• Programming changes due to DST

    The time change in the United States on Sunday 8 March will bring a few changes to our programming line-up: Effective Sunday 8 March, 60 Minutes moves to 6 p.m. followed by CBS prime time programming. | Starting Monday 9 March, The Talk will air at 1:00 p.m. and Dr. Phil at 2:00 p.m. | Cayman 27 News and our talk shows remain at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and will be followed immediately at 7:00 p.m. by CBS prime time programming. | The late night Cayman 27 News repeat moves to 10:00 p.m., followed by The Late Show with David Letterman at 10:35 p.m. and the Late, Late Show at 11:37 p.m. | Effective Monday 9 March, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley will move to 7:00 p.m. on Island 24.

Caribbean-wide Chikungunya epidemic declared

The Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA) has this week declared a Caribbean-wide epidemic of Chikungunya disease. The illness, spread by the Aedes Egypti mosquitowas first detected in December in St Martin.

According to the CARPHA, as of Monday 28 April, there were more than 4,100 probable cases across 14 Caribbean countries.

Cayman’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kiran Kumar says people need to take the proper precautions such as wearing longsleeves and using mosquito repellant when out at night. He also says people can remove items around their homes that can hold stagnant water, eliminating mosquito breeding sites.

Dr Kumar says there are no suspected cases of Chikungunya in the Cayman Islands and health officials are monitoring the situation.

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