Archive for August 30th, 2021

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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Airport justifies pick-up and drop-off changes

Airport justifies pick-up and drop-off changes

| 30/08/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Following the widespread public backlash over the new traffic flow at the airports, which started Monday, bringing an end to kerbside drop-off and pick-up for private vehicles, officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) have said the changes are due to security reasons. Only authorised public transport will be permitted to pull up […]

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Island-wide clean-up planned for World Cleanup Day

Island-wide clean-up planned for World Cleanup Day

| 30/08/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Plastic Free Cayman is coordinating an island-wide clean-up next month to mark World Cleanup Day and to address the build-up of plastic around our shoreline after the two recent tropical storms. The event will take place on Saturday 18 September at eight different locations and the organisation is encouraging people to join in the event.

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Premier hires civil engineer and media expert

Premier hires civil engineer and media expert

| 30/08/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS) Premier Wayne Panton has hired Dr Celine Manoosingh as his special advisor in relation to sustainability and climate change and Nickolas DaCosta as his content and communications coordinator, officials have announced. Both of the senior positions are new jobs at the premier’s office but cover priority areas for the PACT Government, according to a […]

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Reopening spells return of masks, social distancing

Reopening spells return of masks, social distancing

| 30/08/2021 | 290 Comments

(CNS): When the Cayman Islands’ borders reopen to vaccinated visitors who will not be required to isolate, residents can expect to see a return of mask mandates, social distancing protocols and a reduction in the permitted size of groups both inside and outside. Government ministers have said that as the risk of community transmission of […]

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Multiple isolation breaches raise risk of COVID spread

Multiple isolation breaches raise risk of COVID spread

| 30/08/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): There have been an undisclosed number of COVID-19 isolation breaches of protocol over the last two weeks by travellers quarantining at home or private residences, according to Travel Cayman. These breaches involved those isolating engaging with members of the public and exchanging items. All of these reported breaches have been reported to the Royal […]

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