Six quarantined after weekend COVID-19 breach

| 02/12/2020 | 171 Comments
Cayman News Service
Skylar Mack

(CNS): Six people are now in mandatory government quarantine following a breach of COVID-19 isolation protocols by Skylar Mack at a weekend Jet Ski event, and after public health officials completed their contacting tracing. A file regarding the case has been submitted to prosecutors for a ruling on the woman’s alleged offences, and others who may have been involved could also be prosecuted, Travel Cayman has said in a release.

The six individuals, including Mack, will be tested Thursday for the virus and again at the end of the 14 days, for which they are footing the bill. This is to allow time for the incubation of those who were in direct contact with Mack, who although negative on arrival had not completed her quarantine period.

Public Health officials said that all primary contact tracing protocols were observed following this breach of residence isolation on Sunday. Because Mack was at an outdoor event, aside from these six individuals, there were no other close contacts as most people were found to be secondary contacts and are not required to isolate.

Officials have also claimed again that the wearable tracking technology is working correctly, even though a visiting couple breached the system on numerous occasion last month and were only caught because other residents where they were stayed reporting them. CNS understands that the couple removed the iMsafe wristbands and that Mack did the same thing.

Three other cases of quarantine breach are also now under police investigation.

Police have now complete the investigations in the Mack case and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for a decision on whether to proceed with a prosecution. That office is also going to determine whether anyone else will be charged in connection with the breach. Anyone who is charged will be liable now to the new CI$10,000 fine or two years in jail if they are convicted.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez urged everyone in the Cayman Islands, visitors and residents alike, to take ownership and responsibility for their health and protection of the community. “Together we will get through this,” he said.

The Quarantine at Home programme (QAR) is part of what officials described as the phased border opening initiative managed by the QAR board.

After conducting an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent breaches of the quarantine in residence or home isolation, the board running the programme has concluded that there was no malfunction in the wearable tracking technology and the monitoring team at the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) acted in full compliance with established protocols.

The number of checks at the airport by the Mobile Compliance Team have also been increased to ensure that wristbands have been fitted correctly prior to travellers exiting the arrival hall.

Nevertheless, breaches have occurred and officials have not said how they will address the problem of people removing the bands.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who chairs the board, said he was satisfied that the monitoring and compliance built into the QAR programme were sufficient to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19. 

“Over 1,000 travellers to date have been approved to quarantine at a residence, and the vast majority have complied with the restrictions and completed their quarantine without incident,” he said. “Notwithstanding, public safety remains a top priority and government will not hesitate to seek prosecution of anyone confirmed to have violated the QAR protocols.”

The technology used to monitor participants in the isolation programme is different from the Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Programme that is also run by the DPSC, which is a much more intrusive monitoring device and is very difficult to remove or tamper with.


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  1. Courtney Platt says:

    In light of all the quarantine escapes, shouldn’t we switch to the more intrusive and difficult to remove location tracking systems used on ex-cons?

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS: prescribed sentencing guideline on conviction, is not EITHER $10,000, OR two years in jail, it’s actually to both:

    “A person who contravenes…commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars AND to imprisonment for two years.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    The enforcement / tracking around home quarantine is clearly not working. It should be halted and hotel based at cost to all travelers made mandatory.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So was she infected when she came?

    • Anonymous says:

      No.

      She would be prosecuted for obeying the public health regulations of the Cayman Islands.

      She will NOT be prosecuted for having/not having CVD-19. That would be evil.

    • Anonymous says:

      We know that part doesn’t matter. Everyone inbound has to assume they are possible carriers since it can take up to 14 days to fully-manifest, and even then, without necessarily any symptoms for that host, even while potentially spreading and killing others.

    • Anonymous says:

      With what?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cayman’s Karen.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Was she supposed to be in quarantine with the boyfriend? It seems unlikely she has a separate house to quarantine in. If so then presumably he’s in breach too no?

  7. Anonymous says:

    The people who are now in quarantine due to this woman’s complete lack of rational thought and responsibility should sue her.

    I would have had my lawyer on the phone right away.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am just guessing – they may have been innocent bystanders – but since they are in government quarantine and apparently having to pay for it themselves, I suspect that these people knew full well she was in breach when they had contact with her.

