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Cayman’s courts have ramped up their emergency contingency plan to meet additional problems presented by COVID-19.
The Cayman Ministers’ Association is calling for the Christian community in the Cayman Islands to pray and fast in response to the crisis created by the coronavirus.
Caribbean Utilities Company is offering alternative payment terms for its customers who may be going through financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A fresh batch of reagents has been dispatched to Cayman to supplement the current supply at the Health Services Authority for local COVID-19 testing, Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee confirmed on Friday.
The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing is putting strict new guidelines in place for vehicle inspections, and has suspended all driving tests until further notice.
Government has said it is considering extending one-off assistance to expatriate workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Anyone returning to the Cayman Islands this week is legally required to isolate under the Public Health Law, officials said Friday.
Health officials confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in the Cayman Islands at a press briefing Thursday.
The ban on air travel in and out of Cayman could be extended beyond three weeks, Premier Alden McLaughlin acknowledged Thursday.
Do you have any questions about COVID-19? We’ll be joined by HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood Chief Medical Director Dr. John Lee, and Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director Danielle Coleman.
Drivers making their way along West Bay Road on Thursday may have wondered at the sight of a tent and people in hazmat suits on the plot of land between Coconut Joe’s and the entrance to Jasmine.
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Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has assured that law and order remains stable in Cayman even as thousands are facing dwindling finances in the wake of the collapse of the tourism industry due to border closures.
Some public bus drivers are sanitising their vehicles, while others are choosing not to continue driving buses. However, the drivers have not received any official word on procedures or approaches for operating their buses during the coronavirus crisis.
Business leaders are exploring various solutions to keep people employed during the coronavirus crisis.
Food pantries across Grand Cayman are in need of donations, as economic uncertainty sets in for many people affected by the coronavirus-control measures.
The global COVID-19 pandemic is posing serious challenges to economies everywhere and we should expect the same in the Cayman Islands. Guest columnist Paul Byles examines some of the potential impacts we may see in the coming months.
“It’s very rough, it’s very hard.” This has been the refrain for many tour operators who are now feeling the pinch as the Cayman goes into lockdown mode in mere days.
It was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. After months of planning and saving, a trip to the Cayman Islands awaited.
UK Overseas Territories Minister Baroness Liz Sugg says the UK stands with its overseas territories as they continue to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Charity Acts of Random Kindness is mobilising to help support families in need during the coronavirus crisis.
Hundreds of returning students will be temporarily housed in hotels in Cayman to allow them to isolate without impacting their families.
Government is warning the public not to be taken in by an apparent scam in which individuals are trying to gain access to homes by stating they are government workers sent to "spray" residences for COVID-19.
Island-wide coronavirus-containment measures have forced Cayman’s court system to enter ‘level 3 procedures’ of its emergency continuity plan.
The prison service is implementing a ban on visits in an effort to protect local prisoners from COVID-19.
Confusion reigned among passengers booked for the final British Airways flight out of Grand Cayman on Sunday, before the island's airport closes for three weeks, when travellers received notifications Wednesday that flight BA252 was cancelled.
Cayman police are at full capacity and on high alert to deal with any and all offences as the island prepares to go on lockdown amid the global coronavirus crisis.
Butterfield, Cayman National and RBC Royal Bank are implementing measures to provide financial relief to clients impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
The boss of Cayman’s biggest resort says he and his staff are “blown away” by the “unprecedented” gesture from owner Dart Enterprises to cover staff salaries through the expected duration of the coronoavirus crisis.
Thousands of expatriate workers have lost their jobs and may be stuck in Cayman as many countries close off their gateways back home.
A volunteer force of 40 special constables is on standby if police numbers are reduced during the coronavirus crisis.
Government has tapped into the National Disaster Fund to the tune of $3 million as it readies to provide support for Caymanian workers facing the breadline due to the collapse of the tourism industry.
