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Archives for April 20, 2020

Martin: Stop the blame-shame pandemic game

By Melissa Martin Disasters bring out the worst in some humans. Hateful online comments by snarky people is just plain wrong. Expressing an assertive opinion has its place, but tantrum Tweeting is ridiculous. And like poison ivy, toxic tongues spread their irate rashes.  People, you are not the self-deputized pandemic police. So stop naming and […]

Update on COVID-19 for Monday, 20 April 2020 – 5 Positive results

Seventy six COVID-19 tests return five positive results. This included one known contact of a previous case but also four instances of local transmission. ·        Wider testing of frontline personnel has already begun. ·        Governor notes the next British Airways air bridge is set for Tuesday 28 April and will include a team of military advisors from […]

OPINION: The Chinese Doomsday Virus

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Recent accusations from the US government is that China knew there was a released virus problem as early as September 2019. They had hoped to control it and hide it, but it is so aggressive it is now attempting to wipe out the World. Even if it does not achieve that, […]

Five years of bringing light to children’s lives

Five years have passed since UEFA set up the UEFA Foundation for Children allowing European football to take its social responsibility to support children across the world and defend their rights. Football is more than just a game, it is a vehicle for change, hope and possibilities for any children. It is used to develop […]

Announcing Linking Masks around Cayman

Link International Group is supporting Cayman Islands Red Cross by purchasing 250 masks from local businesses. Link is challenging other area businesses to do the same and support the goal to provide 4000 masks for front-line employees by May 15, 2020.  Link founder Omar Chambers said “We are all trying to find ways to be […]

Cayman Tree Planting Project

The Caribbean Tree Planting Project of the Cayman Islands would like to announce the launch of their social media campaign on Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day 2020. This project aims to plant 1 million trees throughout the Caribbean to help reduce climate change and mitigate the detrimental impacts it brings to our world. Not […]

UEFA Foundation for Children supporting street children in Senegal

In partnership with Unis Vers le Sport, the UEFA Foundation for Children is involved in a project to give street children in Senegal access to education through sport. Talibé is the name given to a child living on the streets in Senegal. Children find themselves on the streets for various reasons: many are orphans, from […]

Martin: Is it time to reopen the beaches and oceans?

By Melissa Martin Humans are missing beaches. No matter what country or what coastline, people love ocean waves and sunny days. What mysteries abound in salty waters? What induces the desire to stroll along in bare feet? What is that inner yearning about? The magical healing power of majesty. Nature’s playground without admission tickets. Beauty […]

Cayman: Red Cross delivers homemade face masks

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The first batch of locally-produced protective masks, made by volunteers organised through the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC), were collected recently. Part of a larger consignment earmarked for use in the fight against COVID-19, some 350 fabric masks with filter pockets were delivered to frontline personnel on Friday (17 April 2020).The handover is part […]

Sweden says controversial COVID-19 strategy is working

From Newmax Sweden’s unusual approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic is starting to yield results, according to the country’s top epidemiologist. Anders Tegnell, the architect behind Sweden’s relatively relaxed response to COVID-19, told local media the latest figures on infection rates and fatalities indicate the situation is starting to stabilize. “We’re on a sort of […]