Archive for September, 2021

Burglar assaults victim during break-in

Burglar assaults victim during break-in

| 30/09/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): A North Side man was injured in his home in the early hours of Thursday morning after he discovered a burglar had broken into his house in Frank Sound Road. At around 3am the occupants awoke to find to find an unknown man in their home. A struggle followed in which the male resident […]

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Man arrested in West Bay shooting

Man arrested in West Bay shooting

| 30/09/2021

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from West Bay is currently in police custody after his arrest in the district and two operations at addresses linked to him were carried out Thursday. The man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder on 10 September of another West Bay man, who was shot in the backside […]

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Mangrove protection still limited by laws

Mangrove protection still limited by laws

| 30/09/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Mangroves are still disappearing under the bulldozer, even after the National Conservation Council (NCC) adopted a Species Conservation Plan for Mangroves, because this protection is limited by the parameters of the conservation and planning laws, which do not prevent owners from developing their land in accordance with the planning laws.

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Three more COVID cases from school outbreaks

Three more COVID cases from school outbreaks

| 30/09/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): In the latest results released Thursday by Public Health officials in relation to the two school COVID-19 community transmissions, three more cases have been identified: another Year 6 student at Prospect Primary and one child and one adult connected to the George Town Primary School outbreak, who both tested positive during the exit testing […]

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Cruise sector efforts at relaunch under threat

Cruise sector efforts at relaunch under threat

| 30/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The Crystal Symphony has become the latest cruise ship to be quarantined in port after six passengers on the ship tested positive for COVID-19. The ship was quarantines while docked in Bermuda, where 72 deaths have so far been attributed to COVID and there are currently just under 1,500 active cases among its population.

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CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

CIG to seed fund for climate change projects

| 30/09/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is pledging US$25 million to establish the Commonwealth Climate Growth Fund, an investment vehicle that will be domiciled in this jurisdiction and provide money for green private sector enterprises as part of the battle against climate change around the world. Investment Minister André Ebanks explained that not only will Cayman […]

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More Prospect kids have COVID but school to reopen

More Prospect kids have COVID but school to reopen

| 29/09/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Several more students from Prospect Primary School have tested positive for COVID-19 but officials said the school will still reopen Thursday. It appears there are now six cases of the coronavirus related to the school, all connected to the same class, but Public Health officials are giving out only limited information regarding the latest […]

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Connor found guilty in home invasion case

Connor found guilty in home invasion case

| 29/09/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Shane Connor (44) from George Town has been convicted in connection with a home robbery, aggravated burglary and a number of other related crimes that took place more than four years ago. It took a jury of four women and two men four hours on Wednesday to decide that Connor was the third man, […]

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Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

Fitness centres warned to protect COVID data

| 29/09/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Gyms, sports clubs and fitness centres have been warned by the ombudsman that they must follow data protection legislation when they check that their clients have either been fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to enter their facilities as part of the new COVID-19 rules. The new regulations do not require these […]

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CUC justifies bills against regional prices

CUC justifies bills against regional prices

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): CUC bills in Grand Cayman may be painfully high for some customers but the company has said that it’s even worse in other countries in this region. A recent survey carried out by the umbrella body for the regional utilities, the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), shows that CUC’s rates are “very competitive”, […]

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New welfare law will mandate need to work

New welfare law will mandate need to work

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A government policy maker has indicated that when the new law dealing with financial support for those in need finally reaches Parliament next year, it will include a mandatory requirement for able bodied people to enter the workforce and find a job. At a Public Accounts Committee hearing last week, the former and current […]

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