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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands; 5,946 vaccinated
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 423 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. All were negative.
CPI Minister Tours NiCE
Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI), Hon. Joey Hew braved inclement weather to undertake his National Enhancement Project (NiCE) tour (Wednesday, 20 January 2021).
Proper Battery Disposal Reminder Following Two Fires
Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has been mobilised to the George Town landfill site this week for two unrelated small fires.
NEWS BRIEF: 19 JANUARY 2021
NHME Receives CDEMA Briefing
The National Hazard Management Executive (NHME) of the Cayman Islands has received a comprehensive familiarisation briefing from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) which outlined the next steps for how Cayman can ...
Police Investigate Robbery Incident in West Bay
Just before 10PM yesterday, 19 January, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a robbery that took place along Town Hall Road, in West Bay.
Nomura Hires More Than 20 Private Bankers
Japanese bank Nomura aims to more than triple assets under management in its International Wealth Management business by March 2025, through an accelerated expansion of the client franchise and enhancement of the wealth management produc...
WOW! Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral
Amanda Gorman, 22, performed her work "The Hill We Climb" at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday. She's the youngest inaugural poet in history.
6 Best Essential Oil Diffusers to Make Your Home Smell Fantastic
Reap the relaxing benefits of aromatherapy at home with these top-rated models.
We can always find justification to shut up the stupidity of our opponents. Censorship is a dangerous way to deal with it.
The same technology that we welcomed as 1984, because it was cool, is now taking us back to 1939.
President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure
Trump left a note for his successor, Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter — a modern Inauguration Day tradition for presidents leaving office. The contents of the note weren't immediately clear.
Joe Biden delivers first remarks as president of the U.S.
President Joe Biden delivers his first address after taking the oath of office.
Jennifer Lopez performs at Joe Biden's inauguration
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden Sworn In As The 46th President Of The United States
Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts.
These 9 Spring/Summer 2021 Shoe Trends Will Dominate This Year
Start this year off with a new pair of shoes to get ahead of these major Spring/Summer 2021 footwear trends.
Antony Blinken, Biden's State Department pick, says Donald Trump "got it right" on China
Blinken said "no party has a monopoly on good ideas," and he embraced Trump's tough stance in dealing with China.
Bitcoin and U.S. tech stocks are the biggest market bubbles right now, investors say
Investors think bitcoin and Tesla are more likely to halve in value than double over the next 12 months, according to Deutsche Bank.
EU sets out plans to limit US dollar reliance, reduce sanctions risks
The European Union has set out plans to strengthen the international role of the euro, as its seeks to erode the dominance on the U.S. dollar and lessen the bloc’s vulnerability to financial risks, including U.S. sanctions.
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National Mall's 'Field Of Flags' Illuminated Ahead Of Joe Biden's Inauguration
The completed "Field of Flags" display on the National Mall was lit up by powerful beacons on Monday. The display was organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to mark the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden.
Statement from the White House Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency
President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.
British Virgin Islands' governor launches inquiry into alleged corruption
Allegations of widespread political corruption, misuse of taxpayer’s money and a climate of fear in the British Virgin Islands have led its governor to take the extraordinary step of establishing an independent judge-led inquiry into the...
Donald Trump wants to create new ‘Patriot Party’
President Trump reportedly wants to create a third party once he leaves office.
One in five firms linked to spying on staff as they work from home
A surge in secret software used to spy on staff working from home during the pandemic has led to calls for new laws to be brought in against unscrupulous bosses.
One new COVID-19 case; 5,339 people vaccinated in Cayman Islands, 19 January
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 444 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 18 January 2021. One was positive.
CIFS Respond to Fire at Landfill
The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is responding to an incident at the George Town landfill this evening, Tuesday, 19 January.
Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Single Vehicle Collision in Bodden Town
Shortly after 8:30PM on Sunday, 17 January, officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Condor Road, Bodden Town, in the vicinity of Easy Street, where a grey Kia Cerato had collided with a wall.
