Archive for May 19th, 2020

17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

| 19/05/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): In addition to the two positive results from samples taken by staff at Foster’s West Bay branch and two cases at HMP Northward reported over the holiday weekend, there were 13 more positive test results, including two from Cayman Brac, from 1,182 samples since the last report on Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr John […]

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Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

Caymankind: Don’t believe the hype

| 19/05/2020 | 315 Comments

Expatgirl writes: Cayman has long been a hotbed of anti-expat feeling and the rhetoric in the wake of coronavirus has only served to amp this up to new levels. Comments and posts on social media see increasingly vocal comments which for the most part call for anyone who has an alternative opinion to those promoting […]

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Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

| 19/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Two prisoners at HMP Northward, who were both on remand waiting for trial, have tested positive for coronavirus, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has confirmed. Both men are asymptomatic and are isolated alone, the prison service revealed in a release Tuesday morning. The two inmates have been held in the remand block of […]

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Over 200 small businesses applied for grants

Over 200 small businesses applied for grants

| 19/05/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Giving an update on efforts by the Cayman Islands Business Development Centre to help local businesses get through current challenges, Commerce Minister Joey said last week that, as of Wednesday afternoon, 13 May, they had received 219 applications under the grants programme, which is designed for small and micro businesses to help them convert […]

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