Archive for November 11th, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases rise to 2,661

Active COVID-19 cases rise to 2,661

| 11/11/2021 | 177 Comments

(CNS): In an effort to improve data reporting after a few weeks of struggling to keep up with the sudden surge in community transmission, Public Health released new pandemic statistics Thursday evening reflecting that day’s 1,098 PCR test results, which showed 186 new cases of COVID-19. As of 8am Thursday, there were 2,661 active cases […]

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CMO deflects from high COVID cases to low admissions

CMO deflects from high COVID cases to low admissions

| 11/11/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee sought to deflect attention from the very high number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded Wednesday toward the low hospital admissions, as he presented the updated figures in a video on Thursday. The CMO said that just 27% of the beds that could be set aside for COVID patients […]

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325 more cases of COVID-19 reported over 24 hours

325 more cases of COVID-19 reported over 24 hours

| 11/11/2021 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Between 8am Tuesday and 8am Wednesday, the highest daily tally of positive COVID-19 tests were recorded, when another 325 cases were confirmed by Public Health from a batch of 1,413 PCR tests, 320 of which were community transmissions. As of yesterday morning, there were 2,485 active cases across all three islands, including 80 cases […]

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Elvis arrested for threats on viral Facebook video

Elvis arrested for threats on viral Facebook video

| 11/11/2021

(CMR): Elvis McKeever (63), who ran for office in Cayman Brac East in the 2021 General Elections, was arrested Wednesday on Cayman Brac by detectives for allegedly making threats of violence on a live stream video on social media, where he insulted a number of authority figures during one of his regular posts. But during […]

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Education ministry spends $195k on reusable masks

Education ministry spends $195k on reusable masks

| 11/11/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education has purchased 44,000 reusable masks, branded with the Department of Education Services (DES) logo, for around CI$195,000 to hand out to students and teachers in government schools. The education system continues to be hit hard by the pandemic, including the University College of the Cayman Islands, which closed this week […]

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CAL returning to Big Apple in time for Christmas

CAL returning to Big Apple in time for Christmas

| 11/11/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways is relaunching its Grand Cayman to New York route in December, just in time for the Christmas Holidays. The first flight back to the Big Apple since March 2020 will depart from Owen Roberts International Airport on 16 December. The resumption of the National Airline’s popular New York route will see four […]

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LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

LC over-water bungalows ‘unacceptable’ says DoE

| 11/11/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A proposal to build over-water bungalows in a marine park on Little Cayman at Kingston Bight is “fundamentally unacceptable”, the Department of Environment has said in a technical review submitted to Cabinet regarding a coastal works licence application by Peppercorn Investments. In the report the DoE urged Cabinet to refuse permission because of the […]

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Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

| 11/11/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Sir Geoffrey Cox QC, a member of the British Parliament, is coming in for some serious criticism in the UK over legal work he has been doing in the overseas territories. Cox, the MP for Torridge and West Devon and a former attorney general for England and Wales, successfully represented Speaker McKeeva Bush in […]

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