Archive for March 12th, 2020

Police silent after speaker’s interview

Police silent after speaker’s interview

| 12/03/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): House Speaker McKeeva Bush, who is currently on some undefined leave of absence, was interviewed by police on Wednesday in connection with his involvement in a violent assault on a manager at Seven Mile Beach bar last month. However, the RCIPS has remained silent on the progress of the investigation and has not said […]

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Cruiser is Cayman’s first COVID-19 case

Cruiser is Cayman’s first COVID-19 case

| 12/03/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that the first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Cayman Islands has been confirmed in a cruise passenger who was quarantined at Health City. Government is now moving towards testing more suspected patients island-wide and making other plans to manage the inevitable spread. Officials are encouraging people […]

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People urged to stop panic buying

People urged to stop panic buying

| 12/03/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are urging people to stop panic buying as containers are arriving as usual. This unnecessary panic is leading to some people buying huge quantities of cleaning products that they won’t need, clearing shelves and leaving other people unable to make normal purchases. As a result, stores have […]

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Still some smoke plumes at dump

Still some smoke plumes at dump

| 12/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue battling the latest fire at the George Town dump, officials said the focus is shifting away from the top mound of the landfill, where the fire has been contained, towards a lower section. As a result, intermittent smoke plumes […]

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Princess deals another blow to cruise ports

Princess deals another blow to cruise ports

| 12/03/2020 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Princess Cruises issued a statement Thursday morning that it was cancelling all of its cruises around the world until 10 May in the face of the global outbreak of COVID-19, a move that will further batter the Cayman Islands’ short-term, and possibly long-term, tourism outlook. At the public meeting on the coronavirus situation Tuesday […]

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