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June 23, 2017

Cayman Islands

‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A man serving a 34-year life term for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015 has been transfer from HMP Northward to an undisclosed prison in the UK. Osbourne Douglas (30), who was convicted in May last year alongside his…

23 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 23 Friday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The Weather Prediction Center has issued its last advisories on Tropical Depression Cindy, located inland over southeastern Arkansas.…

Missing suspects landed illegally

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Garth Stewart (43) and Jerome Calbert (26), who fled after a drug bust in Hutlands, North Side, at the weekend, are believed to still be in the Cayman Islands illegally, police have said. The RCIPS has issued a public alert for assistance in tracking down the two Jamaican nationals,…

Cayman Islands’ first solar farm operational

Source: Cayman Eye News By Michael Bloch From Solar Quotes Cayman Islands Celebrates First Utility Scale Solar Power Project While it may not be huge project by some standards, the official commissioning of the first solar farm in the Cayman Islands has been called a historic event. Earlier this week, the 5MW Bodden Town…

The Editor Speaks: Will CIFA’s appointment of accountants make any difference to Cayman Government’s non support?

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) yesterday (Wednesday 21) June, 2017) announced the appointment of Grant Thornton as its independent auditor. In a Press Release from CIFA it said Grant Thornton will undertake forensic and financial statement audits of CIFA financial transactions and activity, as well as conclude the 2014…

Bermuda ahead of Cayman Islands on cybersecurity

Source: Cayman Eye News By Raymond Hainey From The Royal Gazette Bermuda is ahead of the game on cybersecurity compared to Caribbean countries — but only slightly. A multi-regional survey by professional services firm KPMG found that the island was “slightly more prepared” against cyberattacks, with 15 per cent of Bermudian-based companies defining cybersecurity…

Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal

Source: Cayman Eye News From news24 Lisbon – Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente will face trial in Portugal over allegations he bribed a magistrate to drop two investigations against him, according to a Wednesday ruling cited in Portuguese media. Vicente, who was the president of Angolan national oil company Sonangol at the time of…

Football association hires independent auditor

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Football Association announced Thursday that it has appointed Grant Thornton as an independent auditor following a competitive tender process approved by FIFA. Link: Football association hires independent auditor

3-lane roundabout, underpass open Monday

Source: Cayman Compass A new three-lane roundabout and underpass next to Camana Bay will open Monday, Dart Real Estate has announced. Link: 3-lane roundabout, underpass open Monday

Sentencing for Webb postponed for fifth time

Source: Cayman Compass Former FIFA Vice President and Cayman Islands businessman Jeffrey Webb will have to wait until 2018 to learn his fate in connection with the ongoing racketeering and bribery scandal that has enveloped world football’s governing body. Link: Sentencing for Webb postponed for fifth time

Express medical facility set to open its doors on Monday

Source: Cayman Compass Doctors Express, the newest medical treatment facility in Cayman, will open its doors Monday and begin treating patients for maladies ranging from simple colds to broken bones. Link: Express medical facility set to open its doors on Monday

At least seven cars stolen in two weeks

Source: Cayman Compass Police have reported at least seven vehicles stolen over the past two weeks, with some of them having been used in the commission of serious crimes. Four of the stolen vehicles have since been recovered. Link: At least seven cars stolen in two weeks

Between nature and man, Cayman businesses face myriad threats

Source: Cayman Compass While Cayman’s white sand beaches and sunshine conjure a sense of tranquility, the islands’ business leaders must remember to prepare for rainy days. Link: Between nature and man, Cayman businesses face myriad threats

Siri founder shares secrets to success

Source: Cayman Compass Want to know how to become a multi-million dollar Silicon Valley success story? Better ask Siri. Or better still, ask one of the company’s founders, Adam Cheyer. Link: Siri founder shares secrets to success

Summer camp nears reality for low-income youngsters

Source: Cayman Compass A fundraiser to send low-income children to summer camp has gathered momentum, but support is still needed to expand the initiative. Link: Summer camp nears reality for low-income youngsters

Disabilities council sets future agenda

Source: Cayman Compass The 15-member National Council for Persons with Disabilities is discussing the introduction of sign language for public television broadcasting in the Cayman Islands, among a number of objectives in the coming months. Link: Disabilities council sets future agenda

CIFA hires outside auditors to look at books

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The beleaguered local football association has contracted independent auditors to review its past financial records and complete the outstanding audits from the last three years. The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is still reeling from the impact of the convictions of its former president, Jeffrey Webb, who was embroiled…

Latest stolen car taken from school car park

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With cars now being stolen on an almost daily basis, the latest report from the police is that a white 1999, four-door Honda Civic, registration 161 406, was taken sometime before 4am today (Thursday 22 June) from outside Cayman Prep and High School off Walkers Road, George Town. The police…

Dealing with paedophilia

Source: Cayman News Service ‘Reality Strikes’ writes: Errington Webster is the latest in a recent spate of paedophiles brought to justice, but we know from Marl Road gossip and knowledge of the wider world that there are many more out there. In every country there are adults, mostly men, who find children sexually attractive,…

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

Source: Cayman News Service How does the government issue taxi licences? What are the criteria and is there any kind of limit on how many are issued per year or at any one time? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local Life Link: Regulating the number of taxi drivers

22 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 22 Thursday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Storm Cindy Discussion Number 11 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 400 AM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017 Radar imagery from Slidell and Lake Charles, Louisiana along with surface synoptic data, particularly those from Calcasieu Pass Louisiana, indicate that the center of…

Personal Security

Source: Cayman Compass Personal Security — today’s editorial cartoon Link: Personal Security

Cayman Islands UWC to host second summer camp for teens

Source: Cayman Eye News The United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands National Committee first launched a ‘short programme’ in August 2015, providing local teens the opportunity to engage with the global educational movement’s mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. This summer, the four-day, three-night summer camp will take…

Kipling Douglas passes away at 86

Source: Cayman Compass Kipling Ernest Douglas, author and longtime judge and magistrate in the Cayman Islands, passed away in Jamaica Sunday at the age of 86. Link: Kipling Douglas passes away at 86

Tributes pour in for Justice Douglas

Source: Cayman Compass Friends and peers from the legal community paid tribute this week to the late Kipling Douglas. Link: Tributes pour in for Justice Douglas

Three suspects in home invasion released on bail

Source: Cayman Compass Three suspects who were arrested over the weekend in connection with a terrifying early morning break-in and attack on a Patrick’s Island family’s home have been released on police bail with orders to report back to authorities periodically. Link: Three suspects in home invasion released on bail

Accountancy firms contest double charge

Source: Cayman Compass Government’s attempts to collect two sets of business licensing fees from accountancy firms amounts to unfair double taxation that is not supported by the wording of the legislation, lawyers for five major firms argued in Grand Court Wednesday. Link: Accountancy firms contest double charge

Residency cases from 2013 ready for hearings

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Islands residents who applied to live in the British territory permanently nearly four years ago were advised this week that their applications would soon be reviewed. Link: Residency cases from 2013 ready for hearings

Divemaster Peter Milburn takes home lifetime achievement award

Source: Cayman Compass Accepting a lifetime achievement award for 52 years of tourism service, divemaster Peter Milburn delivered a message of environmental conservation at the Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards Wednesday evening. Link: Divemaster Peter Milburn takes home lifetime achievement award

Men and women unite for a good cause

Source: Cayman Compass Two organizations that usually separate their meetings according to gender – 100 Men Who Give a Damn and 100 Women Who Care – decided to join forces last Thursday. Link: Men and women unite for a good cause

Ombudsman office ramps up hiring for Oct. 1 start

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government is hiring for four positions to staff the new Ombudsman Office, due to start operations later this year. Link: Ombudsman office ramps up hiring for Oct. 1 start

Five firearm sentences scheduled for Friday

Source: Cayman Compass The list for Grand Court this week shows that Justice Michael Wood is scheduled to sentence five men on Friday in separate cases of possession of unlicensed firearms. Link: Five firearm sentences scheduled for Friday