    • Joe Shmo says:

      Did she think this Covid19 was a joke or a game? Looks like a typical cute blonde American girl, feels entitled for everything and thinks she doesn’t have to follow rules because “she’s cute”. Personally I say let her rot for those 4 months and think about her actions and decisions in the future. Too bad it wasn’t a Singapore judicial system!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I see an opportunity here.
    Be firm on the $10K fines.

    Revenue is down for CIG.
    Those who want to flout the regulations, deserve to pay.
    No sympathy required.

  9. Anonymous says:

    the only people to blame are cig with their nonsense home quarantine honesty system…..
    no-one is monitoring who is visiting these people.
    the system is a joke which will end up with community outbreak

  10. Anonymous says:

    But catch someone with a spliff outside. They will throw the book at you in court. SMH

    She better get 10K and jail. Caught red-handed!

  11. Anonymous says:

    So how many were quarantined over the Red Bay school fiasco using same criteria?

  12. Anonymous says:

    she came on island friday…the bill was passed friday…she breached on sunday 10k all the way ….look like them pockets gonna be a little lighter for the flight back home

  13. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Manderson says: “…and the vast majority have complied with the restrictions and completed their quarantine without incident…”
    How does he know? Lots of people could have slipped off their “world class” electronic monitoring device to go out. This girl just got caught because someone recognized her and alerted the cops.

    • Anonymous says:

      and who knows how many have ‘slipped-in’ to see their girlfriends/boyfriends in quarantine???

    • Anonymous says:

      If “lots” had breached the rules we could expect some community transmission; we haven’t so it’s quite reasonable to assume “lots” haven’t.

      • Anonymous says:

        How do you know? Most cases are asymptomatic which shows no symptoms. No one will really know how many breached the isolation policy until a symptomatic case shows up in the community. Let’s be honest.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Those quarantining in a hotel/at home, or under observation at HM Customs facility (Cuban migrants) are not criminals, or prisoners necessarily, but there must surely be a similar standard of performance implied from those tasked with supervising and monitoring them. In the case of prisoner guards, permitting or aiding in an escape is potentially a 7 year criminal sentence. This stuff just can’t happen, especially if they are all wearing monitoring bracelets. If nobody is monitoring those folks competently, and with no risk of professional blowback on their own failed duty to supervise, then it’s all a sham.

    Permitting prisoner to escape
    114. A person who having another person in his custody intentionally or negligently permits him to escape commits an offence.

    Aiding prisoner to escape
    115. A person who —
    (a) aids a prisoner in escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody; or
    (b) conveys anything or causes anything to be conveyed into a prison with intent to facilitate the escape of a prisoner, commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for seven years.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Anyone notice how racist Marl Roads commenters are? Here’s a few examples of the racist comments…

    – White folks for ya
    – Typical mayonnaise behavior
    – Another privileged, entitled white person
    – Sounds about white

    Contrary to popular belief racist people come in all colours and sadly it appears to be rampant on this island.

    • Anonymous says:

      Says white privilege

      • Anonymous says:

        Ya’ll don’t seem to like it when the shoe is suddenly on the other foot…

      • Anonymous says:

        And you think perpetuating racial divide between is going to solve anything?

        • Anonymous says:

          Cry is a river, ya’ll never gave a shit before when it has to do with black folk.

          • Anonymous says:

            Found another racist.

          • Anonymous says:

            You should try to let go of this hate you have for lighter skin individuals if you want to move forward. You must think black lives matters has no white supporters. Grow up or live in the past, but it’s only you who can decide that.

            • Anonymous says:

              How could anyone possibly dislike this comment?

            • Anonymous says:

              It’s the white, middle class wokes who are the damn problem.
              And yes, I’m white and sick and tired of hearing pontificating BS from the forever offended snowflakes. Black people and white people can be equally racist, and just because you want to kick ‘the man’ doesn’t mean you are right or speak for the majority of any race, colour or creed.
              Treat others as you would like to be treated and try not to dictate your own narrow view.
              As for this pile of stupidity, why was she even on island?
              Stick her self entitled ass in jail for 7 days and fine her the maximum $10k.

    • Anonymous says:

      @10:12 am…You stated “sadly it appears to be rampant on this island”…ummm last time I checked where in this world is there not a racist person? For the Life of me I do not know why people continue to bash The Cayman Islands like we are the only place that these things happen!? And furthermore not everyone here behaves that way so just cut the bullshit.

      • SSM345 says:

        Try being a white kid at George Hicks or John Gray; that sh*t was on the Mississippi levels in the 50s when I went there growing up in Cayman in the early 90s; and I was born here.

