Archive for June 17th, 2020

BA finds way to get Indian nationals home

BA finds way to get Indian nationals home

| 17/06/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): After long negotiations regarding the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for flight crews flying into India, the governor’s office has found a solution to get several hundred people stranded in Cayman without work back to their home country. A British Airways evacuation flight in July will take about 300 Indian nationals to London, from […]

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Governor credits mass testing as solution

Governor credits mass testing as solution

| 17/06/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Cayman Islands back in March public health officials have tested 18,605 people, which places this jurisdiction among the top three countries in the world for per capita testing. Governor Martyn Roper credited this mass screening for enabling authorities to lift a significant number of […]

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Negative COVID-19 tests spell freedom

Negative COVID-19 tests spell freedom

| 17/06/2020 | 130 Comments

(CNS): From 21 June, government will lift many of the restrictions currently imposed on the community, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Wednesday after news that a batch of 385 tests for COVD-19 were all negative. Since last Friday, just six positive samples from 1,378 processed tests have emerged. And with no clusters or spikes in the […]

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‘Culture change’ needed on private pensions

‘Culture change’ needed on private pensions

| 17/06/2020 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee member Chris Saunders made it clear to regulators today that the culture surrounding Cayman’s mandatory private sector pension funds needs to change. Saunders, who has been a vocal advocate against the system, said the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) did not have the resources to police the plans where administrators […]

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