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Archives for June 26, 2020

Cayman: Friday, 26 June 2020 COVID-19 Update – ZERO new positives

Of 391 test results, all returned negative. The Cayman Islands has to date tested 22,657 samples. CARPHA which audited CI tests has confirmed accuracy of all 100 reports sent. So far 383 antibody test results received show a rate of 1.6 percent immunoglobulin presence which is a low rate. Majority of those tested were front […]

Recipe of the week: Spirit

Hankering for destination–inspired flavor? We’ve got just the thing. Try this Dallas–Fort Worth chili recipe from Spirit Flight Attendant, Laura Berry. Enjoy recipes just for yo TEXAS CHILE Directions: Sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat for about 7 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain the grease.  Add the minced garlic and sauté […]

Cayman: Self-registration available for COVID-19 screening

The Public Health Department is currently offering COVID-19 screening to people employed in administrative and office roles, as well as those working in childcare and teaching. To ensure they have an opportunity to be tested, individuals who work in smaller organisations or as self-employed traders, may now self-register for COVID-19 screening. The register for screening form […]

Cayman: Health City begins COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Testing is being offered to the general public by appointment CAYMAN ISLANDS (June 26, 2020) – Antibody testing for COVID-19 began on Saturday, June 20 at Health City Cayman Islands following the arrival of 5,000 test kits from Roche Diagnostics – one of two antibody test systems approved for use by Public Health England in […]

Cayman: Governor’s Statement & publication of Domestic Partnership Bil – Cayman now compliant with Cayman Court of Appeal ruling

From The Cayman Islands Governor’s office His Excellency The Governor Mr Martyn Roper said: “The publishing of the Domestic Partnership Bill today is a welcome step on the path to ensuring that the rights of everyone in the territory are upheld and that Cayman law is compliant with the recent ruling of the Cayman Islands […]

Sahara Dust Plume Alert in the Cayman Islands

From GIS The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advises that the Sahara dust plume, now stretching across the Caribbean, is expected to fluctuate this weekend, with increasing hazy conditions returning from about Sunday. Meanwhile the Public Health Department advises that these conditions could potentially increase symptoms in persons with asthma, and other respiratory illnesses due […]

Airlines: Passengers must wear masks or stay off planes

By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax Air travelers who refuse to wear face masks on planes to protect passengers and crews from COVID-19 are not only being stopped from flying now, but may also be banned from flying commercially in the future, U.S. airlines are warning.  “We take the requirement to wear a mask very seriously,” […]

US Fauci: Health officials look to shift testing strategy

By Marisa hHerman From Newsmax Trump administration health officials are eyeing a new way to test people for coronavirus—in groups, The Washington Post reports. Dr. Anthony Fauci told the newspaper that the concept of “pool testing” is being explored by health officials in “intense discussions.” Pool testing works by testing groups of people together so fewer resources […]

Cayman: Three vehicle collision on Shamrock Road

From RCIPS Just after 9:30AM today, Friday, 26 June police and other emergency services were dispatched to Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Agricola Drive, where it was reported that a collision had taken place involving three vehicles. The three parties involved in the collision were attended to on scene by Emergency Medical Services and […]

Colin: Aggravated burglary on Party Lane

From RCIPS Shortly before 10:30PM yesterday, 25 June, officers responded to a report of an aggravated burglary at a business premises on Party Lane in George Town. The store was closed at the time. Two males broke in through the front entrance, broke into the cash register and then fled on foot with a quantity […]