Opposition Leader Arden McLean has given his support to government’s ongoing efforts to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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The Cayman Islands has no new cases of the coronavirus after 20 tests, including 19 from Health City staff came back negative
Cayman’s major hotels are shutting their doors, mirroring the three-week closure of the airport to passenger travel.
When individuals avoid social contact during pandemic situations, they also avoid being inadvertent carriers of disease. The idea is to ‘flatten the curve’.
Cayman Islands Postal Service has said it will be suspending all international mail services for three weeks.
Cayman’s closure of its borders has sent the tourism industry into “free fall,” according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who said at a press conference Monday that it is now up to the financial services industry to see the country through the upcoming months.
The Health Services Authority is cancelling all non-essential appointments for George Town General Practice Clinic effective immediately to protect "patients and minimize potential transmission of COVID-19", the HSA announced Tuesday.
As Cayman continues to ramp up its suppression efforts to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading in the community, House Speaker McKeeva Bush and fellow MLA Captain Eugene Ebanks have urged West Bay residents to remain calm as the two politicians sought to allay fears and answer questions.
A sample from a Cayman Islands patient that was sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for COVID-19 testing did not meet CARPHA’s criteria for testing.
Commerce Minister Joey Hew is urging the public to use government’s e-services online platform, www.eservices.gov.ky, to conduct business with departments and agencies.
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.
Air travel in and out of the Cayman Islands will be shut down for three weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said the closure of Cayman’s borders to tourists was a difficult but necessary decision to keep the country safe.
Health City Cayman Islands has issued assurances that patients are being monitored and strict protocols are being followed as the hospital lockdown continued
The Health Services Authority has cancelled all elective surgeries and specialist services at the Cayman Islands Hospital and Faith Hospital
As the emerging, uncharted waters of the coronavirus pandemic stretch out before us, we applaud government for taking action.
CTMH Doctors Hospital is on a “war footing” as it prepares to do its part to keep the Cayman Islands safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Multiple businesses closed or scaled back operations as the news began to break Monday that the Cayman Islands was closing its borders.
Restaurants across Grand Cayman are starting to restrict customers or shut up shop completely amid new restrictions on public gatherings.
Los aeropuertos de las Islas Caimán cerrarán para los vuelos internacionales durante tres semanas en un esfuerzo para frenar la propagación del coronavirus. Los vuelos domésticos serán restringidos a viajes esenciales y con efecto inmediato, cualquier persona que llegue a las islas deberá aislarse durante 14 días.
The Cayman Islands’ tourism industry is facing a virtual shutdown as global travel grinds to a halt amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
The Health Services Authority is banning visits by members of the public to patients at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Cayman will begin local testing for COVID-19 at the Health Services Authority forensic laboratory.
Cayman has turned away three cruise ships one day before a government ban on the cruises was set to take effect to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that anyone who breaches the 50 people in public spaces ban will face penalties for their actions.
Latest breaking news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic. Follow the Cayman Compass for factual and trusted news and stay informed.
Mucho ha pasado en los últimos días en Caimán con el coronavirus, COVID-19, lo que ha fomentado la circulación de muchos rumores. Aquí resumimos la información oficial y las medidas que han anunciado el gobierno de Islas Caimán.
All Cayman’s schools will be closed and extensive travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Italian cruise shipper confirmed as Cayman's first recorded COVID-19 positive patient has died.
Church services on Grand Cayman will go ahead tomorrow, but will be limited to congregations of 50 people. Services will also be broadcast live online, church leaders said.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee has said some members of staff at Health City Cayman Islands have fallen ill “what is presumed to be COVID-19.”
A Cayman Airways passenger was taken from a plane by ambulance Friday afternoon as anxiety over the potential spread of the coronavirus deepened.
Private insurance companies in Cayman say they are working with the Cayman Islands government on covering healthcare costs relating to the coronavirus.
The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin.
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.
The stock markets on Thursday reacted with significant losses to President Donald Trump’s decision to ban travel to the US from 26 EU countries in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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