join around 600 members of the public on Saturday when the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hosts the Cayman Islands’ debut Pride Parade. Noel Cayasso-Smith from the foundation said he was extremely proud to have been able to organise this historic event, and at 53 years old, he […]

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Over-water resort planned for Little Cayman

Over-water resort planned for Little Cayman

| 28/07/2021 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Developers have submitted an application to the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Development Control Board for Cayman’s first ever over-water bungalow resort, which they want to build on Little Cayman. According to drawings available online by architect John Doak, owners of the land currently home to the Kingston Bight Beach Bar off Guy Banks […]

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Needle still stuck on national vaccine rate

Needle still stuck on national vaccine rate

| 28/07/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Following the reopening on the clinic on Tuesday, the number of additional people vaccinated, released by public health officials, revealed that the needle on the national rate remains stuck. Just 113 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination over the last day and another 90 got their second. This means the national […]

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