Archive for October 20th, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases climb to 235

Active COVID-19 cases climb to 235

| 20/10/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): There were 24 new positive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases of the virus to a new high of 235. From 926 tests carried out over the last day, nine positive cases were in travellers exiting quarantine and fifteen were new community case, including three children. There are now […]

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Cops hunt dangerous suspect gunman

Cops hunt dangerous suspect gunman

| 20/10/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is asking the public to help track down a wanted man who is described as armed and dangerous. Police are looking for Charles Leonard Walton III (24), who was last known to be living in Prospect. He is wanted by the police for firearms offences and is known to be aggressive. Members […]

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Still no route for Canadian mail from Cayman

Still no route for Canadian mail from Cayman

| 20/10/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): People wanting to mail cards and gifts to Canada this Christmas may be disappointed for the second year in a row because, despite efforts, the Cayman Islands Postal Service has still not been able to secure a postal route to the country. Mail going out to Canada has been suspended since the borders closed […]

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Cabinet makes home COVID-19 tests duty free

Cabinet makes home COVID-19 tests duty free

| 20/10/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The government has waived the import duty on all approved COVID-19 home testing kits. According to the notes released from the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, 12 October, this applies to the brands of lateral flow tests that have been approved by the Health Service Authority or the chief medical officer. This means that […]

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Hot mess over hot mix in North Side

Hot mess over hot mix in North Side

| 20/10/2021 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The former MLA for North Side is raising the alarm over what he said is the illegal paving of roads and driveways in the district that has also seen private land unlawfully acquired by the National Roads Authority and the possible misuse of public cash. Ezzard Miller told CNS that he was concerned when […]

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Secret beach access case coming to light

Secret beach access case coming to light

| 20/10/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): A long running legal case involving a dispute over public beach access rights on land owed by the Dart Group that has been heard behind closed doors up until now is emerging into the light after the courts ruled that the case should no longer be ex parte. Cayman Shores, which was behind the […]

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McTaggart implies PACT can’t handle reopening

McTaggart implies PACT can’t handle reopening

| 20/10/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart has called on government to explain to the public how it will manage both the increased risk from the spread of COVID-19 and the fallout from the number of people that will be isolating after the country reopens to guests. Refuting the allegation that the Progressives are playing politics with […]

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Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO

Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO

| 20/10/2021 | 93 Comments

(CNS): The lives of more than 40, mostly same-sex couples and their children will be “severely disrupted” if a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional power to push through the Civil Partnership Law was to succeed and as a result they need to be heard, a lawyer argued Tuesday.

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Booster shot access expands as COVID cases mount

Booster shot access expands as COVID cases mount

| 20/10/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): With the Delta variant of COVID-19 behind the increasing community spread in Grand Cayman, which is now well beyond the confines of the school system, the Health Services Authority is inviting the over 50s to get their booster shot if they need it. While the vaccine still protects against the worst effects of the […]

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