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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Carolina Lopez

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY CAROLINA LOPEZ

Dr. Sophia Rado, Chef Wayne Spencer from The Kitchen Table, and Dr. Yaron Rado outside of Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital

Doctors Hospital donates meals to food bank

Dr. Yaron and Dr. Sophia Rado, in honour of the staff at CTMH Doctors Hospital, are donating 100 meals per day, seven days a week,  to the Cayman Food Bank for distribution to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Special Needs Foundation makes waves at fundraiser

The Special Needs Foundation Cayman last week attracted 500 people to its breakfast fundraiser, which also raised the profile of those dealing with developmental issues. 
Cruise ship tourist Kevin Kulich tested negative for coronavirus after being treated for life-threatening internal bleeding at Health City.

‘Lucky to be alive’

A cruise ship passenger who was transported to Health City Cayman Islands for emergency treatment early last week and was one of the four original people who tested negative for coronavirus, said he felt “lucky to be alive” before boarding a plane for the US on Monday.

Insurance companies working with government on virus

Private insurance companies in Cayman say they are working with the Cayman Islands government on covering healthcare costs relating to the coronavirus.
The new look of the Cayman Islands passport.

New blue Cayman passport goes ‘green’

Cayman’s British Overseas Territories passports are getting a new look, in the wake of the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Limits are being imposed on most items at Cayman's major stores in an effort to prevent panic buying.

Shoppers panic buy as government urges calm

Residents were filling shopping carts and baskets with toilet tissue, cleaning products and cases of water at local stores Thursday after the World Health Organization designated the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, all this ahead of the government announcing later in the day that Cayman had its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
Shipping containers at Port Authority

Updated: Government urges public not to panic buy

To dispel rumours of supply shortages, Hazard Management Cayman Islands has confirmed that freight ships carrying food supplies and household products continue to arrive on island as normal.
Coronavirus COVID19 panel meeting

$1.1 million for coronavirus fight

The Cayman Islands government has allocated $1.1 million to prepare for the COVID-19 threat.
Smoke wafts across the Esterley Tibbetts Highway towards Lakeside Apartments during this week's landfill fire

Toxic landfill smoke a health hazard

At the height of the landfill fire, concern was concentrated on controlling the rapidly expanding blaze. But the smoke, which has been reduced from thick black clouds to an everpresent smog, remains an issue affecting people’s health.
Truth for Youth School

‘Weak’ rating for Truth for Youth school

Office of Education Standards inspectors have given a ‘weak’ rating to Truth for Youth School.

Men ‘Walk a Mile In Her Shoes’ to support Crisis Centre

Men showed their support for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre by gamely slipping into women’s footwear Thursday to take ‘A Walk in Her Shoes’ in Camana Bay to raise money for a new shelter.

Stores ration disinfectants amid coronavirus fears

Multiple grocery stores in Grand Cayman are rationing their cleaning and hand sanitising products because of the recent coronavirus outbreak. Government has also waived...
The Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC)

‘Satisfactory’ inspection rating for CIFEC

Office of Education Standards inspectors have given a ‘satisfactory’ rating to the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre.
Test kit for COVID-19

Cayman awaiting coronavirus testing kits

Testing kits that can be used to confirm coronavirus cases within 24 hours are en route to the Cayman Islands, according to the Health Services Authority.

Airlines waive change fees amid coronavirus outbreak

Several airlines have announced this week that they are waiving flight-change fees due to coronavirus concerns.

Caribbean officials agree on coronavirus protocol

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of governments and ministers of health held an emergency meeting on Sunday in Barbados to establish a regional protocol for dealing with the COVID-19 virus.

Masks, sanitisers sell out amid virus scare

Surgical masks and hand sanitisers are selling out at stores and pharmacies throughout the Cayman Islands as residents and visitors snap up those items amid growing fears over the coronavirus.

Officials deny reports of coronavirus patient being treated in Cayman

Public health officials have denied online reports of an Italian cruise ship tourist being treated in a local hospital for suspected coronovirus, saying the man has influenza.

Protesters show ‘she is supported’

A group of demonstrators converged outside the Glasshouse in George Town on Friday to protest about violence against women.

Red Sky at Night delivers delights

Visitors and residents got a taste of local culture Saturday night at the annual Red Sky at Night event at the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre.

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