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Archives for April 15, 2020

IMF fiscal monitor

IMF: Sharper increase in budget deficits and debts than during financial crisis The IMF is projecting a large-scale increase in debt all around the world because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Authorities had already spent about 9.5 percent of global GDP on fiscal measure to fight the virus, the Fund’s Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, […]

Automobili Lamborghini is supporting Siare in the manufacture of breathing simulators

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 15 April 2020 – Automobili Lamborghini is providing resources and equipment from its Research and Development Department for the co-engineering and production of breathing simulators, supporting Siare Engineering International Group, Italy’s top manufacturer of ventilators, during the health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19. The breathing simulator enables the tester to carry out […]

Portland woman is fifth COVID death in Jamaica

From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica has now recorded its fifth coronavirus death. The deceased is a 63-year-old woman from Portland. Earlier Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported an additional 32 COVID-19 cases pushing Jamaica’s tally to 105 since March 10 when the first case was confirmed. Of the 32 additional cases, 31 are from St Catherine and […]

Jamaica: 1,290 COVID-19 tests to date; 1,185 persons negative

BY: AINSWORTH MORRIS From JIS Story Highlights The Government has reported that 1,290 samples/persons have been tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, of which 105 have been confirmed as positive. Thirty-two of the 105 cases were confirmed within the last 24 hours. These are five males and 27 females from the parishes of St. Catherine, […]

Jamaica: 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours – St. Catherine on lockdown – 105 confirmed cases

BY: AINSWORTH MORRIS From JIS Story Highlights Jamaica now has 105 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The new cases comprise five males and 27 females who range from 19 to 70 years old. The cases are from St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew. The vast majority of the additions, 31 of the 32, are linked to […]

Strengthening food and nutrition security in the Caribbean: A legacy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Lydia Atkins Programme Officer, Health Unit, OECS Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are concerned about the challenges to regional food security and accessing safe and nutritious food during, and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic. The Situation The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undermine the gains […]

Costa Luminosa allegedly hid Coronavirus infections, blocked news channels

A 68-year old passenger was dropped off in the Cayman Islands on the ship’s route to Fort Lauderdale after symptoms of COVID-19 appeared. The passenger was tested positive of the virus and eventually died. By Giuliano J. From Tech Times Coronavirus infections were concealed by a cruise line, allegedly fooling their passengers that everyone on-board was safe […]

Cayman: UCCI Professor Dr. J.D Mosley-Matchett wins IACBE-Peregrine Leadership Best Paper Award

University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is honored to announce that professor Dr. J.D Mosley-Matchett recently won the IACBE – Peregrine Leadership Best Paper Award for 2020 at the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) Virtual Conference on 2 April 2020. Dr. Mosely-Matchett was recognized by the conference for her paper “Meeting the […]

UK: MPs summon China-owned firm execs over security concerns

By Simon Jack From BBC A leading UK-based firm will be summoned on Tuesday by MPs to answer questions over security concerns. There are concerns that the Chinese owner of Imagination Technologies has renewed efforts to transfer ownership of sensitive security software to companies controlled by China. Lawmakers worry the coronavirus crisis is diverting attention […]

15 Apr Weather in Cayman

15 Apr Wed 2020 SYNOPSIS Light to moderate east to southeasterly winds along with slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area over the next 24 hours. Lots of sunshine during the day with some clouds tonight. Humidity: 69% (DOWN from yesterday)UV: 12,8 EXTREME (DOWN from yesterday)Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 80°F to […]