Tag: Alden McLaughlin

Premier defends legality of curfew in Cayman

Premier defends legality of curfew in Cayman

| 18/05/2020 | 134 Comments

(CNS): Like governments the world over, the Cayman Islands government has been balancing public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 in the community with the damage that lockdown inflicts on the economy. However, another contentious debate has emerged about the legality of the lockdown measures taken by the CIG, which the premier has indicated […]

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Business begins to emerge as restrictions relax

Business begins to emerge as restrictions relax

| 15/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): As the HSA and local hospitals continue to ramp up testing for COVID-19 with very few positive results, the CIG is allowing some businesses to emerge from lockdown. From next Tuesday, the Cayman Islands Government is allowing the reopening of hardware stores and home depots, car dealerships and other businesses that sell parts and […]

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Beaches open Tuesday with some restrictions

Beaches open Tuesday with some restrictions

| 15/05/2020 | 246 Comments

(CNS): There will be no hard curfew during the day this Sunday, but otherwise the current lockdown measures will remain much the same until next Tuesday, 18 May, following the long weekend. But after that, people will be able to exercise on the beach, swim in the sea and go fishing, as well as swim […]

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Construction to lead local economic recovery

Construction to lead local economic recovery

| 13/05/2020 | 156 Comments

(CNS): The rebuilding of Cayman’s economy will start with the return of the construction industry, and on Tuesday the first workers will return to the job sites that were already operating when the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order was first issued. Premier Alden McLaughlin explained Wednesday that the whole sector can’t return as there are around 1,900 […]

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Premier hints at beach access

Premier hints at beach access

| 13/05/2020 | 182 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman will be moving into the next phase of its re-opening following the public holiday on Monday, and Premier Alden McLaughlin hinted at some beach access and even some fishing. As measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 start to be relaxed, thousands more people in the construction and related […]

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COVID-19 test results close to daily goal

COVID-19 test results close to daily goal

| 12/05/2020 | 97 Comments

(CNS): A COVID-19 testing target of 400-450 results daily, which was outlined by Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel William-Rodriguez at Monday’s press briefing, fell short on Tuesday, when results for 397 tests were reported. But the good news was that there was only one positive sample among them, which was connected to a previous […]

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761 negative COVID-19 tests ‘very positive’

761 negative COVID-19 tests ‘very positive’

| 11/05/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): The number of negative COVID-19 test results revealed on Monday was “very positive”, Premier Alden McLaughlin said at today’s press briefing, stressing the importance of testing to beating the virus. A total of 764 tests have been run since Friday, of which 761 were negative and three positive, the HSA’s Medical Officer of Health […]

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Premier hints at ‘freedom’ before end of June

Premier hints at ‘freedom’ before end of June

| 08/05/2020 | 251 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin once again urged people to be patient as government continues with the strategy to fully suppress the coronavirus before opening up the local economy and lifting the curfew restrictions. He said that, given the success of government’s strategy to prevent the virus spreading and save lives, it would be tragic to […]

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Brackers cleared to go fishing

Brackers cleared to go fishing

| 07/05/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Brac residents can look forward to an easing of curfew restrictions on Friday, after Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed that the shelter-in-place order for that island was moving to level three, which means Brackers can go fishing again. With almost a third of the population on the Brac having been tested for COVID-19 and […]

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‘Can’t celebrate yet’ says premier

‘Can’t celebrate yet’ says premier

| 05/05/2020 | 157 Comments

(CNS): The release of Little Cayman from both the hard curfew and the shelter-in-place order after 94% of the population tested negative for coronavirus is no cause for celebration for the rest of the country, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. Describing the two positive cases of front-line personnel announced today as “sobering”, McLaughlin said it […]

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Sister Islands curfew release imminent

Sister Islands curfew release imminent

| 04/05/2020 | 154 Comments

(CNS): Residents on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac will soon be allowed to go to restaurants and the beach, as Cabinet is preparing regulations that will pave the way for curfew restrictions to be lifted Tuesday on Little Cayman and then soon after that on Cayman Brac. Premier Alden McLaughlin said at Monday’s COVID-19 press […]

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