Archive for September 6th, 2021

24 positive cases of COVID emerge this weekend

24 positive cases of COVID emerge this weekend

| 06/09/2021 | 215 Comments

(CNS): Twenty-three travellers and one person quarantining with a traveller tested positive for COVID-19 in this weekend’s test results. Despite the obvious concern this will now fuel in the community, given that government is still planning to open the borders to fully vaccinated travellers in five weeks, officials said the Cayman Islands quarantine protocols have […]

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Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

| 06/09/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito and Research Control Unit Director Dr Alan Wheeler has blamed the worst mosquito problems for two decades on a number of natural factors, such as COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Grace, but not the management issues that have surrounded the MRCU over the last two years. Wheeler, who was appointed as director in July […]

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RCIPS arrest auxiliary cop

RCIPS arrest auxiliary cop

| 06/09/2021

(CNS): The police have arrested one of their own in relation to an undisclosed investigation. In a short statement Monday, the RCIPS said an auxiliary constable was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of allegedly perverting the course of justice in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation. Neither the case or the officer were identified but […]

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Police issue warning over use of knives

Police issue warning over use of knives

| 06/09/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Just “a few seconds of madness” by another man carrying a knife cost 22-year-old Michael Aaron Bush his life last Christmas Eve, Superintendent Peter Lansdown said in the wake of the conviction of Jashawn Johnson (21) last Thursday. Bush was stabbed in the chest by Johnson in a fight that was fuelled by an […]

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CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

CI$75M phase finished at JGHS

| 06/09/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The phased construction of the new John Gray High School saw the developers hand over three new parts of the campus to the Department of Education Services (DES) at the end of last month. As well as the administrative block, the buildings providing a home for the technology, vocational and and home economics classes […]

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WB man charged over child porn was not a teacher

WB man charged over child porn was not a teacher

| 06/09/2021

(CNS): Freddy Diaz (33) appeared in court last week charged with possession of child pornography. However, although he worked at the University College of the Cayman Islands in both 2018 and again earlier this year, he did not teach any of the students. UCCI has said that Diaz was employed as a staff member in […]

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Two badly injured after driver hits light pole

Two badly injured after driver hits light pole

| 06/09/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a white SUV and his male passenger were admitted to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries late Friday night after crashing into a light pole in North Side. The single-vehicle collision happened on Old Robin Road in North Side just before 11:15pm and the crash brought down the pole, which fell […]

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Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

| 06/09/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Rudy Ebanks has taken over the chairmanship of the Board of Directors for Utility Regulation and Competition (OfReg). The former chair of the beleaguered watchdog, Linford Pierson, resigned following the election. Although OfReg is widely considered a costly but failing watchdog that is not fit for purpose, Pierson blamed everyone but the regulator at […]

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Gov’t opening on basis of risk-reward balance

Gov’t opening on basis of risk-reward balance

| 06/09/2021 | 229 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that government might not hold fast to opening next month but will be making an assessment about lifting quarantine requirements based on a risk-reward basis because the future of the COVID-19 pandemic remains unpredictable. But he noted that government cannot sustain an endless closure of the tourism sector […]

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