Archive for July 14th, 2022

New variants emerge as COVID cases increase

New variants emerge as COVID cases increase

| 14/07/2022 | 143 Comments

(CNS): The latest weekly analysis of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands shows an increase in cases, even with a decline in testing, but also the emergence of Omicron BA.5 and the sub-lineage BE.1. Public Health Department officials have again urged people with symptoms of the virus to get a PCR test so that they can […]

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Suspect tops Jamaica’s most wanted list

Suspect tops Jamaica’s most wanted list

| 14/07/2022 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The man who was rounded up by the RCIPS last Friday is considered St Catherine’s most wanted criminal, according to the Jamaican police. Rudolph Almando Shaw (30), a.k.a. “Boxer” or “Boxa”, was arrested in Grand Cayman after he fled Jamaica aboard a canoe. He was tracked down in George Town with the help of […]

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Bryan sorry for video, promises to try harder

Bryan sorry for video, promises to try harder

| 14/07/2022 | 139 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan, the MP for George Town Central, has apologised for a video he posted on social media last weekend promoting his wife’s real state business. Acknowledging that he “got this wrong”, he accepted that it was a breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct and said he fully supports the code […]

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Prison service marks progress in rehabilitation efforts

Prison service marks progress in rehabilitation efforts

| 14/07/2022 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has been criticised for many years for its revolving door, partly due to a fundamental lack of investment in proper rehabilitation programmes. However, recent steps to change that include a partnership with the University of the West Indies to deliver education and skills training to inmates.

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Parliament Building celebrates 50th ‘birthday’

Parliament Building celebrates 50th ‘birthday’

| 14/07/2022 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Building officially opened on 31 July 1972 by then-Governor Kenneth Roy Crook. Now known as the Parliament Building, its 50th ‘birthday’ will be marked with a programme of entertainment next Thursday evening, 21 July. The public party on the steps of the building and on Fort Street will take […]

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Gunman was returning fire, says lawyer

Gunman was returning fire, says lawyer

| 14/07/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Mikkyle Brandon Leslie (36) could be facing more than a decade behind bars over a loaded gun that he fired outside a bar in George Town in February 2020. But at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, his defence attorney told the court that Leslie had come under fire before he used the gun, which […]

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