        3 white boys in a school of 600 “locals” was like going to prison I imagine…

        • Anonymous says:

          You full of shit. Many of us Limeys(yes I know technically you are not one) went to those schools and assimilated just fine. Seems it’s more about the individual than anything else.

        • Anonymous says:

          At least get the names of the schools right (Cayman Islands Middle School and Cayman Islands High School) if you are going to make shit up. Guessing you hung on the cistern with the rest of the idiots.

        • Anonymous says:

          Ever spoke to the few black people that attended the private schools in Cayman back in the day? Definitely not a cake walk…

          • t says:

            Hitler ends any Internet discussion.

          • Anonymous says:

            This delusional hypocrite poster wouldn’t want to hear the harsh reality of not only being black but being black or Non-white and local in the private school setting in the late 90’s until now. Although I hope things would’ve evolved from back then..

        • Anonymous says:

          I was a white kid at CIHS/John Gray in the 90s and can confirm your post is ridiculous and dramatic.

          “3 white boys in a school of 600 “locals” was like going to prison I imagine…”

          Not even close dude! Try again!

    • Anonymous says:

      I couldn’t agree more !

    • Anonymous says:

      I bet those comments aren’t even from multigenerational Caymanians…

    • No says:

      Racism against white people is not real lmao

  16. Hard Liner says:

    I do not think that just a fine will cut it with this woman. A prison term of at least six months after she is out of isolation would send a real message that she will never forget.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those tasked with “pretending to monitor” should also be fined/jailed, or there will be no faith in this process.

    • Sir Tin Doom says:

      Sadly, it would cost CIG roughly KYD32k to house her in prison for six months. Not so sure that is an expense we want our government to be paying at the moment.

  17. Anonymous says:

    German virologist Doctor Sucharit Bhakdi expresses deep suspicion of the vaccination development process in place for the Chinese coronavirus, which violates well-established scientific norms. The Doctor makes several very powerful points that should be considered by those touting a potential vaccine.

    The former Emeritus Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany explains that the scientific “standard” for vaccine creation is “four to five years.” The prominent physician dismisses the notion that a coronavirus vaccine so hasitily developed could be safe.

    So why should we just behave like lemmings?

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t get vaccinated then. Dummy.

      • Anonymous says:

        The current vaccine(s) contain recombinant DNA (bio-engineered in a lab, with markers), as well as cell lines derived from aborted fetuses. Do you want that injected into your body??

        Not me!

        • G.W. says:

          You have listened to the conspiracy theorists. The first 2 vaccines out are RNA based and do not touch our DNA in the interior of the cell. Neither of these are derived from cell line of aborted fetuses. The 3rd vaccine coming is derived from an aborted fetus.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bush,Clinton and Obama have agreed to be vaccinated on live TV. The only question is who will select the vials and from where?

    • Anonymous says:

      Because money poured into Moderna in March. Way more than any other company. How did investors know in March that Moderna would be first out the gates with a vaccine? Answer that question and you will understand why a vaccine for this virus need not take 4 years.

      • Anonymous says:

        This is why I don’t use local elevators.

      • McCarron McLaughlin says:

        Q? Lol

      • G.W. says:

        Bill Gates was already backing Moderna so they had the money. The U.S. gov’t took their best guess and bet a billion dollars on Moderna for so many vaccines up front. They weren’t sure or they would have invested much more money to tie up 2 or 3 times the amount of vaccines up front.

    • Anonymous says:

      If I see an article calling it the Chinese virus, I know its all going to rubbish and fake.
      Just name it the Trump Virus, as he has been the biggest contributor to the numbers of infected and deaths.

      We don’t call Spanish Flu, the USA flu, even though it started in the US, and US citizens spread it around the world killing 50 million people worldwide.

    • Richard says:

      Those that are afraid of this virus should get vaccinated.

  18. fed up Islander says:

    APPLY THE DAMN FINES , Not say you will and dont

  19. Anonymous says:

    If I was quarantined (aka put under house arrest) as a result of one of these morons deliberately breaking isolation I’d sue them. If everyone did we could make any fine they get from cig the least of their problems.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nobody seems to realize that those in close contact, now on Q were her friends. They would have been aware that she was breaking Q. It was their choice to be in close contact with her and her BF

  20. Sharkey says:

    If this lady is found to be positive and a contact subsequently dies of COVID 19, would she be charged with manslaughter?