Brac conservation consultation in works

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Conservation Council is about to begin a new consultation process to place a number of important natural and cultural sites on Cayman Brac under legal protection. This follows the process on Grand Cayman in which the then environment minister, Wayne Panton, presented five sites to Cabinet and…

Activists want people’s vote on PR grants

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A group of local activists are making a bid for a people-initiated referendum to stop government from granting permanent residency to the backlog of applicants until the more than 1,200 unemployed locals and the 600 new graduates expected to hit the job market this year have found work. Worried…

Police still looking for home invaders

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite arresting three men, including a teenager, in the wake of a violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island early Saturday morning, police are appealing for more information after bailing those suspects. As the probe continues into the aggravated burglary, in which a man and a woman were tied up…

Cop patrols aim to stop burglars ahead of break-ins

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the RCIPS continues efforts in the crime crackdown, another 26 people were arrested over the long weekend, several of whom were suspects attempting to break into various premises or equipped for burglary. Aiming to intercept would-be burglars before they get inside the targeted properties, police continue to actively…

Cocaine haul washes up on BT beach

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have destroyed around 23 kilograms of cocaine after the drugs washed up on a Bodden Town beach on Sunday. The package that contained the drugs, which would have had a street value in excess of $2 million, was found by a resident at around 9:00 that morning as…

Thieves take BMW marked ‘For Sale’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Car thieves helped themselves to a blue BMW yesterday afternoon that was parked near a George Town roundabout and advertised ‘For Sale’. The car was reported stolen just after 1:30pm Tuesday (20 June) from the Red Bay roundabout. The missing car is a 2007 Blue BMW 320 series, registration…

Hundreds watch Cayman defeat Mexico

Source: Cayman Compass Despite heavy downpours, about 800 people turned out Saturday to watch the RHSW Cayman National XV historically defeat the Mexican National XV at the Health City Cayman Big Game 8 held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town. Link: Hundreds watch Cayman defeat Mexico

Business in brief: EisnerAmper celebrates 10 years in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Accounting, auditing and advisory firm EisnerAmper Cayman celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Cayman Islands at The Westin Grand Cayman last week. Link: Business in brief: EisnerAmper celebrates 10 years in Cayman

Company formations bounce back

Source: Cayman Compass New company registrations in the Cayman Islands have bounced back in 2017, after a dip last year. Link: Company formations bounce back

Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Calling the event historic, CUC president and CEO Richard Hew, along with project and government representatives, officially commissioned Cayman’s first solar farm Tuesday, 20 June at CUC’s facility in Bodden Town, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 800 homes. Hew, Ministry Councillor Austin Harris,…

The Editor Speaks: What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Source: Cayman Eye News World Sickle Cell Day was celebrated last Monday (19) to make people aware of the disease. Here in the Cayman Islands the next Sickle Cell Support Group meeting will be held on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 7.30 p.m. at the Cayman Islands Hospital Public Health waiting room. Dr. Anna…

Cayman Islands 1st Annual Mutt Strut

Source: Cayman Eye News The 1st Annual Mutt Strut will be held on June 25th 2017, starting at 07:00am. Designed to raise much needed funds for rescue group, One Dog At A Time, why not join in the fun with your dog, or borrow one from the Humane society for a few hours? One…

Cayman Islands’ riders best in the region

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Riders Best in the Region The Cayman Islands Equestrian Team has proved its strength by winning First (Adults) and Second (Children) in the 2017 Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) Caribbean Dressage Challenge. The competition, in its 13th year, enables riders from CEA member countries to compete without having to travel. Instead,…

Tropical Storm Bret forms in the Caribbean

Source: Cayman Eye News From wsbradio Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Atlantic Monday afternoon and is expected to impact the Caribbean as early as Tuesday. It is one of two tropical systems developing to our south. Neither of the storms are expected to reach hurricane strength. The second system, which is in the…

Cayman Islands Immigration Officer travels overseas for asylum training

Source: Cayman Eye News Acting Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Joey Scott recently participated in extensive training in the processing of asylum-seekers, sponsored by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Earlier this year Mr. Scott completed the required 80 hours of online distance-learning. The remaining training took place at the Federal Law Enforcement…

Jamaica’s tourism to play greater role in reducing crime

Source: Cayman Eye News From South Florida Caribbean News KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, though the destination is not at risk, his Ministry will increase efforts to tackle the issue of crime affecting the people of Jamaica. Addressing delegates at the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and awards luncheon of…

Saint Vincent PM: ‘We must not allow trojan horses to enter Caracas!’

Source: Cayman Eye News By Earl Bousquet From telesur The longest-serving CARICOM prime minister expressed solidarity with both Cuba and Venezuela. Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on Caribbean governments and regional credit unions to loudly condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s reversal of recent positive advances in U.S.-Cuba relations started by his…

Strategic advice

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon Link: Strategic advice

Little follow-through on crime reports

Source: Cayman Compass Nearly a dozen reports on crime and the causes of crime have been produced for the Cayman Islands government since 2001, but very few of the recommendations have been followed, according to youth worker Michael Myles. Amid a crime wave that has seen four robberies, a home invasion and multiple…

Fraud hotline reports ‘anonymous,’ gov’t says

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government has set up its own hotline for reporting fraud or wrongdoing by its employees, separate from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service or the soon-to-be-formed independent ombudsman’s office. The ombudsman’s office will be assigned responsibility for fielding whistleblower complaints, once the law giving it those powers…

First utility-scale renewable energy project opens in Bodden Town

Source: Cayman Compass Acknowledging that consumer costs for solar energy will initially be higher than for diesel-generated electricity, Caribbean Utilities Company on Tuesday commissioned Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant and the first non-CUC industrial-sized power source. Link: First utility-scale renewable energy project opens in Bodden Town

Law firm: Permanent residence solution not ‘immediate’

Source: Cayman Compass Hundreds of permanent residence seekers who have been waiting for years to learn whether they will be granted that status are unlikely to receive word for many months, according to local immigration advisers. The newly formed Ministry of Immigration announced last week that the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board…

Webb to sell US home, seeks travel permission

Source: Cayman Compass A Georgia, USA mansion that both Cayman Islands and U.S. prosecutors allege was bought with the proceeds of fraudulent activity is being sold by its owner, Caymanian businessman Jeffrey Webb, his attorneys confirmed Monday. The proceeds of the sale of the house at 2116 Adel Drive in Loganville, Georgia will…

Lawmakers setting a frugal example?

Source: Cayman Compass I was just trying to stay calm whilst reading of MLAs’ unconscionable “constituency allowances.” Just imagine that simple greed has prompted our “representatives” to share some $2.5 million of our money amongst themselves over the past four years, without having to account for how it was spent! Link: Lawmakers setting

EDITORIAL – Dial ‘1’ for whistle-blowing

Source: Cayman Compass If you spot corruption or other illegal activity in the Cayman Islands, “Who you gonna call?” Where to begin … With minimal mental effort, we can easily list more than a dozen real-life options for someone hoping to blow the whistle on misbehavior, misconduct or misdeeds in Cayman. Link: EDITORIAL

Webster guilty of indecency charges

Source: Cayman Compass Former political candidate Errington Webster was found guilty Tuesday afternoon on three counts of indecent assault on a girl of 13 and one count of gross indecency. Jurors took just under two and a half hours to find Webster guilty of the charges. He was remanded in custody. Defense attorney…

CITA implores government, police to prioritize crime control

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has called on government and law enforcement to step up crime-response efforts following a recent rash of burglaries and robberies. The association called the crime wave “a grave concern” for the tourism sector, and implored government to prioritize community response. Link: CITA implores government, police

Webster guilty on all four counts

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Errington Webster (55) was found guilty Tuesday on all four counts relating to a sexual assault on a teenage girl. The former firefighter and one-time political hopeful was remanded in custody immediately after the verdict, as Justice Charles Quin said the charges on which Webster was found guilty were…

BT man charged with grocery store stick-up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The 25-year-old man who was arrested following an armed robbery at a grocery store in Bodden Town was expected in court Tuesday after police charged him over the weekend with robbery, possession of an imitation firearm, threats to kill and a reckless and negligent act. The man is accused…

