Archive for October 27th, 2021

Public Health struggles to manage COVID cases

Public Health struggles to manage COVID cases

| 27/10/2021 | 271 Comments

(CNS): Government is struggling to report the daily COVID-19 cases and details because Public Health is swamped by the amount of people needing to be tested, as the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads rapidly through the community. In today’s results, which were not released until 8:20pm, 1,350 PCR tests have been conducted since the last report on […]

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Barkers hotel refused over set backs

Barkers hotel refused over set backs

| 27/10/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS) The Central Planning Authority refused permission for a 5-storey boutique hotel close to Barkers Beach in West Bay as a result of technical setback issues, according to the minutes from the CPA meeting on 29 September, which have now been published. The refusal was not based on the concerns of a formal objector, which […]

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Delays expected at A&E due to upgrade work

Delays expected at A&E due to upgrade work

| 27/10/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is urging patients not to go to Accident and Emergency unless they are experiencing a true emergency. The hospital has embarked on the next stage of its multi-phased project to expand the A&E department and improve the service. Due to the upgrade work, walk-in patients are warned of potential delays […]

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Anti-bullying policy to become part of education law

Anti-bullying policy to become part of education law

| 27/10/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government is planning to amend the Education Law to include the National Anti-bullying Policy and develop relevant regulations. In a message marking Anti-bullying Month, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said the policy, which was approved by the Education Council last November, has formed the bases for individualized policies in all government schools and around 70% […]

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Cops called out to 16 crashes over weekend

Cops called out to 16 crashes over weekend

| 27/10/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Police officers were called out to 16 road collisions over the weekend as the RCIPS relaunched its road safety campaign, Operation Quaker, focusing on nighttime speeding and DUI. Only two people were arrested for drinking and driving, while 12 speeding tickets were issued and another two dozen tickets were issued for other traffic offences. […]

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Annual bulk waste collection starts in West Bay

Annual bulk waste collection starts in West Bay

| 27/10/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The annual bulk waste collection by the Department of Environmental Health ahead of the Christmas season gets underway in West Bay next week. Large unwanted waste will be collected from the kerb Monday through Saturday, covering a different district on Grand Cayman each week until the end of the month. Residents are asked to […]

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Wanted man hands himself in

Wanted man hands himself in

| 27/10/2021

(CNS): Charles Walton III (24), who was wanted by police in connection with gun related crimes, turned himself in to the detention centre yesterday. Police said that Walton, who had been described as aggressive and dangerous, has now been arrested and remains in custody as police continue their enquiries surrounding the firearms offences he is […]

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Local sports coach legend dies at 83

Local sports coach legend dies at 83

| 27/10/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Gerald “Jerry” Harper, affectionately known to many as Coach Fatcalves, died Sunday morning at The Pines Retirement Home, and the local sports community is in mourning for the legendary coach and much loved character. Despite battling a severe varicose veins disability for many years, which eventually placed him in wheelchair, the sports icon remained […]

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