Archive for January 3rd, 2023

Panton calls for public discussion on Cayman’s future

Panton calls for public discussion on Cayman’s future

| 03/01/2023 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton said Cayman needs to define a shared vision and establish a list of priorities for a sustainable future here, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, that will decide the kind of physical, economic and social development people want to see and at what pace. In his 2023 New Year […]

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New COVID variant does not present increased threat, says CMO

New COVID variant does not present increased threat, says CMO

| 03/01/2023 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Health and Wellness is not the source of information circulating widely on social media about the COVID-19 XBB variant, according to a release from the ministry. Contrary to misinformation, the ministry stressed that this latest variant of the coronavirus, which is still infecting dozens of residents here in Cayman, has not […]

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Pageant queen runner-up goes to New Orleans

Pageant queen runner-up goes to New Orleans

| 03/01/2023

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Miss Universe Committee has confirmed that the runner-up of this year’s pageant, Chloe Powery-Doxey, left for New Orleans, Louisiana, yesterday to compete in the international competition on 14 January, accompanied by Committee Deputy Chair Donna Bush. Powery-Doxey replaces the winner and title holder of the local pageant, Tiffany Conolly (24) remains […]

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PACT must do more in 2023, McTaggart says

PACT must do more in 2023, McTaggart says

| 03/01/2023 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government must do more this year to help boost the “sluggish local economy” and help families and businesses through the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart said in a New Year message to the country. The Progressives leader said 2023 was likely to be a year of continued anxiety, given the […]

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Dozen of Cubans land in Cayman over holidays

Dozen of Cubans land in Cayman over holidays

| 03/01/2023 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Four migrant vessels arrived in the Cayman Islands over the holidays, the Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has reported. Another 48 men and women from Cuba landed on both Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman between Friday, 23 December and New Year’s Day on makeshift and precarious boats, bringing the number of migrants currently […]

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Police charge teenage robbery suspect

Police charge teenage robbery suspect

| 03/01/2023

(CNS): Police have charged a juvenile male in connection with one of the multiple robberies that took place in the latter part of 2022. Officers with the Firearm Response Unit on patrols on Friday, 30 December, spotted a juvenile at a house in Prospect who was wanted in connection with robberies that took place on […]

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Swim champ gets royal badge in NY Honours list

Swim champ gets royal badge in NY Honours list

| 03/01/2023 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said that Jordan Crooks (20), who made Cayman Islands history last month when he became the Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle World Champion, was “a much deserved late addition” to the New Year Honours list when he was awarded the King’s Certificate and Badge of Honour “for world-class achievement in swimming”. Crooks […]

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Men injured in two violent New Year fights

Men injured in two violent New Year fights

| 03/01/2023

(CNS): One man is in hospital in critical condition after an early morning fight on New Year’s eve at the Everglo Bar in Bodden Town. The altercation involved several men with machetes, according to a police press release. The injured man received multiple wounds and was taken to hospital by the emergency services. Meanwhile, two […]

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