Archive for December 13th, 2021

Landowners warned to clear beach access

Landowners warned to clear beach access

| 13/12/2021 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Woody DaCosta, the new chair of the Public Lands Commission and a long time vocal advocate for retaining access to local beaches, has told CNS that he means business when it comes to addressing any impediments “to meaningful access to the beach”.

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Shoppers should now see impact of duty cuts

Shoppers should now see impact of duty cuts

| 13/12/2021 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The waiver of import duty on essential products for children, women and adults with medical conditions, including baby food and diabetic supplies, should now begin to impact prices on the shelves. The PACT Government’s decision to cut the 22% duty on a number of items came into effect more than two weeks ago, on […]

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COVID-19 case rate numbers still falling

COVID-19 case rate numbers still falling

| 13/12/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): There was good news from Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee in his daily report on Monday, which revealed that there were just 85 positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend, all coming from the community. Public Health officials carried out 2,128 PCR tests over the three days between 8am on Friday and 8am Monday, […]

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1,050 people in need get extra Christmas payment

1,050 people in need get extra Christmas payment

| 13/12/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development confirmed Monday that all recipients of Permanent Financial Assistance will receive an additional $150 with their standard financial assistance distribution for this month, which will be included with the Needs Assessment Unit’s December 2021 distribution.

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POF activists step up call for plastic ban

POF activists step up call for plastic ban

| 13/12/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The two tonnes of plastic trash that volunteers picked up from Grand Cayman’s shoreline for World Cleanup Day in September represents the total amount of plastic the island consumes in just over four minutes, according to activists from Protect our Future. This finding has prompted the young environmentalists to start another campaign to urge […]

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Omicron fuels new rules on COVID testing

Omicron fuels new rules on COVID testing

| 13/12/2021 | 120 Comments

(CNS): Government has published new regulations that take effect on Friday, 17 December, which reduce the COVID-19 testing window for arriving passengers and people travelling to the Sister Islands. Travellers must now present a negative test result for COVID-19 that is no more than 24 hours old before boarding a plane where a transit or […]

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Connor gets 12 years for terrifying home invasion

Connor gets 12 years for terrifying home invasion

| 13/12/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Shane Connor (44) was sentenced to twelve years in prison on Friday for his part in a crime spree that culminated in a home invasion and robbery at a Prospect house in the early morning hours of 17 June 2017. Justice Dale Palmer took the view that Connor was not the real aggressor in […]

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