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Cayman economy inching open

Cayman economy inching open

| 29/05/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has drawn up the next set of curfew orders to replace those that expire this weekend, offering a glimmer of hope that almost all of the lockdown measures put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 could be gone before the end of June. All retail stores and the […]

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No audit planned over curfew decisions

No audit planned over curfew decisions

| 28/05/2020 | 51 Comments

(CNS): No official audit of the decisions made by the team that has managed curfew exemptions over the COVID-19 lockdown period is planned by the current government. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday that it was not his call to look into the fairness of the decisions, and if there were complaints, they would be handled […]

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Governor urges ‘realism’ on airlift flights

Governor urges ‘realism’ on airlift flights

| 27/05/2020 | 152 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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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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Straw poll shows COVID hasn’t ‘infected’ offshore

Straw poll shows COVID hasn’t ‘infected’ offshore

| 26/05/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A quick survey of over 40 leaders from financial services firms in the Cayman Islands indicates that the COVID-19 virus has not ‘infected’ the offshore industry, with companies asymptomatic or suffering just mild symptoms and just one firm facing a critical future. More than one third of respondents in a straw poll said their […]

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Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

| 22/05/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority will not be increasing water and sewerage rates this year, even though the Regulations allow for an annual rate adjustment, because of the widespread economic pain due to the current crisis. “This is a very challenging time for our community, and many of our customers are facing financial hardships due to […]

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Airport activity keeps CAL pilots certified

Airport activity keeps CAL pilots certified

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Although the Owen Roberts International Airport remains closed to regular air traffic, there was a series of take-offs and landings on Friday morning conducted by the Flight Training Department for Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) in order for some of its pilots to maintain their ‘Pilot Recency of Experience’ certification, which is a regulatory requirement in the Cayman Islands.

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Pets can fly on repatriation flights to Miami

Pets can fly on repatriation flights to Miami

| 21/05/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has said that a limited number of pets will be allowed to travel on three repatriation flights to Miami over the next month. These flights, which will leave Grand Cayman on 29 May, 5 June and 19 June, are for US citizens or those legally able to travel to or […]

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10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

10 new COVID cases include 6 front-line staff

| 21/05/2020 | 216 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Four workers at Kirk Home Centre have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as one at Foster’s Airport location and one person who works for mobile food vendors, Al La Kebab. These were among the ten new cases reported by health authorities on Thursday out of a batch of 383 results over the […]

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Over 200 small businesses applied for grants

Over 200 small businesses applied for grants

| 19/05/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Giving an update on efforts by the Cayman Islands Business Development Centre to help local businesses get through current challenges, Commerce Minister Joey said last week that, as of Wednesday afternoon, 13 May, they had received 219 applications under the grants programme, which is designed for small and micro businesses to help them convert […]

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Two more supermarket workers test positive

Two more supermarket workers test positive

| 18/05/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): Foster’s has become the third supermarket brand on Grand Cayman where staff have tested positive for COVID-19. In a release Monday night, a spokesperson for the Foster’s chain said that the Health Services Authority had confirmed that two workers from the branch in West Bay, Foster’s Republix, were positive for the disease. They are […]

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