Archive for February, 2022

Turner pushes kids vaccine as virus cases plummet

Turner pushes kids vaccine as virus cases plummet

| 28/02/2022 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Just 44 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 were reported to the Public Health Department over the weekend, as the official figures relating to the virus move into a rapid decline. There are now an estimated 957 active cases of the virus, and the seven-day rolling average, as of 28 February, fell to 40 cases.

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Authorities issue details on sanctioned Russians

Authorities issue details on sanctioned Russians

| 28/02/2022 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Financial Reporting Authority have issued notices to the financial services sector. These are based on directions from the UK Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and outline the latest sanctions imposed by the UK on individual wealthy Russian oligarchs.

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Climate situation now dire, IPCC reports

Climate situation now dire, IPCC reports

| 28/02/2022 | 31 Comments

(CNS): In the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published Monday, scientists are warning that any further delay in concerted global action will miss the brief, rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable future for humanity. The new report stressed the urgency of immediate and more ambitious action to address […]

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OfReg boss resigns for better offer

OfReg boss resigns for better offer

| 28/02/2022 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Malike Cummings, the chief executive officer of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), is leaving the beleaguered agency after two and a half years on the job and a catalogue of controversies, having apparently taken up a better job offer in a different jurisdiction. According to a release from OfReg, the process of […]

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Child sues government over lengthy isolation

Child sues government over lengthy isolation

| 28/02/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Eight-year-old primary student Tyler Anglin is suing the government over a breach of his human rights, having been in isolation for over three weeks as a result of continued positive COVID-19 tests, even though he was asymptomatic and health officials could not show he was contagious. In the first case of its kind in […]

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Fatal road accident in Prospect

Fatal road accident in Prospect

| 26/02/2022 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Just two months into 2022, there has been a third fatality on Cayman’s roads. According to an RCIPS report, a male driver of a black Honda died after the car collided with a fence column on Mangrove Avenue in the Prospect area around 1:30pm Saturday. No other vehicles were involved and police believe he […]

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Daily average COVID-19 caseload falls to 46

Daily average COVID-19 caseload falls to 46

| 25/02/2022 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have said that the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases up to 25 February has now fallen to just 46, and as of 24 February there were 1,169 estimated active cases in the Cayman Islands. Eight patients are currently hospitalised for COVID-related causes, six of whom are unvaccinated and one partially […]

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Phased return for cruise ships begins late March

Phased return for cruise ships begins late March

| 25/02/2022 | 123 Comments

(CNS): Cruise ships will be returning to the Cayman Islands from 21 March in what officials have said will be a phased approach, with a maximum of 40% of the previous passenger numbers for the first four weeks. In a press release issued late Friday afternoon following the cancellation of a press briefing scheduled for […]

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Couple guilty of armed Tortuga robbery

Couple guilty of armed Tortuga robbery

| 25/02/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Richard Edward Nash (27) and Kasnique Cupid (37) were found guilty on Friday of a violent robbery at the Tortuga liquor store in Governor’s Square on the evening of 7 February 2020. They were convicted of a joint enterprise following a judge-alone trial before Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop in November last year, after a mistrial […]

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Still no Privy Council decision on gay marriage case

Still no Privy Council decision on gay marriage case

| 25/02/2022 | 21 Comments

(CNS): This past Wednesday marked one year since the appeal by Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush to reinstate the chief justice’s March 2019 ruling legalising same-sex marriage was argued before the Privy Council in London, but they have still not received a decision. A judicial review last year of the governor’s move to introduce civil […]

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Census reveals 56% of workers not Caymanian

Census reveals 56% of workers not Caymanian

| 25/02/2022 | 159 Comments

(CNS): On Thursday evening the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) published the preliminary report of the 2021 Census, which revealed an estimated population of 69,656 living across 29,502 households. Just under 53% of those living here are Caymanian, and there has been an increase of around 6,300 people since 2010. The unemployment rate among local […]

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