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Archives for April 5, 2020

Cayman: COVID-19 Update for Sunday, 5 April 2020 – 4 new cases

·        Four positive results out of forty-six tested. All positive were contacts of past cases or had recent travel history. ·        Sixteen from the Government isolation facility – all tests negative ·        Positive test in Cayman Brac doing well. All contacts have been isolated. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Four more positive test results were announced today (Sunday, 5 April […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus. Johnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. Downing Street said Sunday the hospitalization is a “precautionary step” and he remains in charge of the government. “On […]

HM The Queen’s Address re Coronavirus

From BBC An Address by Her Majesty The Queen – Coronavirus – BBC – was delivered at 2pm Cayman Islands time today (Sunday 5). You can view the whole seven minute speech as it was streamed live on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2klmuggOElE

Cayman: Local cases of coronaviris rises to 28 positive UPDATE – April 5: 39 total – 4 more today (5)

April 5 2020 Four more cases of positive coronavirus victims today. (5) April 4 2020 Six more cases of positive coronavirus victims including one in Cayman Brac. April 3 2020 One new case was announced today (Apr 3) bringing the total of cases to twenty-nine. new regulations announced below have been ratified by law. April […]

Martin: Stories R US – Write about COVID-19 on the Islands

By Melissa Martin The future will find us looking back on the pandemic of 2020. Articles in newspapers will be archived. Children will grow up with school cancelation tales. Each individual will have a similar, yet a distinctive story about the coronavirus. The days of COVID-19 will be transcribed in history books.  I grew up […]

IPBC Monthly – April 2020

The IPBC team would like to thank our many friends and colleagues across the IP community during these exceptionally challenging times. The support and understanding we have received while adapting to recent developments have been truly overwhelming.  The health and safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority and, to that end, […]

UK: New Labour leader Keir Starmer vows to lead party into ‘new era’

From BBC Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to lead Labour “into a new era with confidence and hope” after decisively winning the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The 57-year old defeated Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of party members and other supporters. The lawyer, who became an MP in 2015, won on […]

Pope on Palm Sunday: ‘Now Is the Time to Serve’

From Newsmax Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. The service, kicking off Holy Week events leading to Easter, usually attracts tens of thousands […]

5 Apr Weather in Cayman

5 Apr Sun 2020 SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds and smooth seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weak pressure gradient across the northwest Caribbean. Humidity: 76% (UP from yesterday)UV: 12.0 EXTREME (DOWN from yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 75°F to 89°F. Yesterday: H 88.9°F L 71.9°F Winds: Today: […]