Archive for August 4th, 2021

Vaccine take-up still stalled as Phase 2 approaches

Vaccine take-up still stalled as Phase 2 approaches

| 04/08/2021 | 195 Comments

(CNS): Just 92 more people stepped forward to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for the first time over the last two days. while 98 got their second dose. Just five weeks ahead of the proposed soft border opening on 9 September and less than one week away from Phase 2, when government plans to stop digitally […]

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George Town bar owner arrested over illegal gun

George Town bar owner arrested over illegal gun

| 04/08/2021

(CNS): A 39-year-old man from George Town, who CNS has learned is the owner of a local bar in the capital, has been arrested for possession of a loaded unlicensed gun. Police have not yet identified the man, who was arrested yesterday afternoon (3 August) following a search at an address in Tropical Gardens.

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Plan rolled out for ‘blues’ precarious future

Plan rolled out for ‘blues’ precarious future

| 04/08/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Blue Iguana Conservation programme has launched a Strategic Species Action Plan for the next five years, which outlines the objectives to help conserve Grand Cayman’s iconic blue iguana. Although the species has been brought back from the brink of extinction, its future remains precarious as the original threats that almost killed off this […]

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Mother and son accused of paying off witness

Mother and son accused of paying off witness

| 04/08/2021

(CNS): The prosecution opened an unusual case on Monday against a mother and son who are both charged with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice. The pair have been charged over allegations they paid off a witness in an effort to stop her from giving evidence against the son. Kurt Stevenson Carter (30) and […]

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Bank pays $5.6M in US non-prosecution deal

Bank pays $5.6M in US non-prosecution deal

| 04/08/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Butterfield Bank has reached a non-prosecution financial deal with the United States Department of Justice to put to bed a long running criminal case regarding past allegations of facilitating tax evasion in the Cayman Islands. The bank has agreed to pay US$5.6 million in taxes and forfeiture to address the allegations relating to the […]

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Cayman Regiment spends $380k on used trucks

Cayman Regiment spends $380k on used trucks

| 04/08/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Regiment said it has saved over $600,000 by purchasing used trucks and other vehicles for that will be used in various emergency situations as well as deploying the part-time soldiers. The regiment has spent $379,869 on two MAN HX60 4×4 Drop Side Cargos, a 4×4 HX60 crane truck, two Mercedes Unimog […]

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ALT holds back unvaxed staff bonuses

ALT holds back unvaxed staff bonuses

| 04/08/2021 | 248 Comments

(CNS): As implied in a previous letter last month, Cayman’s largest hardware merchant has held back bonuses for unvaccinated staff. Al Thompson had stopped short of mandating that his workers get the COVID-19 shots but tied the pay-out of a special annual bonus related to successful trading over the last 12 months to the vaccine […]

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