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Health City sets up COVID testing for eastern districts

Health City Cayman Islands has established a satellite COVID-19 testing centre. Though the hospital does not have a testing lab on site, it is collecting samples from essential workers in the eastern districts

General election date set for 26 May 2021

The Governor’s Office confirmed Friday that the Cayman Islands general election will be held on 26 May next year.

Word or phrase of the week

Not only do Caymanians have a distinct dialect, with accents varying from district to district, but they also have many unique words, pronunciations and...

Native plant of the week

Smoke Wood/Erythroxylum areolatum ERYTHROXYLACEAE Height: 20 feet high x 8 feet wide Growth habit: It has a ‘V’ shape growth habit Flowers: White flowers Soil requirement: Well-drained soil or...

10 new positive COVID-19 results reported

Ten more people in Cayman have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 121, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.

Prison boss refutes rumours of rioting

Director of Prisons Steven Barrett has quashed social media rumours of rioting at Northward Prison in the wake of two inmates testing positive for COVID-19 this week.

Navy helicopters to support police air operations

British Royal Navy helicopters from the RFA Argus ship will temporarily replace Cayman's two police helicopters next month.

AIMA donating $50,000 to R3 Cayman Foundation

AIMA Cayman will be donating $50,000 to the R3 Cayman Foundation, which aims to support readiness, relief and recovery efforts in response to emergencies and disasters.

More than 1,450 business licences issued in 7 weeks

The Department of Commerce and Investment has processed and issued more than 1,400 trade and business licences since 25 March. This includes 305 new licences, 1,014 renewals and 136 licence amendments.

Man charged with robbery, assault

A 27-year-old West Bay man was charged Monday with robbery, assault causing actual bodily harm and common assault, following a break-in at a home in George Town last week.

BritCay asks for patience with pension withdrawals

British Caymanian Insurance Company Limited has asked its customers for patience as it processes thousands of pension-withdrawal applications triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business in brief

Appleby attorneys Ann-Alecia Moore, Kimberly Wood and Tamanna Keir were recently admitted to the Cayman Islands Bar in a unique ceremony held via video-conferencing platform Zoom.

Hard-curfew breach court cases begin this week

Constitution Hall, formerly the Town Hall in George Town, will be transformed into a courtroom from Tuesday, as magistrates prepare to hear hundreds of hard-curfew breach cases.

First named storm, Arthur, forms over weekend

Arthur, the first named storm of this year's hurricane season, formed east of Florida over the weekend. It poses no threat to the Cayman Islands.

Work-permit holders can return but must pay isolation costs

The government announced Friday that work-permit holders will be allowed to return to the Cayman Islands on incoming flights, but will need to spend two weeks at an isolation facility at their own cost.
A positive test, like this one from an earlier sample, would show as a red spike on the graph. Green is for human DNA and blue is for the ‘control’ samples of COVID-19 pre-loaded into the test.

7 new COVID cases announced, 6 involving travellers

The Cayman Islands has seven new cases of the coronavirus – six of them involving travellers who arrived on emergency flights.
Shedden Road resurfacing

NRA to speed up road projects

The National Roads Authority says it is taking advantage of the decrease in traffic due to the COVID-19 lockdown to accelerate road infrastructure work.

Foster’s denies rumour of store closure due to COVID

Foster's supermarket issued a statement Thursday to counter rumours that it had closed its Countryside store due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

National Trust urges native tree planting

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands and plant nursery Caribbean Blooms is inviting the public to celebrate nature and its ties to local history, while at the same time supporting the Trust and contributing to the preservation of the environment.
Max Kazakov spins the music this Wednesday for Heineken Happy Hour.

Heineken Happy Hour: DJ Max Kazakov

Groove to the chill sounds of DJ Max Kazakov. Kazakov teaches at the Cayman Music School when he isn’t spinning the tunes or hitting the percussion at local bars and events. He is looking forward to bringing a live performance to his audience, as like many other entertainers, he misses being able to play while curfew regulations are in place.

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