Archive for March 17th, 2020

Crews still battling dump hotspots

Crews still battling dump hotspots

| 17/03/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Despite hopes that the most extensive landfill blaze to date would have been completely extinguish by Monday, firefighters were still tackling emerging hot-spots and deep seated fires on Tuesday evening, officials confirmed. While the crews continued to make progress, they were still discovering new deep-seated fires as a result of the extent of the […]

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Poor and elderly to get $425 cash payment

Poor and elderly to get $425 cash payment

| 17/03/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): All disabled people, seniors, seamen and veterans, and those already receiving permanent financial assistance from government will get a COVID-19 emergency stipend at the end of this month of $425 in addition to their usual $850 monthly payment. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced the one-off cash bonus at Tuesday’s press briefing, explaining that it was […]

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20 samples test negative for COVID-19

20 samples test negative for COVID-19

| 17/03/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has said that 20 preliminary samples from patients tested locally for COVID-19 have all come back negative. While these test results have still to be verified by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), they were welcomed by government officials. An additional 16 suspected cases have now been added […]

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Gov’t to shut down bars, restrict restaurants

Gov’t to shut down bars, restrict restaurants

| 17/03/2020 | 76 Comments

(CNS): All bars are to be closed as government extends the ban on public gatherings. Restaurants are being restricted to take-out and delivery services, as efforts to contain and slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands continue. Speaking at today’s daily briefing, Premier Alden McLaughlin said this latest measure will take effect […]

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CAL working to meet airport shutdown

CAL working to meet airport shutdown

| 17/03/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited is working on the necessary arrangements required to ensure that it meets the airport shutdown next weekend and help its customers with their travel needs. CIG has announced that the airports will close in the first instance for three weeks, beginning 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 March, to all international flights, as […]

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