NEWS BRIEF: 19 JANUARY 2021
"Pray" For Success Of Biden Administration, Says Trump On Last Day In Office
Donald Trump, who has not appeared in public for a week, broke days of silence with a videoed farewell address which the White House said would be released later in the day.
Joe Biden To Unveil Sweeping Immigration Reforms On First Day In Office
Joe Biden "has spoken of the need for a path to citizenship for the individuals who have been in this country for many years, who have contributed to our communities and to this nation's economic prosperity," Alejandro Mayorkas said.
BVI Premier welcomes clean and honest due process, calls for live streaming of the Commission of Inquiry
The BVI government is calling for a proper and honest procedure of the Commission of Inquiry announced by the former and controversial governor Augustus "Gus" Jasper, by demanding what every sincere Commission of Inquiry should welcome:...
CIA Director Gina Haspel Announces Resignation
CIA Director Gina Haspel announced Tuesday that she is leaving the agency. “It has been the greatest honor of my life to lead this remarkable organization,” Haspel wrote in a statement shared by the CIA on Twitter.
"Like An Underdog Going Through Training...": Signal On Resuming Service
Signal has seen a rise in downloads following a change in WhatsApp's privacy terms, which required users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.
Spanish side become first team ever to buy a player with BITCOIN
The striker was unveiled by Spanish third division side DUX Internacional de Madrid, also known as Inter Madrid, after they teamed up with their new cryptocurrency sponsors to make a unique move.
8 Practical Tips for Creating a Signature Personal Style
Need a wardrobe upgrade? These fool-proof tips will ensure that your look is always in style.
How to Expertly Arrange a Gorgeous Bouquet of Roses for Valentine's Day
You can have a beautiful display without splurging. Here's how the pros put together an eye-catching bouquet.
What Angela Merkel's exit means for Germany — and Europe
The European Union is about to lose one of its last anti-populist voices.
Pamela Anderson joins Tucker to talk about potential final day pardons
Actress Pamela Anderson, who became close friends with Julian Assange, says his pardon would be a "defining moment" for President Trump on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.
How Biden can be a global leader
Joe Biden's greatest challenge will be to repair America's reputation—currently the lowest it's been for two decades. How can the new president re-boot America's global leadership?
Inspired by Multiple Styles of The American South
Wanting a modern oasis in the middle of Miami, architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart designed and built most of this shutter-clad home themselves.
This Week, The Best Dressed Stars Prioritized Glamour
At present, life is offering every excuse to dress down. No one could be blamed for retreating into the comfort of sweatpants, but milestones, when they occur, deserve outfits to match.
This Curvaceous Timber and Earth Cabin Blends Into a Japanese Forest
Japanese architect Tono Mirai-a pioneer of “earth architecture”-works with master artisans to craft a holiday retreat for a family from Tokyo.
Remembering Pierre Cardin, a Cosmic Wonder
President and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Paula Wallace reflects on the importance of the late designer, whom she called colleague and friend for many years.
Iran blames bitcoin miners for blackouts
Iran has launched a crackdown on cryptocurrency miners who it claims are responsible for power blackouts that are blighting the country.
Are you ready for a British Fox News? The people behind GB News hope so
With strident views, new voices and £60m of funding, new channel GB News has ambitions to take on the big beasts at the BBC, ITN and Sky. Ian Burrell reports
White, male, Trump-voting troops MAY BETRAY Biden at inauguration, Dem Congressman suggests, in prediction even CNN finds crazy
With the FBI screening National Guard troops for potential animosity toward Joe Biden, Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen reckons the soldiers’ gender and skin color are proof enough to suspect them of plotting “insurrection.”
Cayman Islands report 6 new COVID-19 cases, 18 January
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 459 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 15 January 2021. Six were positive.
National Roads Authority selects Edward Howard as new Managing Director
The National Roads Authority Board has confirmed Mr. Edward Howard as its new Managing Director after the position remained vacant for almost three years.
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