Archive for October 6th, 2021

Red Bay latest school to catch COVID

Red Bay latest school to catch COVID

| 06/10/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Another eight students tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, including the first from Red Bay Primary. The rest of the cases were students at John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools. Another adult in the community also tested positive but public health officials did not say what connection, if any, this adult had to the […]

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Governor backs work permit vaccine mandate

Governor backs work permit vaccine mandate

| 06/10/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has offered his support for the bills that will see work permit holders required to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want to keep working in Cayman or take up a new position here. In a statement released by his office Wednesday, Roper said he was aware that the issue was […]

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Rapid home COVID tests cleared for use

Rapid home COVID tests cleared for use

| 06/10/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee “has endorsed lateral flow tests for fast identification of positive cases” of COVID-19, according to a press release from government Wednesday. Three lateral flow tests have been initially identified for use by the HSA and guidance for purchasing the tests has been issued ahead of regulations that will […]

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Coastguard’s independence set in law

Coastguard’s independence set in law

| 06/10/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The independence of the Cayman Islands Coast Guard has now been formalised after the legislation to create the country’s newest law enforcement and rescue agency passed through Parliament with full support on both sides of the House. The debate on the bill was sandwiched between legislation for the work permit vaccine mandate, so the […]

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WP vaccine mandate passes with no PPM votes

WP vaccine mandate passes with no PPM votes

| 06/10/2021 | 137 Comments

(CNS): Government has passed the necessary bills required to mandate vaccinations for work permit holders without any support from the opposition PPM members. The vote fell straight down political lines, with all members of PACT supporting the additional condition on foreign workers and the opposition voting against, following the PPM’s new found skepticism about the […]

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Census going ahead but more workers needed

Census going ahead but more workers needed

| 06/10/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office is looking for 40 more census enumerators to work on Grand Cayman. Despite the community spread of the virus, the ESO is still going ahead with the national count, which was put off from last year. The work is for up to eight weeks and requires the counters to […]

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