Archive for April 11th, 2022

Weekend dip in COVID pushes down daily rate

Weekend dip in COVID pushes down daily rate

| 11/04/2022 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With just 73 new cases of COVID-19 reported to officials since Friday morning, the seven-day rolling average case number fell Monday to 37 from a high last week of 44. There are still an estimated 594 active cases of the virus in the Cayman Islands. Two patients, both unvaccinated, are currently hospitalised for COVID-related causes.

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Loggerheads not ‘fooling’ around in 2022

Loggerheads not ‘fooling’ around in 2022

| 11/04/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s turtle team was delighted to discover that the report on the first day of this month of the first nest of the 2022 turtle nesting season on Grand Cayman was not an April Fools’ joke. The very early nest was reported by a couple who discovered it on 1 April […]

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Queen’s Baton on its way to Cayman Islands

Queen’s Baton on its way to Cayman Islands

| 11/04/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Commonwealth Games Association and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee will be welcoming the Queen’s Baton on Tuesday ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which open in Birmingham, England, this summer.

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Early prediction calls for nine hurricanes in 2022

Early prediction calls for nine hurricanes in 2022

| 11/04/2022 | 29 Comments

(CNS): With Caribbean and subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures warmer than normal, hurricane experts are predicting an above-average season this year with at least nine hurricanes, including four major ones, making landfall. The first prediction for this year was published Thursday, two months before hurricane season begins, and reminding everyone that regardless of the predictions […]

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Ministry finds extra $4.9M to prop up tour operators

Ministry finds extra $4.9M to prop up tour operators

| 11/04/2022 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The government is continuing to prop up tourism-related businesses until visitor numbers return to more sustainable levels, according to a release from the Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development. As well as maintaining the direct stipend payments to over 2,000 displaced workers, the ministry has found money from the current budget to keep […]

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EWA extension will reduce congestion, says premier

EWA extension will reduce congestion, says premier

| 11/04/2022 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said government is going ahead with the East-West Arterial Road extension as it will reduce traffic congestion from the Eastern Districts and this remains a top PACT priority. Despite the controversies surrounding this road, which threatens the Central Mangrove Wetlands directly from its route and indirectly as it will open […]

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Runaway teenagers found in West Bay

Runaway teenagers found in West Bay

| 11/04/2022

(CNS): Jemma Watson (15) and Jasmine Presida (13) have been found in West Bay more than a week after the girls were reported missing from the home where they are currently living in Bodden Town. Police said the girls were found by officers on Sunday morning as a result of help from the public. The […]

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Bernie’s alleged bias against fire chief backfires

Bernie’s alleged bias against fire chief backfires

| 11/04/2022 | 188 Comments

(CNS): Minister Bernie Bush has been suspended from office and lost responsibility for home affairs after infringing the Constitution and breaching the Ministerial Code of Conduct over the management of the fire service. In a press statement released early Monday, Premier Wayne Panton said that Health Minister Sabrina Turner was taking over the home affairs […]

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CBC takes on 32 new Caymanian recruits

CBC takes on 32 new Caymanian recruits

| 11/04/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following a recent successful recruitment drive in which around 500 people applied, Customs and Border Control has taken on 32 new officers in the largest recruitment class to date. All of the new recruits are Caymanian and bring varying professional backgrounds and areas of expertise, officials said.

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