Archive for April 7th, 2020

Stranded expats urged to call hotline

Stranded expats urged to call hotline

| 07/04/2020 | 117 Comments

(CNS): As government increasingly focuses on the reality that many foreign workers currently in the Cayman Islands no longer have a job and the ability to support themselves, the need to airlift them out is growing. But Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that there are issues with helping people to leave as the governor’s office […]

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Premier hopeful measures are working

Premier hopeful measures are working

| 07/04/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin was considerably more upbeat at the daily pres briefing on Tuesday, after venting his frustrations on Monday over the need for people to stay at home. After evidence of full compliance with the lockdown Monday night, far fewer people on the road Tuesday and promising indications regarding test results, he said […]

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HSA still only facility able to test for COVID-19

HSA still only facility able to test for COVID-19

| 07/04/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Questions over quality control at local medical facilities along with the lack of necessary equipment will curb the Cayman Islands’ ability to test for COVID-19 in significant numbers, even when the 200,000 kits arrive, unless other facilities can get PCR machines, the relevant equipment and put protocols in place. During Tuesday’s press briefing on […]

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One-off vouchers go to WP holders in need

One-off vouchers go to WP holders in need

| 07/04/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): As government works on arranging airlifts for stranded foreign workers, now without jobs and unable to look after themselves, some of those in desperate need began receiving one-off food vouchers this week, each worth $150. The first vouchers were handed out Tuesday and more will be handed out Thursday. A total of 76 applications, […]

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Premier hammers message: not business as usual

Premier hammers message: not business as usual

| 07/04/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Constant demands from the community to carry on with “business as usual” are frustrating government in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Monday that to save lives there will be hardships and inconveniences, which the public had to face because if the authorities allowed […]

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BA flight arrives with supplies

BA flight arrives with supplies

| 07/04/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The British Airways flight chartered by the UK government to bring supplies to Bermuda and Cayman touched down at the Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday evening. It offloaded medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, test kits and groceries, as well as 58 Caymanian students and residents who had been stuck in the UK. The aircraft will leave […]

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