Archive for February 6th, 2020

CBC on alert for coronavirus

CBC on alert for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has said it is vigilantly screening people entering the country who may have the novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. WHO now states the global figure of those infected is approaching 30,000, with over 560 deaths. The vast majority of cases remain in China but people […]

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MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

| 06/02/2020 | 280 Comments

(CNS): The veteran MLA for Savannah, Anthony Eden, led the charge, once again, of politicians using parliamentary privilege to deride the LGBT community and attack marriage equality. As well as making claims that coronavirus, the recent earthquake, AIDS and even global warming are all God’s punishment for the immorality that foreigners are bringing here, Eden […]

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Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): There are still no reported cases of coronovirus in Cayman, the latest respiratory flu-like illness now sweeping the globe, but the Cayman Islands Hospital is already dealing with an increase in seasonal flu patients and has taken the step of opening a designated clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic. This will help […]

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Woman injured in crosswalk hit-and-run

Woman injured in crosswalk hit-and-run

| 06/02/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a small white car with a registration number beginning with 188 after a hit-and-run on the West Bay Road Wednesday evening at around 8:30pm. A woman was using the crosswalk south of Gecko Link when she was hit by the car, which did not stop and left the […]

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London office working on ‘crisis’ plan

London office working on ‘crisis’ plan

| 06/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK (CIGO-UK) is establishing a crisis communications plan in partnership with the government here to improve the flow of information in the event of an emergency. The recent earthquake and ongoing coronavirus outbreak have been shared through the CIGO-UK, in partnership with Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) and […]

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Fire service to help DEH improve dump

Fire service to help DEH improve dump

| 06/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following one of the worst ever fires at the George Town landfill last month, which the minister with responsibility has still not commented on, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will now be assisted by the Cayman Islands Fire Service to improve daily operations at the site and cut the risk of fire, officials […]

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Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

Cruise creates conflict in tourism plan

| 06/02/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The long awaited National Tourism Management Plan makes it clear that the Cayman Islands already has a very serious problem with cruise visitor congestion and its impact on the environment. But government’s solution is to build berthing facilities to grow the numbers, conflicting with the wider aims of this latest plan to improve and […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.