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One-off vouchers go to WP holders in need

One-off vouchers go to WP holders in need

| 07/04/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): As government works on arranging airlifts for stranded foreign workers, now without jobs and unable to look after themselves, some of those in desperate need began receiving one-off food vouchers this week, each worth $150. The first vouchers were handed out Tuesday and more will be handed out Thursday. A total of 76 applications, […]

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BA flight expected Monday evening

BA flight expected Monday evening

| 06/04/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Governor Marty Roper confirmed on Monday that the British Airways air-bridge emergency flight was due to land this evening after leaving the UK earlier today. It is landing in Bermuda first before coming to Cayman, where it will overnight. However, the governor stressed that the crew will be fully isolated and vigorously managed.

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False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

False rumour aimed at governor triggers probe

| 06/04/2020 | 61 Comments

(CNS): A viral voice note making unfounded allegations against the governor and his wife and a false conspiracy theory about the real motivation for the British Airways emergency flight is now under police investigation. Governor Martyn Roper made it clear on Sunday that his wife will not be on that flight, as she remains in […]

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Offshore layoffs unnecessary

Offshore layoffs unnecessary

| 03/04/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Financial and legal firms in the Cayman Islands offshore sector are in general working remotely and carrying on doing business in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. But while many put in place business continuity plans, some firms are already laying local support staff off, which some say is unnecessary.

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Curfews to be extended and expanded

Curfews to be extended and expanded

| 02/04/2020 | 254 Comments

(CNS): As the battle to suppress COVID-19 in the Cayman community continues, alongside the news of a future mass testing campaign, Premier Alden McLaughlin said he is also extending and expanding the curfews. The hard evening curfew, which is due to end Friday, will be extended for two more weeks, while the soft curfew will […]

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Population details still in question

Population details still in question

| 02/04/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The current population and demographics of the Cayman Islands are uncertain, as the most recent figures have not yet been released. The estimated population in the Spring 2019 Labour Force Survey by the Economics and Statistics Office was around 68,000, but some estimates indicate that the real figure could have been as many as […]

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Cayman Food Bank needs urgent donations

Cayman Food Bank needs urgent donations

| 01/04/2020

(CNS Local Life): With an increasing number of people struggling to keep up with basic needs, the Cayman Food Bank desperately needs food and cash donations to keep up with demand. The Food Bank said that continuing to deliver hot meals and groceries to those in need “is a partnership with the community and cannot […]

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NAU receives 81 new applications

NAU receives 81 new applications

| 31/03/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Needs Assessment Unit, which deals with welfare support, has received 81 new applications from families since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Cayman, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. Following what appears to be some concern in the community that local people who are making new applications are not being helped, the premier said that […]

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Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

Two COVID-19 positive tests with no travel link

| 31/03/2020 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said two of the latest batch of 13 test sample results for COVID-19 are positive from patients with no travel history to countries with confirmed coronavirus cases or direct connection to someone who has. Dr Lee urged people to stay home, as he confirmed the certainty of community […]

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Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

Teenage boy fails to return home for 5 days

| 31/03/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY – The RCIPS has confirmed that 15-year-old Jared Johnson has been found safe and well. The teenager had failed to return home after leaving sometime last Wednesday (25 March). Police said they received the report that Johnson was missing just yesterday, as they urged people who may know where he is to […]

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BA flight from UK due next week

BA flight from UK due next week

| 30/03/2020 | 110 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper said the emergency air-bridge between the UK and the overseas territories will begin early next week with a flight from London, despite the closure of the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). The aircraft is expected to bring equipment but could also bring home Caymanians still stuck in the UK, who will […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.