Archive for September 22nd, 2020

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

Latest COVID-19 tests all negative

| 22/09/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee Confirmed that 321 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day were all negative, following the disappointing news Monday that a lingering asymptomatic case had been picked up in the community, breaking Cayman’s more than two month run without any community transmission. There are still four active cases […]

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Cruise lines press CDC to lift ban

Cruise lines press CDC to lift ban

| 22/09/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The major cruise lines are lobbying the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lift the no-sail order currently in place and allow ships to sail once again from American ports, despite the ongoing spread of COVID-19. In the early days of the pandemic cruise ships played a critical role in spreading […]

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‘Resort bubble’ concept not an easy answer

‘Resort bubble’ concept not an easy answer

| 22/09/2020 | 96 Comments

(CNS): The idea of ‘resort bubbles’, which was floated as a way of kick-starting a post-COVID return to tourism by some hotels in the Cayman Islands, poses many challenges that even those suggesting the concept cannot answer. The idea is to have visitors in sealed bubbles in hotels that would operate as all-inclusive resorts and […]

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Cash remittances fall over 40% during lockdown

Cash remittances fall over 40% during lockdown

| 22/09/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The closure of money transfer services during lockdown had a massive impact on the amount of cash that left the Cayman Islands during the second quarter of this year, CIMA has said. Well over US$26.6 million less went offshore during April, May and June than would normally be sent during that time of year, […]

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CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

| 22/09/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has introduced formal policies for both flexible and remote working for civil servants. Despite concerns that the public sector is not doing much to address the traffic problems, with a return to significant congestion levels last week, the civil service boss said the policies introducing this shift were proving successful […]

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