May 9, 2021

This Sunday (9) is Mother’s Day

By Joan Evangeline (Watler) Wilson I publish this to commemorate all mothers. I especially remember my dear sister, Helen, who is recovering in hospital here in the Cayman Islands where she was born. I followed three years afterwards.This is my poem to our wonderful mother, Blanche. A mother of nine. I was last. MOTHER (Better […]

Cayman: Landfill Fire Update

At the George Town Landfill yesterday (Thursday, 6 May 2021) Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) colleagues continued damping operations of the initial area of concern from the previous night’s fire, throughout the day. After light smoke was seen emitting from a new area of concern yesterday morning, a thermal […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 6 May 2021, THREE NEW Positives, 69,404 vaccines administered

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 447 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 5 May 2021. Three were positive.   The positive travellers will remain in isolation until considered recovered. The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date is 69,404. So far, 37,113 (57% […]

Wed May 5 COVID-19 press conference

At the COVID-19 press conference today, Wednesday 5 May 2021, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton and members of Cabinet urged Cayman Islands residents who have not yet been vaccinated to get their first vaccination before 9 June, as existing vaccine stocks expire on 30 June. Premier Panton announced the new PACT government would take a conservative […]

Cayman: Fire at GT Landfill – UPDATED

UPDATE: May 6 2021 Landfill Fire Extinguished Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) crews working overnight on the fire at the George Town Landfill, report that a small flare-up occurred at approximately 1.30 a.m. this morning (Thursday 6 May 2021).    The flare-up was quickly extinguished using safe systems of work […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update Wednesday 5 May 2021, NO new positives, 69,299 vaccines administered

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 235 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 4 April 2021. All were negative.  The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date is 69,299. So far, 37,062 (57% of the estimated population of 65,000) have received at least one […]

Cayman: Premier tours departments

Premier CO NWS Director Outside Grand Cayman (GIS) – Premier, and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency, Hon. Wayne Panton, accompanied by Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, made his first official visit to the three government departments under his ministry last week (Thursday, 29 April 2021). The Premier and Chief Officer toured the CI National Weather […]

Cayman: Pregnant women now encouraged to get vaccinated

Grand Cayman (GIS) – The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has updated its guidance and now recommend that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as non-pregnant women. “This is incredibly welcome news. Vaccination programmes have the greatest chance of impacting the spread […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 4 May 2021, NO new positives, 68,459 vaccines administered

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 231 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 4 April 2021. All were negative.  The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date is 68,459. So far, 36,709 (56% of the estimated population of 65,000) have received at least one […]

Cayman: UPDATE – Fatal Collision on North West Point Road, West Bay

From RCIPS Update (3 May): The roadways along North West Point Road in West Bay have now been cleared and open to the public. The RCIPS thanks the members of the public for their cooperation. Police can now confirm that the rider of the motorcycle is a 31-year-old-man of West Bay. The investigation into this […]