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UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; rollout begins next week

The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for its population in the fight against COVID-19.

Diwali celebrations delight at UCCI

Cayman's Indian community came together to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali on Saturday.

JMC tackles climate change, COVID-19

The UK and its Overseas Territories, including Cayman, have committed to work together on climate change with the aim of securing agreement on "ambitious action" to tackle the issue on a global scale at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow next year.

Online naturalisation system launched

The Office of the Deputy Governor has launched an online system for people applying for British Overseas Territories Citizen naturalisation.

Dart plans new 10-storey hotel

Dart and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) announced Tuesday that they plan to build a 10-storey hotel by Seven Mile Beach.

Record-breaking 2020 hurricane season officially ends

The record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is officially over, with the Cayman Islands getting through another year largely unscathed.

8 new COVID cases among travellers

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced Monday that eight new positive COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend – all among travellers.

Police name pedestrian in fatal accident

Police have confirmed that Jamaican national Paul Andrew Wright was the pedestrian who died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car last week.

Poll: Should Cayman discontinue the quarantine-at-home option?

With another report of an alleged breach of quarantine by a traveller who had been in isolation at a residence after arriving on island, concerns are being raised about the effectiveness of the isolation-at-home quarantine.

Pro jet-ski rider faces disciplinary action after quarantine breach

Local professional jet-ski rider Vanjae 'VJ' Ramgeet will be penalised following an alleged quarantine breach by his girlfriend on Sunday, the Cayman Islands Watercraft Association announced Monday.

Natural Marine World Tidbits

The tiger grouper, Mycteroperca tigris, is the most common grouper on Cayman's reefs. These fish can be found in a wide area of the ocean,...

Art in the time of coronavirus

Art builds resilience. That’s evident in the body of work being produced in the Cayman Islands, even in the time of coronavirus.

Under pressure: The work-life balance

Women are no strangers to the challenges of a work-life balance. Gender norms contribute to greater expectations of women’s workloads in the home, with the UK International Labour Organisation estimating they are responsible for three-quarters of unpaid care work.

Another quarantine breach reported

Police are investigating an alleged breach of quarantine by a traveller who had been in home isolation after arriving on island.

COVID restrictions in place for marathon

Organisers of the upcoming Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon say the run will look different this year in a bid to ensure all COVID-19 precautions are observed, with staggered starts and no spectators at the finish line.

Education and opportunity in Cayman: 10 things we have learned

A review of some of the key conclusions and ideas coming out of the Compass' Issues series on education and opportunity in Cayman, from the perspective of those it impacts most – the students themselves.

Government launches ‘Giving Tree’ appeal

The Cayman Islands government is inviting the public and businesses to support people in need during the holiday season by donating gifts as part of this year's 'Giving Tree' appeal.

Mo bros: Fraternity and charity in times of COVID

The annual campaign seeks to bring awareness to issues like prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health. The Mo Bros will close out...

Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian who was badly injured after being struck by a car in Lower Valley died on Friday evening.

Coronavirus and career paths: Launching a school

While many of us were simply trying to keep our heads above water during the COVID-19 lockdown, two ambitious women were bringing a much more elaborate challenge to completion: launching a school.

5 new imported COVID cases as $10K breach fine comes into effect

Legislation passed by lawmakers last month to impose $10,000 fines for breaches of COVID-19 quarantine will take effect from Monday, 30 Nov., the government has announced.

Media report: Missing Cubans found in Mexico

The 14 Cubans who disappeared from the Cayman Islands earlier this week have been found in Mexico, according a media report from Cancun.

Contractor chosen to finish Bodden Town church project

Government has selected Edgewater Development Ltd. to complete the long-delayed Church of God Bodden Town building on Shamrock Road, where construction started in 2010. The large concrete structure has sat unfinished for several years, awaiting more funding and the appointment of a general contractor.

Webinar promotes anti-money laundering compliance

An anti-money laundering webinar was held this month as part of efforts to ensure Cayman meets international standards to prevent the illegal practice.

Winter NiCE work project launches next month

Unemployed Caymanians can sign up for the annual winter National Community Enhancement Project, known as NiCE, which will offer them up to two weeks of paid work in the run-up to Christmas.

Elections Office extends opening hours

The Elections Office is extending its opening hours to give voters more time to register and collect voter IDs.

Free George Town shuttle service to launch next week

From Monday, 30 Nov., a free, hop-on, hop-off shuttle bus service will operate in George Town.

Man who jumped off suspected drug boat believed dead

The operation to try to locate a man who jumped overboard after police intercepted a suspected drug boat became a search-and-recovery mission Thursday, rather than search and rescue, as hopes faded that the man may be found alive.

Border Control loses track of 14 Cuban migrants

The Customs and Border Control Service is trying to trace 14 Cuban migrants after the electronic monitoring devices they were wearing lost connection on Monday.

Fast COVID testing now available on Brac

Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac can now conduct its own high-speed COVID-19 tests, and will no longer have to send samples to Grand Cayman for processing.

Boot camp seeks young ocean heroes

For the first time, conservation group Ocean Heroes Network will host a regional boot camp for the Caribbean, and is calling on young environmentalists and nature lovers between the ages of 11 and 18 to sign up.

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