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Archives for May 28, 2020

PAHO Director says fight against COVID-19 pandemic must include chronic disease care

With more than 2.4 million cases and over 143,000 deaths the Americas became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic Washington D.C., May 26, 2020 (PAHO)—The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, […]

The United Kingdom contributes $3.8m for COVID-19 response in the Caribbean

The financial contribution to PAHO will help Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease and mitigate its impact Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO)— The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD $3.8 m) to the […]

Air Transport: Connecting the Caribbean

Op-ed by Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Director for the Caribbean Thursday, May 28, 2020 — Living in the time of COVID-19 has underscored how difficult it is to maintain our distance. Many of us are longing for a time when we can feel comfortable to reconnect with our family and friends and restart regular economic activity. […]

Cayman: Ombudsman clarifies FOI exemption for “free and frank” discussions

28 May 2020 Ombudsman Hearing Decisions 76 & 77 clarify FOI exemption for “free and frank” discussions Two recent decisions on Freedom of Information (FOI) appeals by the Ombudsman have helped clarify when government’s internal discussions are protected from disclosure and when information around those matters should be released to the public. The FOI Law, […]

The elephant is still in the room: Woman leaders in the Caribbean

By R.D. Miller The glass ceiling in the Caribbean may have had a few cracks, but it is still unbroken; and a time when communities are undergoing soul searching regarding who is best to lead them out of crime, poverty, a new direction hoping for a brighter future. These local and national communities are repeatedly […]

Cayman: Post office advises mail may be inbound by courier

The Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) advises customers that throughout the month of April, some mail normally received by CIPS was instead sent to the Islands via courier.  Noting that CIPS received no items from overseas in April, officials suggest that customers review any electronic tracking records that show activity in the Cayman Islands in April. Where […]

Trump signs order to limit social media legal protections

By Eric Mack from Newsmax President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc. began selective fact checks of his posts. Under current law, companies like Twitter and Facebook Inc. are protected for users’ posts. The companies “will not be able to keep their liability shield” […]

Cayman: Registration of new-borns must be done by appointment only

General Registry is adopting interim measures to assist members of the public register new-born babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of Thursday, 28 May, General Registry (the department within the Ministry of Financial Services which oversees this area) will implement an appointment system to complete the registration of new-borns. The process is as follows: […]

Special Economic Zones make notable impact on Cayman’s economy

Cayman Enterprise City Releases Economic Impact Report Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (28 May 2020) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has recently released its annual estimated economic impact report. The report, which was independently compiled by Berman Fisher, estimates the 2019 impact of the CEC special economic zones project on the local economy to have exceed USD $50 million for the second […]

World Bank provides US$159 million for regional air transport connectivity in Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, and Saint Lucia

WASHINGTON – May 28, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a series of Caribbean Regional Air Transport Connectivity Projects in four countries for a total of US$159 million, to enhance regional connectivity by improving the safety of air transport and the resilience of the airport infrastructure to natural disasters. These projects include International Development […]