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Archives for March 15, 2020

Cayman: HSA introduce testing against COVID-19

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) has confirmed testing for COVID-19 will be available locally this week at their internationally accredited forensic laboratory, in partnership with the HSA clinical laboratory. The introduction of local testing will significantly reduce the waiting period, from 5-10 days to 24-48 hours, for confirmation of COVID-19. Read more in […]

Cayman: 27-year-old-man of North Side dies from stab wound – UPDATE

From RCIPS March 17 2020 UPDATE: Police are confident that the victim from the stabbing incident that took place in North Side on Sunday, 15 March,  is 27-year-old Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, who was living in the North Side District at the time of his death. The RCIPS offers condolences to the family of the deceased. […]

New York – based; Saint Lucian entrepreneur on a global quest

Saint Lucia’s son of the soil, Vaughn Constable, Creator and Founder of Twist By Vee LLC, a New York-based company which specializes in handmade bow ties, hair and neck bows, and accessories as well as corporate branded products through the Bows For A Cause campaign, described what independence means to him during the 41st Anniversary […]

Cartoon of the week

By Tony Zuvela, Cartoonist “It’s my own little World which I can escape to everyday and create a fun, weird, berserk Cartoon to whatever subject I like. I enjoy doing all the work myself, and all the aspects of Cartooning, and seeing my work out there and the reactions it gets.” http://www.berserkalert.com.au/shop.htm Buy this Cartoon’s […]

The Cruise Industry pressured Caribbean Islands to allow tourists onto their shores despite coronavirus concerns

By Alleen Brown From The Intercept SAM DUNCOMBE, head of the Bahamian environmental organization reEarth, looked on with concern Thursday as island authorities debated whether to allow passengers to disembark from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar, the latest ship hit by the novel coronavirus. Duncombe is a longtime critic of the cruise industry and has led […]

Sanders: Financial measures necessary to ride-out coronavirus

(commentary) By Sir Ronald Sanders From St. Lucia news Online Regardless of the number of Coronavirus cases (COVID-19) that occur in the Caribbean, the economies of each of them, particularly those dependent on tourism, will suffer in the immediate to medium term. Fear, and travel restrictions on persons living in countries with COVID-19, have already […]

ALERT! Polar Bear with Corona -FUNNY!

From Facebook From a classmate at North High School: *EMERGENCY ALERT* A Polar Bear has been spotted on the North Side of Des Moines and is confirmed to have a case of Corona. DO NOT approach the bear and use caution when going outside. #NorthSidePride #DesMoines #PolarBears #Corona #BeerIsCold Original Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10218775039741097&id=1053344490

Cayman: CIRMC worship service March 15, 2020

Please see below the link to view on YouTube the pre-recorded worship service prepared by our ministers expressing our faith, our hope and our love in these trying times. (Many of you may have received it from your respective church offices or the ministers themselves.) Please feel free to share this link with others regardless […]

Virgin Islands makes EU ‘white list’

By Claire Shefchik From BVI Beacon The Virgin Islands is one of 16 countries and territories newly whitelisted by the European Union on Tuesday, with the reveal of the EU’s revised “white list” of “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.” “I welcome the European Union’s recognition that the BVI fully complies with its tax good governance principles,” Premier Andrew Fahie […]

Don’t Touch! The top 12 most dangerous corona-spreading surfaces

By Bill Hoffmann From Newsmax It seems the coronavirus causes a secondary contagion: Fear. Just ask anyone trying to buy hand sanitizer or toilet paper at their local supermarket. In part, the angst stems from the fact virtually every surface you touch – office phone, cell phone, keyboard, mouse, faucet, door handle, cabinet drawer you […]