Archive for September 21st, 2021

Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

| 21/09/2021 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Michael Gibbs, president of the Chamber of Commerce, has asked government to reconsider its decision to halt the reopening plan and open sooner than currently proposed. The association representing the private sector organised a meeting with government leaders last week to express the views of the Chamber members and concerns around the status of […]

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Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

| 21/09/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has begun a COVID-19 “soft start” booster shot vaccination programme by inviting the most vulnerable members of the community who are severely at risk and completed the double-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago to get this third jab. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said […]

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Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

| 21/09/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean is the latest former minister to land a board chairmanship as the PACT government continues to appoint members for the various public authority boards. McLean, the new chair of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was the health minister in the 2001-2005 UDP administration but lost his Bodden Town seat in […]

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Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

| 21/09/2021 | 146 Comments

(CNS): An unvaccinated employee at the Doctors Hospital was one of three people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest results from Public Health. All three were community transmissions. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Tuesday that this person was a secondary contact of one of the people involved in the first community […]

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Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

| 21/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, who became the face of the government’s COVID-19 navigation strategy, will be leaving by the end of the year, a few months ahead of the end of his contract, officials have confirmed. Dr Lee became a national hero to some during the lockdown as a result of his […]

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Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

| 21/09/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Experts at the Department of Environment who focus on Cayman’s unique and rare birds and reptiles are increasingly concerned about the danger posed to many species across all three islands from feral cats. The threat to the endemic rock iguana on Little Cayman has been well documented but these animals are also a critical […]

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