US gov’t releases Cayman’s medical supplies

| 09/04/2020 | 78 Comments
Cayman News Service
Governor Martyn Roper

(CNS): Local government officials here have confirmed that the shipment of medical supplies, including eight ventilators (four brand new and four refurbished machines) and 55,000 face masks, from the US bound for the Cayman Islands, which was removed from a ship on Tuesday, has been released. Officials told CNS that the shipment was placed on board another vessel today (Thursday) and is now on its way to Cayman.

It is understood that a good deal of work went on behind the scenes by the Governor’s Office and others to get the container back after the equipment, which had been bought and paid for, was seized by the US authorities at the docks in Miami.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Great, now let us care for our pools! Either let out pool companies come and service (no contact already so I don’t see the problem… or do you want your people to take on ANOTHER cost burden to fix our damaged pools.

    “One of the biggest reasons to keep your alkalinity level balanced is low pool water alkalinity can be damaging to your pool. Pool walls and surfaces can be etched, pitted, cracked, and delaminated. Metals surfaces can discolor, corrode, then finally dissolve. This can result in stained pool walls. With low alkalinity, the water pH is no longer stable, and minor changes in the pool chemistry can cause large fluctuations in pH, often called pH bounce. Not only will you have trouble with damaged pool surfaces and equipment, but any chlorine added to the pool is less effective.”

    Now from the health side… some of us do not want to leave because anxiety levels are through the roof. Swimming helps. Some of us need our pool for home physio. Some of us are pregnant and from dr orders are meant to swim daily.

    Please stop the nonsense Alden! Let a lone pool person work. That helps the economy a little and they are no contact so why is this a problem! In most places pool maintenance IS essential.

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    • Anonymous says:

      He wants them on NAU and to bring back oxi tech obviously.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Jeezuz! Will somebody clean this poor guys pool! I gonna come down there and scrub it myself just so he stops crying. Pool must be in danger of overflowing from his tears. You people and your first world problems. Sheesh.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The POTUS was just asked during today’s WH press briefing about the blocking of supplies going to the Cayman Islands. He responded by saying that shipments are being stopped and searched for drugs and that is most likely what has happened.

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    • Anonymous says:

      🙀🤯🤔

    • Anonymous says:

      He said the US didn’t want drugs coming in. The question asked was whether/why to block medical supplies going out. Out, not in. So he simply did not hear/understand the question, which is not surprising because he was probably repeating “I’m amazing, so incredible” in his head while the reporter was asking the question.

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    • Anonymous says:

      True, but he clearly misunderstood the question. He was answering regarding shipments entering the states. At least he has tried to actually help businesses, unlike CIG.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, just like he misunderstood the briefings he received months ago on the coronavirus. Not sure how much longer American society can handle a President with such a limited intellectual capacity from their President.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Too bad Trump didn’t try to help individual states by allowing the federal government (FEMA) to come in and allocate to all American states medical supplies and equipment. Medical suppliers and distributors are cleaning up financially. It has become a free market free for all because Trump has refused to use his power to act effectively.

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    • Anonymous says:

      MAGA!

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    • Anonymous says:

      To 2.29pm His response was to talk about his wall and attempts to stop drugs COMING into the US and not about shipments leaving the US.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Excuse me. Which presser were you watching? Trump gave a rambling incoherent answer that demonstrated he did not understand the question.

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      • Anonymous says:

        In the pressers last week Trump clearly indicated a number of times that he did not understand the question. He is completely out of his depth for a President of the U.S.

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    • Anonymous says:

      They search for drugs coming into America they do NOT / NOT search for drugs being exported from America. Just a basic fact.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If Trump said it you can be relatively certain that’s not what happened.

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    • Anonymous says:

      His usual m.o. – drug smuggling. He’s a buffoon.

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  3. Anon says:

    Carpenter? Good luck without the tourist dollar!!!

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  4. Anon says:

    I’m pleased that the 65,000 face masks have been released, now I look forward to our leaders releasing some of these to the public. Itseems that Govt officials already have them but I can’t find one to buy anywhere.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Kick out the immigrants. Secure the borders. Blame crime on immigrants. Everything for us. Nothing for them. Sexist towards women. Hateful comments about gays and lesbians. Use the Bible when it suits like the evangelicals.

    USA or Cayman? Funny sometimes it’s hard to tell!

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  6. Cayman’s JIATF says:

    Oh how some have very short or selective memories or just plain ignorance about our long standing relationship with USA. Unfortunately we have some amongst us who have and tried their utmost to damage or fracture this long standing friendships built on trust.Those with your disparaging comments and post need to be reminded when you are shoveling down that ungrateful mouth full of food and drink whence it come. Those criticizing and blaming the current president siting in the Whitehouse with all his faults for this situation need to sit back and have some consideration for the current pandemic and terrible situation they now confront in the US. With all that said he has never ever once utter or said a single or solitary negative thing or attack these islands about anything unlike your previous darling some of you love and still worshiping.Finally some of us don’t have to propagate some long winded epistles about our self praising efforts seeking notice and promoting others in political positions and high offices to help Cayman.We simply have to pick up the phone and call old friends in the various diplomatic and law enforcement offices of the US government who are more than willing to help even in the midst of great suffering and personal loss and terrible tribulations, they have never refuse or wavered to come to Cayman’s aid .Big Thank you Kingston Jamaica. GOD BLESS THE USA

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    • Anonymous says:

      Have no problem having GOD BLESS THE USA but give it a pass with the American President. He is going directly to hell. So much of what is happening now could have been avoided if the “stable genius” had just listened to some of the experts and scientists last year.

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    • Anonymous says:

      It is Trump who in 3 years has destroyed so many long standing relationships with countries. Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Korea. He has effectively destroyed 70 years of American goodwill.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m not sure that he has. Those countries all know what an outlier he is, and after a period of adjustment, I think they will all be delighted to partner with a properly-led US again. They will however be wary until they see changes made to politics and business in the US that move away from the state of affairs that made Trump possible. The strongest nation on Earth turns out to have crippling vulnerabilities, and they need to be addressed.

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        • Anonymous says:

          That period of adjustment will be far off especially after Trump suspends the American election in November. Trump is going to take the American Constitution down with the full support of the Supreme Court and Moscow Mitch.

          Real tough times ahead for America and her allies.

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    • Anonymous says:

      That’s right. The previous darling, Obama actually attacked our islands by name and left us an everlasting present, Facta. Everytime you pay a bank fee you can thank Obama in part for some of the cost of FACTA which was passed on to each of us. And that leaves aside all of the inconvenience that goes with it. You can’t even make a withdrawl, drive around the corner and make a deposit at a different bank without feeling Obama’s legacy here in Cayman.

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  7. Elvis says:

    I did text Donald dangerous yesterday. Looks like he saw sense and did the right thing for once

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Governor Martyn Roper.

    In the spirit of transparency and knowing that perpetrators of fake news can be arrested at this difficult time, I formally request from you for myself and many other citizens of the Cayman Islands that you provide official documentation for this statement.
    Could you please provide notarized documentation to the local news media for publication?

    Many thanks,

    David Shibli

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    • David Shibli says:

      People, do you realize what a wonderful resource we have here in CNS? They rarely agree with my point of view, but at least they are willing to publish the concerns of everyday people.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Alden, your thumbs down is noted. What a joke. Call that Moses chappie in the Brac, and get it up to 2.
      Then perhaps you can call around your freemason cronies and get a few more.
      Sir, I know what is going on and I will continue to ask for transparency from your government.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What statement? Did you not hear the press briefing? Lot of help from the US ambassador to Jamaica apparently. Why on earth would you want official documents? Whilst we collectively should hold government to account for their actions, there is nothing here that is worthy of such a request, unless of course you happen to be a complete conspiracy theorist. Diplomatic appeals made, US ambassador in Jamaica helps, persuades bosses to release as equipment ordered much earlier than Presidents decree.

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      • Anonymous says:

        ” unless of course you happen to be a complete conspiracy theorist..” You clearly haven’t read a lot of David’s posts. 🙂

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    • David Shibli says:

      Well, I can see a lot of thumbs down, but very few names behind them. Happy Easter.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What are you babbling about? Notarised documents? Wtf! Get a grip.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What are you talking about, what documents , why ?
      Move on please .

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  9. Anonymous says:

    EAT IT you Trump haters! The reality here as your not Trump haters you are USA haters. I lived outside the USA for 50 years and I have heard it about every president. It never is or was about a president its just hate for old glory! When you need her she is there and when you don’t you hater her. Everyone of you should burn in hell for just hating.

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    • M McLaughlin says:

      They all have TDS and can’t help themselves.

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    • Anonymous says:

      HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!!!! Should burn in Hell for hating….HA< HA< HA!!!! You are a jewel.

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    • Anonymous says:

      This Bracker love the good ole U S A dearly and think Mr Trump is a good president

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    • Anonymous says:

      2:09 You are illiterate. Ranting, ignorant imbecile to boot.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Proud to admit I hate American’s the most arrogant people on the planet. Bet they won’t show them seizing the goods when they make a movie about this in the future.

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      • Anonymous says:

        They feed you too.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You obviously have never met a Chinese.

      • Anonymous says:

        News for you jack-off – we don’t want you either!
        Don’t come back into the Great USA again.
        Please send your id details so customs & border control has you in the data base as an undesirable.
        Thank you President Trump and keep making America great again

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        • Anonymous says:

          I am an American, living in America. Trump is an ass and I wish he would just take his spawn and move to Russia.
          You may go with him as well and work on making Russia Great Again.

      • American says:

        Proud to admit you are just as bad as trump.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Yes proud to be an American as well as a veteran with an honorable discharge. People like you hate the USA but are sure glad when we and other freedom lovers spill there blood so low life’s like you can spout your hate speech. Why don’t you go hang out in China or one of those other commie or radical countries and see how long you last.

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          • Anonymous says:

            1:38 , Get in the ball game veteran. Perhaps you did not see what Trump did to the Naval Commander of the nuclear carrier last week. I am ashamed as a former naval veteran.

            Our military is being led by a gutless President who avoided the draft because of a bone spur which never existed.

            I love America but hate a gutless Commander In Chief. You should too if you really are a veteran. Or are you a veteran that thought John McCain was a “loser”?

            Stay abroad veteran. America does not need your type.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Why don’t you, veteran, hang out on a great American nuclear aircraft carrier in the Pacific, loaded with coronavirus, and see how long you hang out? See your Commander In Chief hang you out to dry.

            Let me know how long you last.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Trump haters, Bush lovers, better to just let them be. Can’t be that nice a life.

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      Yikes. You really need help.

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    • Anonymous says:

      They hate everyone not just Trump. Everyone but McKeeva Bush that is. He is their Hero. What does that tell you?

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    • Anonymous says:

      @ 2:09….you’re not the full shilling as they say in Blighty.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No, Obama was incredible. He led the entire world. The US would be putting on a tour de force of how to use its power to stop the spread of the virus not just in the US but around the world, under any other president than this one. Literally any other person not as psychologically defective as Trump would be doing this extremely easy job of listening to scientists and doing what they advise close to perfectly. It’s a total gimme for any competent politician.

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      • Anonymous says:

        5:58, When Obama was in power I often had problems with some of his foreign policy decisions, but after 3 years of Trump, I must agree with you that Obama was incredible. They used to say “no drama Obama” which to a certain extent was true, but with Trump it is friggin drama every day. I have had it with Trump and drama as so much of the drama is nonsensical and nasty / mean.

        My brain needs a break from the Trump drama. End the show please.

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    • Anonymous says:

      2:09……please do us all a favor and take a deep breath then your medication and go to bed. Tomorrow will be better for you!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Great job on getting these items back. Lets hope we won’t need them. Keep the curve flat.

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      Let’s keep the brains dead too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      there is no curve

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes there is, plot the numbers on a graph and join the dots.

        • Anonymous says:

          There is no curve. If 80+% of the population doesnt get it then we do no have herd immunity. The aim of flattening the curve is for that percentage to get it over a long period so that the health services are not overwhelmed.
          By making sure only .001% of our population gets it means that we cannot open our borders until there is a vaccine & we have all received it.
          2025 anyone?

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  11. Anonymous says:

    That is why I said that the people here threatening America with all kind of foolishness need to stop it and let the professionals deal with things like this. In future please put your brains in gear before opening the yabbah. Glad for the outcome.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well stated 1:41. 2:09 too has a valid point.

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    • Anonymous says:

      1:41 pm, imagine nothing Cayman threatening the most powerful nation on earth, how stupid can anyone get, I did not really think.people could get that stupid

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      • Carpenter. says:

        People will never be able to stop being themselves. Here in Cayman and all around the world. Good people can deal with it. Bad people complain and take blame from themselves and give it away to some one else. It’s the best they can do and it’s not that big a deal. Taking a bad situation and making it better is what we are all good at. As soon as this virus is put to bed lets kick ass and make Cayman good again. Just my small opinion.

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  12. Jotnar says:

    Well done Governor!

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    • Anonymous says:

      There are certainly times when the real benefits of being a colony or Overseas Territory come through. The Legislature has stripped the Governor of most of his power during the last 10 years, but thankfully he still has power over international relations and defense.

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