Archive for March 18th, 2020

Tour bus and taxi drivers get $600

Tour bus and taxi drivers get $600

| 18/03/2020 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced it is giving out more free money this month as the economic reality for Caymanians in the tourism sector begins to look increasingly bleak. Tour bus drivers and taxi operators with related watersports ventures who are licensed with government will all get a one-off payment of $600 to help with the […]

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Returning students offered ‘isolation’ hotel

Returning students offered ‘isolation’ hotel

| 18/03/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): With hundreds of students expected home this week from overseas schools and colleges, there are increasing concerns in the community about their ability to isolate as soon as they get back and what government can do to reduce the risk of them spreading COVID-19 if they are carrying it. But Premier Alden McLaughlin has […]

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CUC may still cut power despite pandemic

CUC may still cut power despite pandemic

| 18/03/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Government has claimed to have secured commitments from utility providers in Cayman not to deprive people of these essential service as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. But CUC has only made a very limited to commitment to keeping people’s power on. In a statement Wednesday it said that it would not cut electricity […]

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Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

| 18/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker confirmed Wednesday that one of the most challenging and persistent fires ever seen at the George Town landfill has been fully extinguished. As most Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) officers prepared to leave the site after almost three weeks, Walker said that smoke is no longer emitting from the […]

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People urged to self-isolate

People urged to self-isolate

| 18/03/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): With the country on lockdown, the borders closing except for cargo in just a few days time, and businesses and government services switching to online or telephone services only, residents are being urged to self-isolate for 14 days if there is a possibility that any family members have been exposed to COVID-19. Cayman has […]

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Work permit holders may become stranded

Work permit holders may become stranded

| 18/03/2020 | 166 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said it is possible that government will have to accommodate and support stranded, jobless work permit holders, who may find it very difficult to get flights home as COVID-19 takes hold around the world. While Cayman Airways has said it has the capacity to get people home to Jamaica, Miami and […]

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Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

| 18/03/2020

(CNS): Three Jamaican men were charged last week with possession of and trying to import ganja into the Cayman Islands after the canoe they were on was interdicted by marine cops. On 12 March the RCIPS helicopter, which was on proactive patrol, spotted the boat with the men on board around 30-40 miles from Grand […]

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Post office to stop international mail

Post office to stop international mail

| 18/03/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Postal Service will stop all international mail service from Monday, 23 March, for three weeks, officials have said, even though cargo planes are not part of the air service ban introduced by government yesterday. The CIPS said the suspension of services was related to the restrictions on international flights as well […]

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