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Archives for October 5, 2020

Cayman: Government responds to Hurricane Delta

Cayman Islands is prepared to deal with what is now Hurricane Delta, which currently has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Persons in quarantine for COVID-19 are taken care of to ensure their safety during the passage of Hurricane Delta. All are advised to stay home and practise caution. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Government leaders, […]

Cayman: Hurricane Delta Update 9.30 p.m [now with 11pm NHC advisory]

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Based on the National Weather Service 7pm update, a change to the track forecast for Hurricane Delta will potentially bring the storm closer to the Cayman Islands. This increases the likelihood that the Islands will be impacted by tropical storm force winds, although forecasters say the storm’s track is still changing. Furthermore […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 5 October 2020 – NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 278 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 2 October. All were negative. Two positive cases remain in isolation. One is symptomatic, as reported at Friday’s press conference and has been admitted into hospital. The total number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes […]

A good way to be kinder to elephants is to stop riding them

When animal tourism resumes in Bali after COVID-19, there is an opportunity to do better by the lives of animals. By Nina Jackel / Independent Media Institute Elephants are chained to small dirt circles covered in feces and are only allowed a brief moment of reprieve from their tethers to unwillingly carry around tourists on […]

COVID−19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey

World Mental Health Day on 10 October to highlight urgent need to increase investment in chronically underfunded sector The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the […]

Kia Motors announces September global sale

September global sales at 260,023 units, up 10.3 percent y/y Korea sales increased 21.9 percent y/y to 51,211 units Sales outside of Korea climbed 7.7 percent y/y to 208,812 units Kia expects strong sales momentum to continue in the second half with expanded SUV line-up Kia Motors Corporation recorded total global sales of 260,023 units […]

Cayman: Appleby are new sponsors of the Under 18 high school football leagues

Monday, October 5, 2020 The Cayman Youth Football Leagues (CYFL) is pleased to welcome Appleby as the exclusive sponsors of the Under 18 high school football leagues starting in 2020. Appleby joins Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC), Dart and Progressive Distributors as sponsors of the flourishing local primary and high school football leagues. In 2019, […]

Cayman: National attractions closed due to Tropical Storm Warning/CUC Preparations for Approaching Tropical Storm Delta

National attractions closed The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is announcing it will temporarily close the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and Pedro St. James National Historic Site in preparation for the onset of Tropical Storm conditions later today. The TAB expects the attractions to resume normal operations on Wednesday 7th October. CUC Preparations […]

Cayman: DEH Closes at 7pm today and rescheduled hours due to TS Delta/ Cayman Airways Cargo operational changes

DEH rescheduled hours due to TS Delta As a courtesy to the public the George Town Landfill will remain open until 7pm today Oct 5th to accommodate the increased need for disposal at this time. DEH will resume their operations on Wednesday 7th October when it is safe for staff to return to work. Cayman Airways […]

Cayman Turtle Centre prepares for Tropical Storm Delta

In view of the Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Cayman Islands, preparations are underway at Cayman Turtle Centre to ensure that all visitors, staff and animals remain safe. The Centre is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. “The safety of our visitors, staff and animals are always our paramount consideration,” Mr. Tim […]