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People all over the world have been applauding the hard work of healthcare personnel, supermarket staff, police and anyone risking their health to help others.
Like most working on the frontlines, it’s been challenging keeping up with demand.
As the coronavirus lockdown impacted the economy, the community has rallied to provide meals and groceries to those in need, with many residents taking time to show their appreciation to those on the frontlines.
The phrase “Cayman strong” has emerged as a symbol of hope and heroism in a time when this country continues to face an invisible adversary, COVID-19.
I am readying myself for a Zoom interview with Dr. John Lee, chief medical officer for the Cayman Islands Government. He is a man who has gone from relative anonymity to being thrust into the spotlight, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not just the people of the Cayman Islands who have had heroes looking after them during lockdown – four-legged friends have been sent to safety, too.
Nurses are the backbone of healthcare, whose indispensable work is being highlighted during the current COVID-19 crisis.
Not all heroes wear a cape. That’s evident in the groundswell of support to help the community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Doctors in the Cayman Islands’ public and private hospitals have responded with a united call-to-arms since the coronavirus reached these shores.
We are living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus emerged out of the blue and within weeks had engulfed the world and locked down the Cayman Islands.
Shelter-in-place orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus left Cayman’s streets and beaches deserted, with residents practising the new normal of wearing masks and social distancing.
Seeking silver linings may keep us afloat in the COVID-19 storm.
Within days of the border closure and shelter-at-home policies in place, Cayman’s business community reacted, with many donating to non-profits or launching their own initiatives in support of the needy.
As the first cases of coronavirus in the Cayman Islands began to be announced, government urged people to stay at home for their own safety. But for some, that isn’t an option.
Since the coronavirus crisis hit the Cayman Islands, essential workers have risen to the task. Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, along with police and emergency personnel, are putting their lives on the line to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
It should come as no surprise that musicians and entertainers have been very hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Frontline workers have been hailed by children of the Cayman Islands through inspirational artwork.
It is a great privilege to be appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to serve the Cayman Islands as Governor, particularly during this time of global crisis.
A group of children from Cayman’s Indian community, ranging in age from just one month to 12 years old, recently created signs (with some assistance from parents) to say “thank you” to all those who are working on the frontlines.
Government community briefings keep people informed as the coronavirus crisis unfolds, with journalists covering developing stories.
It gives me great pleasure to be given this opportunity to Hail our Heroes in this special publication.
We really need to have faith at this time. I have never been one to rely on my own strength. God has always been my source of strength.
From Jamaican patois to Swahili, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has been hitting the right notes through his multi-lingual entreaties to “stay at home”.
Working her way up the ladder in Foster’s supermarket, Shanay Bryan tried just about every job in the store. Until now she never thought of herself as 'essential' to the community.
The battle against coronavirus has often been compared to a war against an invisible enemy. In Cayman, as in many other countries, the 'soldiers' on the frontline are often lower paid workers in traditionally less-prestigious professions. These 'invisible workers' are helping to keep the country running.
As the manager of a COVID-19 testing laboratory, Gayon Allen-Goulbourne has one of the most critical jobs in the country. The samples she processes at...
As vice president of business development for Dart Enterprises, commandant of the special constabulary and a father-of-two, Chris Duggan has three essential roles that have expanded exponentially during the coronavirus crisis.
Over the last two months, Alia Huizinga-Wright and her colleagues on Cayman Islands Hospital's COVID-19 ward have helped nurse patients with the most serious symptoms of the coronavirus back to health.
Every morning Michael Hyman puts on his gloves, mask and face shield and gets to work. As a supervisor at the H&B Esso service station on Shedden Road, he does whatever the job requires. He makes sure the shelves are fully stocked, cars are filled up with fuel, and the customers are happy – all from a distance of six feet.
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