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Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

| 08/12/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Dart-led consortium currently negotiating the contract with the government to deliver the Cayman Islands’ solid waste management system has received a refund from the public purse of over C$1 million for stamp duty and land registry charges. The refund was noted in the summary of the Cabinet meeting held on 29 November but […]

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Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

Patient dies amid speculation of local COVID spike

| 06/12/2022 | 47 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday, 3 December, the Health Services Authority reported one COVID-related death in a patient with severe comorbidity, bringing the local death toll in relation to the virus to 37. The news of the latest loss of life comes against significant anecdotal evidence that COVID-19 is spiking in the community, with many people at […]

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Cayman needs to improve HIV surveillance

Cayman needs to improve HIV surveillance

| 02/12/2022 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As the world marks HIV Day today, Friday, Cayman Islands officials have said that surveillance of the virus needs to improve, given the risks of the transient population and the lack of comprehensive sex education and sexual health programmes. Six new cases of HIV were identified in the country this year and a total […]

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Over 330 tons of bulk waste collected as clean-up ends

Over 330 tons of bulk waste collected as clean-up ends

| 02/12/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Saturday is the last day for the national seasonal bulk waste clean-up, and the Department of Environmental Health will be doing its final collection in North Side and East End. Over the last four weeks, at least 330 tons of bulk waste has been picked up, including vegetation and over 80 tons of metal. […]

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Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

| 01/12/2022 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The government’s controversial deal with the Dart Group for the conglomerate to take over the Cayman Islands’ waste management and develop a waste-to-energy facility is now not expected to close this year. Speaking in parliament in October, Premier Wayne Panton suggested that an agreement could be reached by the end of November. But a […]

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Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

Digital reporting opens for COVID booster side effects

| 30/11/2022 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has introduced an online reporting mechanism for the surveillance of COVID-19 vaccination side effects for the Autumn booster. Although take-up of the boosters has been much lower than the original vaccination course, officials are keen to begin tracking any side-effects in real time, as they encourage people to take the […]

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Illegal dumper caught on camera

Illegal dumper caught on camera

| 22/11/2022 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is currently investigating a report of illegal dumping off the bypass in the Newlands area of Bodden Town by an individual driving a white Nissan pickup truck which was caught on camera. Police said the person responsible will be prosecuted, and warned the public to refrain from illegal dumping as it carries […]

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DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

| 18/11/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has delivered a message from his hospital bed revealing that he was taken to hospital yesterday morning with chest pains and underwent an emergency procedure following what his doctors described as a micro-heart attack. The head of the civil service said he was doing much better and used the opportunity […]

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Diabetes most common factor in local COVID deaths

Diabetes most common factor in local COVID deaths

| 08/11/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Of the three dozen deaths in Cayman meeting the local definition for a COVID-19 death, one-third of the victims suffered from diabetes while eight had chronic kidney disease, according to the Public Health Department. Although 23 patients had hypertension at the time of their deaths, officials said in the latest edition of Public Health […]

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Dart stops glass recycling citing ‘safety’ concerns

Dart stops glass recycling citing ‘safety’ concerns

| 07/11/2022 | 162 Comments

(CNS): After ten years of crushing glass and using it in construction, the islands’ biggest developer has abruptly ceased recycling, citing unspecified safety concerns and ageing equipment. A sign at the Camana Bay recycling centre erected over the weekend stating that glass would no longer be recycled caused a stir on social media.

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Imported dengue case on Brac but no local spread

Imported dengue case on Brac but no local spread

| 07/11/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department has confirmed one case of dengue fever on Cayman Brac in an individual who had travelled from a country where the virus is common but said there had been no local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus. Although there was one previous case in August, PHD said there had been no […]

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