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Archives for January 22, 2021

COVAX’s new agreement

COVAX announces new agreement, plans for first deliveries e COVAX announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; rollout to commence with successful execution of supply agreements. Additionally, COVAX announced that, pending WHO emergency use listings, nearly 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford candidate are […]

Cayman: RCIPS responds to Eastern Districts Community traffic concerns

Over the course of this week, beginning Monday, 18 January, RCIPS uniform and traffic officers have been conducting traffic operations in Bodden Town, East End and North Side, in response to community concerns about speeding and unsafe driving practices in the Eastern Districts. The operation targeted excessive speeding in the morning hours and early afternoon, especially […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 22 January 2021, ONE NEW positive, total # people vaccinated is 6,641

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 92 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 21 January 2021. One was positive. The individual is an asymptomatic traveller who tested positive following routine screening. They will remain in isolation until considered recovered. The number of people in isolation, […]

The rise of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the growing popularity of online learning, educational institutions (schools, colleges, and universities) across the world are still based largely on traditional classroom setups. Some do offer blended learning options but they are still stuck with old procedures. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the education systems worldwide to shift to online teaching methods overnight. Edtech […]

Cayman: Partial closure of Esterley Tibbetts Highway, 23 January

A portion of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, between the Yacht Club Roundabout and the Batabano Roundabout (just south of Batabano Road), in West Bay, will be closed on Saturday, 23 January, between 3:30PM and 6:15PM. This is to facilitate a film production. Persons are advised to travel via West Bay Road when entering and exiting West Bay during this […]

Cayman: Collision in Frank Sound

From RCIPS Shortly before 5:45PM on Wednesday, January 20, officers responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Frank Sound Road and Bodden Town Road, where a black Ford Edge had collided with a utility pole, entered the waters near the Frank Sound Boat Ramp, and overturned. Emergency Services attended the scene and […]

National Heroes Day

Cayman: National Heroes Day Celebrations Grand Cayman (GIS) – National Heroes Day in the Cayman Islands will be celebrated over three days this year with full ceremony and events on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, yet respecting existing COVID-19 protocols.             One main difference this year from previous years’ celebrations will be limits on numbers of […]

Four winter rules

Four winter rules for a plug−in hybrid car Low temperatures are a challenge for all vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and electric cars Charging the car while it is still warm, using the heated seats function and regenerative braking helps you save energy The new SEAT Leon e-HYBRID offers a driving range of up to 64 […]

Chomsky and Prashad: Why Neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated

Released for Syndication: 01/21/2021 By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in the city of Manaus, Brazil, came to local and federal government officials a week before the calamity led to the deaths by asphyxiation of patients afflicted with COVID-19. No modern state—such as Brazil—should have […]

National Trust for the Cayman Islands: Historic Register update underway

22 January 2021 – The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is conducting an update of its Historic Register over the next several months. Persons may see our volunteers out and about in the various Districts, compiling information in relation to old time Caymanian Homes and other historical structures, artefacts and relics. Our data collectors […]