Archive for September 16th, 2021

Nine more GTPS kids COVID-19 positive

Nine more GTPS kids COVID-19 positive

| 16/09/2021 | 122 Comments

(CNS): In addition to news of a prison officer testing positive for COVID-19, indicating a potential third outbreak on Grand Cayman, officials have reported that nine more students at the George Town Primary School tested positive in the results collated this morning after yesterday’s testing. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee recorded a video at […]

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PWD training 33 new apprentices

PWD training 33 new apprentices

| 16/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-three young Caymanians have enrolled as Level I trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme offered by the Public Works Department (PWD). The apprentices completed orientation and started their programmes earlier this month and will be learning carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding as well as building and construction management.

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Family flew to Brac after GTPS COVID outbreak

Family flew to Brac after GTPS COVID outbreak

| 16/09/2021 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority issued a press release Thursday which implies that three people from Grand Cayman, including a child from the George Town Primary School where an outbreak of COVID-19 was revealed on Monday, flew to Cayman Brac instead of isolating at home in a suspected breach of quarantine rules. In the release, […]

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British Airways resumes weekly flight

British Airways resumes weekly flight

| 16/09/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS) The tourism ministry has confirmed that British Airways will resume its commercial regular weekly flight service between Grand Cayman and London Heathrow from Monday 27 September. The airline will operate a variable schedule three times per week based on a seasonal timetable and travel demand, flying via Nassau, Bahamas. As that country is on […]

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Beauty pageant to scale back crowd

Beauty pageant to scale back crowd

| 16/09/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Miss Cayman Islands Universe Committee has said the COVID-19 outbreak has forced them to reduce crowd numbers for the pageant on Saturday night but fans can get a refund on tickets. The beauty contest will be live-streamed on social media as the event will only provide for an indoor seated audience at the […]

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Prison officer positive for COVID-19

Prison officer positive for COVID-19

| 16/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A prison officer has tested positive for COVID-19 in what could now be a third separate case of community acquired coronavirus unconnected to the original outbreak in North Side or the George Town primary school case. Prison Director Steve Barrett told CNS that the inmates were already responding really well to the restrictions that […]

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PACT is a kinder government, says Panton

PACT is a kinder government, says Panton

| 16/09/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): In a statement to mark the United Nations International Day of Democracy on Wednesday, Premier Wayne Panton said his government was “showing itself to be kinder” but not afraid to address vested interests that may be holding the country back. He said April’s elections showed true democracy was at work in Cayman when voters […]

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Suspect arrested after George Town robbery

Suspect arrested after George Town robbery

| 16/09/2021

(CNS): Police arrested a 22-year-old George Town man on Tuesday afternoon shortly after a daylight robbery at a business on Eastern Avenue, but they are on the lookout for a second man. At around 3:40pm on 14 September police were called to an disclosed business where two masked men had entered, one brandishing a machete, […]

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Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

| 16/09/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Joseph Woods is returning to his previous job at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands as manager of operations and security, after internal conflicts with two old board members have been exacerbated and undermine his role as PACI’s chief executive officer. Woods told CNS that he hasn’t tendered his resignation at this point […]

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