Archive for April 27th, 2020

Evacuation flight set for Honduras

Evacuation flight set for Honduras

| 27/04/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper revealed that progress has been made on arranging evacuation flights for foreign nationals stuck in Cayman who want to go to their home countries as well as to bring home residents from here stuck overseas. The latest success is a flight to La Ceiba early next week. The governor said his […]

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208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

| 27/04/2020 | 196 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated that when the current shelter-in-place order ends on Friday, the next one will see some of the current restrictions lifted. After Chief Medical Officer John Lee revealed that 208 samples had been tested over the last few days without a single positive result, the premier said that while we […]

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16% jobs lost in first month of lockdown

16% jobs lost in first month of lockdown

| 27/04/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A straw poll of some 300 members of the Chamber of Commerce showed that between 13 March and 17 April those businesses laid off more than 1,400 employees, which is around 16% of the respondents’ pre-COVID-19 workforce. Chamber President Woody Foster said that this survey covered only a small percentage of employers, so the […]

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Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

Miller argues alternative to pension withdrawals

| 27/04/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): MLA Ezzard Miller (NS) has proposed an alternative to allowing people to access their pension funds as a way of injecting cash into the economy to battle the financial fallout from the COVID-19 panic. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Miller said that while he supports the pension holiday he is the only […]

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Premier optimistic about test results

Premier optimistic about test results

| 27/04/2020 | 129 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman finally beings its ramped up testing programme, the anticipated results from the screen samples are expected to inform the next phase of the strategy to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is optimistic that the results over the next week will reveal that the lockdown measures have worked […]

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Girl runs away during lockdown

Girl runs away during lockdown

| 27/04/2020

(CNS): A 12-year-old girl from West Bay has been missing throughout the lock-down since Saturday evening. Brianna Ebanks was last seen around 4pm on 25 April. She is around 5ft 2″, medium build with shoulder-length, dark brown hair, brown eyes and a light brown complexion.

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Cops assaulted responding to domestic call

Cops assaulted responding to domestic call

| 27/04/2020

(CNS): A police officer was assaulted early Thursday morning after responding to a domestic violence call out. The incident happened at around 2am on 23 April when officers went to the scene of a disturbance at a George Town address between a man and a woman who are known to each other. Once at the scene police […]

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