Archive for August, 2021

Eight people in isolation test positive for COVID

Eight people in isolation test positive for COVID

| 31/08/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Eight travellers currently in isolation have tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest batch of results released by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee. There are now 18 active cases of the virus among those in government quarantine or home isolation, six of which are showing symptoms of the virus. No details have been […]

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CPA refuses builder’s compound in mangroves

CPA refuses builder’s compound in mangroves

| 31/08/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A controversial application to completely clear a parcel of land of the remaining vegetation, which includes primary mangrove habitat, to store construction materials and dump dug-out soil from other sites was knocked back by the new members of the Central Planning Authority at their first meeting in July. An application by K&B Ltd to […]

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Owners give back Miss Lassie paintings

Owners give back Miss Lassie paintings

| 31/08/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): An American couple who bought several paintings from the artist Gladwyn K Bush, better known as Miss Lassie, more than 20 years ago have given the paintings back to the Cayman Islands. Lyle Lawson and Gordon Jaynes recently shipped the three pieces of culturally significant work to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation from London […]

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Private school’s leadership struggles roll on

Private school’s leadership struggles roll on

| 31/08/2021 | 84 Comments

(CNS): The problems of leadership at the costly private St. Ignatius Catholic School are continuing as the 2021/22 academic year starts after the new principal, who was employed in March, has not returned. After just one term Martin Nugent’s contract has been terminated, CNS has learned, following complaints about his behaviour at a social event, […]

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Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

Minister should apologise for hoax tactic

| 31/08/2021 | 60 Comments

Disgusted young Caymanian writes: Underhanded, totally reprehensible, and totally unacceptable is the only way to describe how I felt when I read that Minister Bryan’s announcement to reduce the tourism stipend was, in his words, a hoax meant to scare Caymanians to “Go find work”. Well, as someone who has been affected by this pandemic […]

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Bryan admits misleading threat over stipend

Bryan admits misleading threat over stipend

| 31/08/2021 | 118 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has admitted using a “scare tactic” to reduce by half or even withhold stipend payments from tourism workers who lost their jobs last year as a result of the national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have remained unable to earn a living because of the ensuing collapse of […]

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National COVID vaccination rate reaches 70%

National COVID vaccination rate reaches 70%

| 30/08/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The vaccination level across the Cayman Islands finally reached 70% of the population on Monday, as 49,494 people have now had both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. The number of people having had at least one shot has risen to 51,514, or 72% of an estimated population of just over 71,000 people.

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Ex-footballer found guilty of violent rampage

Ex-footballer found guilty of violent rampage

| 30/08/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Derrin Kennedy Ebanks (31), a former member of the Cayman Islands national football squad, was found guilty on Friday of a long list of charges relating to a violent, drunken rampage against three women last September. It took a jury just less than two hours to find him guilty of nine counts, which included […]

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Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

Boggy Sand Beach cabana project ‘futile’

| 30/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has once again directed the Central Planning Authority not to grant planning permission to the owners of a cabana and seawall on Boggy Sand Beach in West Bay to build any structure on the property. After failing to get planning permission in April to pull down the existing cabana and […]

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Local seniors to get free passports

Local seniors to get free passports

| 30/08/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands passport holders aged 65 and over will no longer have to pay passport fees after Cabinet amended the relevant regulations following a recommendation by the Council of Older Persons made some two years ago. The order waives fees for first-time applications and renewals of British Overseas Territory Citizen (Cayman Islands) passports, change […]

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Nominees needed for conservation gongs

Nominees needed for conservation gongs

| 30/08/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is now accepting nominations for the Governor’s Conservation Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement among individuals and corporations that demonstrate an active role in the fields of historic preservation and environmental conservation across all three Cayman Islands. There are five categories and nominations will be assessed by a […]

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