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Archives for April 21, 2020

ECLAC explores role of Caribbean Ministries of Social Development during COVID 19

Social protection systems are coming under considerable pressure with the implementation of mitigation strategies to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean.  Efforts to mitigate the negative effect of the pandemic on the well-being of those most at risk are now underway across the Caribbean. Attention is being given in particular to those most […]

UEFA Foundation for Children provides Mexican youngsters with sports and educational activities

In partnership with the Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense, the UEFA Foundation for Children has been offering Mexican children in the state of Chihuahua access to afterschool activities in order to improve their physical and social well-being. Poverty and poor diet are intrinsically linked, unfortunately. In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, a significant percentage of 5 […]

World Bank to strengthen Dominica’s COVID-19 response with US$6.6 million

Media Release Courtesy The World Bank Tuesday, April 21, 2020 — WASHINGTON — The World Bank activated on April 15 US$6.6 million to provide immediate funding for Dominica’s emergency response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, focusing on enhancing health system capacity and strengthening food security.  “The World Bank has mobilized rapid support for Dominica’s emergency response […]

Airlift for medical protective equipment

Porsche, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo support state governments Stuttgart. Business and politics are working closely together: Porsche, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are helping Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony to overcome the coronavirus crisis. For this purpose, the sports car manufacturer has put together a task force with six employees from the Procurement […]

Cultural, Creative Industries: CDB allocates USD100,000 for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants

Call for Applications open now! Tuesday, April 21, 2020 — In light of the loss of revenue by Creative Industry (CI) practitioners due to the effects of COVID-19, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated has allocated USD 100,000 for Emergency Relief Grants through its Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF). Of these funds, the CDB […]

Cayman Chamber Webinar: Guidance for accessing financial assistance for micro and small businesses

The Chamber of Commerce continues to offer critical support to local businesses, members and  non-members through its series of free webinars, themed Supporting Businesses in a Time of Crisis. The fourth webinar, hosted in partnership with Berman Fisher, will take place Friday, April 24,  from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The session will focus on financial assistance […]

Mise en Place community partnership with Meals on Wheels

Since August 2019, Mise en Place has been providing over 100 hot, nutritious meals and soups each week day for persons residing in the districts of George Town and West Bay through the Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels (MOW) provides meals to seniors, inferm, homebound, disabled and other vulnerable Meals on […]

Coronavirus home testing kit gets FDA approval

From Newsmax Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings gained U.S. authorization for the first home-testing kit for COVID-19. Patients will collect samples from their noses and send them to LabCorp for testing, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Tuesday. The kits are expected to be available in most states with a doctor’s order […]

LA Study: Virus may be more widespread, less deadly than thought

By Marisa Herman From Newsmax The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Los Angeles County may be upward of hundreds of thousands, far more than the official tally reflects. Preliminary results from a study of Los Angeles County residents show 4.1% of adults have antibodies to the virus in their blood, which means they have […]

UK security team to support Cayman Islands

From the Cayman Islands Governor’s Office His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE announced at yesterday’s press briefing that a small military planning team would be deployed to the Cayman Islands next week.  The team will provide planning and logistical support to the Cayman Islands during the COVID 19 crisis and as we enter hurricane […]