Archive for March 9th, 2020

Five people in Cayman tested for COVID-19

Five people in Cayman tested for COVID-19

| 09/03/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have confirmed that samples from five patients have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to be tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. All of the individuals who have became unwell have travelled recently to countries where outbreaks have occurred. Four of them remain isolated at home and the […]

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Sick cruisers don’t have COVID-19, officials say

Sick cruisers don’t have COVID-19, officials say

| 09/03/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: After news from government Monday morning that a cruise ship had anchored in George Town to offload two critically ill patients with issues that appear unrelated to the COVID-19 outbreak, so they could be airlifted to the US, it has now said one of those patients has stayed in Cayman. The person who […]

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Dealer to serve two extra years for pimping

Dealer to serve two extra years for pimping

| 09/03/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A local man who is already serving a 13-year prison sentence for dealing cocaine was given an additional two years for pimping charges on Friday, following his conviction last year. Wayne Myles is the first person in the Cayman Islands to be found guilty of living off the earnings of prostitution, after investigators found […]

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Cayman reels as dump continues to burn

Cayman reels as dump continues to burn

| 09/03/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): 4;30pm update: Fire fighters remained at the landfill Monday afternoon as they continued the effort to extinguish the landfill blaze. While Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker said his team had made progress the fire was still burning. But in order to ease rush hour congestion police have temporarily opened the northbound lanes on the […]

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Cruise sector receives another serious blow

Cruise sector receives another serious blow

| 09/03/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): As the cruise tourism business becomes increasingly associated with the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the sector has sustained another blow likely to effect its bottom line. The United States government has issued a travel warning advising American citizens not to travel on cruise ships, especially if they have underlying health conditions. The […]

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COVID-19 will drag Cayman economy down

COVID-19 will drag Cayman economy down

| 09/03/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A significant outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Cayman Islands could have a “devastating effect” on the economy as well as people’s health, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at the Fidelity Cayman Economic Outlook 2020 conference. It would “precipitate a drop in predicted economic growth” resulting from a drop-off in discretionary consumption and […]

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