"I thank the Almighty God for his mercies that no injuries or apparent structural damage resulting from this morning's earthquake have been reported and that we can all return to business as usual," the Premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP said in a message this morning (Tuesday, 19 January).
"Our systems for disaster mitigation, under the leadership of HMCI, have once again proven to be invaluable and I want to express my appreciation to them for their quick and efficient response.
While we can resume our normal course of business, we cannot underestimate the need for preparedness and I urge all residents and businesses to take a moment to review their plans in light of today's events.
I want to reassure the people of the Cayman Islands that Government is closely monitoring the follow up reports and is committed to keeping the public informed of any developments."