COVID-19 travel regulations to run another month

| 27/05/2022 | 123 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has now extended the Control of Covid-19 (Travel) (No. 2) Regulations until the end of June, officials said Thursday evening. This brings them into line with the management regulations, which were also extended until the end of June last month. The extension of the rules surrounding travel means that unvaccinated adult tourists with no connections to the island are still prohibited and all travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours before arrival.

See the government notice here.


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  1. Rick says:

    I just wanna go to fosters without a mask

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Complacency is the opposite of vigilance. While many of us disagree with the over the top approach and very selective application of domestic public health policy, Covid is not over, and we each will need to apply best logic and decisions. Hopefully reasonable citizens will factor the growing statistics that 20% experience lingering or lasting complaints, with material healthcare costs and capacity strain that shouldn’t be dismissed. Being mindful of the needs of others is becoming a forgotten character trait. It is possible to live normally while being mindful.

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    • Tubs says:

      You are going to get covid. Vigilance is Joe pointless.

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    • Anonymous says:

      @8:01:
      Shhhh! You must not mention the statistical certainty that Long Covid exists in the Cayman Islands! Nor should you express that Covid can cause symptoms that last or recur long after the acute phase of the infection has passed. You should never mention that Long Covid can affect one or more of just about every organ system in the body. You must not say that Long Covid may cause permanent damage, and can be more severe than the original infection. You should avoid expressing the fact that responsible countries like the USA and UK have recognised the existence of Long Covid. Try not to tell people that the UK has allocated million$ to address post-Covid sequelae. You must avoid saying any of these things…UNLESS you want to wake people out of their complacent slumber and make our government face the issue of Long Covid. God forbid that you should wake people out of their comas! God forbid that you should want our Government to take responsible action!
      If you want to gain first-hand experience regarding what our government thinks about the issue of Long Covid, I offer…
      The Long Covid Challenge: Next time you speak with any PACT member or health official ask them what they are doing to address the issue of Long Covid in the Cayman Islands. Better yet, also bring it up at the next public PACT-sponsored meeting. You might want to ask them: a) if they are aware of how many cases of suspected Long Covid we have had in the Cayman Islands; b) if they have any idea of what percentage of Covid cases result in the patient having continued symptoms, or developing newly occurring symptoms after recovery; c) if they have any idea of what future case projections are for Long Covid; d) if they have any figures relating to the economic impacts of Long Covid in the Cayman Islands.
      Then come back to CNS and in the comment section on a Covid-related article here, let us know the responses they give. You see, our Government has, what is thus far a very effective and ingenious Long Covid policy. Its effectiveness is evidenced by the fact that there are currently no official reports of any cases of Long Covid in these Islands. Their policy is that Long Covid cannot exist if you simply refuse to admit it exists. The brilliant Panton-PACTless coven and their minions have it all figured out! How amazing!

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  3. Barbara says:

    The required negative Covid test for those fully vaxed 24 hours prior to arrival in Cayman is now simply stupid and a huge deterrent for anyone wanting to be a stay over vacationer there. This is especially mind boggling and insulting when cruisers who have likely been more exposed to more people and other destinations prior to arrival on GC can enter without that mandate. Cayman rules for admission simply no longer make any sense and are huge disincentives for those who are otherwise willing to spend significant amounts there on a stay over vacation this summer.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    For those of you who wants to travel to the US, the vaxx certificate and test is only for the Cayman Islands. Here in the US they don’t ask you for it because it’s illegal to ask any persons for proof. The cayman government is a joke.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Why dont they scrap the quarantining and let the unvaccinated do the 2 days,5 days and 10 days LFT’s?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why? let them suffer some more.They were the ones that held us hostage here by not getting vaccinated.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Shut down Travel Cayman. It is pointless to have now. It was not meant to run on indefinitely.
    Waste of taxpayers money at this point.

    Elio will have to find a job somewhere else.

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  7. Tell Me Why says:

    With omicron so infectious, (so that zero covid is unachievable), and so much less dangerous than the 2020/2021 variants, especially taking vaccines into account, (so that the policy reasons to restrict travel are lessened, since health care will not be overwhelmed) and with covid endemic and prevalent in high numbers in Cayman (so it is a case of when you will get it not if you will get it), exactly what do travel restrictions achieve, especially when people are travelling from countries with equivalent or lower infection rates?

