Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Man charged for breaching curfew during dirt-bike pursuit
    by Andrel Harris on April 7, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    A 23-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged for breaking curfew and a several road offences. The post Man charged for breaching curfew during dirt-bike pursuit appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Airports likely to remain closed until at least 30 May
    by Norma Connolly on April 7, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Cayman's borders are likely to stay closed until the end of May, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Tuesday. The post Airports likely to remain closed until at least 30 May appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • 4 students among 6 new virus cases
    by Norma Connolly on April 7, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    The Cayman Islands has six new cases of the coronavirus, including four students who had been quarantined at a local hotel, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee announced today at the daily COVID-19 briefing. The post 4 students among 6 new virus cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • First COVID deaths in Turks, Bermuda
    by James Whittaker on April 7, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    The coronavirus has claimed two lives in Bermuda and one in Turks and Caicos, the first deaths involving residents in Britain’s overseas territories. The post First COVID deaths in Turks, Bermuda appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • US$50,000 raised for community response to COVID-19
    by Michael Klein on April 7, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Deloitte staff and partners have donated US$50,000 to help Meals on Wheels and Feed Our Future continue to serve at-risk members of the community. The post US$50,000 raised for community response to COVID-19 appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Emergency BA flight arrives in Cayman
    by Kayla Young on April 7, 2020 at 1:41 am

    A British Airways flights from London arrived at Grand Cayman’s airport Monday afternoon, carrying 58 Caymanian students and other residents, who will be quarantined for 14 days in a government-mandated facility. The post Emergency BA flight arrives in Cayman appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • NAU applications on the rise
    by Reshma Ragoonath on April 7, 2020 at 1:40 am

    The demand for Needs Assessment Unit assistance by vulnerable Caymanians is increasing as some 136 new applications are set to be processed this week. The post NAU applications on the rise appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Ombudsman investigating dirt-biker arrest
    by Andrel Harris on April 6, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    The Ombudsman's Office has launched an investigation into the arrest of a 23-year-old Bodden Town man, who was taken into custody on Sunday following a police chase. The post Ombudsman investigating dirt-biker arrest appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Multi-million dollar plan for small businesses, no new COVID cases
    by James Whittaker on April 6, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Government revealed details of a $14.5 million life support plan for small and micro businesses Monday as the coronavirus crisis continued to take its toll on the islands. The post Multi-million dollar plan for small businesses, no new COVID cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • New COVID warning as British PM in intensive care
    by James Whittaker on April 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Premier Alden McLaughlin sent the best wishes of all in the Cayman Islands to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care in hospital with the coronavirus. The post New COVID warning as British PM in intensive care appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Premier apologises to governor on behalf of Cayman for ‘vile’ voice note
    by Reshma Ragoonath on April 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Premier Alden McLaughlin has apologised to Governor Martyn Roper following what he termed a “disgusting behaviour” in an audio note which was circulated on social media over the weekend. The post Premier apologises to governor on behalf of Cayman for ‘vile’ voice note appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Baby shops allowed to open
    by Reshma Ragoonath on April 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Local baby shops are now allowed to operate under the new ‘shelter in place’ rules, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced. The post Baby shops allowed to open appeared first on Cayman Compass.

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