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Bosses warned to keep vaccine info secure

Bosses warned to keep vaccine info secure

| 18/10/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has said that employers must still abide by the Data Protection Law when meeting the new requirement to ensure staff on work permits are vaccinated. Before they record the COVID-19 vaccine status of expatriate employees, they must make sure they are retaining that information legally and are advised to […]

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Murdered UK MP was Cayman friend

Murdered UK MP was Cayman friend

| 18/10/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Sir David Amess (69), the veteran Conservative MP who was stabbed multiple times and killed during a constituency meeting on Friday, was a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cayman Islands. His murder has reignited the conversation in the UK about the safety and vulnerability of political representatives, a problem that […]

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Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

Cayman Airways confirms return to Tampa

| 18/10/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways has resumed its commercial flights between Grand Cayman and Tampa after more than 18 months since the borders closed to international flights in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Paul Tibbetts, Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs, noted that the airline has been flying this route since 1986 and […]

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Man charged over recent shootings

Man charged over recent shootings

| 18/10/2021

(CNS): A West Bay man has been charged with two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence in relations to reports of gunshots being fired in George Town last week. During the early hours of Monday, 11 October, police were called to Shedden Road and Canal Point Drive and […]

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West Bay Post Office closes after COVID-19 case

West Bay Post Office closes after COVID-19 case

| 18/10/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): As COVID-19 spreads out of the schools and into the broader community, a staff member at the West Bay Post Office tested positive over the weekend, causing the facility to be closed today and tomorrow (18 and 19 October). Officials said the employee did not report for work on Friday after feeling unwell with […]

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Over 60 families released early from isolation

Over 60 families released early from isolation

| 17/10/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Around 220 people from 62 different households were released from quarantine Saturday as the rapid testing pilot programme got underway at the John Gray High School Gymnasium. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee confirmed that just one adult and one child tested positive and had to return to quarantine. All the rest of the […]

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Drunk driver mows down men on porch

Drunk driver mows down men on porch

| 17/10/2021

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a breathalyzer test found that he was more than two times over the limit when he mowed down two people sitting outside a home in the district on Thursday night. Police said that at about 11:20pm police and emergency service were […]

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79% of population has had at least one vaccine shot

79% of population has had at least one vaccine shot

| 17/10/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands national vaccination rate is closing in on the 80% target, as Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed Friday that 79% of the population has now had at least one dose. According to the latest figures, 55,819 people have had their first shot and 53,421 people, or 75% of the population […]

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One killed in two-car crash in George Town

One killed in two-car crash in George Town

| 17/10/2021 | 91 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The man killed on Saturday evening in what appears to be a head-on collision on South Church Street has been identified as 37-year-old Carlos Luyang Patricio of the Philippines, who lived and worked in Cayman for a local auto-company. The other four people hurt in the two-car smash remain in hospital in serious […]

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Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

| 15/10/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Immigration and border control legislation passed in Parliament last week has been brought into force, which means that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now one of the conditions for new and renewal applications for work permits as well as a number of residency applications. A vaccine verification certificate will now have to be added […]

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Campaign begins to help ‘old timers’ stay safe online

Campaign begins to help ‘old timers’ stay safe online

| 15/10/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): As more and more services, including those delivered by government, move online, a new awareness campaign is being launched to help the older generation stay safe online and avoid becoming a target of scammers. Given that the elderly are often deliberately targeted by cyber criminals, this year’s theme for Older Persons Month (October) is […]

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