Archive for May 9th, 2022

COVID-19 hospital admissions in double figures

COVID-19 hospital admissions in double figures

| 09/05/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Cases of COVID-19 continued climbing over the weekend and there are now ten people in the hospital as a result of SARS-CoV-2, six of whom have been vaccinated. Over the weekend another 227 people officially reported testing positive for the coronavirus, including another 21 in the Sister Islands. There are now at least 1,427 official […]

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DoE chief receives surprise gong for tireless work

DoE chief receives surprise gong for tireless work

| 09/05/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Gina Ebanks-Petrie, the director of the Department of Environment, received the Women in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Leadership Award last month at the 2022 Island Innovation Awards for her tireless work for environmental protection. Unaware she had been nominated for this award by her DoE team, Ebanks-Petrie said the honour came as a complete […]

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Gene lab to advance treatment for local patients

Gene lab to advance treatment for local patients

| 09/05/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The opening of the Cayman Islands Molecular Biology Laboratory (CIMBL), which will undertake diagnostic genome sequencing, will advance medical treatment and patient outcomes for people in the Cayman Islands, the Health Services Authority said in a release.

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UK rep’s troubles stir up long-running status issues

UK rep’s troubles stir up long-running status issues

| 09/05/2022 | 145 Comments

(CNS): Questions surrounding Dr Tasha Ebanks-Garcia’s legal situation as a Cayman Islands Government employee in the UK have served to reignite long-running concerns over the battles Caymanians have in some circumstances with their immigration status. Ebanks-Garcia is unquestionably Caymanian, but speculation about her official status in London apparently came to light last year when she […]

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Judge finds words about developer defamatory

Judge finds words about developer defamatory

| 09/05/2022 | 43 Comments

(CNS): In the first case of its kind in the Cayman Islands, a judge has found that comments on a Facebook page posted by a Caymanian environmental scientist raising concerns about a proposed oceanfront project were defamatory to the developer.

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Migrant stream continues as seven men land on Brac

Migrant stream continues as seven men land on Brac

| 09/05/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the number of Cubans trying to leave Communist Cuba increases, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) says another seven men arrived on Cayman Brac at around 8:15 Sunday morning aboard one vessel. For reasons not stated by officials, all of the men disembarked the boat and were processed in accordance with […]

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