20 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 20 Tuesday 2017 Tropical Report Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Discussion Number 3 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 400 AM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017 Nighttime infrared satellite imagery suggests that the circulation associated with the low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico is gradually becoming better…

Rugby: Cayman Islands beat Mexico

Source: Cayman Eye News From America Rugby News The Cayman Islands defeated Mexico today [Sat 17], winning 39-17 at the Truman Bodden Complex in George Town. It sees the teams finish equal on 9 competition points in the Rugby Americas North Championship. An official placement is yet to be confirmed by RAN. Despite the…

Cleveland Clinic doctors educate Cayman Islands’ medical community

Source: Cayman Eye News Cleveland Clinic hosted its annual “Breast Cancer Awareness Update” CME symposium at St Matthews University on Friday 9th June. The event was hosted in conjunction with the University and the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and attended by local physicians and students. Dr. Thomas Samuel, Chair, Cleveland Clinic Florida…

Cayman Islands police initiatives heightens police visibility and targeted operations across all districts: to be continued

Source: Cayman Eye News RCIPS Initiatives Heightens Police visibility and targeted operations across All Districts: to be continued In response to the recent spike in crime the RCIPS has responded with a robust, planned increased police visibility and planned operations across the island, which included, but not limited to, putting plain clothed officers in…

Cayman Islands police initiatives heightens police visibility and targeted operations across all districts: to be continued

Source: Cayman Eye News RCIPS Initiatives Heightens Police visibility and targeted operations across All Districts: to be continued In response to the recent spike in crime the RCIPS has responded with a robust, planned increased police visibility and planned operations across the island, which included, but not limited to, putting plain clothed officers in…

The Editor Speaks: It’s raining – robberies

Source: Cayman Eye News Have you enjoyed all the rain recently.?The photo with this editorial shows the road immediately outside where I live in Newlands. It was taken last Sunday morning. We can welcome the rain as it has been very dry but this wet type of rain isn’t the only type of rain…

Cayman Islands honours two

Source: Cayman Eye News At the Queen’s Birthday Parade this Saturday (17 June 2017) Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson will name the latest individuals to receive the Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour. These are businessman Mr. Keith Parker Tibbetts Jr, for services to persons with disabilities, and Mrs Frances Mary McConvey, for…

Local Cayman Islands’ film-makers announce “Disconnected”

Source: Cayman Eye News The makers of award-winning short documentary “Bright Spot” announce the premiere of their new documentary DISCONNECTED to be screened at the Cayman International Film Festival (CayFilm). Following the success of their first documentary, local film-makers Tamer Soliman, Rob Tyler, Jeremy Walton & Stephen Price have teamed up with Neville Hicks…

Cayman Islands participates and shines at regional events

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands recently participated in three consecutive events in Miami, hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and subsequently departed with added tourism knowledge, a coveted culinary award and several medals. Attending at varying intervals were representatives from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Cayman’s Culinary Team…

Security camera catches man trying to smash his way into Popeye’s

Source: Cayman Compass A security camera at Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen in Eastern Avenue captured footage of a driver trying to break the window at the restaurant’s drive-through in the early hours of Saturday morning. Link: Security camera catches man trying to smash his way into Popeye’s

Cayman gymnasts to compete internationally

Source: Cayman Compass Morgan Lloyd, Sami Peene, Raegan Rutty and Igor Magalhaes will represent the Cayman Islands at two international gymnastics competitions this month. The team of Lloyd, Peene and Magalhaes, with coaches Kelley Paz and Mikey Malin, will travel to Gotland, Sweden, for the NatWest Island Games from June 24-30. Link: Cayman

Kids Gaelic Club League in action

Source: Cayman Compass The Dart Cayman Islands Kids Gaelic Club League continued last week with more action from the three age groups at the ARC and Cayman International School pitch. Link: Kids Gaelic Club League in action

50 years: Summer travel includes Florida and Jamaica

Source: Cayman Compass In the June 14, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “George Town Notebook” correspondent Frances Bodden wrote: “Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wight spent the weekend in Miami returning on the 5th after a business and pleasure trip.” Link: 50 years: Summer travel includes Florida

Triple C students celebrate graduation

Source: Cayman Compass Thirty-four students celebrated their graduation from Triple C School this month, with a Baccalaureate Service on the night of June 4, when the seniors were inducted into the Alumni Association. Among the graduates, several of their parents are also Triple C School alumni, so the parents were invited to pin…

Driving Miss May

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon Link: Driving Miss May

Gas stations and alcohol

Source: Cayman Compass As we approach the third sitting of the Liquor Licensing Board since applications were approved for gas stations to sell alcohol, my Freedom of Information request is still being investigated as to the Cabinet order prohibiting gas stations from selling alcohol. The Cabinet order has not been repealed. Link: Gas

EDITORIAL – The empty executive suite at Immigration

Source: Cayman Compass Premier Alden McLaughlin appears to be following through on his commitment to “sort out immigration,” and we applaud him for addressing it at the outset of his second term as premier of these islands. Our economic health depends on fixing this interminably broken system. Link: EDITORIAL – The empty executive

Webster attorney says alleged victim wanted money

Source: Cayman Compass Errington Webster’s defense attorney, Steve McField, on Friday questioned in court whether the alleged assaults on a 13-year-old girl ever took place, and he explained the defense of automatism in regard to the charge of gross indecency. Mr. McField addressed the jury in the trial of Webster, 55, who has…

Judge chastises police over interview without lawyer

Source: Cayman Compass A man accused of indecent assault was found not guilty last week after Grand Court Justice Michael Wood learned that the defendant had not been told that he had the right to an attorney without having to pay. The man, who required an interpreter, was charged with indecently assaulting a…

Tropical Storm Bret heads towards Trinidad

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): At 5pm EST Monday, following a Hurricane Hunter mission, the National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical system off the coast of Venezuela had developed into a storm. The second of the year and the first of the season, Tropical Storm Bret was located about 125 miles southeast of Trinidad,…

Evidence against Webster ‘overwhelming’, says crown

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In a relatively short summary of her case against Errington Webster for indecent assault and gross indecency, crown prosecutor Darlene Oko urged the jury to find him guilty, saying that the evidence against him was “overwhelming”. She said that the former firefighter had targeted and groomed his victim and…

Jail at bursting point as arrests mount

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Working with the public, the police rounded up dozens of suspects as a result of a major crime surge over the last few weeks. But the increase in arrests has now created a crisis for the prison system, CNS understands. With HMP Northward at full capacity, remand prisoners are…

GT man arrested for throwing rocks at cops

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the police continue to deal with the current crime surge, a local 31-year-old man from George Town was locked up Friday for throwing rocks at officers who were making inquiries relating to serious crimes. According to an RCIPS press release, the man became aggressive and starting hurling rocks…

KPMG operating CIG whistleblower hotline overseas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman islands government has contracted local consulting firm KPMG to operate a new whistleblowing hotline overseas to allow people to report fraud, corruption and conflicts relating to public sector or private sector entities and people doing business with government. Described by officials as “a vital step in implementation…

Concern mounts over attempt to lure child

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Public concern mounted this weekend on social media over a report made to the police on Friday about what looked like an attempt by a stranger to lure a child into his truck. No description of the suspect has been released by police but they said that a concerned…

Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police were out in force in North Side on Sunday and Monday as they hunted for two Jamaican nationals following a pre-dawn drug bust in the Hutland area of the district. Police said the officers involved recovered a large quantity of ganja from a shed, though they did…

Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The deposed president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has described the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Speaking to football journalist and author David Conn last year for his new book on the corruption scandal, the disgraced world football boss accused Cayman’s…

19 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 19 Monday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Mon Jun 19 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, located several hundred miles east-southeast of…

Marine warning in effect as storm brews

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A local marine warning was in effect Sunday as a tropical wave in the northwestern Caribbean impacted the Cayman Islands. The National Hurricane Centre was calling for a 90% chance of a tropical storm forming over the next five days as the broad area of low pressure located over…

18 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 18 Sunday 2017 Tropical Report T Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Jun 18 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organization in association with a tropical wave located…

