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96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

96% of adults over 50 have had at least one shot

| 22/09/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The most recent breakdown of the demographics of people who have been vaccinated, with at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine shows that 93% of residents in Cayman over the age of 40 have now rolled up their sleeves, with even higher rates in the 50-59 and over 60 age groups (96% and […]

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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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Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

Doctors Hospital worker tests positive for COVID-19

| 21/09/2021 | 130 Comments

(CNS): An unvaccinated employee at the Doctors Hospital was one of three people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest results from Public Health. All three were community transmissions. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Tuesday that this person was a secondary contact of one of the people involved in the first community […]

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Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

| 21/09/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Experts at the Department of Environment who focus on Cayman’s unique and rare birds and reptiles are increasingly concerned about the danger posed to many species across all three islands from feral cats. The threat to the endemic rock iguana on Little Cayman has been well documented but these animals are also a critical […]

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PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

PPM has no special skill on reopening, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the opposition has no unique special skill or strategy to offer the government on reopening, given that the current administration is dealing with a different set of circumstances to the previous government, who managed lockdown not opening the borders. The opposition leader and his deputy have said they want […]

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People need time to adjust, says Panton

People need time to adjust, says Panton

| 20/09/2021 | 141 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has said the community needs time to adjust to the idea of living with COVID-19 after many people reacted with shock and fear when Cayman’s coronavirus-free bubble burst some 12 days ago. He said the pause in reopening would allow the government time to build up public confidence that the country […]

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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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GTPS parent in serious quarantine breach

GTPS parent in serious quarantine breach

| 20/09/2021 | 78 Comments

(CNS): A mother of a George Town Primary School student has been found in breach of her mandated quarantine rules by selling food and doing other business that has brought her into contact with other people, despite her potential exposure to COVID-19. Dozens of households are currently in quarantine as a result of the outbreak […]

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One more GTPS student COVID positive

One more GTPS student COVID positive

| 18/09/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): On Saturday morning Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported just two positive cases of COVID-19 from another 1,246 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day. One was a student and one of the last people to be tested from the outbreak at George Town Primary School; the other was a traveller. There […]

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Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

Over 7,000 tests reveal just 25 local COVID cases

| 17/09/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): A total of 7,029 tests have been carried out over the last ten days but just 24 were positive, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed at Friday’s COVID-19 briefing. He said this shows that the community outbreak is being held back, given the wide cross-section of people that have been tested. There were […]

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Driver charged 8 months after fatal smash

Driver charged 8 months after fatal smash

| 17/09/2021

(CNS): Police have charged a 27-year-old man from West Bay with causing the death of Shayne Ewart (24) by dangerous driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm on another passenger following a crash in the early morning hours of 16 January on the West Bay Road near the junction of Willie Farrington Drive. The man, who […]

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