Archive for December 21st, 2021

44 cases of Omicron waiting confirmation

44 cases of Omicron waiting confirmation

| 21/12/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Government has said that in addition to the four confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus there are now another 44 suspected cases that are still waiting to be confirmed through genome sequencing. These probable cases have been accumulating since Thursday and are in travellers and from community spread.

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Fraudster given seat on transport board

Fraudster given seat on transport board

| 21/12/2021 | 213 Comments

(CNS): Edlin Myles, who was convicted of using his previous position on a government board to con would-be tenants of the housing trust to buy insurance from him, has been appointed to the Public Transport Board. Despite being given a six-month sentence for the significant fraud and breach of the public’s trust when he was […]

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WORC board delays related to ‘necessary’ training

WORC board delays related to ‘necessary’ training

| 21/12/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Officials at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) have said that the delays to the processing of work permits over the last few months has been due to the need to train the new board members. According to the CITA president and Ritz general manager, Marc Langevin, work permits in the hospitality sector are not […]

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Activists clear 7 tonnes of beach rubbish in 2021

Activists clear 7 tonnes of beach rubbish in 2021

| 21/12/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers who took part throughout 2021 in regular weekend beach clean-ups cleared over seven tonnes of rubbish, most of it plastics, from local beaches across the Cayman Islands. The activists also revealed that 2021 marked a significant increase in plastic waste on our beaches, up more than 30% from 2019.

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Suspected Omicron cases steadily increasing

Suspected Omicron cases steadily increasing

| 21/12/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): In a limited release about the current situation in the Cayman Islands relating to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the emergence of the very contagiou Omicron variant, health officials have implied that there are now around 35 people infected with this new strain but only four cases have been confirmed.

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