Two hospitalized in early morning smash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two people ended up in hospital Saturday morning following a crash on Shamrock Road at around 4:20am. A Honda Accord and a Honda Civic collided near Agricola Drive, Bodden Town. Police, fire-crews and paramedics attended the scene, and the drivers, who were both alone in their cars, were taken…

Cops hunt armed, violent home invaders

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are on the hunt for two armed and violent men who were part of a gang of three that carried out a terrifying home invasion in the early hours of Saturday morning in Patrick’s Island. The men broke into the home around 4:30am with guns and a hammer…

NEW: Two injured in car accident

Source: Cayman Compass Two people were injured in a car accident on Shamrock Road in the early hours of Saturday. Link: NEW: Two injured in car accident

NEW: Couple tied up and robbed in home invasion

Source: Cayman Compass Armed men burst into a home in Patrick’s Island early Saturday morning, tied up the residents with duct tape and stole cash and valuables. Link: NEW: Couple tied up and robbed in home invasion

From Cayman Islands RCIPS: Rocks thrown at police/MVA Shamrock Rd/Aggravated burglary/Suspicious Activity involving a child/Suspicious activity involving a child

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Aggravated Burglary – Intruders armed with firearms and a hammer On Saturday 17th of June 2017, shortly after 4:30a.m.  911 received a call from a resident of Patrick’s Island that three males, two of which were armed with firearms, and the other with a hammer; had entered their…

17 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 17 Saturday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 17 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A tropical wave located about 1500 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands is producing scattered showers…

Cayman Islands: Wanted man Troy Pearson arrested

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS On Thursday, 15 June, Troy Pearson who was wanted by the police, since the 22 May, for drug offences, as well as assaulting a customs officer and a police officer, has turned himself in to the police at the Cayman Island Government Detention Centre. 35-year-old Troy Pearson was…

HospiceCare finds a place to call home

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman HospiceCare celebrated a long-awaited milestone Thursday evening, with the groundbreaking of the islands’ first, dedicated home for end-of-life care. The four-bed respite facility and administrative offices, planned for completion next year, come as the result of extensive community support and one of the most successful private fundraising efforts in…

Crime threatening tourism, warns minister

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The recent crime spike is threatening the tourism sector, the deputy premier said Friday, as he urged the community to help the police bring criminals to justice. Moses Kirkconnell, who has responsibility for this important economic pillar, said tourism has depended on “the beauty and safety of our Islands”,…

Drug dealing suspect hands himself in

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Troy Pearson (35), who was wanted by the police in connection with a drug raid last month, handed himself into the police yesterday, officials have said. Pearson fled from law enforcement following a drug bust in Marina Drive, George Town, on 22 May. He is accused of assaulting a customs…

NEW: Arrest made in gas station robbery

Source: Cayman Compass A 32-year-old George Town man was arrested late Thursday in connection with a robbery at an Industrial Park gas station. Link: NEW: Arrest made in gas station robbery

CNS readers happy with make-up of Cabinet

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite the uncertainty and almost a week of horse-trading in the wake of the election almost 56% of people who responded to a CNS online survey posted on Tuesday said they were happy with the make-up of the new coalition Cabinet, given the results of the election. Another 19%…

Public to get say on 7MB rock removal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Dart Group has agreed to conduct an environmental impact assessment on Seven Mile Beach, according to the director of the Department of Environment. The developer has applied to remove 1,225 feet of beachrock from the marine park in the area north of the Kimpton hotel. But speaking at…

Daily car thefts continue in GT

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are urging car owners to properly secure vehicles, as another car was reported stolen in the capital. A 1998 silver Honda Civic, Registration Number 126 060, was taken from Selkirk Drive sometime after 11pm on Wednesday night (14 June) and reported stolen Thursday morning. The RCIPS said, “There…

16 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 16 Friday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Jun 16 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Cloudiness and showers associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde…

Father’s Day

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s Editorial Cartoon Link: Father’s Day

5​0 years ago: People come and go

Source: Cayman Compass In the June 7, 1967, edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “North Side News” by Nettie McCoy included: “Arriving on Wednesday 31st was Capt. Harris McCoy Jr. for his vacation. The m/v Iguana Term, of which he was captain, arrived in G.T. to bring a…

Immediate Resolution for Cayman Islands PR Applications

Source: Cayman Eye News Following concerns expressed by the public regarding the length of time being taken to process Permanent Residency (PR) applications since the law was changed in 2013, the Ministry of Immigration (MOI) and the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that the CSPR will begin considering and deciding…

Traditional Caymanian home open to public at Botanic Park

Source: Cayman Compass Rankine Heritage House, a Cayman sand yard home traditionally adorned with conch shells and white fences, is now open to the public at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park for viewing. Visitors can walk through the Caymanian home, which is more than 100 years old, and experience what life was like…

Cayman Islands driving record needed to drive in Canada

Source: Cayman Eye News Planning to Drive in Canada? Anyone seeking to drive in Canada (new immigrants as well as returning Canadians who have lived outside their country for some time), must have an official driving record of their time in the Cayman Islands before they will be issued (or re-issued) a Canadian driving…

IMF working paper examines energy investments in the Caribbean

Source: Cayman Eye News From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean countries where fiscal vulnerabilities remain acute, like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia, are not well-positioned to finance energy investments through public resources, since these might derail necessary fiscal adjustment efforts and increase risks of debt distress over the medium…

Hawkeyes open Cayman Islands Classic against Louisiana

Source: Cayman Eye News From Hawkeye Nation IOWA CITY, Iowa – Game matchups for the inaugural 2017 Cayman Islands Classic were announced Thursday by tournament officials. Eight teams will compete in the tournament, including the University of Iowa, held Nov. 20-22, at in the brand new John Gray Gymnasium, just minutes away from world…

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Islands Joint Marine Unit patrols on Wednesday located a stolen boat overturned off Frank Sound. The 25-foot Cobia was reported stolen May 29. No one was on or near the boat when it was recovered, officers said. Link: Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Immigration official’s trial date delayed

Source: Cayman Compass Jeannie Lewis, an assistant chief immigration officer in the Cayman Islands charged with two crimes, appeared in court Thursday, when her trial date was moved to a later date. Lewis, charged with knowingly assisting a person to land in the Cayman Islands and with permitting premises to be used for…

Books tackles grief after 54 years of marriage

Source: Cayman Compass Sandra Eldemire was 19 when she agreed to marry a man she had met just five days earlier. It could have been a disaster. It was not. Sandra and Peter van der Bol spent 54 years together as husband and wife. Link: Books tackles grief after 54 years of marriage

Police arrest suspect in crash outside political event

Source: Cayman Compass Police arrested a George Town man Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run accident outside a political candidate’s meeting last month. The suspect, who had not been charged as of press time, was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident the night of May 9. He remained in…

Gary Wong’s trial resumes

Source: Cayman Compass Trial continued in Summary Court on Thursday for senior immigration officer Garfield “Gary” Wong, who has pleaded not guilty to careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol. The charges were laid after his truck collided with a car on Shamrock Road in…

Cayman Islands to celebrate Queen’s birthday on Saturday

Source: Cayman Compass It’s a celebration fit for a monarch. The Cayman Islands will mark the official 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II with a parade and ceremony Saturday morning. The ceremony, on the front steps of the Legislative Assembly Building, begins at 9 a.m. This will be followed by a garden party…

Doctor says Webster was ‘in a delirium’

Source: Cayman Compass Dr. Marc Lockhart, psychiatrist at the Cayman Islands Hospital, told the court on Thursday he felt that when Errington Webster committed an indecent act in the presence of a child, Webster was operating in a delirium. He said the symptoms indicated “a confusional state.” Link: Doctor says Webster was ‘in

Substance abuse at heart of crime challenge

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis has warned that until the country gets to grips with the mounting substance abuse problems in the community, crime will continue to increase. The police are reacting to the latest crime spike with an increase in visible patrols as well as focusing on the…

Officials return five Cuban migrants to Havana

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration repatriated five Cuban migrants earlier this week. The three women and two men follow 89 Cubans who have been deported back to Havana since the beginning of this year after landing in Cayman as a result of failed or abandoned attempts to migrate…

