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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 | 1 Comment

(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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CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

CPA dismissed DoE order on Boggy Sand cabana

| 22/09/2021 | 59 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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Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

| 21/09/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean is the latest former minister to land a board chairmanship as the PACT government continues to appoint members for the various public authority boards. McLean, the new chair of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was the health minister in the 2001-2005 UDP administration but lost his Bodden Town seat in […]

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Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

| 21/09/2021 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, who became the face of the government’s COVID-19 navigation strategy, will be leaving by the end of the year, a few months ahead of the end of his contract, officials have confirmed. Dr Lee became a national hero to some during the lockdown as a result of his […]

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US opens borders to fully vaccinated travellers

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travellers

| 20/09/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The US government has lifted a number of restrictions on travel from 33 countries and is instead mandating vaccinations for entry into the country for foreign nationals when the policy takes effect in early November. On Monday the White House announced the new international air travel system that will require everyone to have a […]

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Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

Regiment gets supplies to quarantined families

| 20/09/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of families had to go into unexpected quarantine last week after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the George Town Primary School, but many of them were not able to get to the supermarkets before they were locked down and found themselves short on supplies. As a result, the Cayman Islands Regiment was enlisted […]

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Driver crashes into house on Cayman Brac

Driver crashes into house on Cayman Brac

| 20/09/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A man escaped serious injury early Sunday morning when he crashed his car into a house on Cayman Brac. The single-vehicle collision happened at around 4am on 19 September on West End East Road. The driver of a white Hyundai Santa Fe had been travelling eastbound when the car left the roadway, collided with […]

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Schools included in government mask mandate

Schools included in government mask mandate

| 20/09/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Children will be wearing masks in school again for a while as government rolls out a mask mandate for all of its buildings. Guidance issued on Sunday by the Department of Education Services (DES) includes a requirement for all students over the age of five to wear masks when riding the bus and moving […]

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Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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PWD training 33 new apprentices

PWD training 33 new apprentices

| 16/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-three young Caymanians have enrolled as Level I trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme offered by the Public Works Department (PWD). The apprentices completed orientation and started their programmes earlier this month and will be learning carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding as well as building and construction management.

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