Archive for January 11th, 2022

Two more people die as a result of COVID-19

Two more people die as a result of COVID-19

| 11/01/2022 | 126 Comments

(CNS): Officials have confirmed that two people have died of COVID-19 related causes over the last 24 hours in Cayman. CNS understands that one of the two victims was an unvaccinated elderly woman from Cayman Brac who was admitted to the George Town hospital a few days ago. But officials have not revealed any details […]

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Christmas Eve killer to serve 24-year life term

Christmas Eve killer to serve 24-year life term

| 11/01/2022 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) will serve a minimum of 24 years in jail before he is eligible for parole for the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2020 at a nightclub complex in The Strand plaza. Johnson, who was just 19 when he stabbed and […]

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Police hunt smugglers after finding major ganja haul

Police hunt smugglers after finding major ganja haul

| 11/01/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is looking for members of a smuggling gang after they recovered an undisclosed quantity of ganja, described only as “large”, in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, last weekend. The police said they were unable to reveal the weight at this stage in the investigation, which began in the early morning hours of Saturday […]

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Quarantine rules relaxed for vaxed Omicron cases

Quarantine rules relaxed for vaxed Omicron cases

| 11/01/2022 | 93 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have announced a relaxation in quarantine and isolation requirements for those testing positive for the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. As this variant becomes the dominant strain in the Cayman Islands, the rules have reverted to those in place before it emerged. With immediate effect, people who are positive with any strain […]

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UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

UK organised crime expert gets DPP job

| 11/01/2022 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Simon Davis, a UK barrister based in Birmingham, has been appointed as the director of public prosecutions (DPP) on a three year contract from 1 March 2022. Davis is not a QC but officials said he will come to the Cayman Islands “with significant prosecutorial, leadership and management experience”. Davis has a history of […]

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Oceans heat up as 2021 lands in top 5 hottest years

Oceans heat up as 2021 lands in top 5 hottest years

| 11/01/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The year 2021 was the world’s fifth hottest on record, with greenhouse gases surging and oceans warming to new highs and for some countries it was the hottest on record, scientists from NOAA in the US, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service and university researchers have reported. The US saw its fourth hottest year […]

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Over 600 more people infected with COVID-19

Over 600 more people infected with COVID-19

| 11/01/2022 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The number of people admitted to hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased to seven over the weekend but Public Health officials have not stated whether or not these admissions were because of the coronavirus or for other reasons. But with more than 600 new cases reported this weekend and over 4.8% of […]

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