Archive for April, 2020

Ombudsman office services continue through COVID-19 response

Ombudsman office services continue through COVID-19 response

| 30/04/2020 | 0 Comments

Although the Office of the Ombudsman closed its Anderson Square office to the public on 16 March to help prevent the spread of COVID 19, our services have continued uninterrupted. The office has continued to be fully operational with employees working full-time from home, receiving rerouted calls and emails and responding as if they were […]

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CIPS ready for limited re-opening

CIPS ready for limited re-opening

| 27/04/2020 | 2 Comments

The Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) is gearing up to re-open to the public on a limited basis this week. Beginning Wednesday, 29 April, government will re-open a single post office on each island for two days a week. The post offices that will reopen are as follows:

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Parenting help for families in isolation

Parenting help for families in isolation

| 27/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Family Resource Centre has launched its COVID-19 parenting campaign to support self-isolating households with one or more children. The initiative, which begins its roll out today (Monday, 27 April), is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health’s Family Resource Centre (FRC) (part of the Department of Counselling Services).

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Overstayer amnesty

Overstayer amnesty

| 23/04/2020 | 1 Comment

Given the uncertainty in coordinating air-bridge and evacuation flights, an amnesty has been implemented with immediate effect against prosecution of people for overstaying, and will remain in effect until further notice.

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CIFS reminds public of bonfire safety

CIFS reminds public of bonfire safety

| 23/04/2020 | 1 Comment

The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is reminding the public how to stay safe if having a backyard bonfire, following increased reports in recent weeks. CIFS believes the increase has been driven by current measures in place to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

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Liquor licensees with restaurant licence not permitted to deliver liquor with food

Liquor licensees with restaurant licence not permitted to deliver liquor with food

| 23/04/2020 | 2 Comments

The Liquor Licensing Boards of the Cayman Islands advise licensees with a restaurant licence that they are not permitted to do deliveries with food. Liquor licence holders are further advised that deliveries are only permitted under certain categories of licences of the Liquor Licensing Law with approval of the Liquor Licensing Board.

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Temporary waiver of T&B  application fees

Temporary waiver of T&B application fees

| 22/04/2020 | 0 Comments

Government has approved the Trade and Business Licensing (Temporary Reduction in Fee) Regulations 2020, which will waive the payment of trade and business licensing application fees for businesses, effective 1 May to 31 July 2020. In addition, late fees from 1 March to 31 July 2020 will be waived for all applicants.

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NAU adds capacity, streamlines processes

NAU adds capacity, streamlines processes

| 17/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) reminds the public of its work priorities and procedures, during the COVID-19 crisis, as follows:

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NAU: urgent reminder of ongoing protocols

NAU: urgent reminder of ongoing protocols

| 17/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) wishes to remind the public of the following procedures that is working under, during the COVID-19 situation:

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Important info for people leaving Cayman on Cayman Airways evacuation flights

Important info for people leaving Cayman on Cayman Airways evacuation flights

| 16/04/2020 | 0 Comments

Passengers planning to depart the Cayman Islands on a Cayman Airways emergency travel flight are asked to bear in mind the following information.

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Fake news alert

Fake news alert

| 15/04/2020 | 1 Comment

Water Authority-Cayman is aware of a false message claiming that the water supply will be shut off due to contamination. This is completely untrue. The Authority’s water supply has not been compromised, and undergoes daily quality control testing to ensure its safety. The public is urged not to open this message or click on the […]

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All beaches closed on Easter Monday

All beaches closed on Easter Monday

| 12/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The public is reminded that today, Easter Sunday, 12 April, remains a hard curfew day. This means that without exception the only persons on the road should be essential workers carrying out their work-related duties.

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Resources for people struggling to cope

Resources for people struggling to cope

| 09/04/2020 | 2 Comments

If you are struggling to cope with the changes to your daily life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are other options than drugs and alcohol. Find out what resources are available from the Department of Counselling Services, and how we can help you by calling 949-8789.

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HMCIPS offers support to the elderly

HMCIPS offers support to the elderly

| 09/04/2020 | 1 Comment

Seniors in the Bodden Town area are receiving regular cooked breakfasts thanks to an initiative from Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). A team of prisoners and staff from HMP Northward began preparing and delivering the meals on weekdays to support older persons from Tuesday, 7 April.

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HSA clinics and pharmacy Easter holiday hours

HSA clinics and pharmacy Easter holiday hours

| 09/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Health Services Authority (HSA) would like to advise the public of the following Easter holiday hours:

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NPOs urged to protect against fraud related to COVID-19

NPOs urged to protect against fraud related to COVID-19

| 08/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Registrar of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) is advising charitable entities in the Cayman Islands to protect against fraudulent activities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, the Registrar is warning against falling victim to medical and false advertising scams, illicit investment opportunities, phishing schemes, and fundraisers for illegitimate NPOs.

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RCIPS Business Centre Application Processing

RCIPS Business Centre Application Processing

| 08/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The RCIPS wishes to advise the public that, beginning Monday, 6 April, The Business Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. The following changes to the application process for all service applications will also be implemented as of Monday, 6 April:

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Faith Hospital open, COVID-19 patient isolates at home

Faith Hospital open, COVID-19 patient isolates at home

| 04/04/2020 | 0 Comments

The Health Services Authority wishes to inform the public that Faith Hospital is open and the confirmed positive COVID-19 individual in Cayman Brac is not an inpatient within the facility. The patient was seen in the dedicated flu clinic at the medical wing, Aston Rutty Centre which is equipped to treat persons with flu like […]

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