April 7, 2020

Martin: Put people before pandemic

By Melissa Martin God bless us ten, Amen. God bless us four and no more. God bless us three and we agree. God bless us two and not you. Hoarding and hunkering is self-protection, but rooted in panic. Can’t we make our circle bigger and include all God’s children during these taxing and tiring times?  […]

Cayman: Sunday, 29 March 2020 COVID-19 Update – 4 further positive cases

 Four further positive cases for COVID-19 infection from 18 test results received today. ·        All four are travel related incidents – two actual travellers and two in contact with travellers. All four are isolated. ·        New supermarket visit rules are announced. ·        Supermarkets from tomorrow until further notice will alternate day openings from Monday to Saturday by shoppers’ last names. Grand […]

Coronavirus impacts aid to refugees subject to forced labor

By Miriam Karmali, Freedom United  March 29, 2020 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced laborRefugees subjected to forced labor in Libya now threatened by coronavirusVarious humanitarian operations are being suspended by UN agencies and NGOs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, leaving refugees and migrants in Libya, some who describe themselves as […]

Cayman: Supermarkets prepare to welcome shoppers on Saturday 3/28

  *   Grocery stores and supermarkets will re-open on Saturday, 28 March, in line with the “soft curfew” hours of 5a.m. to 7p.m. The hard curfew hours of 7p.m. to 5a.m. will remain for the next ten days. Non-essential persons flouting the curfew will be punished to the full extent of the Police Law.  *  […]

Cayman: Supermarkets to close at 8pm/New Hours for Treasury GAB Counter

Further to the HSI announcement today that they have confirmed a further 2 cases of Covid-19 in Cayman and in an effort to update everyone so that we are all; 1. Compliant with the law 2. Safe in terms of ensuring the spread of Covid-19 is kept to an absolute minimum or halted. Please be advised […]

Cayman supermarkets set product limits

From Fosters Supermarkets set purchase limits on grocery, frozen and HBC department items Over the last two weeks, the island has watched as cases of COVID-19 spread across the globe forcing countries to close borders and take drastic measures to protect their citizens. Around the world, disinfectants, shelf-stable grocery items and analgesics have been in […]

Belize: G.O.B. introduces measures to thwart price gouging

Price gouging amid the new coronavirus threat that looms large over the country has prompted government to amend the Supplies Control Regulations via Statutory Instrument Number Thirty-three of 2020.  The additional piece of law establishes a maximum percentage increase on the wholesale and retail prices of general sanitizers and cleaners.  These guidelines cover major categories […]

Cayman Airways Cargo to maintain operations

“The Cayman Islands Government’s temporary restriction on air travel as of 11:59pm on Sunday March 22, 2020 for three weeks due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, will have no effect on Cayman Airways’ air cargo operations from Miami, Florida.” Cayman Airways Cargo to maintain operations The Cayman Islands Government’s temporary restriction on air travel as […]

Cayman: Tuesday 17th March 2:00 pm COVID 19 Government Update – all 20 tests negative

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Chief Medical Office Dr. John Lee announced today that the preliminary results have now come back from the first tests for COVID-19 to be carried out here in the Cayman Islands. Of these 20 tests there were 19 samples sent from Health City and one referred through the Health […]

Cayman: Temporary ban on Public Gatherings

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS)– In light of the global spread of the coronavirus, the Cayman Islands government has announced a temporary ban on all public gathering of 50 people or more. The ban is in effect immediately and will stay in effect until further notice. Excluded from the ban are hospitals, pharmacists and supermarkets. Work sites […]