Archive for August 2nd, 2021

First vaccine doses pass 50,000

First vaccine doses pass 50,000

| 02/08/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ COVID-19 vaccination numbers moved a little at the weekend when the number of people who have had at least one dose finally passed 50,000 after an additional 211 individuals came forward and another 202 people got their second doses. The national rate for those getting at least one shot is now […]

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Fears about 7MB rise as more beach erodes

Fears about 7MB rise as more beach erodes

| 02/08/2021 | 246 Comments

(CNS): The worsening erosion of the southern end of Seven Mile Beach is fuelling further public concern about the future of Cayman’s world famous beach and this critical tourism attraction. Earlier worries about the erosion caused by years of coastal development too close to the water, especially when sea levels are rising due to climate […]

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Bronchitis brings down Cayman sprinter

Bronchitis brings down Cayman sprinter

| 02/08/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS) Three-time Cayman Islands Olympian Kemar Hyman was disappointed at the weekend with his race in the 100m in Tokyo after missing out on qualifying for the semi-finals, largely due to a bout of bronchitis. Hyman said he did not run his best race Saturday, clocking 10:41, after becoming ill a few days ago. He […]

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Overturned truck closes Rum Point Road

Overturned truck closes Rum Point Road

| 02/08/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Police closed Rum Point Road in North Side near the Cayman Kai Public Beach on Monday morning after a truck veered off the road and overturned. While the driver was taken to hospital to be checked out, emergency services worked to remove the dump truck but had to close the road. With no alternative […]

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Sick seaman negative for COVID-19

Sick seaman negative for COVID-19

| 02/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Officials have confirmed that a merchant seaman who was taken off a foreign vessel in Cayman waters at the weekend was negative for the coronavirus. The crew member was admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital as he was exhibiting possible COVID-19 symptoms. In a short release about the decision to take the patient, Premier […]

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PACT still has much to do after first 100 days

PACT still has much to do after first 100 days

| 02/08/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Marking the passage of its first 100 days in office, the PACT Government published a report last week outlining some of the work it has already undertaken, but Premier Wayne Panton said they were not resting on the journey so far as important work remains to be done. From rolling out the country’s first […]

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Panton: Cayman all the better for its LGBTQ people

Panton: Cayman all the better for its LGBTQ people

| 02/08/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): At the first Cayman Pride Parade on Saturday, Premier Wayne Panton stressed the importance of equality and inclusion, as he became the first leader of the Cayman Islands to offer his public and wholehearted support to the LGBTQ community. Panton said it was an “incredible day”, not just for them but for the whole […]

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Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

Legal exec acquitted in corruption case

| 02/08/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): An 18-year veteran of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) was acquitted on Friday of one count of breach of trust after a seven-week trial. Evita Ann Dixon (38) had worked as a legal executive in the legal department and the ODPP for almost two decades but was accused in 2019 […]

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