Archive for August 20th, 2021

600 homes still waiting for power

600 homes still waiting for power

| 20/08/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): CUC has now reconnected all but 600 homes in the islandwide effort to restore power to everyone in the wake of Hurricane Grace. At 4:15pm on Friday, officials confirmed that 600 of their more than 31,000 customers had still not yet been reconnected as a result of fallen trees on poles and other damage.

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442 more people apply for tourism cash

442 more people apply for tourism cash

| 20/08/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS) Following the reopening of the tourism stipend registration process, an additional 442 people have applied who had not previously received any government money since the borders closed in March 2020. The new applicants are currently being vetted as the cash is reserved for Caymanians, their spouses and permanent residents who were working in the […]

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BA adds two more flights for September

BA adds two more flights for September

| 20/08/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): British Airways has confirmed two additional flights next month following a request from the tourism minister as a result of the demand, largely from students and their parents. The two additional flights will leave London Heathrow on 1 and 15 September, returning the following days. The ministry said this doubles the number of return […]

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Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

| 20/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control said that they are worried about the “innocent appearance” of some cannabis edibles that were recently seized by officers and have released images of the ganja candies and cookies to remind residents that these are prohibited substances in the Cayman Islands.

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Just 57 new vaccines given after clinic closures

Just 57 new vaccines given after clinic closures

| 20/08/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): With the COVID-19 vaccination clinic closed most days this week, just 57 additional people have been added to the first dose vaccine tally. The clinics are closed on Mondays anyway, but Hurricane Grace scuppered the schedule for the rest of this week as well. This means that, less than three weeks from government’s target […]

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Cabinet approves bonuses for CIMA and CSX

Cabinet approves bonuses for CIMA and CSX

| 20/08/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Performance award payments to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority staff for 2020 and bonus payments to all employees at the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) for last year have been approved by the Cabinet. According to the summary of the Cabinet meeting held on 10 August, the cash payments for the employees are covered […]

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Ray appointed new education department boss

Ray appointed new education department boss

| 20/08/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Mark Ray has been appointed as the new director of the Department of Education Services (DES) after what officials said was a rigorous recruitment process. He takes up the job after working for the last seven years as DES Head of Business Services but coming on the heels of a six-month secondment to the […]

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Man arrested for rape in Windsor Park case

Man arrested for rape in Windsor Park case

| 20/08/2021

(CNS): A man has been arrested for rape in connection with a case in which a woman said she was sexually assaulted by a man who offered to give her a ride home from a Bodden Town bar where they had met. The woman had not met the man before but accepted his offer to […]

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Over 1,100 customers still without power

Over 1,100 customers still without power

| 20/08/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): CUC was still battling around thirty separate isolated outages all over Grand Cayman Friday morning, particularly in East End, one of the most impacted communities from Tropical Storm Grace, where nearly all customers are still without power. On Thursday night the government reopened the William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre in the district to help […]

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Hundreds of hatchlings released ahead of Grace

Hundreds of hatchlings released ahead of Grace

| 20/08/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Before Tropical Storm Grace hit the Cayman Islands Wednesday morning, the Department of Environment’s volunteer turtle team scoured the beaches to rescue baby turtles that had hatched but had not made it out of their nests in an effort to stop them from drowning from water inundation during the storm.

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