Archive for November 25th, 2021

140 more people positive for COVID in latest results

140 more people positive for COVID in latest results

| 25/11/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): The daily number of new positive cases remains high after another 140 people from a batch of 934 PCR tests were found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 yesterday. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that as at 8am on Thursday, 25 November, 138 more people in the community and two travellers tested positive. […]

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CAL returning to Cuba next week

CAL returning to Cuba next week

| 25/11/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has been given approval from the Cuban Government to resume its commercial service to Havana next week after more than 20 months. The regular route was stopped when the borders were closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite efforts to introduce a regular repatriation flight and then resume […]

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Missing boat returns to Little Cayman

Missing boat returns to Little Cayman

| 25/11/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS) UPDATE Friday 10:43am: The RCIPS has now confirmed that the vessel and crew that were reported to be in distress Thursday morning are safe. A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday when the boat could not be located. However, police have now confirmed that it ran aground on the reef near the Hungry […]

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Lawyer: HMP Northward a ‘scary place right now’

Lawyer: HMP Northward a ‘scary place right now’

| 25/11/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A defence attorney told a judge that HMP Northward is a “scary place right now”, given the pandemic, which is spreading through the prison and raising tensions among inmates, who are barely permitted to leave their cells, not allowed visitors and unable to take part in any of the usual activities, such as going […]

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Cops taser unruly passenger at traffic stop

Cops taser unruly passenger at traffic stop

| 25/11/2021

(CNS): A 21-year-old man was tasered by police at a traffic checkpoint in Bodden Town Monday night while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car pulled over by the officers. The man has been arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing police, resisting arrest, and assaulting police. According to the RCIPS, the man was […]

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Cabinet approves extension to pension holiday

Cabinet approves extension to pension holiday

| 25/11/2021 | 69 Comments

(CNS): The suspension of the mandatory requirement for employers and workers in the private sector to pay into a pension scheme has been extended again. In a press release from government on Wednesday, officials said that, in accordance with the National Pensions (Amendment) Act 2020, a Cabinet Order has extended the national pension holiday for […]

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Suspect burglar and fugitive both land in court

Suspect burglar and fugitive both land in court

| 25/11/2021

(CNS): A George Town man was due in court Wednesday to answer burglary charges following his arrest at the weekend in relation to a break-in at a home on the West Bay Road. The 28-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home on 21 November and making off with electronics and a quantity of […]

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Murder charges dropped in Vic’s Bar killing

Murder charges dropped in Vic’s Bar killing

| 25/11/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): All of the charges against Ezekiel Nelson Carter (36) in relation to the murder of Wayne McLean at Vic’s Bar in July and the attempted murder of five other people have been dropped. On Thursday morning, prosecutor Greg Walcom appeared in Grand Court on behalf of the crown and revealed that, in light of new […]

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Coast guard reels in suspect cocaine smugglers

Coast guard reels in suspect cocaine smugglers

| 25/11/2021

(CNS): Two unidentified men from Bodden Town have been remanded in custody after being charged with trafficking cocaine. One of the pair has also been charged with the possession of ammunition. The men, aged 30 and 31, were arrested by officers from the Cayman Islands Coast Guard on Sunday night following an interdiction at sea […]

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