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Connor denies home invasion allegations

Connor denies home invasion allegations

| 23/09/2021

(CNS): Shane Connor (44), from George Town, told a jury yesterday that he was completely innocent of the charges against him relating to a violent home invasion in Prospect more than four years ago. Taking the stand in his own defence on Wednesday, Connor alleged a conspiracy by the police against him and said they […]

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Police want missing leave time back

Police want missing leave time back

| 23/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Police officers in the RCIPS have asked a court to give them back their missing vacation time, arguing that they lost as much as a third of the leave entitlement they used to have due to a change in the shift policy that was implemented at the beginning of this year. As a judicial […]

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Webb’s sentenced postponed for eleventh time

Webb’s sentenced postponed for eleventh time

| 23/09/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Jeff Webb, Cayman’s disgraced football hero and former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, has had his sentencing hearing for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal postponed yet again. The case has been pushed back to December, six years after the George Town man admitted his part in the FBI investigation that shook […]

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Police seek two teenage runaways

Police seek two teenage runaways

| 22/09/2021

(CNS): Brianna Ebanks (13) and Anniya Stewart (14), both residents of the children’s home in Bodden Town, have been reported missing. They were last seen on Fern Circle, George Town, at about 5pm on Monday evening. The girls were reported missing on Tuesday morning when they failed to return, having left the home the previous […]

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CBC loses track of four Cuban migrants

CBC loses track of four Cuban migrants

| 22/09/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Four Cuban nationals who were being housed in the community while their applications to remain as asylum seekers continue to be processed have gone missing. Customs and Border Control said they are investigating the situation with partner agencies but have not said when they lost track of the individuals or if they were tagged […]

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Plastic dominates huge beach trash haul

Plastic dominates huge beach trash haul

| 22/09/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers celebrated World Clean Up Day last Saturday by picking up over two tons of trash, most of it plastic, from beaches on all three Cayman Islands. In a collective effort at six locations on Grand Cayman as well as on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, 300 volunteers picked up over 4,200 pounds of […]

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96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

| 22/09/2021 | 143 Comments

(CNS): The most recent breakdown of the demographics of people who have been vaccinated, with at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine shows that 93% of residents in Cayman over the age of 40 have now rolled up their sleeves, with even higher rates in the 50-59 and over 60 age groups (96% and […]

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CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

| 22/09/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Minutes published this week from the Central Planning Authority’s meeting on 1 September reveal its dismissal of the Department of Environment’s legal directive to deny planning permission to a controversial application by Cayman Property Investments Ltd for a seawall and cabana along Boggy Sand Beach.

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Quarantine increased to 7 days for vaxed travellers

Quarantine increased to 7 days for vaxed travellers

| 22/09/2021 | 144 Comments

(CNS): Government has published new COVID-19 regulations that set out revised conditions under which travellers, including visitors, can enter the Cayman Islands. The latest set of rules extend the period of isolation for fully, verifiably vaccinated people to seven days from five, as announced by government recently in light of two separate outbreaks of the […]

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Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

Chamber pushes for re-think on reopening pause

| 21/09/2021 | 129 Comments

(CNS): Michael Gibbs, president of the Chamber of Commerce, has asked government to reconsider its decision to halt the reopening plan and open sooner than currently proposed. The association representing the private sector organised a meeting with government leaders last week to express the views of the Chamber members and concerns around the status of […]

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Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

Booster shots begin for most vulnerable

| 21/09/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority has begun a COVID-19 “soft start” booster shot vaccination programme by inviting the most vulnerable members of the community who are severely at risk and completed the double-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago to get this third jab. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said […]

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