Archive for July 9th, 2021

Cayman COVID transmission free for one year

Cayman COVID transmission free for one year

| 09/07/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): On Sunday the Cayman Islands will mark one year without an single local transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. Since last July the only cases have been among travellers arriving with the virus and moving into quarantine, which has prevented any transmission, a situation that sets the country apart from almost every other in […]

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Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

Police arrest one and step up armed patrols

| 09/07/2021 | 121 Comments

(CNS): Police conducted an operation in Prospect Friday afternoon and arrested a 35-year old man from George Town on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with home invasion on Adonis Drive, West Bay, last month where a man was shot. Police have confirmed that no shots were fired, despite reports of this being widely circulated […]

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Premier aims to tackle ‘dramatic inequality’

Premier aims to tackle ‘dramatic inequality’

| 09/07/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): In his first political public address since Inauguration Day, Premier Wayne Panton spoke about his goals to address the “dramatic inequality” which lies hidden behind Cayman’s economic success and to help the thousands of people who are living on the “edge of poverty”. Although the Chamber of Commerce audience of business owners were all […]

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Both arrested suspects in GTC killing released

Both arrested suspects in GTC killing released

| 09/07/2021

(CNS): UPDATED: Police have confirmed the George Town man arrested earlier this week in connection with the murder in Martin Drive in central George Town on Thursday, 1 July, was released Wednesday on strict bail conditions without charge. A second suspect who police confirmed earlier Friday had been arrested in connection with that fatal shooting […]

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Panton calls for meeting with CoP

Panton calls for meeting with CoP

| 09/07/2021 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has asked Governor Martyn Roper to invite members of Parliament to an emergency meeting with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne to brief them on the recent spate of gun violence on Grand Cayman. The shootings began last month and in the space a week escalated to two murders and eight other people […]

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CI$100k scholarship for top undergrad students

CI$100k scholarship for top undergrad students

| 09/07/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Government has established the Cayman Scholar Award to provide full tuition support to the most outstanding Caymanian male and female students as they pursue overseas undergraduate studies. Starting this academic year, government will be giving two students, one male and one female, $100,000 per year to enable them to attend elite colleges around the […]

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Man killed in mass shooting at GT bar

Man killed in mass shooting at GT bar

| 09/07/2021 | 149 Comments

(CNS): Six people have been shot, one fatally, in a mass shooting at a George Town bar in the early hours of Friday morning. Police have released only a few details about the second horrifically violent incident in the capital in a week, but have said that the shooting happened inside Vic’s Bar at the […]

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Cops plan long-term traffic crackdown

Cops plan long-term traffic crackdown

| 09/07/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS say that its weekend road safety and enforcement campaign, Operation Quaker, is going to be replaced with a long-term targetted traffic crackdown informed by the data gathered and experienced gained during this operation. During the campaign over the last five weekends, which was in response to the increase in serious road smashes, […]

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