Board to re-start PR applications next week

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various…

Heckling motorcyclist arrested over Crewe Rd crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have arrested a 32-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a traffic collision on 9 May. The local man was arrested Wednesday, some five weeks after he allegedly heckled a public political meeting at the PPM HQ on…

MRCU plans to expand GM mozzie project

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the near year-long trial in West Bay, where genetically modified mosquitoes were released to reduce the population of Aedes aegypti, the MRCU is planning to expand the programme. The project has proved controversial but interim results show a decline of 79% in the pest. Now the modified mosquitoes…

Crown experts reject Webster’s claims of impairment

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two medical experts called to examine claims by Errington Webster that his consumption of grapefruit juice, a bottle of Guinness and a herbal remedy, plus an extra dose of hypertension and cholesterol medication caused some kind of delirium said this was very unlikely. While Dr Marc Lockhart, a local…

15 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 15 Thursday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Thu Jun 15 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A tropical wave located several hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers…

Stolen boat found capsized in Frank Sound

Source: Cayman Compass Police found an overturned vessel, a 25-foot Cobia named “Lady Fisher,” in Frank Sound Wednesday morning. The same boat had been reported stolen on May 29. Link: Stolen boat found capsized in Frank Sound

Stolen boat found capsized off Frank Sound

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 25-ft Cobia boat stolen at the end of last month turned up today around 1½ miles off the coast of Frank Sound with no one in sight. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit was alerted to the capsized vessel around 11:00am Wednesday morning, 14 June, by a member of…

Cops nab store robbery suspect who fled in owner’s car

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have arrested a suspect following a stick-up at a grocery store in Bodden Town after he tried to flee in the store owner’s car and then crashed it. The fourth armed robbery in just two days on Grand Cayman happened around 3pm Wednesday afternoon at the Lookout grocery…

Leadership Cayman Islands class Sister Island Perspective

Source: Cayman Eye News Last weekend the Leadership Cayman class made their annual trip to the Brac for the ‘Sister Islands Perspective’ seminar. The class arrived in Cayman Brac Friday morning and, after a tour of the Brac airport, embarked on a trip to Le Soleil d’Or. The luxury resort is also home to…

The Editor Speaks: Shadow Cabinet

Source: Cayman Eye News I was much encouraged when I read the Press Release from the LA opposition Independents informing us they had organised a Shadow Cabinet – see iNews Cayman story This follows a system that has been operating in the UK Westminster Houses of Parliament since time began – or so it…

Academy Sports Club wins Cayman Islands U13 FA Cup

Source: Cayman Eye News Academy Sports Club’s U13A team have been named CIFA U13 FA Cup champions after winning an exciting match against Sunset Football Club 4-0 on Saturday June 10th. “It was a very entertaining match with some very good football being played by both the Academy and Sunset youth players”, said Academy…

Mourant Ozannes promotes 12 lawyers to counsel

Source: Cayman Eye News Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has promoted 12 lawyers to the role of Counsel across its global network of offices, bringing the total number of Counsel across the firm to 31. Six have been promoted in the firm’s Guernsey office, four in Jersey, one in the Cayman Islands and one…

Rugby: Cayman Islands announce team to play Mexico

Source: Cayman Eye News From Americas Rugby News The Cayman Islands have confirmed their team to play Mexico in their North Zone pool match of the Americas Rugby North Championship at the Truman Bodden Complex in George Town on Saturday. A draw will be enough for Mexico to claim top spot in the North,…

Cayman Islands: PIN closing ceremony

Source: Cayman Eye News Everyone is invited to the Closing Ceremony for students of the PIN (Positive Intervention Now) Programme on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. What is Positive Intervention Now? Positive Intervention Now (PIN) is an afterschool intervention programme which caters to adolescents in the George Town area. PIN aims to…

Injured victim dies one year after road smash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A former employee of the NRA, Thomas Rupert Hubbell (44), who was seriously injured in a road smash in June last year, succumbed to the injuries on Monday evening, 12 June, police have said. Hubbell was a passenger in a white Toyota Tercel that collided with a wooden utility…

Police track down another stolen car

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have recovered a white 1996 Honda Accord that was stolen early Wednesday morning (14 June) near Walker’s Road in the George Town area, the RCIPS said. In what is becoming an almost daily event, the car was last seen at around midnight and the thieves took the…

Doctors disagree over Webster’s medications

Source: Cayman Compass Jurors in the Errington Webster indecency trial heard evidence on Tuesday and Wednesday about prescriptions the defendant was taking last year and opinions as to whether their interaction with other substances could have affected his behavior. Webster had not yet completed his evidence concerning the charges against him. Link: Doctors

Lookout Grocery hit by armed robbery

Source: Cayman Compass An armed robbery hit Lookout Grocery on Anton Bodden Drive around 3 p.m. Wednesday. A male suspect reportedly brandished a weapon before stealing cash and a cellular phone. He then escaped in the owner’s gold Ford Explorer. Link: Lookout Grocery hit by armed robbery

Wilimovsky, Twichell sweep sea swim races

Source: Cayman Compass Jordan Wilimovsky and Ashley Twichell each swept their events at the UANA-Flowers sea swims on Saturday and Monday. Wilimovsky, the winner of the Flowers one-mile swim on Saturday, was also the fastest male swimmer in the UANA men’s 10K on Monday in 2:06:04. UANA is the Amateur Swimming Union of…

‘Appalled’ by pet smuggling

Source: Cayman Compass I was appalled at the importation of exotic species into Cayman. I love the Cayman Islands, and we brought our “westie” dog with us one winter when we came. Link: ‘Appalled’ by pet smuggling

Cleaning Cayman’s beaches

Source: Cayman Compass I have a few thoughts on beach cleanup efforts, debris that washes up, and effective ways of beautifying and keeping our environment clean over the long term. I clean beaches because a polluted beach offends me. However, I’m not fooling myself. Cleaning a beach is not doing much to halt…

Academy Sports Club wins U-13 FA cup

Source: Cayman Compass Academy Sports Club’s Under-13A team won the Cayman Islands Football Association U-13 FA Cup championship after defeating Sunset Football Club 4-0 on Saturday, June 10. “It was a very entertaining match with some very good football being played by both the Academy and Sunset youth players,” Academy U-13/U-15 coach Paul…

EDITORIAL – More than money: Thieves steal sense of community

Source: Cayman Compass Just how low can an individual sink? To that primordial question, some local criminals have provided an ugly answer. (Hint: Paramecia exhibit more evolved behavior.) As if Tuesday’s three armed robberies – of two Esso stations and Mr. Arthur’s iconic waterfront store – weren’t evidence enough, the burglaries of George…

Sky-high grooming standards for Cayman Airways cabin crew

Source: Cayman Compass With their glossy red lipstick, neatly pulled-back hair and sensible shoes, Cayman Airways cabin crew are among the most immaculately turned out attendants in the business. The look and style of the national carrier’s front-line employees is no accident, however. Everything from flight attendants’ hairstyles to their weight and the…

Advertisers grapple with local challenges in global marketplace

Source: Cayman Compass Through the rise of digital publishing avenues, once-isolated island nations like Cayman now have a direct line to global audiences and a real opportunity to shake up the world of advertising. Speaking at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on Grand Cayman, Google AdWords digital marketing ambassador Josh Weum described a revolution…

US: Steve Scalise: Republican House whip shot and wounded

Source: Cayman Eye News From BBC A top US Republican was among five people wounded in a “multiple shooting” during baseball practice in an upmarket Washington DC suburb. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit but expected to survive after the early morning attack at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. Two police…

London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

Source: Cayman Eye News From BBC At least six people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to…

14 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 14 Wednesday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Jun 13 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea or Central…

World Blood Donor Day in Cayman Islands: Donate before a crisis

Source: Cayman Eye News In a crisis or emergency, the natural human response is “What can I do? How can I help?” This year’s World Blood Donor Day (14 June) campaign slogan has the answer: “Give blood. Give now. Give often.” The campaign focuses on blood donations in emergencies and encourages persons not to…