  21. Anonymous says:

    What a mess.

    I would have felt better hearing from someone in charge of the monitoring saying something. If Franz has to defend the programe it has gone really bad.

  22. Anonymous says:

    “cough in my face, i have antibodies now” -syd @ Mercer University

    From her FB page…this is the white trash we allowed into our islands?? Since when can visitors come? Did I miss something? I thought it was Caymanians, PR, and second home owners? Not spoiled girlfriends without ties to the island who come to “support their boyfriend” in a Ciwa race. Furthermore, this was clearly planned because if she was here to watch him race she would have come sooner so that she was out of quarantine prior to the race. They just didn’t think they would be caught.

    • Anonymous says:

      Racist

    • Anonymous says:

      Racist! She is trash. What does her colour have to do with it?

    • Anonymous says:

      Trash is trash. When you stoop to recognize the colour of trash you are headed down a rocky road.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do know that if she has antibodies then she isn’t going to be positive from Covid, nor able to pass it on. So why the uproar? At some point in the future we will have to open up, likely without quarantine for those with antibodies, or a vaccination. Infection rates will eventually drop worldwide but I doubt it will go away. Everyone will likely have to get their head around that fact, and that people with antibodies will be welcomed here…at some point! We have a quarantine, with rules to make sure Covid isn’t spread, but if the individual can’t spread Covid then why quarantine? No doubt people won’t like this as they ‘broke the law’, just the same as the hundreds of people who get behind the wheel every week after going to a bar…

      • Anonymous says:

        Not true. Antibodies don’t mean you’re immune. The dosing regime for the vaccines are twice, a week apart, although once is enough to get antibodies it’s not enough to immunise you.

      • Anonymous says:

        Anyone with two brain cells knows that antibodies to this virus to not last. This has been proven over and over. People have gotten this virus twice, sometimes worse the second time…they can also spread it. So please, just stop. No one is trying to be fearful or “live in fear” however, we must also be sensible.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thankfully the public health risk here does seem low, if she already had covid AND tested negative on arrival. But there is still a risk, however small, because of the question mark over how long covid antibodies last.

        When she decided to travel to Cayman, she submitted herself to Cayman’s public health laws. She seems to have travelled with no intention of complying, if the purpose of the trip was to watch the jetski race. She clearly felt the laws were unnecessary in her case, but it was not her place to choose whether or not to comply. Unfortunately that selfish/libertarian attitude is all too prevalent in the US especially.

        She should be prosecuted, given the maximum fine, and deported.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re correct that at some point we will have to open up to those that have COVID-19 antibodies, but not until such a time as the elderly and vulnerable in our population are themselves protected. We are not there yet, so our government has put in place quarantine laws that protect us all from having to go back to wearing masks or shutting schools.

        You are also right that people won’t like you implying that Ms Mack is somehow above the quarantine laws because other people break the Traffic Law. That makes no sense at all. When DUI drivers are caught, they are prosecuted, and fined or sentenced accordingly. Ms Mack clearly thought that somehow the law does not apply to her because, presumably, she felt that she was not posing a risk. Well it does apply, in the same way that the Traffic Law applies to ALL drivers, regardless of how qualified they feel to drive under the influence of alcohol.

        Anybody in the community that wants to avoid a return to COVID’s spread in Cayman will be supportive of a strong message from the courts.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh, so only white people have antibodies now?

    • Anonymous says:

      Lol, all the fellow white privilege are screaming “racist”. She is white trash and its clear as day. White is white is white, and its white folks who always have the audacity.

      The french Canadian scum were what… white. You don’t see black folk trying it on, they know they will get locked up and key thrown to 12 mile bank.

      • Anonymous says:

        Go look on youtube of the classless couple breaking quarantine in st lucia. They are black, but no name calling other than they were dumb. They video all their partying, and even him being sick and going for food in restaurants

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah but as you’ve mentioned they were “french canadian”..unlike the french who hate everyone including themselves these ones hate everyone except themselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        Wooooow. Haha, don’t even try and hide the racism. Why have an anonymous account. Post with your real name loud and proud?

      • Anonymous says:

        They both weren’t white though. Yikes you need some lessons in civility.

    • Anonymous says:

      Those with white privileged don’t like it when their fellow whites get called out, so quick to call everyone racist.

      • Anonymous says:

        I love my privileges. You should try them.

