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Archives for May 6, 2020

Cayman: Update on COVID-19 for Wednesday, 6 May 2020 – 298 negative results

298 negative results reported today; 96% of Little Cayman has returned negative results. ·         Evacuation flights have been arranged for persons wishing to travel to the Dominican Republic and Miami. The dates of these flights will be confirmed later.  Grand Cayman (GIS) – Two hundred and ninety-eight negative results were announced by Chief Medical Officer Dr John […]

The Editor speaks: I am shut down but not shut up!

First, let me say I have almost been totally on board with Premier Alden McLaughlin’s handling of the coronavirus measures he has put in place to keep us safe from the terrible virus. He has had a very, very difficult job to balance the scales between trying to eradicate the spread of the epidemic and […]

OECS Commission moving towards a Virtual Marketplace

Food Security is a top priority! May 6, 2020 – Plans for a regional virtual marketplace continue to be a key priority for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.  The COVID-19 pandemic revealed many weaknesses in the region’s traditional food systems, presenting a unique opportunity to move towards greater sustainability and food and nutrition security.  A […]

Las Vegas goes Red for hospitality workers and the Spirit of Travel

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas was lit in red on Tuesday, May 5th as resorts, landmarks and attractions demonstrated the destination’s strength and honored hospitality workers during National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW). The annual celebration recognizes the many contributions of the U.S. travel industry and is a national initiative of the U.S. Travel Association. NTTW recognizes […]

UWI: COVID-19 presents opportunity to fix underlying race, class issues in health systems

On April 27, The UWI hosted a virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Forum themed, Race, Class and COVID-19 to examine why some racial groups and socio-economic classes seem to be more vulnerable than others and what strategies are key to interrupting this worrying trend. The forum brought together a panel of experts who presented the current situations in […]

Cayman: Chamber Covid-19 Response – Focus on Government’s Pensions Amendment Law

Chamber Webinar to Focus on Government’s Pensions Amendment Law The Chamber will be hosting its seventh free webinar on Friday, May 8 focused on government’s recently announced National Pensions (Amendment) Law, 2020, (Law 12 of 2020).     The webinar will be held in partnership with the Department of Labour and Pensions and will provide details on […]

Package containing suspected ganja found in Cayman Brac

From RCIPS May 6 2020 Shortly after 8:00AM today, 6 May, the RCIPS was alerted by Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control officers on patrol on South Side East Road in Cayman Brac, that they had come upon a parcel of suspected ganja, weighing about 2lbs, which had washed up on the shoreline. RCIPS and CBC […]

Cayman: Man arrested on suspicion of DUI during a motor vehicle collision investigation

From RCIPS May 6 2020 Just before 7PM on Tuesday 5 May, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles, which took place along Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Cherry Tree Drive in Bodden Town. The collision is believed to have taken place when a blue Nissan Skyline […]

Watch “A Day in the Life of a Nurse” – National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12)

From University of Miami Health System  National Nurses Week couldn’t have come at a better time. At UHealth, it gives us a brief moment to honor our nurses, and nurses around the world, who serve patients with dedication, compassion, and exceptional professionalism. Today, more than ever, we celebrate their courage as they rise to face the […]

Texas AG Ken Paxton: Dallas judge ‘Abused his discretion’ jailing salon owner

By Theodore Bunker From Newsmax Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton admonished the “shameful abuse of judicial discretion” of a Dallas judge that fined a Texas salon owner $7,000 and sentenced her to seven days in jail in a “political stunt,” calling for her immediate release. “I find it outrageous and out of touch that during this […]