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Food prices set to surge as COVID impact hits home

Cayman Islands residents are facing a summer of significant price increases in supermarkets and restaurants as the impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions on movement hit home.

Pandemic tests resilience of islands’ food supply chains

The COVID-19 crisis has demanded an unprecedented level of flexibility and adaptability to maintain access to essential products, like food and medicine – and as Woody Foster explains, suppliers have no roadmap to navigate what comes next.

Two Foster’s staffers test positive for COVID-19

Two employees at Foster’s Republix store in West Bay have tested positive for COVID-19, the supermarket chain announced Monday night.

Foster’s scotches virus rumour

Foster’s supermarket on Thursday issued a press release denying rumours that some of its staff had tested positive for COVID-19 and were still working.
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.

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...
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Foster’s supermarket rebrands

Readers who have been wondering about the appearances of a single blank blue page in some editions of the Cayman Compass in recent weeks now have their questions answered.

Charity spreads Christmas kindness

For Shirlene Zelaya, Christmas will be a little less stressful this year. Miss. Zelaya took delivery of a $500 Foster’s grocery store gift voucher yesterday, part of charity Acts of Random Kindness’ Feed Cayman Christmas campaign.

Police conduct armed raid in Foster’s shooting case

Armed police stormed a residence off the East-West Arterial on Wednesday afternoon in an operation connected to the investigation of the April 8 robbery of an armored truck outside Foster’s grocery store near the airport.

EDITORIAL – ‘Saturday Night Special’: Foster’s shooting is a wakeup call on crime

The robbery of an armored truck and shooting of a security guard outside Foster’s Food Fair has the potential to be one of those galvanizing events that brings a community together to confront a common adversary.

Security guard shot during attempted armed robbery near Foster’s Airport

Two security guards were taken to the George Town hospital following an attempted armed robbery Saturday evening outside Foster’s Food Fair at the Airport Centre.

Guardian Capital LP donates $5,000 to Educational Scholarship Trust Fund

Guardian Capital LP has donated $5,000 to the Educational Scholarship Trust Fund of the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman. The donation was made in support of an IMAC Golf tournament at the North Sound Golf Club, which raised an additional $4,000 from local sponsors on the day.

Community contributions recognized

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, West Bay recently held its annual Community Guest Day, honoring businesses and organizations working to help those in need in the district and beyond. Hundreds were in attendance at the event held on Oct. 15 at the Sir John A. Cumber School Hall.
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Foster’s Year of Giving raises more than $100,000 to date

Ten months into the “Year of Giving,” Foster’s Food Fair IGA customers have given more than $105,000 to local charities by donating their change, or any amount, at the register. The company launched its charity year to mark its 35th anniversary.

Foster’s recreational sea swim draws 150

Nearly 150 swimmers dived into the calm sea off Governors Beach on Saturday for the 32nd annual Foster’s Food Fair 800 meter swim and a 400m swim for children ages 12 and under.

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