Archive for April 8th, 2020

US seizes medical supplies bound for Cayman

US seizes medical supplies bound for Cayman

| 08/04/2020 | 299 Comments

(CNS): Eight ventilators, 50,000 face masks, other personal protective equipment and medical supplies bound for the Cayman Islands from the United States were seized on Tuesday by US authorities, in line with the Trump administration’s policy of no longer allowing equipment related to the COVID-19 pandemic out of that country. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that […]

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Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

| 08/04/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With the arrival of 165,000 test kits from South Korea on Wednesday and another 35,000 en route, Governor Martyn Roper said the Cayman Islands would now be able to step up testing to between 500 and 600 per day. He said the increase in the target for testing would form part of the strategy […]

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$4M worth of Korean COVID-19 test kits arrive

$4M worth of Korean COVID-19 test kits arrive

| 08/04/2020 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A chartered plane brought 165,000 coronavirus test kits to the Cayman Islands on Wednesday, and another 35,000 are on their way via London. The kits cost US$4.4 million (US$22 per kit), half of which was paid for by a wealthy resident. If Cayman can ramp up testing, this could be the pathway to lifting […]

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Short-term support still in question

Short-term support still in question

| 08/04/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government does not have the resources to roll out the type of measures that have been put in place in the United States or the United Kingdom to help employers pay staff who are not currently working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Tuesday’s press […]

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Landlords asked to be patient

Landlords asked to be patient

| 08/04/2020 | 119 Comments

(CNS): The government has no power to prevent landlords in the private sector from evicting tenants who cannot pay their rent, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Tuesday’s press briefing. There is a growing number of people stuck in costly apartments, following a surge in rent prices last year, who are now on reduced pay or […]

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