Tag: Franz Manderson

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

| 03/12/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of District Administration and Lands (MDAL) has appointed Caymanian Chelsea K Whittaker as deputy district commissioner for the Department of District Administration, where she will be responsible for providing managerial, leadership and strategic policy support to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts.

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CS has ‘good idea’ of what to expect when borders open

CS has ‘good idea’ of what to expect when borders open

| 16/11/2021 | 125 Comments

(CNS): Although there are around 3,000 people in the Cayman Islands currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the government is still planning to move to Phase 4 of the border reopening plan on Saturday, when most fully vaccinated visitors and residents returning to Cayman will no longer need to quarantine on arrival from overseas.

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COVID-19 management plan still abstract

COVID-19 management plan still abstract

| 25/10/2021 | 94 Comments

(CNS): Reopening the borders and living with an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases means the Cayman Islands government must focus on reducing the spread and lowering the pressure on public and other health service providers while ensuring that isolation requirements don’t keep too many families locked down at home for too long.

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Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

Quarantine to be lifted in four weeks

| 22/10/2021 | 553 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Island Government will be allowing vaccinated travellers and visitors into the country without having to quarantine from Saturday, 20 November. The announcement was made by Premier Wayne Panton on Friday afternoon at a press conference, but it appears that the details of how this next phase of the border reopening plan will […]

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DG urges civil servants to take part in census

DG urges civil servants to take part in census

| 21/10/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): With the census now underway behind a shield of face masks and sanitizer, the deputy governor is urging civil servants to be “model interviewees” and do their part in the national count. Most enumerators conducting the house to house census are civil servants, and Franz Manderson thanked them for taking on “a mammoth task”. […]

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DG: No vaccine mandate for local civil servants

DG: No vaccine mandate for local civil servants

| 05/10/2021 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson told Parliament on Tuesday that he is extremely concerned about the safety of civil servants on the front line who will not take the vaccine. During the debate on changes to immigration laws to mandate vaccinations for work permit holders, he said that, given the position of the elected government […]

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Bills for work permit vaccine mandates rolled out

Bills for work permit vaccine mandates rolled out

| 25/09/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Government has released two bills that will pave the way for the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements for work permit holders and some residents in the Cayman Islands. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has also said that COVID-19 vaccine mandates will soon be introduced for new civil service employees and that discussions are underway […]

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CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

CIG to consult UK officials on opening plan

| 13/09/2021 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Government has a difficult decision to make about possible changes to the current quarantine regime in the Cayman Islands and whether to stick to the plan to lift the five-day isolation period for fully verifiably vaccinated visitors and travellers next month, Governor Martyn Roper said on Friday. As a result, he said, Cabinet and […]

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More breaches as COVID isolation cases grow

More breaches as COVID isolation cases grow

| 13/09/2021 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The risk of more community transmission in Grand Cayman increased over the weekend as seven more breaches of isolation rules were reported, as well as another jump in positive cases of the virus among travellers that were due to be released from quarantine. While the Public Health team continues to investigate the contacts of […]

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Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

| 27/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The unpredictable path of Tropical Storm Ida brought the system closest to Grand Cayman early this morning but because of the shape of the storm, the Sister Islands suffered the worst of the weather. The all clear for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman takes effect at 11am this morning, five hours after Grand Cayman. […]

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Six new COVID cases include two on Cayman Brac

Six new COVID cases include two on Cayman Brac

| 10/12/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said Thursday that there were six new cases of COVID-19 among a batch of 344 COVID-19 tests carried out over the last day, two of which were individuals who are isolating on Cayman Brac. All six are currently asymptomatic and will remain in isolation along with another 1,556 […]

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