Shadow Cabinet for Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News In a Press Release sent out by Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo the Cayman Islands Opposition have put in place a Shadow Cabinet. This is the first time I can remember this happening. Ezzard Miller (East End) will shadow Premier, Alden McLaughlin, and the deputy governor, Franz Manderson, Alva Suckoo…

FLOW helps Flowers Cayman Islands SeaSwim to keep time

Source: Cayman Eye News The 25th Annual Flowers SeaSwim took place last Saturday June 10th and, for the first time, organisers used a professional electronic timing system to track the results.  The system was powered by Flow who  again was e a Platinum sponsor of the event for a second year. Using Flow’s mobile…

The Editor Speaks: Give blood. Give now. Give often

Source: Cayman Eye News Our new Minister of Health, Hon. Dwayne Seymour, has given a very important message concerning the importance of giving blood. Please read his World Blood Donor Day Message 2017 published today on iNews Cayman. Today (14) is World Blood Donor Day and the theme is “Give blood. Give now. Give…

Cayman Islands: New OT FCO Minister appointed

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Following the recent United Kingdom elections, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has been appointed Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He replaces the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE who is now Minister of State for Department for Exiting the European…

NDTV’s 6-point response to leaked and false government allegations

Source: Cayman Eye News From ndtv.com After the unjustified raids, condemned by legal experts like Fali Nariman as “unconstitutional”, the government has now leaked a series of unsubstantiated allegations against NDTV and its promoters. The fact that these leaks, released as an unsigned document, are anonymous, is evidence of the subterfuge involved. NDTV will…

BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Another Conservative peer has taken over the Foreign Office job overseeing the British Overseas Territories after Baroness Anelay was moved in Prime Minister Theresa May’s post election Cabinet reshuffle. The Baroness has gone to the so-called Brexit department created to oversee the UK’s departure talks with the European Union…

John Gray students perform on the Brac

Source: Cayman Compass About 50 members of John Gray High School’s music department visited Cayman Brac on June 9 to perform a concert for the island’s students. Link: John Gray students perform on the Brac

Tea party will be held for Queen’s birthday

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Brac National Trust will host a tea party on June 19 to honor the official 91st birthday of Queen Elizabeth II and to raise money to buy land on the Brac. Link: Tea party will be held for Queen’s birthday

50 years ago: Spelling Bee winners congratulated

Source: Cayman Compass ​In the June 7, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, “Cayman Brac Calling” correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote: Link: 50 years ago: Spelling Bee winners congratulated

TSA check

Source: Cayman Compass TSA check — Today’s editorial cartoon Link: TSA check

UK government appoints new FCO minister

Source: Cayman Compass Following the recent general elections in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May is rebuilding her government and has appointed Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, as Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Link: UK government appoints new FCO minister

Former traffic chief arrested in dangerous driving inquiry

Source: Cayman Compass The former head of the police traffic unit has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and suspended from duty in connection with a traffic accident close to Hurley’s supermarket on Saturday. Link: Former traffic chief arrested in dangerous driving inquiry

‘I’m at a loss’: Burglars hit Meals on Wheels

Source: Cayman Compass Meal service for housebound clients was disrupted Monday after thieves broke into Meals on Wheels’ George Town office over the weekend and stole $500 cash and damaged property. Link: ‘I’m at a loss’: Burglars hit Meals on Wheels

2 gas stations, 1 store robbed at gunpoint in 5-hour span

Source: Cayman Compass Police are investigating three armed robberies in the space of five hours on Tuesday morning. Two 24-hour gas stations were held up at gunpoint. Link: 2 gas stations, 1 store robbed at gunpoint in 5-hour span

Cayman businessman Mike Simmons dies

Source: Cayman Compass Businessman Daniel ‘Mike’ Simmons, who was also one of the founding shareholders of Cayman National Bank, passed away on Monday at the age of 81. Link: Cayman businessman Mike Simmons dies

‘Bludgeoned’ juvenile shark sparks concern

Source: Cayman Compass A juvenile blacktip shark that appeared to have been bludgeoned to death was found in the shallows off Starfish Point on Monday. Link: ‘Bludgeoned’ juvenile shark sparks concern

Webster claims he is not left handed

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the court was shown the video evidence of Errington Webster masturbating in front of a 13-year-old girl, the former firefighter said the footage showed him using his left hand to carry out “the nefarious act”, which he said demonstrated that something was wrong because he is not left-handed.…

Top traffic cop in car smash arrested

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: The senior police officer involved in a crash on Saturday near Hurley’s Roundabout who fled the scene has been tracked down and arrested. The RCIPS stated Tuesday that the 53-year-old police inspector, has been bailed and suspended from duty. CNS has learned that the officer is the former…

GT hit by three armed robberies

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two George Town gas stations and one grocery store were all robbed Tuesday morning in yet another crime spike to hit the capital. Esso stations, one in the industrial area and the other on Shamrock Road, were hit within half an hour of each other from around 4am by…

How much confidence do you have in our new government?

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a weekend of horse trading after the 24 May General Elections, Alden McLaughlin was able to form a government and retain his position as premier. However, in order to accomplish this, he had to form alliances with both McKeeva Bush’s Cayman Democratic Party and three Independents: Tara Rivers…

Webster denies video evidence

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Former firefighter, Errington Webster (55), flatly denied masturbating in the presence of a 13-year-old girl, despite the video evidence, when he took the witness stand Monday to defend himself against allegations of indecent assault and gross indecency. When asked about the incident of sexual abuse, the one-time political hopeful…

Suspects son is smoking ganja

Source: Cayman News Service My 15-year-old son came home from spending the evening with friends smelling like weed. I don’t know if he was actually smoking himself or around people who were. Either way, this concerns me. I’m not sure what I should do. Any advice? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on CNS Local…

13 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 13 Tuesday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Jun 13 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea or Central…

Opposition organises a shadow Cabinet

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The independent members of the Legislative Assembly sitting in opposition have organised into a shadow Cabinet, enabling them to keep track of the work and actions of specific government ministers, which is a first for Cayman. In a press release sent out by Deputy Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo, the…

Burglar steals primary school safe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are investigating a burglary at the George Town Primary that happened some time overnight on Thursday/Friday last week. The school canteen was broken into and a safe that contained a significant quantity of food tickets and an undisclosed quantity of cash were taken. At around 6am on Friday…

Armed cops arrest WB man for dangerous driving

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay man is facing a list of traffic violations after he failed to stop for police when he was speeding along North West Point Road on Saturday at around 1:30pm. He was hailed to stop by armed officers but he failed to stop so they followed the vehicle,…

Free HIV screenings during Cayman Islands HIV Testing Week

Source: Cayman Eye News Through the collaborative efforts of the Health Services Authority, Scotia Bank Cayman Limited, Cayman AIDS Foundation and the Red Cross, free HIV testing and counselling will run from 26 June to 1 July 2017.  The theme of this year’s HIV Testing Week is “Live up. Love. Protect. Respect”. This initiative…

Guide to ship finance in the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Article by Harneys Due diligence 1. How does one demonstrate title to or legal ownership of a vessel registered under the laws of your jurisdiction? A certificate of registry issued by the Registrar of Shipping (Registrar) at the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (a Category 1 British Registry) (CISR) demonstrates title…

‘Invisible hand’ preventing PR progress, law firm alleges

Source: Cayman Compass An “invisible hand” appears to be blocking attempts to address years-long delays involving hundreds of applicants for permanent residence in the Cayman Islands, as the processing of the applications has again “stagnated,” according to attorneys from a local law firm. Link: ‘Invisible hand’ preventing PR progress, law firm alleges

Exotic pet probe continues

Source: Cayman Compass Customs officers are continuing to investigate an attempt to import a sugar glider possum into the Cayman Islands last week. Link: Exotic pet probe continues

Tourist lands in court after too much sun and alcohol

Source: Cayman Compass A red-faced tourist appeared in Summary Court on Friday, when he pleaded guilty to damaging an ATM machine and possession of ganja and utensils used in the consumption of ganja. Link: Tourist lands in court after too much sun and alcohol