    Seriously, CIG/CMO what is the reason for this extension?

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Stop the quarantine for unvaccinated travelers!

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    • Anonymous says:

      I see no valid reason anybody should have to quarantine if they provide a negative Coviid-19 lab test taken a day prior to arrival. Tourist or Caymanian. Pure nonsense.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No, they are the ones that should be quarantined. The rest of us (jabbed) should be free to walk, shop and move around. The educated are being held hostage by the uneducated.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Whilst I think we are long past restrictions, your suggestion thatt they should be continued to be employed but only against the unvaccinated has no logic to it. The disease is capable of being spread by the vaccinated. The consequences for the vaccinated are less, sure, as are the demands on the public health system, but the simple reality is that vaccinated or not you can catch it and you can spread it. Get rid of the restrictions because they are not going to do anything to reduce the spread unless they move back to forcing everyone to isolate except for limited excursions to the shops. But to lock down the unvaccinated will achieve nothing other than a petty feeling of revenge for the time when the vaccinated were subject to more serious restrictions because some people weren’t vaccinated – back before Omnicron when the vaccinated were highly unlikely to catch the disease. And the consequences were far more severe. Now – as the CMO herself pointed out – the economic, social and mental health challenges of continuing restrictions are more significant than the public health consequences.

    • Anonymous says:

      The CIG has had to pander to the least educated, least informed, least knowledgeable electorate. So they have to ‘dumb down’ their efforts to protect knuckleheads who are ignorant.

      Continued testing? They are trying to protect idiots. You want to stop this nonsense, elect Ministers that are more ethical for the majority vs the ‘paid off’ electors. Cayman can do better.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    So much for the CMOS hints of a change – same same. Guess she was overruled by the government for whatever reason. But they are following the science 😉

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    • Anonymous says:

      We need every traveler tested for Monkey Pox, AIDS and Ebola too as bringing in all these third world people is bringing in diseases.

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      • Anonymous says:

        We already require TB, syphilis and AIDS tests from work permit holders.

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        • Unhappy Caymanian says:

          Don’t forget that if you’re Caymanian you can contract all of these diseases and more, bring them with you to Cayman, and come and go from Cayman as you please.

          These screened, nasty outsiders coming to Cayman are such a problem.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You know there’s plenty of local people living with AIDS?

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      • Anonymous says:

        How about an IQ test for our Ministers? That seems more appropriate as the damage they do will last many, many years if not generations.

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        • Anonymous says:

          @8:27:
          An IQ test for voters would be more appropriate.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I amend my comment at 8:27 – you are spot on correct to include both. We share a sarcastic opinion, but the thought is valid. Our ‘bag of rocks’ electorate are voting for the least harmful ‘bag of rocks’ candidates. Hence perpetual disappointment as our Clown Ministers bring the circus to town.

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        • Unhappy Caymanian says:

          LIOL

          This is the funniest comment ever on this website.

          Ace!

          I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

          Thank you!

      • Anonymous says:

        Then maybe every local a tourist comes in contact with should be tested for those as well.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You are stupid! (I’m being nice).

  10. Anonymous says:

    Referendums are expensive and take time, but can I offer a proxy?

    Cayman has a 35.8% first booster rate and a 1% second booster rate. Translation: people have moved on from random masking and the silly Foster’s hand spraying.

    Writing this from our 250-person accounting firm, where NO ONE wears or has worn a mask in office, and NO ONE is worried or cares.

    End Travel Cayman, end any residual mask requirements (which I see are mainly worn on the chin….).

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  11. Anonymous says:

    With all of the mixed messages from Public Health and the political arm of government nobody knows if they are coming or going. This whole thing is being treated like a joke by the above-mentioned entities/groups.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    drop the vaccination requirement.
    drop the negative test requirement.
    let’s get back to pre-covid travel.
    we do not test everyone for the flu, chicken pox, meningitis, etc. and covid is no worse than these and a plethora of other communicable diseases.

