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Archives for April 13, 2021

Cayman: 2021 Election Day Run Sheet

See below for a breakdown of what information will be available where and when on Election Day tomorrow (14):   – Wednesday Command Centre @ GAB 4am – Elections command centre opens to send ballots to District. BM to cover and CIGTV to get interview with observers. Note:  Command centre will be live-streaming on CIGTV […]

Caribbean Airline services TO/FROM Barbados cancelled due to activity of the La Soufriere volcano

Caribbean Airlines advises that all its flights originating out of, or destined to Barbados are now cancelled due to the volcanic activity.   Flights to/from Barbados will not operate before April 18, 2021.   Affected travellers will be re-accommodated on the first available flights, when services resume.   Customers are advised to visit and […]

Cayman: Elections Office completes final prep

Grand Cayman (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, today (Tuesday, 13 April 2021) lauded the election staff for their hard work gearing up to the General Election tomorrow. The Governor was attending the final meeting of election staff at the John Gray High School Auditorium to check all their preparations are in […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 13 April 2021 – NO new positives, 59,675 vaccines administered

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 179 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 12 April 2021. All were negative. The number of people in isolation, either at a government facility or in their homes, as required by the Medical Officer of Health, is 668. The […]

OECS Commission launches “Stronger Together Campaign” to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The OECS Emergency Response for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission launched the “Stronger Together Campaign” today – a fundraising initiative created on behalf of the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to support relief and recovery efforts. Individuals and corporations seeking to contribute to relief efforts […]

Donations to OPAAC will increase functionality and appeal

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The preparedness of the Older Persons Active Ageing Centre’s (OPAAC) opening on Monday, 19 April 2021 was enhanced by the donation of additional furnishings and fixtures for the spacious facility.   Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s Current Outgoing President, Ms Carmin Godfrey, gave a $2,500 cheque from the service club for extra […]

Election Act Rules changed to protect Secrecy of Vote

At the request of the Supervisor of Elections, Cabinet today (Tuesday 13 April 2021) changed the Elections Rules surrounding General Elections. The amendment will allow postal and mobile station ballots to be mixed with ballots in Election Day boxes prior to the start of any count. The Supervisor of Elections put forward the change to […]

Cayman: Mobile and Postal Ballot Update

Ahead of the 2021 General Election on Wednesday, 14 April, mobile voting has finished and all postal ballots have been dispatched. Election teams completed their last round of mobile voting over the weekend with 28 voters in quarantine from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac having safely cast their ballots aided by polling teams and Public […]

OECS and Compete Caribbean host successful Digital Payments Expo

By Kwesi Roberts and Ricardo James Thursday, April 8, 2021 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission in partnership with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility hosted a Digital Payment Webinar and Expo on Tuesday March 30, 2021, under the theme: “Unlocking The Power Of Digital Payments For the Growth of Micro Small And Medium […]

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders – study

By Kate Kelland From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers who conducted the […]