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Cayman has officially marked 30 days of no COVID-19 cases and with it came a change in the Pan-American Health Organization's transmission level for the country from 'sporadic' to 'no cases'.
Countries throughout the world have introduced specific entry requirements for anyone crossing their borders, as governments continue to grapple with COVID-19.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported 128 negative test results and zero positive results for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.
Cayman has started another week with no active COVID-19 cases as the latest batch of tests have return negative results.
Cayman has marked 25 consecutive days without a positive COVID-19 result, as of Friday, 7 Aug. Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that the latest 191 PCR tests were all negative.
Following a cabinet directive Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has commenced recompensing time loss on temporary work permits impacted by government’s “shelter in place” restrictions.
Cayman continued its negative COVID-19 tests stretch Tuesday as no new cases were reported in the latest batch of tests, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.
The Cayman Islands has gone 14 days without a single positive COVID-19 case, health officials confirmed Monday.
With Cayman’s borders still closed to international travel, businesses are having to make some tough and innovative decisions.
All of Cayman's COVID-19 cases now have fully recovered and the latest batch of tests have returned only negative results.
The Cayman Islands government said Thursday it is working with a US biotech company called BioIntelliSense to use its health monitoring 'BioButton' device as part of Cayman's phased border reopening plan.
Being strong in the face of adversity is not a new concept for cancer patient Winston Powell, so when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, it was no surprise that he drew on his strength to fight the virus and keep his family’s morale up.
Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said government is considering an extension of its health insurance payment assistance programme.
Local cancer experts are projecting a potential spike in newly diagnosed, late-stage cancer cases amid concerns that people were reluctant to visit their doctors during the COVID lockdown.
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All 117 COVID-19 tests reported by Cayman’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, on Thursday were negative.
No new positive COVID-19 test results were reported Wednesday by Cayman’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee. A total of 287 COVID-19 tests were included in Wednesday’s results, all of which were negative.
Health Minister Dwayne Seymour and the Cayman Islands Health Insurance Association have sought to allay concerns that people who have applied for government assistance in paying health insurance premiums are adequately covered.
Online shopping during COVID-19 restrictions fuelled an increase in imports, as the Customs and Border Control agency reported a record-breaking amount of imported goods.
While medical professionals continue to analyse the COVID-19 strain, it is clear those with compromised immune systems – like cancer patients – are at risk, and local patients are not chancing contracting the virus.
Commercial vessels with wildlife interaction zone (WIZ) licences for Stingray City and the Sandbar can now access the popular sites under specified conditions, according to new regulations released Friday evening.
The streak of no new COVID-19 cases continues as Medical Officer for Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez reported 437 negative results Friday, according to a Government Information Services press release.
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.
It was a bittersweet moment for many of the 270 Indian nationals as they left Grand Cayman Friday on the first Indian airbridge flight organized by the Governor’s Office and Cayman Islands government.
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.
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.
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.
Sir John A Cumber Primary School held a special virtual Year 6 school leaving ceremony which was broadcast live on YouTube. It was the first of its kind for the West Bay school.
The Postal Service has said it will be extending its opening days as of next week.
After three months of lockdown, local churches will be allowed to reopen their doors on Sunday for worship as Cayman enters Level 2 (minimal suppression) on government’s COVID-19 control tier.
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Cayman’s schools are set to reopen in September, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed Wednesday.
For a second consecutive day Cayman has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.
Government continues to maintain 1 Sept. as the date to reopen Cayman's borders to international travellers, while acknowledging the process poses a 'great challenge'.
Through a new stem cell treatment, Dr. Javier Perez says doctors at Baptist Health and Miami Cancer Institute hope to control the magnitude of COVID-19 ‘storms’ and mitigate the virus’s effects in the most severely affected patients.
Stranded Nicaraguan residents in Cayman are hopeful they may be able to return home soon, as their government has begun accepting a select few of its residents back across its border.
New sanitation guidelines have been issued for businesses within the tourism industry to ensure the safety of visitors to local shores and guard against the spread of COVID-19.
RBC Royal Bank is offering financial-relief options for its personal-banking clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with measures including payment deferrals on auto and instalment loans, as well as mortgages.
Three pregnant women were among Cayman’s positive COVID-19 cases, according to statistical data released by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.
The Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church in West Bay is one of several churches that have stepped up to help assist members of their community during these difficult times.
Overall crime in the Cayman Islands fell by nearly a third while COVID-19 hard and soft curfew restrictions were in place between the last week of March and the end of May, according to statistics released Friday by police.
Government has issued a request for proposal for a standby line of credit of $500 million which it intends to use as a contingency plan should its reserves be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cayman’s accommodation sector seemed to be on track for another profitable year at the start of 2020, but this came to a screeching halt with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last three months, those within the industry say they have refunded millions of dollars in rental bookings.
Royal Navy officers from RFA Argus sprang into action Thursday as officers initiated a medical evacuation scenario as they executed a mock response exercise at the scenic Colliers Beach in East End.
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Cayman’s COVID-19 cases have increased by four, according to the latest test results released by Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee on Wednesday.
A staff member at Vampt Motors has tested positive for coronavirus, the company stated on Wednesday.
World economic output is forecast to plummet 7.6% this year, before climbing back 2.8% in 2021, if a second outbreak of COVID-19 triggers a return to lockdown measures. If a second wave of infections is avoided, global economic activity is expected to fall by 6% in 2020 and OECD unemployment to climb to 9.2% from 5.4% in 2019.
What started as a group of friends coming together in Facebook as the Cayman Wine Fairies to support each other through the fallout of coronavirus restrictions, has become a movement of women paying it forward through anonymous gifting.
Nearly 3,000 people left without work amid the collapse of the tourism industry have applied for a stipend from government. They are being offered $1,000 a month for up to three months to help get them through the lean period ahead.
As Cayman’s domestic economy slowly returns to a level of normalcy, those in the personal services industry, like beauty salons, barbers and aestheticians, say they are hopeful they will be given the green light to get back to work this month.
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Around the region, many countries are still facing COVID-19 challenges, including the damage to the economies of the impacted islands. This week, Antigua and Barbuda reopened its borders to international travel, the first in a string of Caribbean countries looking to restart the region’s most significant industry.
Outdoor restaurants and bars will start reopening as soon as Sunday, providing that they meet the necessary safety requirements.
Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday as Cayman's bars and restaurants prepare to open their doors on Sunday for the first time since March.
The 2020 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon remains a go for December as organisers continue to monitor COVID-19 developments.
Cayman’s COVID-19 cases have increased by four taking the national tally to 160, according the latest report from Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee.
One of Butterfield Bank's employees has tested positive for COVID-19, the bank stated in a press release on Tuesday evening.
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No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Cayman Islands on Thursday.
Cayman Brac Lions Club members showed their appreciation for health workers at Faith Hospital on Friday by treating them to lunch.
Local boutique Vy's Closet is looking to help local nurses rest easier through a new initiative that honours their call to duty.
Department of Environment has recorded its first wild green turtle nest of the 2020 nesting season on Monday along Seven Mile Beach.
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Two staffers at A. L. Thompson’s have tested positive for COVID-19, the local hardware store said in a statement on Sunday.
Department of Tourism Director Rosa Harris says she is confident in the Cayman's tourism industry’s resilience and ability to bounce back.
While some Caribbean countries like Aruba, Antigua and St Lucia are looking to reopen their borders to tourists in the coming weeks, even as early as next month, Cayman will not be going that route.