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    • anonymous says:

      True!
      Time to sell our property. If they dont want us, then we dont want them!
      Own property and cant come to check on it because we havent had the “shot”? Morons!
      Everyone sell and leave Cayman, that would fix them.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Lolz… you go ahead and sell, you won’t be missed, although you’ll make plenty of profit on your sale.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes please sell it and pull out so some locals can finally get something when they market inevitably crashes

        Sure show us please

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      • Anonymous says:

        But you can come if you own property. You just have to do 7 days in quarantine

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      • Anonymous says:

        Oh no. Don’t threaten residents with a good time.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Cayman has enough a.. holes, they don’t need unvaccinated a.. holes to ‘come and check on property.’

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      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t know whether to thumbs up or thumbs down. Unfortunately, there will be another expat to replace you to outbid a Caymanian trying to buy a home. Government should do like Canada, put a moratorium on sale of land to expats.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly I agree

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    • Anonymous says:

      Drop PACT

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    • Mask work ! says:

      NO let the beatings continue aaaaaaarrrrrrr! Where ya damn mask and hush !

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  13. Anonymous says:

    can someone explain why you would have restrictions on travel between two jurisdictions which both have similar levels of covid infection?
    will wait for answers.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    elect clowns, get clowny outcomes

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Questions- has any application from a fully vaccinated Cayman resident been refused by travel Cayman? If no, to reduce wasted resources, perhaps the government can remove the Travel Cayman approval requirement for fully vaccinated Cayman residents (nationals and work permit holders) ??

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Follow the money. Purchased tests must be sold at profit.. Purchased face-masks must be sold at profit. When it is all sold out, leaving the “maintenance” minimum, all restrictions will be lifted. Don’t forget someone is making money on embroidered COVID stuff as well.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    All those in the tribe that have Covid jobs now need Covid restrictions just to keep on the payroll. That’s why the rest of us must pay.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Why would the government change it ? The CIG just announced raking in the largest ever amount of cash in the first quarter of the year, without substantial stay over tourism. Cruise tourism is only back to assist a special interest group in topping up their already substantial income. CIG vanity projects and wastage can go on unchecked, whilst those who live here will have to abide by Covid restrictions for the foreseeable future. The Pact clown car can wheel out the well worn adage of “protecting the population” (which is frankly utter bs, given the cruise tourism situation), at the same time as frittering away the huge financial resources generated by the financial sector.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Austin Harris / lawyers out there. – if you’re reading this can you please let us know if there is a basis for a legal challenge to all of this totalitarian BS?

    I’ll finance a large part of the case.

    Enough is enough.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Travel restrictions and masks in schools for the poor children. Come on we’ve got so many lawyers on island – where are they in the time of need ?

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    • Pastor Alfredo says:

      I would also contribute funds for a legal challenge on this. So would many of my friends and colleagues.

      Pastor Alfredo

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  20. anon says:

    what an Asinine decision (again!!) Pact are pathetic. I cant wait for the next Election

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Laughing stock of the planet.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    This last sentence is confusing: “ The extension of the rules surrounding travel means that unvaccinated adult tourists with no connections to the island are still prohibited and all travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours before arrival.” — does that mean testing is needed for travel until the end of June? Or do these restrictions remain in place after the regulations expire?

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  23. Anonymous says:

    PACT is finished.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If PACT are finIshed, then Mac will have to find a new gang to attach to, maybe stop pretending and call Pact by it’s real name. UDP.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    The same people that oppose precautions are likely the same people driving like maniacs daily.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe Fosters and Kirks are not spraying my entire body…

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  26. Why says:

    Why? This sort of massive restriction on people and huge cost needs a good policy reason. With covid rife domestically but largely irrelevant and unstoppable keeping out a covid positive traveller makes no difference at all.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Because then there would be no reason for Travel Cayman and government would have to let all those civil servants go or find them something to actually do.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Does it have to be a negative PCR test to come to Cayman, as per the article, or is a Lateral Flow test ok?

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      Negative, certified LFT.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I came into the island with a Negative Lateral Flow test on April 30th.
      Bearin mind no PCR test results will be given back to you under 24 hrs if traveling from USA. I TOOk 1. APRIL16 and didn’t get results back till April 18th and couldn’t travel.blasted nonsense, petting everybody on their gùàŕd

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m trying to get home from London and struggling to find anywhere that will turnaround test in less than 24 hours where I am staying. I hear I can get one in 4 hours at LHR (a 4 hour journey) but check in at 7am for flight at 10am means I’ll have to be at the airport for 2 am. Does anyone know if the test centre at LHR T5 is open 24/7?

