Tag: Alden McLaughlin

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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COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

COVID-19: our first ‘wave’

| 04/05/2020 | 85 Comments

101 writes: The Cayman Islands now seem to be moving slowly out of lockdown mode. As has been the case thus far, with each week decisions will continue to be made on questions such as whether pet grooming and ice cream shops will be given priority as ‘essential’ over mental health services, pool servicing or […]

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New curfew opens up mixed bag of access

New curfew opens up mixed bag of access

| 01/05/2020 | 221 Comments

(CNS): There will be some relief for the community with the new shelter-in-place order (soft curfew) regulations that come into effect Monday but not everyone will be getting what they want. Premier Alden McLaughlin pressed home the message on Friday that, given the sacrifice that everyone had made so far, the lifting of curfew restrictions […]

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No briefing as gov’t works on ‘new rules’

No briefing as gov’t works on ‘new rules’

| 30/04/2020 | 108 Comments

(CNS): What has become Cayman’s top daily show in recent weeks, the COVID-19 briefing, was cancelled Thursday as Cabinet worked on the new rules for the next curfew phase coming into effect Monday. Premier Alden McLaughlin is expected to announce a number of changes to the shelter-in-place order (the soft curfew) on Friday, but it […]

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Coming curfew changes based on least risk

Coming curfew changes based on least risk

| 29/04/2020 | 137 Comments

(CNS): The next phase of the shelter-in-place order, or soft curfew, which begins Monday will allow access to more services, based on the least risk of people gathering in one place, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday. Revealing some details about this first phase of eased restrictions from the COVID-19 lockdown, he said that many more […]

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Pensions need ‘radical’ change

Pensions need ‘radical’ change

| 29/04/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The future of private pension plans looks distinctly shaky after Premier Alden McLaughlin warned that a national plan may be in the pipeline to replace the current inadequate system. With workers in the private sector being given the opportunity to take a chunk out of their pensions to see them through the economic slump […]

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Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

| 28/04/2020 | 227 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin went to town with his praise for Minister Dwayne Seymour on Tuesday, claiming he was “doing an incredible job” and that he was “proud to have him” as his health minister. The plaudits came as McLaughlin backed Seymour, despite the response he gave on Monday to a CNS inquiry about an […]

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208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

208 negative COVID-19 samples fuel hope

| 27/04/2020 | 196 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated that when the current shelter-in-place order ends on Friday, the next one will see some of the current restrictions lifted. After Chief Medical Officer John Lee revealed that 208 samples had been tested over the last few days without a single positive result, the premier said that while we […]

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Premier optimistic about test results

Premier optimistic about test results

| 27/04/2020 | 129 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman finally beings its ramped up testing programme, the anticipated results from the screen samples are expected to inform the next phase of the strategy to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is optimistic that the results over the next week will reveal that the lockdown measures have worked […]

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