Archive for May 27th, 2020

Governor urges ‘realism’ on airlift flights

Governor urges ‘realism’ on airlift flights

| 27/05/2020 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper stressed Wednesday that the flights going in and out of the Cayman Islands at present are evacuation airlifts to help people who are stranded with no work or money get home, given the widespread border closures across the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Raising concerns that people were seeking to […]

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COVID tests surpass 10k with just 3 new positives

COVID tests surpass 10k with just 3 new positives

| 27/05/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): There were just three new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, as Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee revealed that more than 10,000 people in the Cayman Islands have now been tested for the virus. Two of the latest positive results were samples from the front-line workers screening programme and the third was from a […]

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Local economy could contract by over 12%

Local economy could contract by over 12%

| 27/05/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ economy could contract by as much as 12.2% this year, according to Finance and Economic Development Minister Roy McTaggart. The gloomy forecast for the country’s short-term economic fortunes was not unexpected, but with the reality of a 19% unemployment rate, government will now need to create public sector jobs and fund […]

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Pharmacy shuts shop after worker tests positive

Pharmacy shuts shop after worker tests positive

| 27/05/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Health Care Pharmacy in Grand Harbour closed on Wednesday in order to sanitize the store after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The management made the announcement on Facebook confirming that person is asymptomatic and was tested as part of the screening process of front-line workers. Officials confirmed to CNS that the member […]

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Latest dump fire finally out

Latest dump fire finally out

| 27/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A persistent and challenging deep-seated fire at the George Town Landfill site has been extinguished, officials from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH), said Wednesday, almost a week after the area ignited. For the last five days fire fighters and DEH staff have been working on the area, […]

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Fish market reopens at cruise terminal

Fish market reopens at cruise terminal

| 27/05/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS) The local fish market has reopened following its closure as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the market has moved to the cruise port south terminal on Harbour Drive, just a short walk from its usual home on North Church Street. The move will make it easier to enforce the social distancing protocols […]

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CIG’s 1st Q results provide $25M buffer

CIG’s 1st Q results provide $25M buffer

| 27/05/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The public purse collected $25 million more than it expected during the first three months of this year, providing an additional buffer that will help the country brace for the expected massive decline in revenue in the second quarter, resulting from the economic lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 1 January […]

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