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      Negative LFT but make ßùŕe itß on paper

  28. Anonymous says:

    This government is a complete joke. Who advises them? What are the decisions based on? Is anyone there reading international news? Hasn’t the UK abolished all mandates months ago?

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    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      The UK abolished travel restrictions as of 18 March, and were the first country to do so.

      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-covid-19-travel-restrictions-removed-in-the-uk

      Part of the UK’s guidance document “COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19” is the identification and acquisition of various antivirals and other treatments. I wonder where the Cayman Islands are in regard to these ideals.

      https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19

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      • Anonymous says:

        I got anti vitals here when I tested positive.

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      • Anonymous says:

        @10:59:
        While we are posting links to UK government Covid policy, should you not have also been thorough and presented the rest of the story?

        In the page referred to by your second link, under the “NHS” heading you will find this:
        “In the next phase of managing COVID-19, the NHS will continue to:
        b. Support patients with Long COVID, where the UK is leading the way in research, treatment and care. Specialist services have been established throughout England for adults, children and young people experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19 infection, underpinned by a £100 million plan for 2021-22, and further investment for 2022-23.”

        Here…allow me to expand on this:
        https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/post-covid-syndrome-long-covid/
        The Cayman Islands Panton government has an even more ingenious Long Covid policy:
        If you do not officially admit Long Covid exists, it does not officially exist. Shazaaamm! No need to make the public aware of the issue. No need for specialised patient care. No need to track cases. No need for specialised services and clinics. No need to allocate funds to it. How brilliant, Wayne! Why didn’t the UK think of this?
        @10:59, you need not wonder where the Cayman Islands are in regard to these ideals relative to Long Covid, there have their brilliant policy to combat Long Covid firmly in place:
        “Nos de hoc non cogitamus, ergo non est!”
        (My Latin may be a bit rusty but you should get the idea.)

    • Anonymous says:

      If we are to take the UK policy as good guidance for the Cayman Islands in regard to Covid 19, then we must insist that the Cayman Islands government acknowledge the existence of Long Covid and fund programmes to address the issue. The UK leaders know that relaxing Covid precautions will result in an increase in cases of Long Covid and will for the long haul. Being responsible, they have long since put big funding and meaningful systems in place to address Long Covid. And from our devil-may-care Government? Crickets.

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      • Anonymous says:

        There you are, took you a while. How’s things under your bed today?

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        • Anonymous says:

          @1:22:
          Under my bed? I heard clown noses beeping, looked under there and found PACT having a Cabinet meeting to decide on how to continue to avoid admitting that we have suspected Long Covid cases in the Cayman Islands. What’s under your bed? Old copies of Mad Magazine with your hero, Alfred E. (What me worry?) Neuman on the cover?

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  29. Anonymous says:

    You get to enjoy a ‘double whammy’ of unnecessary admin/paperwork when flying to Canada

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  30. Anonymous says:

    Hubris.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    Cruise shippers can do whatever but I have to fill out a travel time form just to travel on my own dime. Great. You people are idiots.

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  32. Storch says:

    keep the unvaxxed out!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Have you not been paying attention for the last two years? Vaccinations only protect the vaccinated by reducing the symptoms sufficiently so that serious illness is reduced. Being vaccinated does not stop you carrying or transmitting the virus, period.
      Therefore this is a personal protection issue, because being vaccinated or not has absolutely no impact on you, it is your responsibility to protect yourself by vaccination not my responsibility to shield you from your own stupidity.
      Allow tourists with health insurance covid cover and a clear LFT 24 hours before travel.

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      • Anonymous says:

        @1:18:
        You will suffer the economic impacts due to pressure on health insurance. Thus, you will fund the stupidity of the non-vaxed.

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    • Crab Claw says:

      Idiot, unvaxxed is no different than Vaxxed, they both can infect anyone, and the infection from an unvaxxed person is no more harmful than from an unvaxxed person, fools like you need to stop your discrimination against unvaxxed individuals.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully this all ends at the end of June (including wearing a mask on flights from Miami to Cayman, despite not wearing a mask the other 10 hours of my journey). Otherwise, they will just defer this to September, and then say in September, its a new school year so let’s continue further.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    The farce continues….

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