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6% of daily COVID-19 test results positive

6% of daily COVID-19 test results positive

| 08/12/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): There were just 70 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday, two of which were in travellers, after test numbers doubled from those conducted on Monday. But the proportion of positive cases fell from around 11.5% in yesterday’s report to less than 6% over the last 24 hours. This is the lowest rate since […]

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DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

DoT to spend $40M promoting Cayman

| 08/12/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Tourism will be spending close to CI$40 million over the next two years in an effort to attract back the more than half a million stay-over guests that were visiting the Cayman Islands before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and the tourism sector collapsed.

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Saunders defends new CI$350M borrowing plans

Saunders defends new CI$350M borrowing plans

| 08/12/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Chris Saunders (BTW) defended the PACT Government’s plans to borrow just under CI$350 million over the next two years, pointing out that the pre-election forecast financial statements released by the previous administration had outlined plans for borrowing around $330 million over the next two years, and had projected a deficit of more […]

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RCIPS holiday safety campaign off to a bad start

RCIPS holiday safety campaign off to a bad start

| 08/12/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Traffic cops were called to twenty road smashes over the weekend, including one in which a person was killed and several others badly injured, as the RCIPS holiday safety campaign got off to a bad start. The extension of Operation Quaker into the festive season is a key component of the overall Christmas campaign […]

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Daily COVID cases fall in line with drop in PCR tests

Daily COVID cases fall in line with drop in PCR tests

| 07/12/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): In today’s coronavirus report, Public Health officials recorded the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Cayman Islands since the middle of October, as PCR test numbers fell to just 530, revealing 61 new infections including one in a traveller. It is not yet clear if this fall in test and infection numbers […]

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Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

| 07/12/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were saving lives at a major collision in Red Bay on Sunday night at around 10:20, when they were also called out to deal with yet another blaze at the George Town landfill. This stretched the fire service and led to the Franks Sound crews being moved to Spotts […]

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Young murderer didn’t intend to kill, says lawyer

Young murderer didn’t intend to kill, says lawyer

| 07/12/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Criminal defence attorney Dennis Brady told a court Monday that his young client, Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21), did not intend to kill Michael Aaron Bush (22) last Christmas Eve when he stabbed him outside a nightclub in The Strand plaza. Brady argued that Johnson was provoked, in fear of violence and believed he […]

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COVID takes younger, healthier victims

COVID takes younger, healthier victims

| 06/12/2021 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Nine people who were positive for COVID-19 have now died, and unconfirmed information trickling into the public domain via social media, together with revelations made in Parliament suggest that at least three unvaccinated people under the age of 60 with no previous serious health conditions have now succumbed to COVID.

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PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

PACT to spend $21M to rescue beaches

| 06/12/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has committed to investing a significant amount of money in sustainability and climate resiliency. Premier Wayne Panton said the Cayman Islands no longer has the time to ignore what is happening and not do something to build more resiliency and mitigate for what is coming.

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André promises radical change for those in need

André promises radical change for those in need

| 06/12/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Social Development Minister André Ebanks has promised “transformative change” across the social services landscape of the Cayman Islands, which includes repealing and replacing the “horribly titled” Poor People’s Relief Act in the first quarter of next year and a significant increase in investment in what will become the Financial Assistance Department. According to the […]

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Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

| 06/12/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 12:11pm: Police have now identified the man who died in a collision Sunday night as Alden Emelo Ohero Irons (29), a Jamaican national residing in the Cayman Islands. According to the RCIPS, shortly before 10:00pm last night, the emergency services responded to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in […]

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