      • Anonymous says:

        Um….. but you are a racist

        • Anonymous says:

          Can’t be racist against whites. They aren’t oppressed.

          • Anonymous says:

            You understand there is a difference between judging others based on a group characteristic like colour, religion or gender, and oppression, right? When a KKK member calls President Obama the n word, that’s racist, but you can’t say the most powerful man in the world is oppressed. Sure oppression often goes alongside discrimination but it’s not a necessary condition. I say all white people are racist, that’s a racist statement, even if white people are often privileged.

  23. Anonymous says:

    They need to fine her, deport her, and ban her from ever returning to these islands (beyond just Covid times). Ramgeet and anyone else’s involved need to be fined and jailed as an example.

    These people take this as a joke and it’s unacceptable. Whether you are nervous about catching this virus or believe it is “over exaggerated”, you need to have respect for other people and their well being.

  24. Anonymous says:

    The young lady is neither a Caymanian, resident or property owner ,so why was she allowed to enter the country at this time?

  25. Anonymous says:

    so she only came into contact with 6 people????
    laughable as usual from cig…..

    • Anonymous says:

      They’ve told us multiple times the criteria they define medically as close contacts: Which is being in close and continuous proximity (within six feet) for a period of 15 minutes or more. It’s quite feasible that she spent most of her time there with only six people.

      Weather the criteria should be more broad is a different matter. But this is consistent with established practice.

    • Anonymous says:

      And did those six people come in contact with anyone else after being in contact with her? How about the boyfriend?

  26. anon says:

    Govt and Mr Manderson say the equipment is working fine and the monitoring team following all established protocols so they are happy. The problem is a number of self isolators are out and about and nobody in Govt is any the wiser, and those discovered may well be only the tip of the iceberg.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I hope they get fined the 10,000 $ that’s in the law. Got to send a message that no one can break the rules of law . Government SHOULD NOT MAKE LAWS THEN DON’T ENFORCE THEM. , for that will cause people to break the law because they think they will get away with it.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Most are staying, not travelling to keep ourselves here and families and friends overseas safe. Some by themselves since March with nothing from government not even a damn mask! How dare you do this and Government allow this bcos you got complacent and could not care less…

  29. Anonymous says:

    Why are the people not demanding a press briefing/conference on all these people travelling to and fro and breaking rules….

  30. McCarron McLaughlin says:

    The UK confirmed today they will start giving the vaccine nextweek.

    So help is on the way for all the sheeple that want the vaccine for something that is 99.9% recoverable? But the vaccine is only 85% effective? Nope. I will take my chances with this very weak yearly flu bug called covid. They named it that to scare the ignorant. It worked. The sky is falling.

    • Truth says:

      I will bet 10 to 1 that you were voted as the best village idiot in your hometown of birth!!

      Its morons like you that keeps ensuring that preventable shit keeps happening because you cant stand being inconvenienced.

      • Anonymous says:

        Unfortunately its morons like you who are too willing to take a vaccine that hasn’t been thoroughly tested.

        I am not an anti-vaxxer, but I would like to know more than is currently out there. In my mind if you are older and/or at high risk then you should seriously consider taking it, but if you are fit and under 30 then the possible negatives probably outweigh the benefits.

        • Richard says:

          Its simple, if you are afraid of this virus, get vaccinated. Once all the afraid people are vaccinated, we can get back to normal.

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s depressing reading comments this idiotic and selfish. It’s not a question of being afraid, it’s about wanting to protect the community, especially the vulnerable.

      • McCarron McLaughlin says:

        So Im a moron because I’m thinking logical for myself?
        “Truth” you are a typical dummy that blindly believe whatevers fed to you. Think for yourself, no need to be sheep all your life with a chicken little mentality. The Chinese are laughing at the world, they fully opened up months ago, after bringing everyone to their knees with covid aka flu.

      • Anonymous says:

        Inconvenienced? Most the people Ive heard dying to take the bax want to do so simply because they need to travel. Not to see family or seek medical attention, just to travel, get “off the rock”.

        Youre going to shame us, call us selfish and allude to us not taking this vax because its an inconvenience? We could possibly be poisoning our bodies with a rushed mRNA vaccine, first of its type to be used on HUMANS, developed in 8 months so that YOU can get on with vacations, concerts and the like but you think WE are selfish. WOW.

        • Anonymous says:

          You don’t want to take the mRNA vaccine then opt for the Oxford Vaccine that uses viral vector technology.

