Archive for April 6th, 2020

No test results, 2nd patient hospitalised

No test results, 2nd patient hospitalised

| 06/04/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): There were no new test results ready for Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee to announce at Monday’s COVID-19 press briefing, but he said several were still being processed and were expected later. Dr Lee said there are now two people in hospital on Grand Cayman who have tested positive for coronavirus, one patient […]

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$9M in grants and $5M in loans for small business

$9M in grants and $5M in loans for small business

| 06/04/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has announced a low interest loan programme for 100% Caymanian-owned micro and small businesses and a grants initiative for local businesses that could survive the immediate post COVID-19 economy. At Monday’s press briefing Hew outlined the first measures in a stimulus package that government plans to implement once the curfew […]

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British prime minister in intensive care

British prime minister in intensive care

| 06/04/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) has been admitted to intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, his office in Downing Street said Monday. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now deputizing “where necessary”. Johnson was first admitted to hospital on Sunday, when his staff played down concerns over […]

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BA flight expected Monday evening

BA flight expected Monday evening

| 06/04/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Governor Marty Roper confirmed on Monday that the British Airways air-bridge emergency flight was due to land this evening after leaving the UK earlier today. It is landing in Bermuda first before coming to Cayman, where it will overnight. However, the governor stressed that the crew will be fully isolated and vigorously managed.

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HSA cleared to import doctors if needed

HSA cleared to import doctors if needed

| 06/04/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has cleared the Health Services Authority to recruit between 50 and 100 doctors from Cuba if needed during this current COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, there is no indication the HSA will need to call on this back-up of physicians but if it does, as an institutional registered health facility, under the Health […]

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Occupant tackles home invader

Occupant tackles home invader

| 06/04/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: the 39-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested following a home invasion last week has now been charged with criminal trespass, common assault, and breach of curfew. He was expected in court Monday, 6 April. A resident of a home on South Church Street in George Town tackled the would-be burglar on […]

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CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

CoP refers ‘rogue’ rider arrest to ombudsman

| 06/04/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne revealed at Sunday’s press briefing that an arrest made by his officers has been referred to the ombudsman for investigation. The arrest was made on Saturday, 4 April, following a high-speed chase of one of five ‘rogue’ dirt bike riders. Byrne said that during a time like this, when the […]

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False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

| 06/04/2020 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A viral voice note making unfounded allegations against the governor and his wife and a false conspiracy theory about the real motivation for the British Airways emergency flight is now under police investigation. Governor Martyn Roper made it clear on Sunday that his wife will not be on that flight, as she remains in […]

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