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One more GTPS student COVID positive

One more GTPS student COVID positive

| 18/09/2021 | 1 Comment

(CNS): On Saturday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported just two positive cases of COVID-19 from another 1,246 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day. One was a student and one of the last people to be tested from the outbreak at George Town Primary School; the other was a traveller. There […]

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Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

| 17/09/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): A total of 7,029 tests have been carried out over the last ten days but just 24 were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed at Friday’s COVID-19 briefing. He said this shows that the community outbreak is being held back, given the wide cross-section of people that have been tested. There were […]

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West Bay man charged with two GT burglaries

West Bay man charged with two GT burglaries

| 17/09/2021

(CNS): A 60-year-old man from West Bay has been charged with two burglaries last month in George Town. Police said the man was scheduled to appear in court Friday accused of breaking into two separate businesses on the 6 and 16 August and stealing undisclosed items. Superintendent Peter Lansdown issued a warning to business owners […]

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Driver charged 8 months after fatal smash

Driver charged 8 months after fatal smash

| 17/09/2021

(CNS): Police have charged a 27-year-old man from West Bay with causing the death of Shayne Ewart (24) by dangerous driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm on another passenger following a crash in the early morning hours of 16 January on the West Bay Road near the junction of Willie Farrington Drive. The man, who […]

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PACT repackages effort to attract foreign investment

PACT repackages effort to attract foreign investment

| 17/09/2021 | 73 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development has launched a new department to attract inward investment, officials said in a press release. InvestCayman will serve as a “global facing entity” and “an investment promotion agency” to attract investment that aligns with government’s priorities, a release from the ministry stated.

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Cops still looking for second robbery suspect

Cops still looking for second robbery suspect

| 17/09/2021

(CNS): The police have now charged a 22-year-old man from George Town who was arrested earlier this week in connection with a daylight robbery in Eastern Avenue on Tuesday. He is scheduled to face the robbery charges in court later today. But police said they are still looking for a second man in connection with […]

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Hospital opens test clinic to walk-ins

Hospital opens test clinic to walk-ins

| 17/09/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With the return of COVID-19 community transmission to Grand Cayman, the need for people to test for the coronavirus has increased beyond those wanting to travel and front-line workers. Over the last few days Public Health has tested over 7,000 people in an effort to chase down the current outbreaks but they are now […]

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COVID prison case connected to GTPS outbreak

COVID prison case connected to GTPS outbreak

| 17/09/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Allaying fears that the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is now spreading in the community, on Friday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that from a batch of 1,394 PCR tests carried out yesterday, there were just two additional positive cases, which were both among travellers exiting quarantine. He also said that the […]

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Nine more GTPS kids COVID-19 positive

Nine more GTPS kids COVID-19 positive

| 16/09/2021 | 119 Comments

(CNS): In addition to news of a prison officer testing positive for COVID-19, indicating a potential third outbreak on Grand Cayman, officials have reported that nine more students at the George Town Primary School tested positive in the results collated this morning after yesterday’s testing. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee recorded a video at […]

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PWD training 33 new apprentices

PWD training 33 new apprentices

| 16/09/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-three young Caymanians have enrolled as Level I trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme offered by the Public Works Department (PWD). The apprentices completed orientation and started their programmes earlier this month and will be learning carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding as well as building and construction management.

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