    • Anonymous says:

      Trojan called, they are looking for a spokesperson.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Someone needs to held accountable for the monitoring situation. The problem with this is that we know there will be breaches but we have no plans at all to minimize them or to properly penalize them when the breaches occurs..

    Reminds me of the Civil Service..No one in charge, no one takes responsibility, no one ever is held accountable and no one ever gets fired..

    Oh wait, it is the Civil Service handling Travel Time..

  32. Elvis says:

    Just goes to show its not working yet you continue to turn a blind eye in the name of making a dollar.

    Beam me up scottie,

    • Anonymous says:

      Of course it’s working – 2 months now and no community spread. The level of Coronafobia is is mind boggling.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile businesses have lost the service of and have to pay the 5 (other than Mack) for two weeks, assuming they were employed,

    • Anonymous says:

      And Mack should have to pay those damages, and the full cost of all the government monitoring required.

  34. Anonymous says:

    This is an absolute travesty!

  35. Anonymous says:

    What about those that might have breached quarantine but was never found out

  36. Anonymous says:

    Pathetic only the government rulers will come out doing well the rest of the island is financially doomed.
    …leave and start over its the only sane thing to do …the island is doomed for 10+ years

  37. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, those who should be presenting a plan to Cayman are just having a drink at The Office Lounge. Wednesday, 7:30pm…
    Overtime ?
    Understandable for a hard time LOL
    WAKE UP CAYMAN

    • Anonymous says:

      So to you quarantine breaches are no biggie? Should be allowed? Huh, interesting. Vanjae is that you?

  38. ANONYMOUS says:

    How did they remove the monitoring bands – why did nobody see on their monitoring equipment that those quarantined were out and about. Incompetence – and/ or deliberately turning a blind eye. Hit her/them with the full $10,000 fine – let’s see if it works as a deterrent – no point in having penalties and then finding excuses not to apply them.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know someone who’s band was not working and it took 4 days to fix, they had a positive covid test when they first arrived. At least they did not break any rules, they did not go out or have any contact with anyone else but with the broken band they could have so easily.

      • Anonymous says:

        8;39. I know someone who posts rubbish everyday and fails to appreciate that they are living in paradise.

        CIG should be commended for keeping us safe for the past 9 mths. There is no where in the world that has achieved what Cayman has achieved.

    • Anonymous says:

      YouTube

    • Anonymous says:

      The bands are working?
      Then the people monitoring are not!

      Will there ever be accountability for this unit failing fast and furiously?

    • Anonymous says:

      How did they remove the bands – well, they could have just slipped them off ( that’s how I removed mine when I finished quarantine – the kind soul who put it on clearly didn’t want to make it too tight). Or they could have cut them off – its not like a criminal electronic tag; there is nothing that triggers an alarm when you cut it. In fact, when you end quarantine they ring you at home and tell you to do exactly that. You hand in a cut tag they have no idea whether you cut it at the end of quarantine, or 5 minutes after arriving.

      The issue is not the tag – its the failure to do frequent, random checks on the quarantine location to make sure people are at home. If they did that instead of just relying on the tags to alert them we wouldn’t have dentists and jet ski groupies thinking they could wander around the island.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Why are we allowing rule breaking tourists in when locals are having trouble getting flights to come home? What exactly are the rules Travel Cayman applying or is it who you know or who knows you?

    • Anonymous says:

      do you REALLY THINK rules are being applied to EVERYBODY? 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

      • Anonymous says:

        Like everything in Cayman it all depends on who you know. That’s the way we do things here.

      • Anonymous says:

        Which makes one have to wonder how serious the powers that be take the virus. Lock down the majority, have them live in fear of a 1% virus, but let our friends do as they please.

    • Anonymous says:

      Question out of curiosity – are you having problems with flights from Miami /U.K. To Cayman? Or problems for flights from where you are stuck to Miami / UK ?

      • Anonymous says:

        Flights from Miami to Cayman were my problem. Stuck in Miami unable to get to Cayman due to sold out Cayman Airways flights.

        • Anonymous says:

          Same here. I am sitting in Florida for the next few weeks because of that.
          Do I want to be alone in Q for Christmas?? No. But as I can’t leave FL for Cayman by next Wednesday I will stay until after Christmas. Grrrrrrr
          Burning all my holiday time off. Leaving my colleagues to cover me.

          On case I need to say, I am Caymanian and had to come to FL for emergency reasons last week.

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