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Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

Chief justice appoints QC to look into JR secrecy

| 08/03/2021 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has appointed a Queen’s Counsel to look into why documents relating to a judicial review challenging the governor’s use of his constitutional power to implement the Civil Partnership Law were withheld from the pubic. According to a letter seen by CNS from the Attorney General’s Chambers, CJ Smellie has appointed […]

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Chopper and coastguard chase drug canoe

Chopper and coastguard chase drug canoe

| 08/03/2021

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals have been charged with drug smuggling offences after they were caught by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard last week and around 400lbs of ganja was recovered. A release from the RCIPS said the canoe was spotted by the police helicopter crew while on coastline patrol. After they saw the chopper, the […]

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Squally conditions forecast across Cayman

Squally conditions forecast across Cayman

| 08/03/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS) The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued a weather warning about squally weather over the next few days. Fresh to strong northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected this week, as a stationary front lingers over our area. Radar images show scattered showers in and around the Cayman area moving southwest.

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Weekend smashes land four drivers in hospital

Weekend smashes land four drivers in hospital

| 08/03/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The driver of a pick-up truck was cut free from his vehicle after crashing with a dump truck in Prospect on Saturday afternoon and is now in hospital with life threatening injuries. Three other people also ended up in hospital this weekend after this and another major collision on the roads. The Cayman Islands […]

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Activists push FIN clean-up after raising alarm

Activists push FIN clean-up after raising alarm

| 05/03/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is paying close attention to the situation at the luxury condo development FIN after a catalog of issues surrounding the project. Local activists raised the alarm this past weekend when it appeared that construction materials had been dumped or washed into the ocean from the project site. This comes after […]

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Airport vaccine clinic opens to all

Airport vaccine clinic opens to all

| 05/03/2021 | 51 Comments

(CNS): All residents over the age of 16 who would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can now attend the airport clinic on Grand Cayman to get their first shot. But to avoid crowds, health professionals are conducting the final stage alphabetically. Those whose second name begins with A were the first on the list […]

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JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

JGHS $75M phase 1 project on target, says minister

| 04/03/2021 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said she is optimistic that phase one of the revamped John Gray High School project will finally be completed by August and ready to receive students at the start of the next school year. Given the controversial history of the school, where work began more than a decade ago, […]

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Cop oversight body to meet for first time

Cop oversight body to meet for first time

| 04/03/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The new body which is being billed as an independent oversight authority for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service will meet for the first time on Friday, under the chairmanship of Governor Martyn Roper. The Police Service Commission was created under the recent constitutional amendments and officials said it will be responsible for the […]

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COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

COVID-19 cases still come in as numbers drop in US

| 04/03/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands recorded another positive case of the COVID-19 virus yesterday, adding to a tally of more than a dozen over the last week. The vaccine is beginning to have an impact on the coronavirus and is clearly the best solution at present to the pandemic. Cases, hospitalisations and deaths per day are […]

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CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

CUC pole work to add to traffic woes

| 03/03/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Commuters from the Eastern Districts will face extra traffic headaches on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of this month, as CUC and its contractors make upgrades between its new Prospect substation and Savannah. Officials from the power company said it will be erecting utility poles and […]

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Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

Almost 1/4 of adults have had COVID jab

| 02/03/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): According to the latest figures released by Public Health officials, 15,386 adults, or almost 24% of the estimated population, have now received at least one shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the Cayman Islands. Over 13%, or 8,622 people, have already completed the two-dose course and more than 24,000 shots in total have […]

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