Archive for December, 2021

Four charities receive $642K in public grants

Four charities receive $642K in public grants

| 31/12/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): On 23 December the Ministry of Social Development gave CI$642,379 to four charities in extraordinary grants to help with specific projects. The one-off payments were given to the four non-profits for needs and projects that fall outside the scope of existing funding or agreements they have with government. The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was […]

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Bars and clubs get reprieve for NYE

Bars and clubs get reprieve for NYE

| 31/12/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): After an enforced early closing time for bars and clubs over the last few weeks, government officials have revealed that they will be able to open until later on Fridays, starting with New Year’s Eve. Liquor licence holders in the category of retail bars are permitted to open until 2am on Friday nights only, […]

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‘Unsafe’ Cuban boat allowed to continue on

‘Unsafe’ Cuban boat allowed to continue on

| 31/12/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A boat with seven Cuban migrants on board that was declared “unsafe” by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) has been allowed to continue its journey, according to Customs and Border Control (CBC). The vessel reached Cayman Brac on Tuesday, but the migrants did not come ashore on that island and travelled on. The […]

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Twelfth person with COVID-19 dies

Twelfth person with COVID-19 dies

| 31/12/2021 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have confirmed that a patient who was hospitalised with COVID-19 died Thursday. No further details of the individual have been confirmed but CNS has learned the woman was unvaccinated and had been admitted to the hospital as a result of COVID-19 and not other health issues.

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Robbers, burglars and car thief keep cops busy

Robbers, burglars and car thief keep cops busy

| 30/12/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Police officers were called to the first of two commercial burglaries over the holiday weekend at around 9am Christmas Day. A Nissan Skyliner was then reported stolen on Monday, before the most serious crime over the weekend took place just after midnight Tuesday, when a man was assaulted and robbed on the street in […]

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Coastguard rescues Boxing Day boaters

Coastguard rescues Boxing Day boaters

| 30/12/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): At around 6:20pm on Sunday, 26 December, while on patrol within the North South, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) received a report from the 911 call centre of a 20ft vessel in distress in the vicinity of Duck Pond. Officers were able to contact the boat directly and were told by the occupants […]

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Two Cuban migrant boats arrive over Christmas

Two Cuban migrant boats arrive over Christmas

| 30/12/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Thirteen Cuban migrants who reached Cayman Brac on two boats this week are all now in custody on Grand Cayman. According to Customs and Border Control Service (CBC), the six migrants who arrived on the first boat on Christmas Day “were managed in accordance with COVID-19 processing protocols”. They were transported to Grand Cayman […]

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COVID cases surge but CMO may cut isolation time

COVID cases surge but CMO may cut isolation time

| 30/12/2021 | 95 Comments

(CNS): With an additional 361 new cases of COVID-19 detected over the Christmas holiday, active cases in Cayman are approaching 4,000, though hospital admissions have fallen to just four patients. Meanwhile, after the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines, Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Autilia Newton said the current isolation […]

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No guns found after cops called to Archie’s Bar

No guns found after cops called to Archie’s Bar

| 29/12/2021

(CNS): Police said that they found no firearms when they responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning reporting that a man was armed with a gun in the vicinity of Archie’s Bar, 211 Shedden Road. When officers arrived they spoke with a 37-year-old man who fit the description given to 911. […]

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Masked motorbike muggers rob restaurant patrons

Masked motorbike muggers rob restaurant patrons

| 29/12/2021

(CNS): A 23-year-old man from West Bay was arrested just before Christmas suspected of being one of two masked, armed men who robbed customers at Welly’s Cool Spot on Sound Way, George Town, on the evening of 23 December. Police said the men approached a group of patrons on a motorcycle and one of the […]

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Health insurance payment programme extended

Health insurance payment programme extended

| 29/12/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The PACT government will continue picking up the tab for the health insurance cover for thousands of Caymanian tourism and hospitality workers until the end of March, given that the return of the tourism industry remains precarious. Those applying for this latest round of the Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme (PPAP) must do […]

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