February 6, 2023

Cayman: Census 2021: A Strategic Tool for Planning our Future – Remarks by Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton

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2 p.m., Thursday, 28 July, 2022 Good afternoon to everyone,  Thank you very much for joining us this afternoon as we release Census 2021.  With this document, we now have clarity on what our population growth has been. It reflects a significant rate of growth consistent with what we have had for some time now.  […]

CARICOM Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries Conference : Remarks by Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton

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Thursday, 28 July 2022 I am truly delighted to extend a warm Cayman welcome to everyone attending this CARICOM Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries Conference.   A welcome as well to the members of the judicial and legal fraternity who have taken time out of their busy workday to spend some time with us. […]

Cayman: Cruise Ship Regulations Released

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Grand Cayman, 18 March 2022 – Updates to current regulations and restrictions were released today to deal with the arrival of cruise tourists starting Monday, 21 March 2022. At a COVID-19 community update press conference at the Government Information Services Studio today, Premier Hon. Wayne Pantonoutlined health protocols required for approved cruise ship calls and for disembarking […]

Cayman: Phase 5 Regulations Ease on Friday

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Grand Cayman, 17 February 2022 – Further COVID-19 restrictions will be eased tomorrow (Friday, 18 February 2022) as Phase 5 of the Cayman Islands reopening plan continues, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton announced today. These include the lifting of post-arrival test requirements for vaccinated travellers.    Meanwhile, the quarantine period for partially vaccinated, the non-securely verifiable vaccinated, and […]

Wed May 5 COVID-19 press conference

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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: Statement on the death of Prince Philip by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MP

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It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the death this morning of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Her Majesty The Queen. Both I and the Government of the Cayman Islands send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen; Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince […]

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

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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 […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, 28 April 2020 – 3 more tested positive, total now at 73

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Out of 187 latest test results received, 3 have tested positive. The positives respectively have a travel history, contact with a previous positive and one assumed as local transmission. ·        Any easing of restrictions will be in phases with two weeks between each phase during which testing will continue rigorously to ensure the present phase is […]

COVID-19 Update for Thursday, 16 April 2020 – 1 positive result – curfew orders extended

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·         Commissioner of Police announced a new hard curfew order effective from 7 p.m. on Friday, 17 April until 5 a.m. on Friday, 1 May 2020. ·         Soft curfew or “shelter-in-place” order is also extended, with an extension of hours permitted to exercise and a restriction on driving in order to exercise. ·         One positive result was announced […]

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

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 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 […]