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Latest news articles from the Cayman Compass, the newspaper of record for the Cayman Islands, providing unmatched Cayman news service to the world:

  • Flu vaccine arrives

    Flu vaccine clinics will be held across the Cayman Islands in the coming weeks following the arrival of the seasonal vaccinations on island. The post Flu vaccine arrives appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • ‘Critical appeal’ for blood as Hurricane Ian aftermath impacts local supply

    The Cayman Islands Blood Bank has issued a "critical appeal" for Type O negative blood Tuesday as it asked all eligible individuals to donate immediately. The post ‘Critical appeal’ for blood as Hurricane Ian aftermath impacts local supply appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • What the ‘no-corona club’ can teach us about the pandemic

    The shrinking membership of the “no-corona club” includes people who have been vaccinated and and those obsessive about hygiene. But it also features some who haven’t been jabbed at all and workers who have been exposed day-after-day for almost three years. Is there something else that connects them all? The post What the ‘no-corona club’ can teach us about the pandemic appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Health ministry: Only HSA authorised to take emergency ambulance cases

    The only hospital on island authorised to take emergency ambulance cases is the Health Services Authority's Cayman Islands Hospital, meaning Health City is not approved to accept such cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. The post Health ministry: Only HSA authorised to take emergency ambulance cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Three COVID-related deaths reported

    The Heath Services Authority has confirmed three COVID-related deaths: one on Sunday and two last Thursday. The post Three COVID-related deaths reported appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Brac COVID peak ‘expected’ with return to schools, says CMO

    Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Autilia Newton says an increase in COVID cases is to be expected and the public should not be alarmed by the jump in cases on Cayman Brac. The post Brac COVID peak ‘expected’ with return to schools, says CMO appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Students at three Brac schools test positive for COVID

    Students in three Cayman Brac schools have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting education officials to remind the public and the student population to adhere to Public Health guidelines. The post Students at three Brac schools test positive for COVID appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Public Health to separate from HSA, become independent entity

    Cayman's Public Health department will be separating from the Health Services Authority, to become an independent body, Minister of Health Sabrina Turner has announced. The post Public Health to separate from HSA, become independent entity appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Bike death raises questions on where ambulances take emergency cases

    The death Sunday of motorbike racer Kashwayne McKenzie, who was taken by ambulance from Bodden Town to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town, has again raised public debate over why emergency cases that occur in the eastern districts are transported to the much closer Health City in East End. The post Bike death raises questions on where ambulances take emergency cases appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • New chief medical officer announced

    Dr. Nick Gent, a former senior medical adviser in public health at the UK's Health Security Agency, will take up the post of Cayman's new chief medical officer on 3 Oct., the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced today. The post New chief medical officer announced appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Court: Grant of decades-long duty waivers for Health City was ‘inappropriate’

    A Grand Court judge has described as "inappropriate" the granting of decades-long duty, stamp and work permit fee waivers, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to Health City Cayman Islands in 2010. The post Court: Grant of decades-long duty waivers for Health City was ‘inappropriate’ appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman confirms case of dengue

    Public Health has confirmed Cayman has one case of dengue in the jurisdiction. The post Cayman confirms case of dengue appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman to get Omicron-specific Moderna booster vaccine

    Cayman is set to receive the newly-approved bivalent Moderna vaccine booster, which targets both the Omicron strain and the original COVID-19 virus. The post Cayman to get Omicron-specific Moderna booster vaccine appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman lifts COVID travel restrictions

    The Cayman Islands government has announced it is dropping all its remaining travel-related COVID restrictions, meaning travellers will no longer be required to obtain permission from Travel Cayman to enter the islands and unvaccinated tourists will be able to come here without having to quarantine. The post Cayman lifts COVID travel restrictions appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman set to announce COVID regulation changes

    Premier Wayne Panton, on Friday, is expected to announce new changes to the remaining COVID-19 regulations, a Government Information Services notice has said. The post Cayman set to announce COVID regulation changes appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Daily reporting of COVID numbers to cease

    With fewer people opting to undergo confirmatory PCR testing, Public Health has announced it will no longer release daily figures of COVID-19 cases, as the official statistics no longer reflect the actual number of cases on island. The post Daily reporting of COVID numbers to cease appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Cayman Islands Hospital A&E entrance relocated

    The Health Services Authority has advised that, from Wednesday, 3 Aug., the Cayman Islands Hospital Accident and Emergency walk-in entrance will be temporarily relocated while the parking lot is being resurfaced. The post Cayman Islands Hospital A&E entrance relocated appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Local surveillance continues as monkeypox declared global emergency

    Cayman has no confirmed cases of monkeypox to date and local health officials say they are monitoring the spread of the virus which has now been declared public health emergency of international concern. The post Local surveillance continues as monkeypox declared global emergency appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Suzy Soto donates defibrillator to World Gym

    Cayman Heart Fund founder Suzy Soto has donated a defibrillator to her local gym, in a bid to encourage people to exercise. The post Suzy Soto donates defibrillator to World Gym appeared first on Cayman Compass.

  • Compass investigation: Black market abortion pills sell for $500

    Banned pills are being sold for $500-a-dose to help women terminate unwanted pregnancies in the Cayman Islands, a Compass investigation has revealed. The post Compass investigation: Black market abortion pills sell for $500 appeared first on Cayman Compass.