Archive for August 17th, 2020

Three days of COVID-19 test results all negative

Three days of COVID-19 test results all negative

| 17/08/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands has now gone more than six weeks without a positive case of coronavirus and has had no active cases for almost five weeks, having cleared another weekend with no new cases. On Monday Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee reported that 680 tests had been carried out since Friday and all […]

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Doctors put medical cannabis back on the shelf

Doctors put medical cannabis back on the shelf

| 17/08/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Almost one year after Customs and Border Control (CBC) seized the legal cannabis that Doctors Express was prescribing to its patients, the medicine has been returned and is back on the clinic’s pharmacy shelves. The raid at the medical practice was triggered by a memo from Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee to doctors […]

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Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

| 17/08/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands in the near future can expect their trip here to be more expensive than ever, given the increase in the cost of flights, health protection measures and general operations. As a result, the destination will be dependent on vacationers with deep pockets and those looking for a safe, but […]

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All kids will need to wear masks in school

All kids will need to wear masks in school

| 17/08/2020 | 135 Comments

(CNS): With government schools expected to begin classes either online or in person on 26 August, officials have inspected facilities to ensure they are ready for students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Cayman appears to have contained the virus, schools are still considered high-risk environments for transmission. All school students as well […]

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Minister optimistic about 2021 recovery

Minister optimistic about 2021 recovery

| 17/08/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Finance Minister Roy McTaggart has predicted that the Cayman Islands’ economy will grow by 6.4% next year after the expected 7.2% decline in 2020, creating a v-shaped recovery. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce 2020 Economic Forum on Friday, he said the growth estimates for 2021 were based on measures implemented by government to […]

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R3 makes second round of grants

R3 makes second round of grants

| 17/08/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): In its second set of grants, the R3 Cayman Foundation has given CI$190,000 to eight charities, just over half of its last handout. The foundation, which was established with CI$1 million seed cash from Ken Dart to help Cayman navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has handed out money to non-profit initiatives and […]

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CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

CPR turns to governor to secure fair port vote

| 17/08/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Activists who collected enough signatures for a people’s referendum on the cruise port project have turned to the governor to help secure a general referendum law and ensure that a vote will still go ahead, especially if a new project emerges. In a letter to Governor Martyn Roper, a lawyer representing the Cruise Port […]

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