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Starfish emerge in numbers in North Side

Popular nature attraction Starfish Point has seen a resurgence of its namesake animal during the COVID-19 lockdown, and the Department of Environment is urging the public to take extra care when visiting the site.

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Ask the Experts: Education in the time of COVID-19

Following the Education Minister's comments last week, we talk about what the next school year may look like. Joining us to discuss education in...
All passenger flights in and out of Cayman will be suspended for 3 weeks.

Hurricane evacuations unlikely

As the country prepares for what is expected to be an active hurricane season at a time when borders remain closed both locally and internationally, there are concerns that evacuation flights will not be an option if a large storm heads Cayman’s way.

#LetsTalk | Man on the street in Cayman Brac

Several islanders commented that they are happy to see life moving again, but many remain cautious.

COVID roundup: No new cases reported Thursday

Plus, information on evacuation flights, tourism stipends and the HSA Flu Clinic closes.

Indian community survives COVID-19 by leaning on each other

Members of Cayman’s Indian community head back to their home country Friday with their heads held high after helping each other through an “unimaginable experience” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 new COVID-19 case; DoT to contact stipend registrants

201 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 out of 24,069 individuals tested.

Don Foster’s manager brings business back from the dead

It will be a scaled down operation focussing on scuba diving only and with no retail element or snorkel tours geared towards cruise tourists.

1 new COVID-19 case reported Tuesday

200 people have now tested positive for COVID-19.

Education roundup: Minister outlines school reopening plan

Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly appeared alongside several of her colleagues during the 26 June government press conference to address questions about reopening Cayman’s schools.  

3 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Two of the three are returning travellers and one is presumed to have acquired the condition locally.

Testing 2.0: How the new antibody tests work

Back in May, Cayman Compass journalist James Whittaker got the COVID-19 swab as part of a feature story explaining the testing process. On Tuesday, in a sequel to that story, he visited Health City Cayman Islands to do the same for the new antibody tests.

108 days: Inside Cayman’s COVID-19 response

The National Emergency Operation Centre has been the central organ coordinating Cayman’s COVID-19 response for 108 days and has since been deactivated. The Cayman Compass takes a look inside the operations of the entity behind the response.

Lee: Much to learn about antibody tests

Health experts still do not know if having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 can protect someone from getting infected again or how long such protection might last.

Committee set up to help open Cayman’s borders

Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday that Cayman has set up a ‘Reopening of Borders Committee’, consisting of 10 government agencies and ministries to work on allowing international tourists to return to the islands.

Staycations boom provides boost for struggling tourism industry

Staycations are starting to sell out across Cayman as island residents shake off months of lockdown and opt for holidays at home.
Lab manager Gayon Allen- Gouldbourne processes the sample to isolate the genetic material for testing.

No new COVID-19 cases as encouraging results trend continues

There were no new positive cases of the coronavirus in the latest batch of test results continuing an encouraging trend which has seen only 3 cases out of nearly 3,000 tests over the past week.

Summer camps and daycares to open 5 July

Schools and daycare facilities will begin reopening on 5 July, as Cayman moves into Suppression Level 2 of the COVID-19 crisis. Eased public health protocol, announced by Premier Alden McLaughlin on 17 June, will allow tutoring centres, preschools, summer camps and bible schools to receive children in person.

One new COVID-19 case reported

The latest coronavirus test results show that Cayman has one new case of COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee said in a statement Wednesday.

From trapping roosters to trusting in God and charity

From the very early days of the coronavirus crisis, Cayman’s elders were identified as the highest-risk group. “The seniors were very concerned,” says Jennifer West,...

COVID-19 prompts increased use of plastics

While the COVID-19 lockdown has led to a reduction in fuel emissions with fewer cars on the road, local health protocols have increased the use of plastics.

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