Cayman Islands Update - Hurricane Dean

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - The Cayman Islands continue to be under a
Hurricane Watch, and it is expected that within the next 48 hours, Hurricane
Dean will pass directly over the Cayman Islands as a Category 4. At this
stage, the country has fully mobilized its preparedness plans.
    On Friday, August 17, 2007 at 7:00 PM (EDT), The National Hurricane
Committee of the Cayman Islands issued a restriction on all visitors entering
the Cayman Islands. Only returning residents, work permit holders and
Caymanians will be allowed entry to the Cayman Islands. This restriction will
remain in place until further notice is given.
    Cayman Airways, Delta Airlines and American Airlines have added
additional flights to facilitate the voluntary early departure of visitors.
Canadians with plans to visit the Cayman Islands should contact their local
travel agent or airline for updates. Air Canada passengers can obtain further
information at

For further information:

For further information: Laura Johnston, Cayman Islands Department of
Tourism, c/o Fathom Communications, (905) 338-9348

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