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MLAs deserve their pay, says premier

MLAs deserve their pay, says premier

| 25/05/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that there is no plan to cut the salaries of politicians in Cayman as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. He said the people in his team “were working harder than they ever were before” and they have bills to pay like other people. While ministers in other […]

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Screening picks up more  positive samples

Screening picks up more positive samples

| 25/05/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Five more samples from a batch of 975 tests, taken from people over the previous three days, were positive, as the COVID-19 screening process continues to pick up a small number of asymptomatic cases. At Monday’s press briefing Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said that one of the new cases came from a […]

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Two cops test positive for COVID-19

Two cops test positive for COVID-19

| 22/05/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Two Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS) officers have tested positive for the coronavirus. These two officers are not the officers depicted in the photo published by CNS earlier (see note at the end of the article). Both officers who tested positive are asymptomatic and are in isolation, the RCIPS revealed Friday evening, 22 […]

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Cayman in top ten countries for testing

Cayman in top ten countries for testing

| 22/05/2020 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical officer Dr John Lee has revealed that since Sunday, the HSA laboratories have produced 1,935 COVID-19 test results, which has pushed the Cayman Islands into the top 10 countries in the world for testing per population. There were 467 new results on Friday, all of them for front-line workers and eight of […]

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Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

Ministry surveying struggles to pay health cover

| 22/05/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said that his ministry is currently conducting a survey to find out how many companies are struggling to pay their employees’ health insurance fees. He said they are aware that many companies may have lost all of their business and might now be in a situation where they can no […]

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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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1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

1,500 new COVID cases in Caribbean, zero in Cayman

| 20/05/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As testing for COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands continues to reach the goal set by health authorities, another 494 tests results have come in over the last 24 hours and are all negative. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee stressed that there have been no new positive cases in the Cayman Islands that have […]

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17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

17 more COVID-19 cases over four days

| 19/05/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): In addition to the two positive results from samples taken by staff at Foster’s West Bay branch and two cases at HMP Northward reported over the holiday weekend, there were 13 more positive test results, including two from Cayman Brac, from 1,182 samples since the last report on Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr John […]

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Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

Inmates on remand positive for COVID-19

| 19/05/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Two prisoners at HMP Northward, who were both on remand waiting for trial, have tested positive for coronavirus, HM Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) has confirmed. Both men are asymptomatic and are isolated alone, the prison service revealed in a release Tuesday morning. The two inmates have been held in the remand block of […]

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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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Premier defends legality of curfew in Cayman

Premier defends legality of curfew in Cayman

| 18/05/2020 | 135 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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