Archive for March, 2020

CAL ticket offices now closed due to curfew

CAL ticket offices now closed due to curfew

| 30/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Due to the national “Shelter In Place” soft curfew currently imposed by the Cayman Islands Government, all Cayman Airways Ticket Offices are temporarily closed until further notice. Customers are asked to make any new bookings online on the Cayman Airways website.

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New supermarket rules and hours

New supermarket rules and hours

| 29/03/2020 | 1 Comment

Starting Monday, 30 March, until further notice, supermarkets will restrict shoppers from Monday to Saturday as follows: Those with last names starting A-K will be allowed to shop for essential supplies on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; those with last names starting L-Z will be allowed to shop on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Children are strongly […]

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Essential services continue during coronavirus

Essential services continue during coronavirus

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The national response to COVID-19 has required everyone to adapt their ways of working, including those of the essential services the public rely on to keep them safe. The Department of Public Safety Communication (DPSC), Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) continue to offer their world class service […]

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CI Public Library Service provides e-books

CI Public Library Service provides e-books

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Further to the closure of all Cayman Islands Public Libraries due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) announces an online eBook service to assist with educational and recreational reading. Accordingly, the CIPLS will provide library members and non-members of all ages, with access to over 33,000 eBooks and journals.

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Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

Changes to external exams due to COVID-19

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Education Services (DES) has announced a number of changes made to external examinations scheduled for this year for secondary-level students. While the City and Guilds examinations currently remain on schedule, examinations previously scheduled by Cambridge, AQA, WJEC and Pearson are all cancelled, as indicated by their respective boards.

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Supermarket hours

Supermarket hours

| 28/03/2020 | 0 Comments

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

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HSA pharmacy and clinic hours during soft curfew

HSA pharmacy and clinic hours during soft curfew

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(Updates to BT and WB): The Health Services Authority will reopen clinics and full pharmacy services tomorrow, Saturday 28 March, in line with government’s latest soft curfew/shelter-in-place provisions. See hours below:

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Mobile users to access gov.ky resources for free

Mobile users to access gov.ky resources for free

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has arranged with the mobile service providers to enable users to access gov.ky resources for free in an effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of our customers and staff from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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PACI Cargo Distribution Centre Warehouse open

PACI Cargo Distribution Centre Warehouse open

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands reports that the Cargo Distribution Centre Warehouse is now full. It is open tomorrow from 8:30am to noon for anyone who has cargo cleared and ready to collect from the Cargo Distribution Centre.

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Cayman Water Office Closure

Cayman Water Office Closure

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

In light of the recent developments regarding the management of the spread of COVID-19 in the Island, Cayman Water Company continues to do its part to help prevent its spread. Our offices at Regatta Office Park, Windward 3, 4th Floor will continue to be closed to the public from March 30, 2020 until further notice.

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UCCI transitions to online teaching and learning

UCCI transitions to online teaching and learning

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Monday, 30 March will mark two weeks since the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) transitioned to online teaching and learning as part of the university’s contingency plan to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, to its students, faculty and staff and the greater community.

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Students in isolation invited to ‘Stay in & Chill’

Students in isolation invited to ‘Stay in & Chill’

| 27/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Students in the Cayman Islands who are currently in isolation because of the coronavirus health crisis are invited to join the private ‘Stay in & Chill’ Facebook group, which provides them with a range of free virtual activities, workshops and resources, in order to stay healthy and emotionally connected. There will be a range of […]

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DCI Grand Cayman office closed

DCI Grand Cayman office closed

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) advises the public that the business licensing counter and the Grand Cayman Office is closed to the public until further notice. Applications for trade and business licences can be submitted online via the DCI website here.

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DVDL closed to public, online services available

DVDL closed to public, online services available

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing is closed to the public until further notice. Online services are available to renew vehicle and driver’s licence via the DVDL website or through the e-services portal.

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Judicial Administration responds to shutdown until Saturday

Judicial Administration responds to shutdown until Saturday

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

Magistrates Court: Drug Court Thursday 26 March 2020 – everyone required to attend at the Drug Court must return on 9 April at 2:00pm. People currently on random protocols must continue to call in.

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Extensions for Annual Returns and Economic Substance Notifications

Extensions for Annual Returns and Economic Substance Notifications

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Registrar of Companies (ROC) and the Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) have extended the deadlines for entities to complete their annual returns and economic substance notification filings.

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DEH service delivery changes

DEH service delivery changes

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

In accordance with the civil service’s COVID-19 Continuation of Operations Plan, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be implementing changes to its service delivery and management from Friday, 27 March until further notice. These changes are necessary to manage the welfare of DEH employees while ensuring the delivery of essential services from the department.

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DCFS provides additional numbers

DCFS provides additional numbers

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is providing the following non-emergency numbers for weekdays, 8.30am to 5pm: 925-5120 or 926-6853 (Grand Cayman) and 929-7932 (Cayman Brac). DCFS staff are working remotely from home as of Wednesday, 25 March. The new arrangement is in keeping with government procedures to limit the impact of coronavirus […]

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