Webster says he counseled more than 50 children

Source: Cayman Compass Errington Webster, on trial for indecently assaulting a young teenage girl, said on Monday that he had counseled more than 50 children who were going through some emotional stress. Link: Webster says he counseled more than 50 children

Man charged with assaulting police officer

Source: Cayman Compass A 25-year-old man appeared in court Friday, charged with assaulting a police officer and six other charges following an incident in which an officer was bitten on the arm while making an arrest. Link: Man charged with assaulting police officer

Police searching for officer who left scene of crash

Source: Cayman Compass Police on Monday were attempting to locate a police inspector who left the scene of an accident in which he was involved on Saturday. Link: Police searching for officer who left scene of crash

15-year-old charged with wounding after stabbing

Source: Cayman Compass A 15-year-old boy appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm following the stabbing of a male teenager in George Town earlier this month. Link: 15-year-old charged with wounding after stabbing

Senior cop flees scene of crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS said Monday that they were still looking for a serving police inspector who is believed to have fled the scene of a crash at Hurley’s Roundabout on Saturday. The smash happened just before 4:15pm at the junction of Crewe Road, and involved a white Pontiac SUV, which…

Police track down stolen rental car

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS has found the latest stolen car which burglars made off with after breaking into a home on South Sound Road, George Town, at the weekend. The 2014 Blue KIA Cerato, Registration number 155 772, rental car, was stolen in the early morning hours of Saturday, 10 June but spotted…

WB man charged in gang shooting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have charged Joshua “Patchy” Ebanks (25) from West Bay in connection with a shooting rampage in George Town in the early hours of 3 June. Although officers recovered shell casings from one of the scenes, he has been charged at this stage with possession of an imitation…

West Bay teen charged over stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 15-year-old boy from West Bay has been charged with stabbing another teenager in an incident on the West Bay Road area outside a fast food restaurant at around 9pm on 3 June. The boy was arrested on Sunday and was due to appear in court Monday after he…

Cop biting suspect charged with list of crimes

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The suspect who is said to have bitten a police officer during a drug raid has been charged with a catalogue of offences. Police said the 25-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, appeared in court Friday and was remanded in custody. He has been charged with consumption,…

Swiss banker’s killer receives 34-year tariff

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chad Anglin (37), who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in February 2008, has been given a minimum tariff of 34 years before he will be eligible to be considered for release. The ruling by Justice Alex Henderson, who was the trial…

NCC stands firm on EIA for 7MB

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Conservation Council and the Department of Environment are standing by their advice that government require an environmental impact assessment before it allows the Dart Group to dig up Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. With the National Conservation Law under threat, a new environment minister who has…

Cayman Islands: Charge in 3 June Shooting

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS The 24-year-old West Bay man in Police custody in connection with the early morning shooting incident on 3 June has been charged with Possession of an Imitation Firearm and will be in court this morning, 12 June. Link: Cayman Islands: Charge in 3 June Shooting

Lawyers blame ‘invisible hand’ in PR debacle

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With no further movement by the relevant board to begin hearing the backlog of stalled permanent residency applications, one local law firm representing many of the people whose applications are waiting to be heard have accused an “invisible hand” of continuing to stall the process. More than three months…

12 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 12 Monday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Mon Jun 12 2017 For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Cangialosi Tropical Depression Three-E…

Cayman Islands Customs narcotics search leads to another arrest

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Islands Customs Narcotics Search Leads to Another Customs Arrest On Thursday night, 8th June 2017, the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Customs K-9 Unit and Customs Fraud Enforcement Team, along with representatives from the Agriculture Department, searched asecond residence for undeclared goods. As a result of that search,…

Cayman Islands utility company announces rate increase

Source: Cayman Eye News CUC Base Rate Adjustment – Effective June 1, 2017 The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (“OfReg”) has approved a Base Rate adjustment for Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (“CUC”) in accordance with the Rate Cap Adjustment Mechanism (RCAM) contained in CUC’s Transmission & Distribution (“T&D”) Licence issued in April 2008. Customers…

The Editor Speaks: When will they ever learn?

Source: Cayman Eye News Where have all the politicians gone, long time passing? Where have all the politicians gone, not too long ago? Where have all the politicians gone? Made mistakes and had to form coalitions When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Apologies to Pete Seeger So the British Prime…

Sugar Glider on Cayman Airways plane – 2 arrests

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Islands Collector of Customs Statement from Customs Collector on Animal incident on Board Incoming Flight “The public will be aware that an unsecured animal created a scare on board Cayman Airways flight 107 from Miami to Grand Cayman on Wednesday night, 7th June 2017. The animal has been…

Xerox launches 29 new products in the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Largest product launch in Xerox History Xerox (NYSE: XRX), the company built on innovating the way the world works, is leading another workplace revolution On June 1, Xerox launched 29 ConnectKey®-enabled printers and multifunction devices, in the Cayman Islands, with simple and secure on-the-go capabilities, cloud connectivity, and access to…

TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN 2017 WINNERS

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands amongst Taste of the Caribbean Awardees: Joshua Saldanha, Angela Robeedo, Melissa Logan, Brittney Bodden & Team Cayman win Gold TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN 2017 WINNERS CARIBBEAN NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNER Barbados   GOLD Barbados Cayman Islands Turks and Caicos SILVER Bahamas Bonaire Curaçao Jamaica Puerto Rico…

Cayman Islands May Funerals

Source: Cayman Eye News Victoria Vecila Tomlinson-Ewen 4 Jun 1924 – 5 May 2017 West End Justin McCarthy Ebanks 25 Jan 1930 – 13 May 2017 Chisholm Reginald Alexander Bodden – 15 May 2017 Alexander Darwood Clyne – 30 may 2017 Spot Bay Lindsley A M McLaughlin 23 Jan 1932 – 3 May 2017…

Puerto Rico’s tourism is on the rebound

Source: Cayman Eye News By Peter Lawlor From Pasquines Despite a perilous 2016 for tourism in Puerto Rico with the spread of the Zika Virus, the islands were able to hold respectable figures for one of its most important industries and projects a similar trend continue in the years ahead. The main issue Puerto…

25th annual Sea Swim draws thousands

Source: Cayman Compass The normally placid scene of Seven Mile Beach was transformed to a carnival Saturday, when thousands of participants and spectators flooded the area for the 25th edition of the Flowers Sea Swim. Link: 25th annual Sea Swim draws thousands

Arrests made for exotic pet smuggling after ‘possum’ escapes on flight

Source: Cayman Compass Customs officers investigating an attempt to smuggle an exotic pet, known as a sugar glider, into Grand Cayman, found numerous other animals including snakes and a lizard in a follow-up search of a property on the island. Link: Arrests made for exotic pet smuggling after ‘possum’ escapes on flight

Anglin given 34 years for murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise

Source: Cayman Compass Chad Anglin, convicted in 2014 for the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise, was ordered on Friday to serve 34 years imprisonment before he can apply for conditional release. Link: Anglin given 34 years for murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise

Prominent swimmers join masses for Flowers Sea Swim

Source: Cayman Compass Swimmers of global distinction were among the 1,000-plus field in Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim. Olympians Allison Schmitt and Megan Jendrick took part, along with Penny Pelfrey, who set a world record by swimming from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman. Link: Prominent swimmers join masses for Flowers Sea Swim

Police seek witnesses to gang-related shootings

Source: Cayman Compass Police held a crime-scene walk-through Friday night on the one-week anniversary of a suspected gang-related shooting in central George Town. Link: Police seek witnesses to gang-related shootings

Jury hears Errington Webster interviews

Source: Cayman Compass The five women and two men serving as jurors in the trial of Errington Webster last week heard taped interviews police conducted with him concerning three charges of indecent assault and one charge of gross indecency. Link: Jury hears Errington Webster interviews

EDITORIAL – British elections: When Mother loses her grip

Source: Cayman Compass Last week’s snap election in the U.K. demonstrates that British voters (and lawmakers) don’t seem to be entirely certain of their political bearings. Link: EDITORIAL – British elections: When Mother loses her grip

Get the shovels in the ground

Source: Cayman Compass Sensing that his Scottish enemies had blundered at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, Oliver Cromwell said, “The Lord hath delivered them into our hands.” Philip K. Howard, were he the exulting type, could rejoice that some of his adversaries have taken a stand on indefensible terrain. Link: Get the

