Archive for March 19th, 2020

2 HCCI staff positive for COVID, 38 tests negative

2 HCCI staff positive for COVID, 38 tests negative

| 19/03/2020 | 85 Comments

(CNS): Two staff members at Health City Cayman Islands have tested positive for COVID-19 but another nine staff samples were negative. Meanwhile, 29 samples from members of the wider community were also negative, Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Thursday. While there is no evidence that COVID-19 has taken hold in the wider community […]

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Case against speaker goes to prosecutors

Case against speaker goes to prosecutors

| 19/03/2020

(CNS): The decision over whether or not House Speaker McKeeva Bush will be charged in connection with an assault at a bar last month is now in the hands of the director of public prosecutions (DPP). An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS Thursday that the investigation file had been submitted to the DPP for legal ruling. […]

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Cayman to become OTs’ air-bridge to UK

Cayman to become OTs’ air-bridge to UK

| 19/03/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is to become a central link between the UK and the rest of its Caribbean Overseas Territories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cayman is in discussions with the UK to create an “air-bridge” to Britain for emergency supplies that can be passed throughout the region. From Sunday, regular British Airways passenger flights […]

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Officials warn of COVID-19 spray scam

Officials warn of COVID-19 spray scam

| 19/03/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Government officials are issuing an alert to the public that a group of scammers are conning their way into people’s homes under the guise of spraying the properties against the coronavirus. The con artists claim to be working for government, but this is a scam which reportedly began in Prospect on Thursday, according to […]

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Suppliers to CIG need payment too

Suppliers to CIG need payment too

| 19/03/2020 | 8 Comments

I will not criticize the government for all they are doing to assist those they perceive as impacted and most vulnerable by this pandemic. I would however ask if they could look into another area where they have not announced any consideration. Civil servants received their paychecks early, bonus payments are being processed and now […]

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CAL cargo unaffected by airport shut down

CAL cargo unaffected by airport shut down

| 19/03/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The restriction on air travel, which begins on Sunday night initially for three weeks, as a result of the threat from COVID-19 will have no effect on Cayman Airways’ air cargo operations from Miami, Florida. CAL said its dedicated freighter will continue its normal operations and cargo customers will still be able to use […]

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Crammed prison presents virus challenge

Crammed prison presents virus challenge

| 19/03/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Given the number of inmates at HMP Northward, the Cayman Islands Prison Service could be facing a challenging time if the corona virus gets a hold at the men’s jail. On Wednesday morning there were a 199 inmates crammed into the overcrowded facility, where social distancing would be all but impossible. However, Prison […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.