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Antigua and Barbuda mandates vaccines for gov’t employees

Antigua and Barbuda has announced that from today, 20 Sept., all unvaccinated government employees are required to remain at home, and will not be paid from 1 Oct. unless they can prove they have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers and eligible students must also be vaccinated before being allowed to return to face-to-face classes.

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Kerford crowned Miss Cayman Islands Universe 2021

Georgina Kerford has been crowned 2021Miss Cayman Islands Universe 2021 on 18 Sept.

Quarantining George Town Primary families receive assistance

Hundreds of families forced into an unexpected quarantine following a COVID-19 outbreak at George Town Primary School, some with little to no food and...
Curfew could be lifted on Little Cayman as soon as Tuesday

New rules coming for travel to Sister Islands and boating

Mandatory COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated travellers leaving Grand Cayman for the sister islands and strict boating restrictions are just some of the new COVID-19 regulations being implemented this week.

Government issues new mask mandate for all public schools

The Ministry of Education has mandated the wearing of masks in all public school in almost all circumstances.

Signs of the times: Brac Lions spread much-needed positivity

The return of community transmission may have left many feeling anxious to help counter those thoughts members of the Lions Club of Cayman Brac decided to take to the streets to spread messages of positivity.

Elizabeth McField named acting port director

Elizabeth McField has replaced Joseph Woods as the Acting Port Director at the Port Authority Cayman Islands.

Another George Town Primary student tests positive for COVID-19

One more child has tested positive form the George Town Primary School community outbreak of COVID-19 said Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee.

Cancer Society gets its own stamp

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the issuing of a special stamp and first-day cover.

Tourism businesses: ‘We are casualties, not villains’

Tourism business owners are contemplating whether to shut their doors in the face of continued uncertainty over the future of the industry.

Governor: 11,000 new vaccines arriving this month

Governor Martyn Roper announced Friday that another 11,000 vaccines will be arriving on the 27 Sept. British Airways flight, which can be used for first and second doses, and for booster shots.

Dr. Lee to leave post in January 2022

Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has confirmed he will be leaving his post in January 2022, ahead of his contracted date of May 2022.

Driver charged in West Bay fatal crash case

A 27-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and inflicting grievous bodily harm, in relation to a fatal collision in which a vehicle crashed into a house in West Bay in January.

UK to remove pre-test for vaccinated travellers

United Kingdom Transport Minister Grant Shapps has announced to the removal of Britain's traffic list travel list and the introduction of a new two-tier plan which will ease travel requirements for the vaccinated passengers.

Tropical depression likely to form near Lesser Antilles

Forecasters at the US National Hurricane Center has said a broad area of low pressure midway between the Lesser Antilles and the Cabo Verde Islands is likely to develop into a tropical depression this weekend or early next week.

No new local COVID cases in most recent results

In an update on the latest COVID-19 results, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said there were no new local positive cases, but two travellers exiting from quarantine had returned positive results.

Dozens of bags of waterlogged mortar dumped by roadside

The Department of Environmental Health is investigating the illegal dumping of more than 50 bags of mortar along a dirt road near the Cayman Islands Sailing Club.

Ask the Experts: Cayman’s doctors talk vaccines & COVID-19

A selection of highlights from the roundtable discussion on vaccines and COVID-19.

WORC staffer isolated after COVID-19 contact

A Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman staff member has been placed in isolation and fellow co-workers sent on remote working and shift duties after contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nine more George Town Primary School students test positive

Nine more children have tested positive in connection with the George Town Primary School outbreak, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said Thursday.

George Town Primary student and family flagged in suspected breach

Public Health has said a George Town Primary School student and family were placed in 14 day home isolation after a suspected breach in which three individuals traveled to Cayman Brac recently.

Woods resigns as Port Director

Acting Port Authority Director Joseph Woods has resigned from his post effective next Friday. Woods, speaking with the Cayman Compass Thursday, said, he will still...

BA to resume flights 3 times a week between Cayman, UK, via Nassau

British Airways will be resuming commercial flights three times a week between Grand Cayman and the UK, via Nassau, Bahamas, as of Monday 27 Sept.

Mail Call: Face Masks

Editor-in-chief Kevin Morales explains why businesses can ask you to wear a face mask to enter their stores.

Legal action threatened against mandatory vaccinations

The Christian Association for Civics and Political Education has warned that it will initiate legal proceedings against the government, if it passes any legislation that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations.

Prisons closed to public as staffer tests COVID-19 positive

The Cayman Islands Prison Service has closed the doors of Northward and Fairbanks to the public and restricted movement internally after a prisons employee tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night.

Opposition continues calls for cooperation despite chilly response

Opposition legislators have renewed their offer of assistance to Premier Wayne Panton and his administration as Cayman navigates the reemergence of COVID-19.

Armed robbery on Eastern Avenue: One suspect held, another on the run

A 22-year-old George Town man is in police custody and the search is on for another man following an armed robbery on Eastern Avenue Tuesday evening, police have said.

Blue Iguana Conservation centre making upgrades

With the clean-up after Tropical Storm Grace now complete at its facility, Blue Iguana Conservation is looking to continue its expansion, giving Grand Cayman's iconic lizard a greater chance of flourishing.

Governor’s Office: Cayman expected to remain on UK’s ‘green watchlist’

Cayman's place on the UK's travel list is expected to remain unchanged even though the country has now moved from sporadic/imported COVID-19 cases to level one community transmission.

Local COVID cases rise to 17

Cayman's locally transmitted COVID-19 cases have now crossed the double digit mark, to 17, as Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed that 10 people are now connected to the outbreak at George Town Primary School.
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