Flying squirrel

Source: Cayman Compass Flying squirrel — Today’s editorial cartoon Link: Flying squirrel

11 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News June 11 Sunday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Jun 11 2017 For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Pasch Tropical Weather Outlook…

10 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News | 10 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report June 1o Saturday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 10 2017 For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

Source: Cayman News Service | CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6% (CNS): Both business and residential customers on Grand Cayman will see a hike in their electricity bills from this month after the regulator, OfReg, cleared CUC, Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, to increase rates by 1.6%. Officials at the power company said the

BT burglaries decrease under police and public pressure

Source: Cayman News Service | BT burglaries decrease under police and public pressure (CNS): The crime spike that hit the district of Bodden Town recently seems to be under control after police rounded up several of the suspects and local people have stepped up their own security and neighbourhood watches. But as burglaries decrease in

CayFilm to screen ‘Undiscovered Haiti’ documentary

Source: Cayman Compass | CayFilm to screen ‘Undiscovered Haiti’ documentary The CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival, a celebration of film, food and fashion from June 30-to July 3, will screen Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés’s documentary “Undiscovered Haiti.”

‘Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening’

Source: Cayman Compass | ‘Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening’ Culture at the Cinema, presented by Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6, usually offers a monthly visit to the theater.

YARA Global Steakhouse has arrived

Source: Cayman Compass | YARA Global Steakhouse has arrived After much anticipation, YARA Global Steakhouse has opened its doors and is already making a mark on Cayman’s culinary map. Attached to the new Margaritaville Beach Resort, YARA is the latest dining attraction on the Seven Mile strip.

International DJ duo Dirty Vegas returns

Source: Cayman Compass | International DJ duo Dirty Vegas returns Local fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) will no doubt remember when Dirty Vegas came to these shores last year. They rocked The Warehouse at the Strand, followed by a sold-out boat party the next day.

Escape to the Brac for a weekend fest

Source: Cayman Compass | Escape to the Brac for a weekend fest Cayman Brac is a favorite weekend getaway for those in Grand Cayman seeking a quieter way of life. With its rocky bluff, caves to explore and no such thing as rush hour traffic, the Brac is an enticing destination and only a quick

Dads get priority on June 18

Source: Cayman Compass | Dads get priority on June 18 Mum had her special celebration last month; now it’s time to make a fuss over the menfolk for Father’s Day on June 18.

Cops on hunt for suspected drug dealer

Source: Cayman News Service | Cops on hunt for suspected drug dealer (CNS): The  police are asking for the public’s help in finding Troy Pearson (35), who is wanted in connection with a drug dealing case after he evaded police during a bust last month in George Town. Pearson is said to have assaulted a

Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

Source: Cayman News Service | Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets (CNS): Officials from the Customs Department have confirmed that a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with what appears to be smuggling of exotic pets. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said that an “unsecured

Sugar glider gets loose on Cayman Airways plane; two arrested

Source: Cayman Compass | Sugar glider gets loose on Cayman Airways plane; two arrested Two people were arrested by Cayman Islands Customs officers after a small exotic animal called a sugar glider got loose on a Cayman Airways flight from Miami.

Turtle friendly lighting

Source: Cayman News Service | Turtle friendly lighting The Department of Environment writes: We appreciate the need for security and fortunately studies show that turtle friendly lighting does not compromise security and safety. Turtle friendly lighting does not mean that beach front properties must be dark – instead, lights can be directed to illuminate only

New starting point for Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim

Source: Cayman Compass | New starting point for Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim There’s been a change in the starting point for the Flowers Sea Swim. Saturday’s one-mile open water swim will now start at the Royal Palms and finish at the Westin Grand Cayman. The swim was previously intended to start at the Kimpton Seafire

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

Source: Cayman News Service | British PM turns to NI to save Tory government (CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May will be depending on the ten DUP members of the British parliament from Northern Ireland to prop up the Conservative government after she lost the Tory majority in yesterday’s election by eight seats. May was hoping

9 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News | 9 June 2017 Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report June 9 Friday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Jun 9 2017 For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the

UPDATED: Wounded May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

Source: Cayman Compass | UPDATED: Wounded May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britain’s prime minister

West Bay man acquitted in historic indecent assault case

Source: Cayman News Service | West Bay man acquitted in historic indecent assault case (CNS): A local man wept with relief Thursday afternoon when a judge acquitted him on two counts of indecent assault against a child, following a trial this week. The 30-year-old man was accused of indecently assaulting the girl as far back

Cayman Islands marathon seeking nominees to run the race

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands marathon seeking nominees to run the race The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon is just under six months away but we’re already making preparations and some runners are already beginning to train. For those undecided, potential participants, we’ve come up with a promotion called Nominate A Friend. From now

Cayman Islands residents commit to Chamber’s updated environmental pledge

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands residents commit to Chamber’s updated environmental pledge The Chamber of Commerce participated in Caribbean Utility Company’s (CUC) ‘Energy Efficiency Forum & Fair’ on Saturday, June 3 where they presented their updated Environmental Pledge. First introduced in 2007, the Pledge encourages businesses, schools and community members to preserve and

The Editor Speaks: Ministers and councillors

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Ministers and councillors It has all been settled. Here we have the list of all the assigned positions in the Unity Government. Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs MINISTER: Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Premier COUNCILLOR: Austin Harris District Administration, Tourism & Transport MINISTER: Hon. Moses

Cayman Islands Premier announces councillors

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands Premier announces councillors GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Islands Premier the Hon. Alden McLaughlin has announced the assignments of councillors in the Cayman Islands Government. They are: Mr. Austin Harris has been named Councillor for Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs; Ms Barbara Conolly is Councillor for

Celebrations for the Cayman Islands Queen’s Birthday

Source: Cayman Eye News | Celebrations for the Cayman Islands Queen’s Birthday The Cayman Islands will celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday on Saturday, 17 June 2017. A parade by the uniformed services will precede a brief ceremony at the Legislative Assembly recognising past and current recipients of Queen’s Honours. The parade and

High court in Trinidad stops swearing-in of two new judges

Source: Cayman Eye News | High court in Trinidad stops swearing-in of two new judges From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The High Court in Trinidad granted an interim injunction restraining the president of Trinidad and Tobago from acting on the advice tendered by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) under

Patrick Baucelin Honored at Caribbean Week

Source: Cayman Eye News | Patrick Baucelin Honored at Caribbean Week NEW YORK, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — During the Caribbean Week organized in New York by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Patrick Baucelin, author, producer and director from Martinique will receive on Thursday, June 8, 2017 the “Lifetime achievement award” in recognition of his

Witness implies Webster was trying to buy votes

Source: Cayman News Service | Witness implies Webster was trying to buy votes (CNS): The mother of a teenage girl who has accused Errington Webster of indecently assaulting her told the court Thursday that he was a well known and respected man in their community who was helping everyone in the hope that they would

Webster told police he ‘loves children’

Source: Cayman News Service | Webster told police he ‘loves children’ (CNS): Errington Webster, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl last year, appeared to choke back tears during an audio interview with the police that was played to the jury in the Grand Court Thursday, as the case against him continued. Asked

Capt Eugene to work on environment

Source: Cayman News Service | Capt Eugene to work on environment (CNS): The CDP member on the government back-benches, Capt Eugene Ebanks, the member for West Bay Central, will be working alongside Cabinet minister and independent member for Bodden Town East, Dwayne Seymour, as the councillor with responsibility for housing and the environment. Ebanks has

Bermuda’s first gay wedding raises prospect of change

Source: Cayman Compass | Bermuda’s first gay wedding raises prospect of change Amid continuing community protests, Bermuda held its first gay wedding last week, sparking renewed confidence among campaigners in the Cayman Islands that the territory could soon follow suit.

Paddle for the Planet comes to Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Paddle for the Planet comes to Cayman Bob Purdy frequently had to dust the snow off his paddleboard and chop through the ice on Okanagan Lake on his way to setting a remarkable record of 2,100 consecutive days paddling.

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