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More Sahara dust expected to cross Cayman

More Sahara dust expected to cross Cayman

| 16/06/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): More hazy conditions are expected over the Cayman Islands this week from the Sahara dust, the National Weather Service has warned since Monday. This phenomenon can blunt tropical storms and also feeds the sargassum, but it can also play havoc with solar panels. With a large plume of Sahara dust moving west across the […]

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Dodgy driving spikes again over holiday weekend

Dodgy driving spikes again over holiday weekend

| 16/06/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): As police continue Operation Quaker, the latest road safety campaign focusing on weekend driving, the holiday weekend saw an increase again in crashes and traffic offences after a decline during the previous regular weekend. Between 11 and 14 June, officers on Grand Cayman arrested 13 drunk drivers and issued around 60 tickets, mostly for […]

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Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

Isolation cut to 5 days but population error skews vaccine rate

| 16/06/2021 | 284 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced a reduction in the quarantine time from ten days down to five for people who have had an approved, verifiable COVID-19 vaccine, starting next week. The requirement for a pre-arrival negative coronavirus PCR test has been reinstated but travellers no longer need to get tested upon arrival at the airport.

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Revamped royal do declared great success

Revamped royal do declared great success

| 16/06/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Over 800 people attended the relocated celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations this year, which were lauded by officials as a great success. The annual event which has been moved in its entirety from outside the Parliament Building, where it has traditionally been held, to the road in front of Government House, the governor’s […]

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Resident wakes to armed raiders

Resident wakes to armed raiders

| 16/06/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A man living on Oakmill Street in George Town awoke to find two masked armed men searching their home just after 6am on Monday. According to an RCIPS press release the burglars fled on foot with a quantity of cash, jewellery and personal items, but no one was injured. The suspects were said to […]

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Only suspect in Yates killing was also murdered

Only suspect in Yates killing was also murdered

| 16/06/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Victor Yates was just 22 years old when he was gunned down near Super C’s restaurant in West Bay in the early morning hours of 3 January 2015. Yates sustained a single gunshot wound to the head, and the case is the coldest of cases for the RCIPS because they believe they have already […]

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COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

COVID-19 traveller cases spike over weekend

| 15/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that six travellers tested positive for COVID-19 from 701 tests carried out over the weekend but they have not given any indication as to why there may have been a sudden spike in cases. No details have been released about the positive cases, such as where the travellers had […]

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BT man charged over loaded gun and ganja

BT man charged over loaded gun and ganja

| 15/06/2021

(CNS): Michael Conrad Ebanks (36) from Bodden Town, who was arrested after one of the tyres on the car he was driving was blown out by a mysterious weapon deployed by police last week, appeared in court Tuesday facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, possession of ganja with intent to supply, […]

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Plastic trash ‘endless and everywhere’, activists report

Plastic trash ‘endless and everywhere’, activists report

| 15/06/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A group of volunteers who engaged in a weekend beach clean-up in North Side on Monday have said that most of the garbage they collected was plastic and microplastics, which was “endless and everywhere”. Plastic Free Cayman organised the latest effort to keep Cayman’s beaches clean, joining up with Protect Our future and the […]

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Where is the premier? asks PPM

Where is the premier? asks PPM

| 15/06/2021 | 209 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has accused the current government of an absence in leadership, especially when it comes to making decisions on reopening Cayman’s borders. In a press briefing at the Progressives’ offices on Crewe Road on Tuesday, Roy McTaggart urged the government to confirm 1 September as the reopening date. He claimed that they […]

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Travellers cleared of quarantine breach

Travellers cleared of quarantine breach

| 15/06/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Travel Cayman officials have said that a group of people currently in isolation who were spotted on social media sitting aboard a boat this weekend were not in breach of the home quarantine protocols. The RCIPS, Public Health and Travel Cayman conducted an investigation into the alleged breach following a report about the circulation […]

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