Archive for September 2nd, 2021

Vaccines still stalled as Mu added to WHO list

Vaccines still stalled as Mu added to WHO list

| 02/09/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Just over 50 people got their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine over the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures, as the national vaccine programme continues to stall. Here in Cayman, 73% of the population has now had at least one dose while the fully vaccinated rate remains at 70%, just one […]

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Budget creaking under weight of COVID costs

Budget creaking under weight of COVID costs

| 02/09/2021 | 84 Comments

(CNS): Government voted an additional CI$28.4 million for managing and administrating protocols surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic for this year, including quarantine and testing costs. In addition to paying people who are out of work as a result of the closed borders and supporting small businesses, the government is spending a significant amount on the isolation […]

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Over CI$58M added to 2021 budget

Over CI$58M added to 2021 budget

| 02/09/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): More than CI$58.1 million has been added to government’s 2021 budget after a Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday. There were some very significant increases in the budget, including another $28m to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, over $8m more for scholarships and $4m to help support tourism businesses. Tropical Storm Grace also added another $6m […]

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Johnson guilty of murder in Christmas Eve stabbing

Johnson guilty of murder in Christmas Eve stabbing

| 02/09/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) was found guilty on Thursday of the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2020 at a nightclub complex in the Strand Plaza. Johnson had denied murdering Bush, claiming he had stabbed him in self-defence during an altercation outside the entertainment complex. […]

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HSA to verify vaccines for digital records

HSA to verify vaccines for digital records

| 02/09/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has issued a list of phone numbers that it is asking those in the community who were vaccinated by the authority against COVID-19 to look out for. as public health staff made need to contact people to verify certain information. The HSA is in the process of merging the […]

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