Archive for July 8th, 2021

Just 42 people get first vaccine dose over last day

Just 42 people get first vaccine dose over last day

| 08/07/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): With government confirming that it wants to see 80% of the population vaccinated before it begins the phased reopening of Cayman’s borders on 9 September, at least 110 people will now need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 every single day over the next nine weeks to reach that rate. But on Thursday government officials […]

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Vaccine rate remains central to opening plan

Vaccine rate remains central to opening plan

| 08/07/2021 | 148 Comments

(CNS): The government has set a vaccination target of 80% for the Cayman Islands resident population before the limited reopening of the border, scheduled for 9 September, which is 63 days away. On Thursday, Premier Wayne Panton unveiled a 6-month long national plan and the pathway to the full lifting of border restrictions by January. […]

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More people to get better access to free healthcare

More people to get better access to free healthcare

| 08/07/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): All clients of the Needs Assessment Unit are being given access to healthcare via the Health Services Authority’s CayHealth Programme. Since 2010 when it was first launched, CayHealth has covered only a limited number of clients through the NAU, a subsidiary of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), but now the programme […]

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Panton outlines full border opening plan

Panton outlines full border opening plan

| 08/07/2021 | 135 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has outlined the government’s 6-phase proposed national reopening plan, designed to get the Cayman Islands’ borders fully opened again before the end of January 2022. Government is aiming to get 80% of the entire population vaccinated and to phase out the GPS monitoring for fully and verifiably vaccinated travellers next month, […]

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Veteran chief officer retires from planning ministry

Veteran chief officer retires from planning ministry

| 08/07/2021 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Alan Jones, a career civil servant of more than 31 years, will retire at the end of this month from the planning ministry, where he has been in the top job for almost a decade. While the portfolios have changed over the years, Jones has served in this ministry for most of his career, […]

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CPA directs ‘beach’ to stay in North Side

CPA directs ‘beach’ to stay in North Side

| 08/07/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The controversial request by Joe Imparato, the developer behind the Rum Point Club in North Side, to move a large pile of sand excavated from that site to his new development in West Bay has been partially declined. However, the original requirement that excavated sand be returned to the North Side site has been […]

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Child molester convicted of breach of trust

Child molester convicted of breach of trust

| 08/07/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A 44-year-old man from George Town has been found guilty of touching a 12-year-old child’s genitalia while he was taking care of her and her younger sisters after school in November last year, as he was “almost caught red-handed”. The child’s uncle, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had collected the children from […]

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