Archive for April 29th, 2020

Coming curfew changes based on least risk

Coming curfew changes based on least risk

| 29/04/2020 | 137 Comments

(CNS): The next phase of the shelter-in-place order, or soft curfew, which begins Monday will allow access to more services, based on the least risk of people gathering in one place, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday. Revealing some details about this first phase of eased restrictions from the COVID-19 lockdown, he said that many more […]

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Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

Inquiry opens into alleged curfew breach

| 29/04/2020 | 253 Comments

(CNS): The police have opened an inquiry into the alleged breach of curfew at the health minister’s home, after his wife posted footage of herself on social media last week working out with a personal trainer, in possible breach of the COVID-19 curfew rules. As well as asking the minister if there was any truth […]

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200 COVID-19 negative samples reported

200 COVID-19 negative samples reported

| 29/04/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said the strict quarantine measures and the decision to ensure that those who are quarantined have two negative tests before being released are helping to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. At Wednesday’s press briefing, he said all of the 200 results he had were […]

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Airfield work sped up but end date will be missed

Airfield work sped up but end date will be missed

| 29/04/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The border closure in Cayman has drastically cut down air traffic and has given the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) a chance to speed up the airfield work at Owen Roberts International Airport in George Town. But it’s still unlikely that the project will be completed before the original target date of September because […]

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Mangrove protection official

Mangrove protection official

| 29/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in law and outlines the very strict conditions under which they can […]

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Pensions need ‘radical’ change

Pensions need ‘radical’ change

| 29/04/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The future of private pension plans looks distinctly shaky after Premier Alden McLaughlin warned that a national plan may be in the pipeline to replace the current inadequate system. With workers in the private sector being given the opportunity to take a chunk out of their pensions to see them through the economic slump […]

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Health City to do drive-thru COVID-19 tests

Health City to do drive-thru COVID-19 tests

| 29/04/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands, which is already part of the response team to take patients who become seriously ill with COVID-19 if the country experienced a surge in cases, will also play a key role in the ramped up testing programme. Speaking to CNS via Zoom, officials explained that the hospital will soon be […]

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