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Dart presses on with case against Britannia owners

Dart presses on with case against Britannia owners

| 24/06/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Dart officials have confirmed plans to press ahead with the case challenging their obligation to provide beach access and other amenities to the owners of the Britannia resort, which the group acquired when it bought all of the properties associated with the former Hyatt Hotel. The islands’ largest property owner is going to appeal […]

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Tourism workers getting stipend must take survey

Tourism workers getting stipend must take survey

| 24/06/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mandatory survey that must be completed by all recipients of the tourism stipend by Friday, 2 July. Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan said the objective was to collect accurate data that will enable the ministry to plan for the future needs of the industry, in preparation for reopening. […]

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Isolation cut to 5 days for vaccinated travellers

Isolation cut to 5 days for vaccinated travellers

| 24/06/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Travellers who have a negative pre-arrival PCR COVID-19 test and have had a full course of a recognised vaccine against the coronavirus that can be verified can reduce the period of quarantine or isolation to just five days under new government regulations that came into effect Wednesday. The vaccine course must have been completed […]

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Vaccine take-up slow as clinic opens to all

Vaccine take-up slow as clinic opens to all

| 23/06/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Following the replenishment of Cayman’s Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply from the UK last week and the clinic opening on Monday to everyone over the age of 12 for either a first or second shot, officials revealed that just 214 people got their first jab during the second day that the clinic was open to […]

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SPS to set out PACT direction

SPS to set out PACT direction

| 23/06/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A government notice published in an extraordinary gazette on 11 June reveals that the government will be delivering its first Strategic Policy Statement to Parliament on 14 July. The address will be a critical moment for the new PACT administration as it will finally outline for the country exactly what this new government, formed […]

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PPM passes buck on ‘FBoy Island’ decision

PPM passes buck on ‘FBoy Island’ decision

| 23/06/2021 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The filming of a new reality show in Grand Cayman that pitches supposed “nice guys” against “fboys” in the latest television dating game has implications for the country’s image, causing public concern in some quarters and being welcomed in others. But no one in government appears willing to take responsibility for the decision to […]

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Brac rapist jailed for over 11 years

Brac rapist jailed for over 11 years

| 23/06/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A 25-year-old man from Cayman Brac was sentenced to eleven years and three months in prison on Tuesday, after he admitted two charges of rape against a woman on a beach on the evening of 27 March 2020. Jay Tyson Chantilope, who has severe mental health problems, admitted the allegations on the eve of […]

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Brief window for more tourism workers to get cash

Brief window for more tourism workers to get cash

| 22/06/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Tourism has announced that a window of opportunity to register for the tourism stipend for those not already receiving it will open tomorrow for just one week. Government has already spent around $70 million to support displaced workers in the sector since the borders closed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Those already […]

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Officials report ‘non-breach’ COVID-19 contact

Officials report ‘non-breach’ COVID-19 contact

| 22/06/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Public Health officials have released a limited statement revealing what they described as a non-breach contact between a traveller in quarantine and a resident last Friday. The officials said that contact tracing and testing had been conducted and all the impacted individuals had been placed in isolation and measures for public safety had been […]

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We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

| 22/06/2021

(CNS): Marvin Brown, a Jamaican national and admitted captain of a suspected ganja canoe intercepted by the RCIPS and coastguard earlier this year, told a court Tuesday that he had no ganja on the boat when he and three other men were arrested after an ocean chase off the coast of East End. Brown and […]

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Two dozen weekend crashes reported

Two dozen weekend crashes reported

| 22/06/2021 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Police attended two dozen crashes, one of them serious, over the Father’s Day weekend. They also issued 50 tickets, most of them for speeding, and arrested eleven drivers for drinking and driving, as the road safety campaign, Operation Quaker, continued. According to the RCIPS, officers on Grand Cayman carried out high visibility patrols and […]

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