Archive for January 6th, 2022

Another major leap in Omicron cases reported

Another major leap in Omicron cases reported

| 06/01/2022 | 131 Comments

(CNS): There were 466 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 reported on Thursday evening, as the Omicron variant is causing another surge in COVID-19 infections. From the latest positive cases, 41 were in travellers and the rest were due to community transmission, including ten new cases in the Sister Islands.

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Air Canada cancels rest of winter flights to Caribbean

Air Canada cancels rest of winter flights to Caribbean

| 06/01/2022 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Air Canada is suspending more than a dozen routes to the Caribbean, including to the Cayman Islands, following new regulations in response to the surge in the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Canada. According to a travel advisory from the airline, the “sun destination” flights will stop from 24 January until 30 April.

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CUC office closed as staff in COVID isolation

CUC office closed as staff in COVID isolation

| 06/01/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The number of staff members isolating as a result of the spread of COVID-19 has forced CUC to temporarily close its customer service office to the public. CUC said Thursday that its North Sound office will remain close until 17 January “due to increase in the number of customer service agents who are currently […]

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Activists call for hate crime legislation

Activists call for hate crime legislation

| 06/01/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Noel Cayasso-Smith, the founder of the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation, is calling on legislators to introduce hate crime legislation, not just to protect members of the community his organisation represents but all vulnerable groups who could be targeted because of who they are.

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Officials silent over plight of protesting woman

Officials silent over plight of protesting woman

| 06/01/2022 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Concerns are mounting over a woman suffering mental health issues who has been protesting for months about what she believes is her mistreatment at the hands of local psychiatrists. However, officials have remained silent on how they intend to deal with her increasingly lewd public performances outside the Government Administration Building.

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Early morning road crash claims first life of 2022

Early morning road crash claims first life of 2022

| 06/01/2022 | 102 Comments

(CNS): One man is dead and a woman is seriously injured following a single-vehicle collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway this morning. The smash happened around 1:00am at the Cost-U-Less roundabout. A white sedan travelling north came off the road and slammed into the concrete sculpture on the roundabout circle.

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Septuagenarian arrested for assault

Septuagenarian arrested for assault

| 06/01/2022

(CNS): A 72-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on Tuesday evening following a drunken brawl on Shedden Road just before 5:30pm. Police were called to a report of an assault at the location where there was an altercation between two men. One of them struck the other with a beer bottle, causing multiple wounds […]

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