Archive for November, 2021

John-John joins PACT after MPs lobby for his ‘talents’

John-John joins PACT after MPs lobby for his ‘talents’

| 30/11/2021 | 258 Comments

(CNS): Following two direct and very public invitations from the PACT government over the last few days to Dwayne “John-John” Seymour to join the administration, he did just that Tuesday evening. During a public meeting in his constituency of Bodden Town East he sought the approval of his voters to join the current government, crossing […]

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Daily positive COVID cases still high after 12 weeks

Daily positive COVID cases still high after 12 weeks

| 30/11/2021 | 55 Comments

(CNS): There were another 161 positive cases of COVID-19 in the community on Monday from the 716 PCR tests over the previous day, according to the results released by Public Health on Tuesday evening. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said they were no travellers among those testing positive.

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CITA: Recruitment bigger problem than COVID

CITA: Recruitment bigger problem than COVID

| 30/11/2021 | 175 Comments

(CNS): Just 24 hours after the tourism minister was standing in the Legislative Assembly making it clear to the private sector that his priority was to see far more Caymanians working in tourism and that they would not get permits while local people remained unemployed, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association was urging action on processing […]

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Census over 80% complete six weeks in

Census over 80% complete six weeks in

| 30/11/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Having passed the six weeks mark, officials from the Economics and Statistics Office say that the fieldwork part of the Census 2021 is more than 80% complete and enumerators are doing their best to get to the remaining households that have not yet been counted. But the onus is also on members of the […]

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Government partners with Dart to attract investors

Government partners with Dart to attract investors

| 30/11/2021 | 148 Comments

(CNS): The Dart Group was a prominent partner at a recent event hosted by the Cayman Islands Government Office in London for friends and associates of Cayman. Minister André Ebanks was among the representatives for InvestCayman, a new department within his Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development.

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Tourism centre planned for GT harbour front

Tourism centre planned for GT harbour front

| 30/11/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Government plans to develop a new tourism centre on a two-acre waterfront site it has acquired in George Town harbour, which will be turned into a training, entertainment and leisure centre and tourism attraction to accommodate restaurants, bars, a stage and possibly the Craft Market.

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Speaker shuts down budget debate early

Speaker shuts down budget debate early

| 30/11/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush took a hard stand with opposition member Joey Hew (GTN) on Monday night, when he ruled that he stood too late and threw the debate back to Finance Minister Chris Saunders to wrap up. Bush accused MPs of playing games, as it is common for opposition members to wait until the […]

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Fifth positive COVID-19 person dies

Fifth positive COVID-19 person dies

| 30/11/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has revealed that another person has died who was positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old, who was suffering from “multiple comorbidities”, was not in the hospital and was found unresponsive at home by family members. The unvaccinated patient was found to be positive for SARS-Cov-2 and becomes the fifth […]

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PPM accuses PACT of choosing ‘massive borrowing’

PPM accuses PACT of choosing ‘massive borrowing’

| 29/11/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the opposition took aim at the new finance minister on Monday when he delivered his response to the PACT Government’s first budget. Roy McTaggart accused the new administration of choosing “massive borrowing” over fiscal prudence and implied they were not competent enough to make the decisions needed to balance the books.

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Lawyer: Evidence in home invasion trial ‘completely false’

Lawyer: Evidence in home invasion trial ‘completely false’

| 29/11/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The attorney representing Shane Connor (44), who was convicted in September of numerous charges relating to a brutal and terrifying home invasion in 2017, argued that evidence given against Connor during the trial by the crown’s key witness, who was also convicted in the same crime, was “completely false”. During Connor’s sentencing hearing on […]

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2021 public spending $186 million over budget

2021 public spending $186 million over budget

| 29/11/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Government was supposed to have spent no more that CI$764 million over the last twelve months, but largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, public spending has soared. As of 25 November, the finance ministry was predicting that by the end of the year core government spending will have exceeded $950 million, some […]

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