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March 29, 2017

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New interface for international clean energy solutions

Source: Cayman Eye News | New interface for international clean energy solutions From The meeco Group The renewable energy company The meeco Group provides valuable content on its new web presence The Swiss-based clean energy provider The meeco Group has just launched its new website meeco.net. By creating an intuitive and clear user interface with valuable

Second Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellees

Source: Cayman Eye News | Second Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellees Collateral Estoppel. Foreign Judgment. Second Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee who had previously prevailed in foreign wind-up procedures defending against the same set of factual allegations from Plaintiff-Appellant Baker McKenzie

The Editor Speaks: Sex in the church

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Sex in the church Last Sunday (26) at St George’s Anglican Church, George Town I moderated a discussion on the subject of Sex in the Church. Pastors and members of other congregations were invited and some did take up the invitation. I will be writing more on

Harneys boosts Cayman Islands capability with Partner relocation

Source: Cayman Eye News | Harneys boosts Cayman Islands capability with Partner relocation Harneys is pleased to announce that Investment Funds Partner Patrick Colegrave has relocated to its Cayman office. Patrick has been attached to Harneys London office since 2012 and has led the growth of Harneys’ Africa practice. Patrick’s clients include investment managers, administrators,

Chabad Houses around the world prepare for the Seder

Source: Cayman Eye News | Chabad Houses around the world prepare for the Seder From Ynet news As spring knocks its slightly lighter boots against our doorsteps, Jewish Chabad centers the world over set up for the holiday of Passover; Among the locations offering a traditional Chabd-hosted Seder are the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico and

Guilty cop walks free in assault case

Source: Cayman News Service | Guilty cop walks free in assault case (CNS): A senior police constable who was found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm on a suspect following an arrest walked away from court on Tuesday without any sanction and was handed an unconditional discharge for his crime. Although Michael Peart was

Election: Tibbetts, Connolly out, Eden back in

Source: Cayman Compass | Election: Tibbetts, Connolly out, Eden back in One long Cayman Islands political career came to an end Monday night, while another lengthy one continued and a fledgling career was seemingly cut short, as candidate nomination day loomed for general election candidates.

Watch as 20,300 cruise ship passengers pour into George Town

Source: Cayman Compass | Watch as 20,300 cruise ship passengers pour into George Town The George Town waterfront saw one of its busiest days of the year Tuesday, with six cruise ships bringing in more than 20,300 passengers, according to the Port Authority.

New gov’t to inherit lawyers bill woes

Source: Cayman Compass | New gov’t to inherit lawyers bill woes The Cayman Islands government has, once again, dropped plans to rewrite the law governing legal practitioners in the territory after repeated attempts to negotiate a compromise failed.

85-home Grand Harbour project to break ground in May

Source: Cayman Compass | 85-home Grand Harbour project to break ground in May Construction will begin in May on an 85-home canal-front community in Grand Harbour. The Periwinkle project has been approved by the Central Planning Authority and the first phase will break ground within the next two months, according to project manager Ryan Ostendorf.

$4 million spent on land claims for highway widening

Source: Cayman Compass | million spent on land claims for highway widening More than $4 million has been spent during the last two government budgets on land purchases related to the Linford Pierson Highway widening project.

Off-road adventures

Source: Cayman Compass | Off-road adventures People had the chance to test drive new Jeeps or try out their own 4X4 vehicles on a specially constructed off-road course at Barcadere as part of Car City’s inaugural ‘Jeep Day’ on Saturday.

Miller defends ‘swamp’ road proposal

Source: Cayman Compass | Miller defends ‘swamp’ road proposal North Side legislator Ezzard Miller defended plans for three new roads in the district and accused the National Conservation Council of being “out of touch” for requesting an environmental impact assessment before the roads could be gazetted.

No conviction for officer in assault case

Source: Cayman Compass | No conviction for officer in assault case Senior police constable Michael “Bobby” Peart was unconditionally discharged and had no conviction recorded against him Tuesday after being found guilty earlier of assaulting a suspect in custody.

Appreciation day for pensioners next month

Source: Cayman Compass | Appreciation day for pensioners next month The Public Service Pensions Board, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will hold a “Pensioners Appreciation” event at Pedro St. James on Wednesday, April 12, from 3-9 p.m.

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

Source: Cayman News Service | West Bay murder suspect to face trial (CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges

CIG challenged by PR backlog

Source: Cayman News Service | CIG challenged by PR backlog (CNS): Officials from immigration said they will decide permanent residency applications within 30 days of receiving final submissions from applicants and will begin with the oldest first. But government has admitted that it has not yet completed its “plan” that will allow what will be

Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it

Source: Cayman News Service | Tibbetts retires from politics while Eden sticks with it (CNS Elections): Speculation over the future of two of the Legislative Assembly’s veteran MLAs was settled last night when Kurt Tibbetts confirmed his retirement from politics after 25 years in office, while Anthony Eden revealed he was going to seek another

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Source: Cayman News Service | Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out (CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the

Police seek witnesses to road-rage assault

Source: Cayman News Service | Police seek witnesses to road-rage assault (CNS): The police are asking anyone who may have seen a road-rage assault on the West Bay Road Sunday evening to contact them. According to the RCIPS, a woman driver was allegedly dragged from her vehicle by the male driver of another car, whom she did

28 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 28 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 28 Tuesday Synopsis Light to moderate northeasterly winds and slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a ridge of high pressure system lingers across Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Radar images show no

Progressives founder Kurt Tibbetts quits politics

Source: Cayman Compass | Progressives founder Kurt Tibbetts quits politics Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed that Mr. Tibbetts will not seek re-election in the upcoming May 24 vote.

Summary of Cayman Islands Government’s Achievements

Source: Cayman Eye News | Summary of Cayman Islands Government’s Achievements As listed in Four Year Report “Delivering on our Promises” COMPLETED • Successfully completed a 3 year plan to restore Government’s finances • Grew Government surplus over four years to a total of $414M • Reduced Government debt by $123M • Set aside some

Anika Conolly is Miss Cayman Islands 2017

Source: Cayman Eye News | Anika Conolly is Miss Cayman Islands 2017 From Pageanthology 101 26-year-old Anika Conolly from West Bay is the new Miss Cayman Islands 2017! She succeeded last year’s winner Monyque Brooks and will now represent the British Overseas Territory at Miss Universe and Miss World 2017 pageants. Kristin Amaya was placed

Ogier donation ensures future of animal welfare education program for Cayman Islands’ children

Source: Cayman Eye News | Ogier donation ensures future of animal welfare education program for Cayman Islands’ children Ogier is backing the kidsCARE Education Program with an $8,000 USD donation to cover the design, printing and publication of the PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about care and compassion for pets. The 100% volunteer-run program operating under the

The Editor Speaks: Outrageous!

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Outrageous! Outrageous is probably an understatement to be used on the contempt shown by the developer of the Purple Box on North Church Street, for the law and the people of the Cayman Islands. Whilst the likes of Dart make proper application for a Coastal Works licence

US students learn more about Cayman Islands ORIA expansion

Source: Cayman Eye News | US students learn more about Cayman Islands ORIA expansion Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (27 March, 2017) A group of real estate graduate students from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois paid a visit to the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) to learn more about the Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) terminal

Cayman Islands’ school registration

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands’ school registration Dates:                                      27th March, 2017, 31st March, 2017 Contact (name):       Communications Manager/Policy Analyst/MEEGA Contact email:          danielle.japal@gov.ky, Kimberly.kirkconnell@gov.ky Registration for Government Schools The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, Government schools for the 2017/2018 school year will open on Monday 3rd April, 2017 and close

PPM government delivered, says premier

Source: Cayman News Service | PPM government delivered, says premier (CNS): On the eve of the end of this administration Premier Alden McLaughlin took the opportunity Monday to boast to his legislative colleagues about what he said were the achievements of his government. The Progressive leader said his government had delivered on promises made in

Government drops lawyers bill at last minute

Source: Cayman Compass | Government drops lawyers bill at last minute Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin announced late Monday afternoon that his Progressives-led government was abandoning efforts to pass a version of the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill during the current term, which ends Tuesday.

Immigration to schedule dates for PR applications

Source: Cayman Compass | Immigration to schedule dates for PR applications Although no specific dates were provided as of press time Monday, the Cayman Islands Immigration Department indicated it is setting a staggered schedule to begin hearing more than 900 applications for permanent residence.

Developer plans 5-star hotel at Pageant Beach

Source: Cayman Compass | Developer plans 5-star hotel at Pageant Beach The long-vacant 7.1-acre Pageant Beach site at the southern tip of Seven Mile Beach will be developed as a five-star luxury resort.

Government pensions liability grows again

Source: Cayman Compass | Government pensions liability grows again The unfunded portion of the Cayman Islands’ main public sector retirement plan rose from about $191 million in 2015 to $220 million in 2016, according to financial statements reviewed by the Cayman Compass.

Ombudsman to review police complaints

Source: Cayman Compass | Ombudsman to review police complaints Whoever is appointed as Cayman’s new ombudsman will already have dozens, possibly hundreds, of cases to review on the first day in office.

Winner of ‘Your Sleep Sanctuary’

Source: Cayman Compass | Winner of ‘Your Sleep Sanctuary’ The winner of the Autumn 2016 InsideOut magazine competition is Charlie Nicholson, who received ‘Your Sleep Sanctuary,’ a luxurious $4,000 mattress package from Tomlinson Furniture.

Government pays off $10 million debt early

Source: Cayman Compass | Government pays off million debt early The Cayman Islands government this year will pay off up to $10 million in debt early, according to Finance Minister Marco Archer.

Registration for government schools begins next month

Source: Cayman Compass | Registration for government schools begins next month The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to government schools in Cayman for the 2017/2018 school year will open on Monday, April 3, and will close on Friday, June 30, the Department of Education Services advises.

MLA Connolly bows out of election

Source: Cayman Compass | MLA Connolly bows out of election George Town MLA Winston Connolly ended months of speculation Monday afternoon announcing that he would not seek re-election this year.

Connolly not running for re-election

Source: Cayman News Service | Connolly not running for re-election (CNS): Winston Connolly has revealed that he will not be running for re-election. The independent member won a seat in George Town in the 2013 election on the Coalition for Cayman ticket and served for a while on the government backbenches as a councillor in

Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement

Source: Cayman News Service | Chopper could have crashed in kite entanglement (CNS): The police helicopter could have been brought down as a result of its recent entanglement with a kite, as it is now known the line tangled in the rotor blades, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island, which described

Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

Source: Cayman News Service | Lawyers donate ,000 for animal care education (CNS): Following what may have been one of the first ever successful prosecutions of someone charged with animal abuse in Cayman, local law firm Ogier has donated US$8,000 to help produce PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about the care of and compassion for

West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown

Source: Cayman News Service | West Bayer takes Miss Cayman crown (CNS): Anika Connolly from West Bay has been crowned Miss Cayman Islands following the annual national beauty pageant at the Lion’s Centre on Saturday. The 27-year-old, who also won a $70,000 scholarship, will become a tourism ambassador for the islands and will go on

UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL

Source: Cayman News Service | UK lawyer claims local firms are breaking LPL (CNS): Advice from a British lawyer instructed by a group of MLAs has fuelled further controversies surrounding the Legal Practitioners Law. The QC from London chambers claims that local law firms are breaching the existing legislation and conspiring to employ overseas lawyers unlawfully.

Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team

Source: Cayman News Service | Kurt’s brother contesting seat on Mac’s team (CNS Elections): Sibling rivalry will be pushed to a new level during this election campaign after Denniston Tibbetts was confirmed as the Cayman Democratic Party’s candidate for Red Bay at the weekend. The brother of Kurt Tibbetts, the former leader of government business,

Cayman Islands: Charges in Wounding and Robbery Case

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Charges in Wounding and Robbery Case From RCIPS Last Friday, 24 March, the 21-year-old West Bay man was charged with: Robbery Wounding Poss. Of a Restricted Weapon Resisting Arrest Disorderly Conduct Poss. Of Ganja Consumption Disorderly Conduct at a Police Station The 30-year-old West Bay man has been

27 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 27 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 27 Monday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show isolated showers west of Grand Cayman moving southwest. Sunshine just

Lawyers bill faces more delays as opposition reignites

Source: Cayman Compass | Lawyers bill faces more delays as opposition reignites Concerned that government may walk back its earlier agreement on changes to the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, members of the independent opposition on Friday fired a new salvo in the months-long battle over the legislation.

Former PPM leader’s brother on opposition party team

Source: Cayman Compass | Former PPM leader’s brother on opposition party team The opposition Democratic Party will field at least 10 party candidates, in addition to supporting some independents for the upcoming election. One of those CDP candidates is Denniston Tibbetts, the older brother of Progressives party founder and former leader, Kurt Tibbetts.

Millions given to cover UCCI losses, loans

Source: Cayman Compass | Millions given to cover UCCI losses, loans The Cayman Islands government has spent more than $500,000 since 2014 to cover budget shortfalls at the University College of the Cayman Islands which were partly blamed on declining enrollment and “static” school fees.

Anika Conolly crowned as new Miss Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Compass | Anika Conolly crowned as new Miss Cayman Islands A new queen reigns in the Cayman Islands.West Bay contestant Anika Conolly, 27, was chosen over four other women to wear the Miss Cayman Islands crown, at Saturday night’s competition at the George Town Lions Centre.

Author encourages women to embrace their differences

Source: Cayman Compass | Author encourages women to embrace their differences New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls brought a message of resilience and hope to Grand Cayman during Friday’s third annual “Power of the Purse” fundraiser. Ms. Walls appealed to the common humanity of the audience, encouraging women to embrace their stories.

Permanent residence delays affect divorce proceedings

Source: Cayman Compass | Permanent residence delays affect divorce proceedings Delays in processing permanent residence applications are affecting other Cayman Islands court matters, in addition to the two legal challenges filed last year, the Cayman Compass has learned.

Iguana cull to start in May

Source: Cayman Compass | Iguana cull to start in May A cull manager will be recruited on a short-term contract to take charge of a four-month blitz on Cayman’s invasive green iguanas, starting in May. The project involves contract cullers who will be paid $2-a-head, and more casual community participants, who will be paid in

Heart health forum brings latest research to Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Heart health forum brings latest research to Cayman Heart doctors gathered in Grand Cayman to share the latest in cardiovascular research and technology as part of Cayman Heart Fund’s 10th annual symposium at the Marriott resort on Thursday.

Jury finds man not guilty of firearm possession charge

Source: Cayman Compass | Jury finds man not guilty of firearm possession charge A Grand Court jury of five women and two men returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on Thursday in the trial of Mark Melado Llewellyn, accused of possessing an unlicensed firearm.

$625,000 paid over pre-2002 medical claim

Source: Cayman Compass | 5,000 paid over pre-2002 medical claim The Cayman Islands government was forced to pay $625,000 in August over a medical negligence claim that predates 2002. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, said the payment was “in addition to” other expenditures made in relation to the case.

Cayman Islands named among the world’s best destinations

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands named among the world’s best destinations From NAN These Caribbean Islands Have Been Named Among The World’s Best Destinations News Americas, NEW YORK, NY: Four Caribbean islands could get ready to cash in on more tourist arrivals after taking the coveted spots among the top 25 best destinations

CAYMAN HEART FUND 10th Annual International Symposium

Source: Cayman Eye News | CAYMAN HEART FUND 10th Annual International Symposium The Cayman Heart Fund  10th Annual International Symposium took place at Grand Cayman Marriott George Town on Thu March 23 2017. Presenter: CONSTANTINO S. PEÑA, M.D. Constantino S. Peña, M.D., is an interventional radiologist and the medical director of vascular imaging of Miami

The Editor Speaks: Sadness

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Sadness It is with much sadness to learn that a man I have known for years, Marcel Deardon Archer, has been found guilty for cruelty to animals. His sentence of home confinement may seem light since the Cayman Islands Animal Welfare Officer Margaret Baldino had testified she

Cayman Finance launches Cayman Islands awareness campaign

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Finance launches Cayman Islands awareness campaign Cayman Finance has launched a local awareness campaign about the financial services industry in an effort to raise general awareness about what the financial services industry does and its impact on the local community, economy and general wellbeing of Cayman’s population. As part

Cayman Islands Health City Sports Ambassador wins boxing bout

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands Health City Sports Ambassador wins boxing bout CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 24, 2017) – Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox, holder of the World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) super lightweight title, defeated Argentina’s Jorge Luis Rodriguez in a weekend match on Saturday, March 18. Wilcox was

Thames Water business model under scrutiny after sewage fine

Source: Cayman Eye News | Thames Water business model under scrutiny after sewage fine By: Gill Plimmer and Javier Espinoza From Financial Times Former regulator blames investor boards for putting profits above customers Thames Water’s ownership structure came under scrutiny on Thursday after it received a record £20m fine for dumping 1.4bn litres of raw

Cayman Islands: Protection of dissenters’ rights

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Protection of dissenters’ rights Article by Rupert Bell and Joanne Collett From Walkers Cayman Court makes an orders for Interim Payments In the matter of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Quin J, 26 January 2017 In a recent case before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the

Adam, Mike

Source: Cayman Compass | Adam, Mike Mike Adam is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for George Town South.

Tibbetts, Denniston

Source: Cayman Compass | Tibbetts, Denniston Denniston Tibbetts is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Red Bay.

26 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 26 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 26 Sunday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system slowly moves over the Central Atlantic Ocean. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes

25 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 25 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 25 Saturday Synopsis Not available See Weather Forecast TOP RIGHT of website     Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 74%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 11.4

DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans

Source: Cayman News Service | DoE takes aim at arbitrary road plans (CNS): The director of the Department of Environment has criticised the National Roads Authority for its arbitrary submissions of road gazetting applications to Cabinet with what appears to be no strategic review to inform or justify them. Gina Ebanks-Petrie raised concerns to the

Cayman Islands: Drug arrests on School Road, George Town

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Drug arrests on School Road, George Town From RCIPS Friday 24 March at:3:20 PM Around 10 am this morning members of  RCIPS  conducted a Pre-Planned   Operation in the School Road area. As a result of the Operation 3 males were arrested for  Drug related offences. The arrests were

Three arrested in drug raid

Source: Cayman News Service | Three arrested in drug raid (CNS): Police arrested three people during a targeted, pre-planned operation in George Town, Friday. The RCIPS said the raid happened at around 10 am this morning in the School Road area of the capital.  The men were all arrested on suspicion of drug related offences.

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

Source: Cayman News Service | bounty on iguanas in new cull plan (CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of

Two men arrested for violent bar robbery

Source: Cayman News Service | Two men arrested for violent bar robbery (CNS): Police have now arrested two men in connection with a violent robbery outside a West Bay nightclub earlier this month in which a man was stabbed. The first suspect, a 21-year-old man from West Bay, was rounded up yesterday (Thursday 23 March) on

Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go

Source: Cayman News Service | Prospect shake-up as candidates come and go (CNS Elections): Allan Wagner, who was for several weeks the only candidate running in Prospect, has pulled out of the race because he doesn’t think he has the support he needs. But as the self-declared Christian conservative candidate concedes defeat, radio talk show host, Austin Harris,

Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office

Source: Cayman News Service | Kilpatrick’s stay extended by Foreign Office (CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was expected to end her tour as the Cayman Islands governor this September but her office released a sort statement Thursday saying she would be staying on for another six months until March 2018. “The extension was made at the request of the

24 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 24 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 24 Friday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Eastern US. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day

Cayman Airways launches nonstop flights to Roatan, Honduras

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Airways launches nonstop flights to Roatan, Honduras Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has launched a new regional route connecting Grand Cayman and Roatan, Honduras, with twice-weekly nonstop flights. The inaugural flight to Roatan, KX844, departed Grand Cayman on Thursday March 16, 2017 following a customary ribbon cutting ceremony by airline

Taste of Cayman recognises volunteers at thank you event

Source: Cayman Eye News | Taste of Cayman recognises volunteers at thank you event Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival organisers recognised this year’s event volunteers recently at a thank you party hosted by sponsor Margaritaville. “With this being both one of CITA’s and the Cayman Islands’ largest events, we wouldn’t have been able

The Editor Speaks: ICCI president resigns

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: ICCI president resigns The Editor Speaks: ICCI president resigns It was with much sadness to learn David Marshall has resigned his position as president of the International College of the Cayman Islands. In his three years there he has shaken the College off its foundations and made

Communications reviewed at Cayman Islands’ Tsunami Warning

Source: Cayman Eye News | Communications reviewed at Cayman Islands’ Tsunami Warning Modern communications was a core theme of the Cayman Islands’ “Tsunami Warning” exercise held on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, at the Government Administration Building. The scenario was of a “nine-foot wave” hitting Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, then moving onto Grand Cayman. Representatives

CTO launches new learning tool for Caribbean primary schools

Source: Cayman Eye News | CTO launches new learning tool for Caribbean primary schools From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Wednesday said it has launched its first ever tourism education for the Caribbean digital learning series geared towards primary school students in the region. CTO said that in

Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño

Source: Cayman Eye News | Caribbean warned of possible return of El Niño By CANA BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 22, CMC – Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, the Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN)

London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Source: Cayman Eye News | London attack: World leaders show solidarity From BBC British-born attacker ‘known to MI5’ Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down

Governor’s contract extended to March 2018

Source: Cayman Compass | Governor’s contract extended to March 2018 Governor Helen Kilpatrick’s contract in Cayman has been extended for a further six months.Ms. Kilpatrick, whose four-year term was due to end in September, will now be staying on until March 2018. She earlier received a one-year extension to her initial three-year contract.

Dart’s beach rock removal plan to require environmental study

Source: Cayman Compass | Dart’s beach rock removal plan to require environmental study The National Conservation Council voted Wednesday to require an environmental impact assessment before developer Dart Real Estate is permitted to remove beach rock from the waters off Seven Mile Beach.

Man sentenced for cruelty to animals

Source: Cayman Compass | Man sentenced for cruelty to animals Anything less than loss of liberty would send the wrong message, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn declared on Wednesday when she sentenced a man to home confinement for cruelty to animals.

Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

Source: Cayman Compass | Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws.

First treated sex offender released from jail

Source: Cayman News Service | First treated sex offender released from jail (CNS): The rehabilitation of offenders has become of significant importance at the prison since the change in the law that now requires all inmates to demonstrate that they have changed before they are released early. But one of the most challenging issues for

Cayman detective recalls colleague slain in terror attack

Source: Cayman Compass | Cayman detective recalls colleague slain in terror attack A Cayman Islands police detective who served with murdered U.K. police officer Keith Palmer in the Territorial Army spoke of her shock at the brutal death of her friend in the terrorist attack that rocked London this week.

Lawyers bill changes set for Friday

Source: Cayman Compass | Lawyers bill changes set for Friday Controversial changes to the law that governs the operation of Cayman Islands lawyers and law firms are expected to be reviewed by the Assembly on Friday. Premier Alden McLaughlin said late Wednesday that the government had filed a number of proposed amendments to the plan.

Premier: Indigent, seamen’s healthcare costs $2.5M-$3.5M per month

Source: Cayman Compass | Premier: Indigent, seamen’s healthcare costs .5M-.5M per month The government is now paying between $2.5 million to $3.5 million each month to fund retired seamen, servicemen and uninsured Caymanians’ healthcare costs. Premier Alden McLaughlin revealed the amounts Wednesday during statements to the Assembly.

Flags at half-staff for London attack victims

Source: Cayman Compass | Flags at half-staff for London attack victims The Union Jack and Cayman flag fly at half-staff Thursday at the Government Administration Building as a mark of respect for those who died Wednesday when a man drove an SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack

Source: Cayman News Service | Local MLAs horrified by UK terror attack (CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly briefly stopped their political wrangling yesterday as they came together for a moment of silence at the premier’s request to show their empathy for the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. “We express, on behalf of

EIA needed for beachrock removal

Source: Cayman News Service | EIA needed for beachrock removal (CNS): The Dart subsidiary wanting to dig up over 1,200 feet of beachrock from Seven Mile Beach must carry out a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before technical experts will offer advice on the issue to Cabinet. The National Conservation Council has voted in favour of

DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

Source: Cayman News Service | DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues (CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson maintained in the Legislative Assembly Monday that politicians should not be asking him about individual civil servants. During a question session on the scandal at the prison that saw the deputy director wrongfully dismissed, Manderson accused Arden McLean

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Source: Cayman News Service | Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up (CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble

23 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 23 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 23 Thursdar Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Eastern US. Radar images show isolated showers mainly over Grand Cayman moving towards the southwest. Sunshine

Cayman Islands show jumpers show off

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands show jumpers show off On Sunday, March 19th, the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation (CIEF) held the second leg of its four-part National Jumping Series (NJS) horse show at the Cayman Riding School. The day saw several new riders to the NJS including Jardae Barnes, Freya Timms, Sunday Groves,

Aussies cry foul over Adani’s firm in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Aussies cry foul over Adani’s firm in Cayman Islands From NH National Bureau India The visit by two Australian delegations, one to support and the other to oppose Adani Group’s coal mining project, highlights the raging debate Down Under Anyone wishing to follow the raging controversy sparked by Adani Group’s

Aussies cry foul over Adani’s firm in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Aussies cry foul over Adani’s firm in Cayman Islands From NH National Bureau India The visit by two Australian delegations, one to support and the other to oppose Adani Group’s coal mining project, highlights the raging debate Down Under Anyone wishing to follow the raging controversy sparked by Adani Group’s

The Editor Speaks: Beaten to the punch

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Beaten to the punch I have been beaten to the punch this morning when I found my subject had been already written and I am not ashamed to say better written and published in another media publication. The media house is none other than Cayman Islands favourite

Cayman Islands: ‘CRS 101’ seminar aims to help firms prepare

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: ‘CRS 101’ seminar aims to help firms prepare As local financial services firms look to finalise their preparations for the OECD’s Common Reporting Standards (CRS), a seminar aims to help them to be ready for the country’s latest financial services initiative. Local consulting firm FTS is organizing a

Maples Group Supports YMCA Cayman Islands with $50k Donation

Source: Cayman Eye News | Maples Group Supports YMCA Cayman Islands with k Donation Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands | The Maples group is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the YMCA Cayman Islands with a donation of CI$50,000 from the Maples Foundation. “The YMCA is so very grateful to Maples for this generous donation, and

Rock Your Socks Cayman Islands for Down Syndrome Day

Source: Cayman Eye News | Rock Your Socks Cayman Islands for Down Syndrome Day Staff from the Ministry of Home Affairs, led by Acting Chief Officer, Michael Nixon, put their best foot forward on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 donning brightly coloured footwear to support the Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day. Eight civil

Ecuador’s right wing candidate made millions profiteering off banking crisis

Source: Cayman Eye News | Ecuador’s right wing candidate made millions profiteering off banking crisis From telesur Guillermo Lasso made tens of millions of dollars through speculation with one of his companies during Ecuador’s financial crisis, an investigation revealed. Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso personally profited from the worst economic crisis in the country —

Cayman Islands Ministry boosts support for small businesses through CISBA

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands Ministry boosts support for small businesses through CISBA The Ministry of Commerce has outsourced the delivery of certain small-business support services to the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA). On 15 February, Minister Wayne Panton and CISBA President Dawn McLean-Sawney signed a memorandum of understanding that will result

Escaped suspect on the run in cuffs

Source: Cayman News Service | Escaped suspect on the run in cuffs (CNS): Police are on the hunt for 22-year-old Travis Alexander Ebanks, who escaped from a police patrol car yesterday outside the West Bay Police Station. Ebanks was in custody, having been charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, when he managed

Caribbean poets honored on World Poetry Day in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Caribbean poets honored on World Poetry Day in Cayman New and seasoned poets gathered in Camana Bay Tuesday evening for a night of recital and cultural celebration in honor of World Poetry Day.

Cayman college footballers shot in US

Source: Cayman Compass | Cayman college footballers shot in US Two young Caymanian footballers were shot and injured while on spring break vacation from their college in the U.S.Joshewa Frederick and Kevin Foster were sitting outside a friend’s home in Los Angeles when a gunman opened fire on Monday.

Party-line vote approves police complaints process

Source: Cayman Compass | Party-line vote approves police complaints process Legislation creating a process for public complaints against the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and law enforcement officers who work with that agency was approved in a party-line vote late Monday.

Bills passed to protect beach access, regulate vendors

Source: Cayman Compass | Bills passed to protect beach access, regulate vendors Legislators passed a pair of bills Tuesday to protect public access to Cayman’s beaches and regulate the activities of vendors who use the beach for their businesses.

ICCI president stepping down after three years

Source: Cayman Compass | ICCI president stepping down after three years The president of the International College of the Cayman Islands has resigned, saying he plans to seek a new challenge after three years in the job.

Five dead, 40 injured in terror attack near British Parliament

Source: Cayman Compass | Five dead, 40 injured in terror attack near British Parliament A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

McCoy-Moore, Maxine

Source: Cayman Compass | McCoy-Moore, Maxine Maxine McCoy-Moore is an independent candidate for Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman.

EDITORIAL – ‘Lizard Lottery’: Gambling with Cayman’s image

Source: Cayman Compass | EDITORIAL – ‘Lizard Lottery’: Gambling with Cayman’s image The Department of Environment’s “dead iguana raffle” has to be one of the most bizarre, and ill-advised, schemes ever to emanate from the minds of civil servants – anywhere.

The next financial crisis

Source: Cayman Compass | The next financial crisis Animal spirits are running high.President Donald Trump’s promises to repeal Obamacare, cut taxes, and roll back regulations have supercharged stock prices and business optimism.

Wrong bill

Source: Cayman Compass | Wrong bill Wrong bill — Today’s editorial cartoon

Four killed in London terror attack

Source: Cayman News Service | Four killed in London terror attack (CNS): The Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed that a police officer, a terror suspect and two members of the public have been killed during an attack around the seat of government in the UK. At least 20 more people have been injured in the

Rate the performance of current Cabinet members

Source: Cayman News Service | Rate the performance of current Cabinet members (CNS Elections): The 2013-2017 administration is the Progressives’ second term and the first with Alden McLaughlin as premier. The PPM leader during the party’s first administration, Kurt Tibbetts, stayed on in the government, taking up a portfolio that included planning. Moses Kirkconnell, in

Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble

Source: Cayman News Service | Ex-port boss warns of cruise trouble (CNS): The former director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands has warned that the current and previous governments have already spent millions of public dollars on consultants to find a financing model for the development of the cruise berthing facilities but none of

Boat stolen from Snug Harbour

Source: Cayman News Service | Boat stolen from Snug Harbour (CNS): Police are asking the public for help to locate a stolen Twin Vee boat, which is 14 feet in length, with a blue Bimini canvas top and a 60hp Suzuki engine. It was taken from a dock at the rear of a residence on

22 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 22 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 22 Wednesday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Gulf of Mexico. Radar images show a few scattered showers south of Little Cayman moving towards

West Bay man denies being sexual prowler

Source: Cayman News Service | West Bay man denies being sexual prowler (CNS): Josh Alexander Bodden has denied “being on the prowl” as he rode around West Bay in the early morning hours on the day the crown says he committed a sexual assault. Questioned by crown prosecutor Nicole Petite Tuesday after taking the stand

Teenager wounded in GT knife attack

Source: Cayman News Service | Teenager wounded in GT knife attack (CNS): A teenager was stabbed in his right side on Monday evening as he walked along Smith Road, close to Smith Road Plaza, according to police. They said the victim knew his attacker, who is also a juvenile, but gave no indication that he

Tyre shredding begins at dump

Source: Cayman News Service | Tyre shredding begins at dump (CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year

Tyre-shredding operations begin at Cayman Islands landfill

Source: Cayman Eye News | Tyre-shredding operations begin at Cayman Islands landfill The shredding of more than half a million stockpiled tyres began officially at George Town landfill this morning (Tuesday, 21 March 2017). Island Recycling, and its partner company Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), won the contract last year to shred the huge backlog of

The Editor Speaks: Social services and children

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Social services and children Last Sunday at St George’s Anglican Church, members of the Cayman Islands Social Services Children/Family Support group were in attendance, including Minister Osbourne Bodden. They wanted to highlight the work they do and which largely goes unrecognised. Never has there ever been such

Collas Crill Cayman ranks in Chambers directory

Source: Cayman Eye News | Collas Crill Cayman ranks in Chambers directory Collas Crill‘s Cayman office has been ranked in the Chambers & Partners Global Guide for 2017. The firm, that merged in 2015, submitted rankings to Chambers for the first time and has seen the inclusion of its corporate & finance and dispute resolution

In Memoriam: Derek Walcott and his Caribbean Odyssey

Source: Cayman Eye News | In Memoriam: Derek Walcott and his Caribbean Odyssey By Ankhi Mukherjee New Delhi From Hindustan Times Black faces sprinkled with continual dew– dew on the speckled croton, dew on the hard leaf of the knotted palm tree, dew on the elephant ears of the dasheen. Through Kurtz’s teeth, white skull

Bitcoin is roaring back

Source: Cayman Eye News | Bitcoin is roaring back By Jonathan Garber From Business Insider Bitcoin is higher for a second straight day on Tuesday, trading up 3% at $1,072 a coin as of 7:28 a.m. ET. The tw0-day win streak has tacked on about 13%, rebounding from a slump over the weekend that followed

Mourant Ozannes: 25 years in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Mourant Ozannes: 25 years in Cayman Islands Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes marked its 25th anniversary in the Cayman Islands with a special celebration outside its offices on the waterfront in Camana Bay on 15 February. More than 200 guests joined the Mourant Ozannes partners and employees for the party,

HBO to premiere 2 new original films

Source: Cayman Eye News | HBO to premiere 2 new original films The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Wizard of Lies will premiere exclusively on HBO in April and May of this year. MIAMI, Fla. – March 21, 2017 –  From groundbreaking documentaries and films to award-winning series, HBO continues its longstanding commitment

Finance minister warns against imposing petrol price controls

Source: Cayman Compass | Finance minister warns against imposing petrol price controls Warning that government overreach can “cause more harm than good” in certain instances, Cayman Islands Finance Minister Marco Archer warned opposition MLAs against the rush to implement fuel price controls in the local petroleum market.

Deputy governor concerned about ‘politicized’ civil service

Source: Cayman Compass | Deputy governor concerned about ‘politicized’ civil service A heated Legislative Assembly exchange Monday over the fate of a Cayman Islands senior prisons manager brought warnings against “politicizing” the public service from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.

Businessman sentenced for forgery

Source: Cayman Compass | Businessman sentenced for forgery George Roberto Ebanks, doing business as George Ebanks Consultancy and Bookkeeping, was sentenced on Monday to perform 120 hours of community service for the offenses of forgery and making a false representation.

Government removes 114 from seamen/veterans health coverage

Source: Cayman Compass | Government removes 114 from seamen/veterans health coverage The Cayman Islands government took 114 people out of the healthcare coverage plan for retired veterans and seamen during the last budget year. Finance Minister Marco Archer told the Legislative Assembly on Monday that 22 of those beneficiaries had died.

Public to cull iguanas and compete for cash

Source: Cayman Compass | Public to cull iguanas and compete for cash Cayman Islands residents could be asked to kill green iguanas in return for raffle tickets in a new initiative to deal with the invasive pests.The DoE had outlined plans for a $425,000 four-month culling program targeting the exploding population of green iguanas.

KPMG hired for port funding project

Source: Cayman Compass | KPMG hired for port funding project Government has hired KPMG on a US$500,000 contract to help come up with a funding formula to pay for the George Town cruise berthing facility.

Tire shredding begins at George Town Landfill

Source: Cayman Compass | Tire shredding begins at George Town Landfill Work began Tuesday at the George Town Landfill to shred and recycle half a million tires that have been stockpiled at the site for more than a decade. The processing effort is expected to take around a year, Premier Alden McLaughlin said.

Brazilian corned beef removed from store shelves throughout Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Brazilian corned beef removed from store shelves throughout Cayman Supermarkets in the Cayman Islands have removed corned beef products produced in Brazil following reports of several major Brazilian meat processors selling rotten beef and poultry. The meat processors bribed auditors in exchange for fraudulent sanitary licenses.

Second arrest over cosmetic injections

Source: Cayman Compass | Second arrest over cosmetic injections A woman who was arrested in January in connection with the unlicensed performing of cosmetic injections was arrested again Friday on suspicion of the same activities.The suspect, 51, from Colombia, is a resident in the islands, according to the police.

Discrimination against local commercial fishermen

Source: Cayman News Service | Discrimination against local commercial fishermen Seagem writes: In 2014 the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry was happy to accept the registration of some local commercial fishing boats, charging $150 per year for the privilege. Even though a new annual fee was already in the planning stages for a Casualty Investigation Fund,

Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

Source: Cayman News Service | Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated (CNS): Yesterday, the Jamaican government announced a ban on corned beef products from Brazil due to concerns that they might have been processed with contaminated meat. While the Cayman Islands has not yet followed suit, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising

Tsunami Exercise has now concluded for the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Tsunami Exercise has now concluded for the Cayman Islands Joint Communications Service FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No: 04 Issued at 10:00 am (local time) on 21 March 2017 The Tsunami Exercise has now concluded for the Cayman Islands.  

21 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 21 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 21 Tuesday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the Gulf of Mexico. Radar images show isolated showers in and around Grand Cayman which are moving

KPMG gets $500k job to find way to pay for cruise port

Source: Cayman News Service | KPMG gets 0k job to find way to pay for cruise port (CNS): The tourism minister has awarded the contract to work out how government can finance its cruise berthing project to local consulting firm KPMG. One in a long line of consultants that have been employed to try to

Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

Source: Cayman News Service | Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse (CNS): The RCIPS has joined forces with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to create a dedicated unit to deal with the issue of child abuse from the moment of reporting through preparing a case for court. HSA counseling services

Cayman Islands’ Maritime Services Park to provide safety, stability, security and a pathway to prosperity to the maritime industry

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands’ Maritime Services Park to provide safety, stability, security and a pathway to prosperity to the maritime industry George Town, Grand Cayman (March 20th 2017) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), Cayman’s award-winning special economic zone, is geared up to target the world’s evolving maritime services industry in 2017 with

Chambers highlight 12 notable practitioners in review of Ogier’s “excellent and insightful” Cayman Islands team

Source: Cayman Eye News | Chambers highlight 12 notable practitioners in review of Ogier’s “excellent and insightful” Cayman Islands team Chambers highlight 12 notable practitioners in review of Ogier’s “excellent and insightful” Cayman team Chambers and Partners Global directory has recognised 12 of Ogier’s Cayman team as notable practitioners and praised the team for its

Renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon arrives to Cayman Islands to share latest advances at The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 10th Annual International Symposium”

Source: Cayman Eye News | Renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon arrives to Cayman Islands to share latest advances at The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 10th Annual International Symposium” The Cayman Heart Fund’s 10th Annual International Symposium, hosted by the Cayman Heart Fund, a nonprofit, non-government organization dedicated to educating the public, influencing policy and supporting access to high

Collas Crill partner to address STEP Caribbean Conference

Source: Cayman Eye News | Collas Crill partner to address STEP Caribbean Conference Collas Crill senior partner and trusts and private wealth specialist, Antony Duckworth, will be addressing the STEP Caribbean Conference in May. Antony is joining Professor Jonathan Harris QC (Hon) of Serle Court and Graeme Kleiner from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP on the

CDB to assist region deal with de-risking of banks

Source: Cayman Eye News | CDB to assist region deal with de-risking of banks From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said it is providing US$250,000 to strengthen financial transparency, and assist in preventing the loss of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in the region. It noted that in the

NRA redirecting road for developer

Source: Cayman News Service | NRA redirecting road for developer (CNS): Residents in Beach Bay are worried that government is making changes to roads around their homes to facilitate a developer, who has yet to make any serious commitment to a proposed hotel project, that will block their beach access, and that the public purse

World Poetry Day features poet laureate Mervyn Morris,

Source: Cayman Compass | World Poetry Day features poet laureate Mervyn Morris, Jamaica’s poet laureate, Mervyn Morris, is in the Cayman Islands to participate in local events in connection with Tuesday’s World Poetry Day.He will lead a free poetry recital Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cassia Court in Camana Bay.

Police helicopter strikes tethered kite at 400 feet

Source: Cayman Compass | Police helicopter strikes tethered kite at 400 feet The police helicopter on Friday struck the line of a tethered kite flying more than 400 feet in the air, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.

Government hit with $24 million in unexpected added costs

Source: Cayman Compass | Government hit with million in unexpected added costs The Cayman Islands government was required to spend an extra $24 million in largely unanticipated, supplementary costs over the past two fiscal years.The expenses were detailed by Finance Minister Marco Archer in a statement to the Legislative Assembly Friday.

Government fuel depot cites $500,000 savings on petrol

Source: Cayman Compass | Government fuel depot cites 0,000 savings on petrol Former Cayman Islands Auditor General Dan Duguay once estimated that government was overspending its annual gas bill at the public sector fuel depot by some half a million dollars.

Purple rains down on runners

Source: Cayman Compass | Purple rains down on runners Runners taking part in 5Ks in Kaibo and George Town over the weekend were bombed with purple powder as part of the Colour Me Purple events organized by the Family Resource Centre for Honouring Women Month.

New unit to tackle child abuse

Source: Cayman Compass | New unit to tackle child abuse A new unit has been formed to bring police, social workers and psychologists together to handle allegations of child abuse in the Cayman Islands. The headquarters of the “Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub” was officially opened Monday morning.

EIA recommended for Dart beach rock removal

Source: Cayman Compass | EIA recommended for Dart beach rock removal An environmental impact assessment should be carried out before Dart Real Estate is allowed to move beach rock from the shallow coastal waters off Seven Mile Beach, the Department of Environment has advised.

Letter to the editor: State of Mission House ‘a crying shame’

Source: Cayman Compass | Letter to the editor: State of Mission House ‘a crying shame’ It is a crying shame that the Mission House and its surrounding property have been left to go to rack and ruin. The National Trust should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen.

Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces

Source: Cayman News Service | Unlicensed beautician still injecting faces (CNS): A 51-year-old Colombian woman living in Cayman who was arrested earlier this year for carrying out cosmetic procedures without a licence has been arrested again because she is continuing to practice, police said Monday. But the woman has not been charged with any offence

Gun suspect defends himself at trial

Source: Cayman News Service | Gun suspect defends himself at trial (CNS): Mark Llewellyn was in court Monday facing trial for the possession of a handgun and ammunition, which were found under a stove draw in his kitchen during a police raid on his apartment in North Side in June 2015. Appearing in the dock

Voter turnout

Source: Cayman Compass | Voter turnout Today’s editorial cartoon

Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run

Source: Cayman News Service | Leslie turns to Prospect for 2017 run (CNS Elections): Local businessman and activist, Matthew Leslie, has declared his intentions to run as an independent candidate in the General Election in the new constituency of Prospect, on the borders of George Town. This is Leslie’s second attempt on the political stage; last time

Police chopper in entanglement with kite line

Source: Cayman News Service | Police chopper in entanglement with kite line (CNS): The line of a tethered kite, which was believed to be flying well over the legal height without permission, was struck by the police helicopter Friday, while the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was on patrol above the West Bay area. Although no

Nine break-ins reported over weekend

Source: Cayman News Service | Nine break-ins reported over weekend (CNS): Police said they dealt with nine break-ins this weekend across Grand Cayman at both residential and commercial premises. As well as the burglary where the police caught at least one suspect red-handed at a liquor store in West Bay, there were four other commercial

Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations

Source: Cayman News Service | Athletics coach denies sex crime allegations (CNS): Former Caribbean track star Ato Stephens (37), who was working as a coach here in Cayman in 2015, denied sex crime charges when he appeared in court on Friday. Stephens, who was extradited from the US last month, pleaded not guilty to two

Cops nab suspect in booze shop burglary

Source: Cayman News Service | Cops nab suspect in booze shop burglary (CNS): Police have arrested one man and are on the hunt for a second after they disturbed two suspects who were about to make their escape in a stolen pick-up truck after a break-in at a West Bay liquor store. Officers on patrol

Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support

Source: Cayman News Service | Controversial bill finally gains cross-bench support (CNS): Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton finally managed to steer the Legal Practitioners Bill through the Legislative Assembly with support from both sides of the House Friday. Following the closed-door meeting of MLAs on Thursday, all of the members supported the legislation on its

Woman details alleged sexual assault at Barkers

Source: Cayman News Service | Woman details alleged sexual assault at Barkers (CNS): A woman who said she was subjected to attempted rape and sexual assault while she was walking her dogs in West Bay denied that she was having an affair with her attacker and had made a false allegation because she feared being

20 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 20 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 20 Monday Synopsis Moderate northeasterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system lingers over the southeastern United States. Radar images show isolated showers south of Grand Cayman moving southwest. Sunshine just

The Editor Speaks: Bureaucrats

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Bureaucrats At some time in our life we all have had to fight with bureaucrats and bureaucracy. In one of our stories today “Activist urges Cayman Islands to grow marijuana after long wait for cannabis oil from Jamaica”, Dennie Warren Jr highlights the uphill battle he has

Mergers and fair value petitions: Cayman Case law update

Source: Cayman Eye News | Mergers and fair value petitions: Cayman Case law update Written by Bernadette Carey, Counsel | Conyers Dill & Pearman From Business BVI The Cayman Islands has recently seen a flurry of merger activity, in many instances as a result of listed entities seeking to engage in ‘go private’ deals involving companies

Yello launches Annual Community Recycling Programme in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News | Yello launches Annual Community Recycling Programme in Cayman Islands Yello has launched the eagerly anticipated Community Recycling Programme “Yellow2Green”.  Starting this week, communities and businesses are invited to participate in one of the most impactful environmental initiatives within the Cayman Islands.  An island-wide annual event, Yellow2Green is an eco-friendly program

Health City Cayman Islands completes 300 sleep studies

Source: Cayman Eye News | Health City Cayman Islands completes 300 sleep studies Milestone reached as World Sleep Day is observed on Friday, March 17 CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 16, 2017) – Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) has completed 300 sleep studies, just in time for the 10th global observance of World Sleep Day on Friday,

Cayman Islands: FATCA repeal on agenda of US Republicans

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: FATCA repeal on agenda of US Republicans From IFC Review. Washington’s Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, will be assailed afresh as lawyers and lobbyists renew efforts to repeal the law as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform, reports Cayman Compass. Washington-based Jim Jatras, a

Bush: Stop blaming party system

Source: Cayman Compass | Bush: Stop blaming party system McKeeva Bush criticized repeated attacks on the territory’s two-party political system Friday, warning that individuals or groups outside the Legislative Assembly could end up controlling the government following the May 24 general election, rather than the candidates voters choose.

Legislature passed wrong bill, says governor

Source: Cayman Compass | Legislature passed wrong bill, says governor A legislative mishap has imperiled the enactment of a law regulating nonprofit organizations in the Cayman Islands, legislation considered necessary as the government prepares for an international review of its money laundering and terrorist financing protections later this year.

More than 1,500 turn out for St. Paddy’s Day jog

Source: Cayman Compass | More than 1,500 turn out for St. Paddy’s Day jog More than 1,500 participants turned out for Butterfield’s 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog on Friday. Beth Florek was the first female to cross the finish line and Ali King took first place for males in the 3.1 mile

Teacher’s aide pleads guilty to indecent assault charges

Source: Cayman Compass | Teacher’s aide pleads guilty to indecent assault charges The need for a trialwas averted on Friday when a former teacher’s aide pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting four girls who were students at a government primary school in 2014.At the time of the assaults, two of the girls were six years old,

Youth found guilty of West Bay robberies

Source: Cayman Compass | Youth found guilty of West Bay robberies A Grand Court jury found a young person guilty of two robberies of a neighborhood store after the trial concluded on Thursday.The defendant was 15 at the time of the incidents. By law young persons may not be identified.

Meals on Wheels receives huge donation of food

Source: Cayman Compass | Meals on Wheels receives huge donation of food Beulah McField, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was all smiles Friday when a truckload of goods turned up on the doorstep of the T.E. McField Youth and Community Centre on School Road in George Town.

Ex-track coach pleads not guilty to indecency

Source: Cayman Compass | Ex-track coach pleads not guilty to indecency Former Cayman track coach Ato Modibo Stephens appeared in Grand Court on Friday afternoon, when he pleaded not guilty to three charges: two of indecent assault on a female and one of gross indecency.

CARICOM seeks FATCA delay, but law may prove irrelevant

Source: Cayman Compass | CARICOM seeks FATCA delay, but law may prove irrelevant The Caribbean Community is looking at spending nearly quarter of a million dollars on a Washington-based consultant to lobby the Trump administration about the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act.

Gov’t schools hire 40 new teachers

Source: Cayman Compass | Gov’t schools hire 40 new teachers Dozens of new specialist teachers and teaching assistants have been hired for Cayman Islands public schools and about 10 more are due to be hired, Education Minister Tara Rivers told the Legislative Assembly Friday.

Police seek WB men after nightclub stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service | Police seek WB men after nightclub stabbing (CNS): The police are looking for two men from West Bay aged 30 and 21 years-old after another 41-year-old man also from West Bay was assaulted at the Jungle Bar & Lounge, West Bay Road just before 11:00 pm  on Friday night, in what was

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies aged 90

Source: Cayman Eye News | Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies aged 90 From BBC Chuck Berry, the guitarist and songwriter recognised as one of the fathers of rock ‘n’ roll, has died aged 90. Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode. He received

19 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 19 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 19 Sunday Synopsis Not available. See Weather Forecast TOP RIGHT of website. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 83%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 11.3 Extreme (DOWN

18 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 18 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 18 Saturday Synopsis Fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system builds over the southeastern United States. Radar images show isolated showers mainly over the Grand Cayman

Voters challenges hearings pushed back

Source: Cayman Compass | Voters challenges hearings pushed back The Cayman Islands Elections Office has announced new dates for hearings of claims and objections to the voters list, ahead of the May 24th general election.

Warren jumps into GTW fight

Source: Cayman News Service | Warren jumps into GTW fight (CNS Elections): Dennie Warren, a long-time political activist and more recently an outspoken advocate for medical cannabis, has made a decision to run for office. Warren, who was instrumental in persuading the government to take a leap of faith and legalise the use of cannabis oil

Honda stolen from Ritz-Carlton car park

Source: Cayman News Service | Honda stolen from Ritz-Carlton car park (CNS): The police are on the look-out for a stolen red Honda Civic which was discovered missing on Thursday morning. It was taken from the employee parking area on the north side of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The car had been parked just after 11pm

Mac defends party system

Source: Cayman News Service | Mac defends party system (CNS): As the Legislative Assembly resumed on Friday, Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush came to the defence of the party system in the face of growing criticism and allegations that political parties are behind all of Cayman’s ills. The Cayman Democratic Party leader issued a stark warning

Red Honda Civic stolen from Ritz Carlton Hotel

Source: Cayman Compass | Red Honda Civic stolen from Ritz Carlton Hotel A red Honda Civic parked in the the Ritz Carlton Hotel ‘s employee parking area was discovered missing just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Scammers pose as financial cops in latest email scam

Source: Cayman News Service | Scammers pose as financial cops in latest email scam (CNS): The RCIPS is warning the public that an email purporting to be from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit circulating Friday morning is a scam. The police warned anyone who has received the email that this is not legitimate, and the

Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day

Source: Cayman News Service | Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day (CNS): As part of its research into sleep disorders and understanding the health benefits of sleep, doctors at Health City Cayman Islands have now completed 300 sleep analysis studies and they will be marking World Health Day today with

HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

Source: Cayman News Service | HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’ (CNS): Senior management at the Health Services Authority has restated that three false negative HIV tests conducted by private labs were isolated cases and claimed that health standards remain high in Cayman at both the public and private facilities. “These are isolated cases

17 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 17 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 17 Friday Synopsis Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system builds over the southeastern United States. Radar images show isolated showers southwest of the

10 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick’s Day

Source: Cayman Eye News | 10 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick’s Day By Kelli Foster From The Kitchn Corned beef might not be a truly traditional meal when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but that doesn’t mean we love it any less. And while corned beef and cabbage is the

Cayman Islands Statement on World Health Organization (WHO)-approved HIV Testing Kits

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands Statement on World Health Organization (WHO)-approved HIV Testing Kits The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, and the Ministry of Health are providing further information regarding the reported “false negative HIV results” in response to queries relating to approved

Cayman Islands attends Routes Americas

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands attends Routes Americas Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 15 March 2017 – Officials from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) and Cayman Islands Airports Authority recently met with airline officials from around North, South and Central America during the Routes America Conference. Minister of Tourism, the Hon Moses

The Editor Speaks: A common cold knocked me out AGAIN!

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: A common cold knocked me out AGAIN! I have been battling with a common cold – sneezing and coughing – since last Friday (10) and finally yesterday (Wed 15) I succumbed. It knocked me out – unconscious. For hours! You will have noticed there was no Editorial.

Cayman Islands #5 in US News “Best Caribbean Beaches”

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands #5 in US News “Best Caribbean Beaches” From US News Travel Anguilla #1 in Best Caribbean Beaches Why go: Anguilla’s silvery sands are legendary. Even though the island only stretches across 16 miles, it’s home to 33 beaches. Shoal Bay East is a traveler favorite thanks to the

Portmore United hunt CFU title after victory against Cayman Islands’ Scholars International

Source: Cayman Eye News | Portmore United hunt CFU title after victory against Cayman Islands’ Scholars International From Jamaica Observer BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CMC) — Portmore United launched their bid for the Caribbean Football Union’s Club Championship title after stopping Scholars International of Cayman Islands 2-0, on Tuesday. Kareem Manning struck twice in the first-half

Lawmakers try again on lawyers bill compromise

Source: Cayman Compass | Lawmakers try again on lawyers bill compromise For the second time this week, Cayman Islands lawmakers suspended the public meeting of the Legislative Assembly to commence a private parliamentary session in attempts to “reach consensus” on the Legal Practitioners Bill.

Doctors at seminar tout potential of medical cannabis

Source: Cayman Compass | Doctors at seminar tout potential of medical cannabis Cannabis has enormous potential to help treat a variety of conditions which currently have no cure, according to two experts in the field who gave an educational seminar to around 200 people at the Lions Centre on Wednesday night.

$620,000 payout to retired customs officers

Source: Cayman Compass | 0,000 payout to retired customs officers Two senior Cayman Islands customs officers received more than $600,000 in salary and pension payments upon their retirement from the service at the beginning of the current government budget year. The payments were made during the previous government budget (2015/16) and were reported in the

Anonymous $500K gift for reef research in Little Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass | Anonymous 0K gift for reef research in Little Cayman Little Cayman’s marine research center has received a major boost in the form of an anonymous US$500,000 donation to support its research on coral reefs. Unusually, the donor asked for no publicity of its large cash gift, requesting that the focus be

Man banned from George Town waterfront

Source: Cayman Compass | Man banned from George Town waterfront A man accused of selling ganja to a cruise ship passenger has been temporarily banned from the waterfront in George Town. Devon Elmore Scott, 41, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday before Magistrate Grace Donalds. He is charged with possession of 5.31 grams of ganja,

Investigations continue into Fire Service vehicle crash

Source: Cayman Compass | Investigations continue into Fire Service vehicle crash Police and the Fire Service are carrying out separate investigations into a road traffic accident in which a fire rescue vehicle collided with a bicycle and a utility pole in West Bay on Monday morning. According to a press release issued by the Ministry

Data Protection Bill revival surprises lawmakers

Source: Cayman Compass | Data Protection Bill revival surprises lawmakers Another oft-debated and much-maligned proposal – the Data Protection Bill – suddenly appeared before Cayman Islands lawmakers Wednesday, in the midst of their ongoing debate over the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill. The data legislation was put before the Legislative Assembly last April and later withdrawn.

Fewer police now than in 2007

Source: Cayman Compass | Fewer police now than in 2007 The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has about 10 fewer police officers now than it did a decade ago, according to figures examined by the Cayman Compass.

Health officials say HIV false negatives from isolated cases

Source: Cayman Compass | Health officials say HIV false negatives from isolated cases The Health Services Authority provided additional information Thursday about three recent cases of false-negative HIV results from private clinics in the Cayman Islands.

Coral nurseries thrive in Grand Cayman waters

Source: Cayman Compass | Coral nurseries thrive in Grand Cayman waters Coral nurseries floating in Grand Cayman’s coastal waters have performed better than expected, according to reports from dive groups.

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

Source: Cayman News Service | MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB (CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so

Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

Source: Cayman News Service | Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja (CNS): Local activist Dennie Warren Jr has called on government, which legalized the medicinal use of cannabis extracts last year, to take the next step and allow the ganja plant to be grown here. Warren was central to the campaign to push government

Police kept busy with weekend of petty crime

Source: Cayman News Service | Police kept busy with weekend of petty crime (CNS): The RCIPS was not called to handle any robberies, gun crime or serious violence this past weekend but officers were kept busy dealing with petty crime and drunk drivers. Officers made twenty-one arrests between 10 and 13 March, including four arrests

16 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 16 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 16  Thursday Synopsis Not available. See Weather Forecast TOP RIGHT of website Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 65%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 11.4 Extreme (UP

Ganja ‘smell’ lands GT man in jail

Source: Cayman News Service | Ganja ‘smell’ lands GT man in jail (CNS): A 44-year-old George Town man has ended up in jail because he smelled of drugs. The man was charged with possession of ganja with intent to supply after police found a “substantial quantity” of drugs on him on Saturday night. At around

Best US cities to retire early

Source: Cayman Eye News | Best US cities to retire early The 10 best US cities to live in if you want to retire early By Emmie Martin From Business Insider The South’s low cost of living makes it an ideal place for anyone vying for early retirement.iStock / Sean Pavone For many people, the

NY ice house

Source: Cayman Eye News | NY ice house High winds off lake turn western New York home into an ice house By GABRIELA MILIAN From ABC News While the Northeast braces for an expected blizzard, parts of western New York are already coping with the effects of extreme weather. In Webster, New York, on the

Higgs & Johnson hosts Executive Director of TerraLex

Source: Cayman Eye News | Higgs & Johnson hosts Executive Director of TerraLex Terri Pepper Gavulic delivers presentation on leveraging network membership George Town, Grand Cayman, March 14, 2017 – Higgs & