Archive for May 4th, 2020

Health City switches focus to local care

Health City switches focus to local care

| 04/05/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The original business model for Health City Cayman Islands was as a third pillar for the local economy catering to medical tourism. But since the East End facility opened in early 2014, it has gradually treated more and more local patients as well as regional ones. However, as the hospital, established by the world […]

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Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

Ex-cop jailed for 3 years in scam case

| 04/05/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Daniel Meeks (34), a former police officer with the RCIPS for six years and the Jamaican police before that, has been jailed for three years. While the court dockets have been drastically reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, cases are still being heard over Zoom. Meeks, who had been remanded in custody since he was […]

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Sister Islands curfew release imminent

Sister Islands curfew release imminent

| 04/05/2020 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Residents on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac will soon be allowed to go to restaurants and the beach, as Cabinet is preparing regulations that will pave the way for curfew restrictions to be lifted Tuesday on Little Cayman and then soon after that on Cayman Brac. Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Monday’s COVID-19 press […]

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600 more COVID-19 negative tests reported

600 more COVID-19 negative tests reported

| 04/05/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Cayman recorded just one positive COVID-19 case among Monday’s test results from the latest batch of samples taken from across the community. That positive sample came from a contact of another positive person, while 600 other results were all negative. But Chief Medical Officer Dr Lee urged people to wear masks and continue frequent […]

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WORC tackling its work case by case

WORC tackling its work case by case

| 04/05/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Measures taken to protect the Cayman Islands community from the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown up a variety of challenges for the relatively new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC). As a result, the agency is working on a case by case basis as it tries to prioritise jobs for Caymanians, juggle the complex situation surrounding […]

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Laws coming to support virtual assets

Laws coming to support virtual assets

| 04/05/2020 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The resilience of the offshore sector will be critical to the Cayman Islands in the post COVID-19 economic recovery and new legislation is expected to help boost the industry in the coming months. Five new bills were gazetted last week that will provide a legal framework to promote the use of new technology and […]

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COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

| 04/05/2020 | 85 Comments

101 writes: The Cayman Islands now seem to be moving slowly out of lockdown mode. As has been the case thus far, with each week decisions will continue to be made on questions such as whether pet grooming and ice cream shops will be given priority as ‘essential’ over mental health services, pool servicing or […]

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Realtors try to remain upbeat

Realtors try to remain upbeat

| 04/05/2020 | 154 Comments

(CNS): With a 50% drop in real estate sales in March and April, according to figures from the real estate sector body, CIREBA, realtors are trying to remain upbeat about the future. The sector, known for its public optimism even in the worst of circumstances, may be in for a rough time, even though the […]

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