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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

Final vaccine shipment cut as uptake slows

| 07/04/2021 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The last scheduled shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived in the Cayman Islands Wednesday aboard the British Airways flight, ending the country’s free supply from the UK. The country has enough vaccines to inoculate over 45,000 adults (16+) but the shipment was cut after concerns that uptake here has begun to slow, even though the […]

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Escaping the crossroads

Escaping the crossroads

| 07/04/2021

Mr Smartvote writes: Every four years we are told by political candidates that we are at a crossroads in this country, that we need to make some important choices about where to go and what issues to fix to finally deal with several ‘crucial’ issues’ at hand. And that they are the ones to choose. […]

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Drivers urged to lookout for blues

Drivers urged to lookout for blues

| 07/04/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With the blue iguana breeding season now underway, drivers are urged to look out for these iconic and still endangered indigenous animals on the road as they roam around to find mates and territory. Motorists are asked to slow down and give the blues a wide berth as part of the conservation effort. The […]

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Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

| 07/04/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey outlines the significant impact the COVID-19 health crisis had on unemployment last year, documenting a drop in the workforce from almost 50,000 people in the autumn of 2019 to just under 44,000 last October. Although they are six months old, the statistics provide the first […]

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Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

Veteran cop heads for Sister Islands

| 07/04/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Inspector Ian Yearwood has been appointed as the new area commander for the Sister Islands, taking over from Acting Inspector Kevin Bogle, who has returned to uniform policing in Grand Cayman after his two-year rotation at the helm of policing in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Yearwood, who took up the post this week, […]

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SUV seized after jewellery shop robbery

SUV seized after jewellery shop robbery

| 07/04/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Police have seized an SUV that they suspect was used in the jewellery store robbery along the George Town Harbour front on Saturday morning. No one has been arrested yet in connected with the armed hold-up and police are still looking for a man spotted in the area of Courts Road at about 10:30am […]

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Department of Environmental Death?

Department of Environmental Death?

| 07/04/2021 | 43 Comments

Green Hornet writes: Last month a polite young Caymanian came to my door, clipboard in hand, and asked me if I’d like him to put poison in my coconut trees. The reason, he told me, was to get rid of those pesky coconut rats which, he said, were causing a serious problem. He was, he said, […]

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11 travellers arrive with COVID over Easter break

11 travellers arrive with COVID over Easter break

| 06/04/2021 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Eleven positive cases of COVID-19 turned up among the more than one thousand tests carried out over the Easter break, despite the requirement for pre-arrival testing and the increasing rollout of coronavirus vaccines in the UK and the US. As a result, there are now 29 people with active cases of the virus among […]

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Alden pushing pandemic panic to win votes

Alden pushing pandemic panic to win votes

| 06/04/2021

(CNS): The idea that a PPM-led coalition is the only group of people experienced enough to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is now forming a major plank in the Progressives’ campaign platform, even though there is no evidence to suggest that any of the other candidates who might form an alternative government would not […]

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Cubans still refuse to leave tanker

Cubans still refuse to leave tanker

| 06/04/2021 | 88 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 2:20pm Wednesday: Officials have now confirmed that there are 12 adults and one baby aboard the Bulk Freedom, a merchant tanker which remains anchored in George Town Harbour as the stand-off between Customs and Border Control (CBC) and a group of Cuban migrants, who are refusing to disembark, continues. One man, who is […]

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