Archive for April 3rd, 2020

Aircraft sourced to bring 200k test

Aircraft sourced to bring 200k test

| 03/04/2020 | 91 Comments

(CNS): The 200,000 test kits that the Cayman Islands government has ordered from a South Korean company will be ready for delivery next Wednesday, and Governor Martyn Roper said he believes that a means of getting them here has been identified. He also said that, despite getting so many kits, government will not be forcing […]

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CMO warns of forced ‘quarantine’ danger

CMO warns of forced ‘quarantine’ danger

| 03/04/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the Public Health Department has not enforced hard-line quarantine arrangements for those who test positive for COVID-19 in the community to avoid the danger of scaring those who might be sick underground. Dr Lee said it was critical that people with symptoms are honest about their condition, […]

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First curfew breacher jailed

First curfew breacher jailed

| 03/04/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The first person charged by police for breaching the COVID-19 nighttime hard curfew appeared in Summary Court on Friday, and after pleading guilty was jailed for four months. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said the presiding magistrate had delivered a powerful and important message of the seriousness of this offence, warning that more were coming […]

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Warning issued on ‘outing’ COVID patients

Warning issued on ‘outing’ COVID patients

| 03/04/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Police Commissioner Derek Byrne have both used the daily press briefings to warn people not to try to find out and expose the identities of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. And now the Ombudsman has confirmed that there are legal consequences as well as moral issues. The Data […]

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Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

| 03/04/2020

(CNS): Olga Elizabeth Smith (36) has pleaded not guilty to murder when she appeared in court Thursday, charged with killing Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, from West Bay, last month. Smith was granted bail to return to court on 7 May for a further mention about the case. Conolly, who had been stabbed multiple times, was […]

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Offshore layoffs unnecessary

Offshore layoffs unnecessary

| 03/04/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Financial and legal firms in the Cayman Islands offshore sector are in general working remotely and carrying on doing business in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. But while many put in place business continuity plans, some firms are already laying local support staff off, which some say is unnecessary.

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Weather boss warns of busy storm season

Weather boss warns of busy storm season

| 03/04/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): While 2020 has already proved to be quite a year for the Cayman Islands, the country’s top weather expert is now reminding people that, regardless of our troubles so far, the forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season could cause even more. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake in January, the dump fires and now the pandemic will not […]

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Gov’t rolls out truck with stay home message

Gov’t rolls out truck with stay home message

| 03/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The government will be using a megaphone truck to deliver its ‘stay home’ message to members of the community that do not have access to the internet or social media, which is where the bulk of important public information is now available. Speaking at Thursday’s press briefing, Governor Martyn Roper said government’s communication team […]

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