Archive for September 15th, 2021

Seven more GTPS kids positive for COVID

Seven more GTPS kids positive for COVID

| 15/09/2021 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Contact tracing and testing continued Wednesday in relation to a case of community transmission of COVID-19 at the George Town Primary School, where another seven students tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to eight. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that all the children were asymptomatic except for the first child diagnosed, […]

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Opposition calls for COVID council

Opposition calls for COVID council

| 15/09/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has called on the government to form a National COVID-19 Emergency Council of all elected members, saying the opposition stood ready to help and had considerable experience dealing with the pandemic. In a letter to Premier Wayne Panton yesterday afternoon, McTaggart called on him to implement various measures that PACT […]

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Face masks duty-free until next year

Face masks duty-free until next year

| 15/09/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet approved a 100% waiver of import duty until June next year on imported facial masks, hand sanitizers and surgical gloves following its weekly meeting last week. The waiver comes just as the government is about to reintroduce mask mandates indoors in regulations expected to be rolled out later this week, which was confirmed […]

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CITA accuses PACT of stealing tourism hope

CITA accuses PACT of stealing tourism hope

| 15/09/2021 | 218 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has said its members are “dismayed” by the announcement of the indefinite pause in the reopening plan and continued closure of the borders. Following the announcement yesterday that there will be no lifting of quarantine measures until the end of the year, the body representing private sector businesses […]

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East End clinic worker COVID positive as cases climb

East End clinic worker COVID positive as cases climb

| 15/09/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): One staff member at the Health Services Authority’s East End Health Centre has tested positive for COVID-19, which was discovered through contact tracing. The clinic was closed Wednesday morning and is expected to reopen today at 1pm after deep cleaning and the reassignment of staff.

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DoE urges rethink of oceanfront setbacks

DoE urges rethink of oceanfront setbacks

| 15/09/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has said the current blanket approach to planning applications to build on the oceanfront needs to be reconsidered because it is not climate resilient. The experts said the current high water mark setback rules are based purely on beach or ironshore and take no account of the variety of coastlines […]

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