Archive for March, 2020

NAU receives 81 new applications

NAU receives 81 new applications

| 31/03/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit, which deals with welfare support, has received 81 new applications from families since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Cayman, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. Following what appears to be some concern in the community that local people who are making new applications are not being helped, the premier said that […]

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Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

Air-bridge arrivals will be quarantined

| 31/03/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Any residents returning to Cayman on the special British Airways flight expected from London next week will not be allowed to self-isolate but will be placed in mandatory government quarantine. Following some panic in the community after the announcement about the flight yesterday, government has confirmed that quarantine is a condition of return. Premier […]

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Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

| 31/03/2020 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said two of the latest batch of 13 test sample results for COVID-19 are positive from patients with no travel history to countries with confirmed coronavirus cases or direct connection to someone who has. Dr Lee urged people to stay home, as he confirmed the certainty of community […]

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Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

| 31/03/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY – The RCIPS has confirmed that 15-year-old Jared Johnson has been found safe and well. The teenager had failed to return home after leaving sometime last Wednesday (25 March). Police said they received the report that Johnson was missing just yesterday, as they urged people who may know where he is to […]

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Economy not a priority ‘right now’

Economy not a priority ‘right now’

| 31/03/2020 | 103 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that government’s priority is to get Cayman to stay home, contain the potential spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and the economy is not the focus now. Over the last few days he has repeatedly responded to questions about how government will help the business community, saying that while […]

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Suspect school burglar charged

Suspect school burglar charged

| 31/03/2020

(CNS): Police have charged a 31-year-old man from George Town with burglary after he was arrested on Friday, 27 March, on suspicion of breaking into a school located on Crewe Road in George Town on Thursday, 26 March. The RCIPS have not given any details of the burglary or what, if anything, was taken. The […]

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Fugitive caught, charged with a dozen crimes

Fugitive caught, charged with a dozen crimes

| 31/03/2020

(CNS): Manuel Carter-Ramirez (40) from West Bay, who was on the run from police, was tracked down in the district on Saturday morning and now faces a long list of criminal charges. Carter was found by officers on patrol at around 2:45am after he had reportedly threatened someone with a machete near a local restaurant […]

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Compass lays off over a dozen workers

Compass lays off over a dozen workers

| 31/03/2020 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s only daily newspaper has laid off more than a dozen employees across the business, officials from the Cayman Compass said Monday. The layoffs include Caymanians as well as work permit holders, but the management declined to outline the ratio of workers. “We are all simply human,” the publisher told CNS.

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Brac man charged with rape

Brac man charged with rape

| 30/03/2020

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Cayman Brac has been charged with rape and three other related sex crimes. The alleged rape took place on Friday night at an undisclosed location on the island at around 9:15pm. Police have refused to state whether the victim and the alleged attacker were known to each other or whether […]

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BA flight from UK due next week

BA flight from UK due next week

| 30/03/2020 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the emergency air-bridge between the UK and the overseas territories will begin early next week with a flight from London, despite the closure of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). The aircraft is expected to bring equipment but could also bring home Caymanians still stuck in the UK, who will […]

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HSA prepared for worst, say officials

HSA prepared for worst, say officials

| 30/03/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman continues the battle to prevent the coronavirus taking hold in the community and the potential indiscriminate spread, officials from the Health Services Authority said they are still preparing for the worst case scenario. From sourcing buildings that could be used as overflow hospitals to massive orders of personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare […]

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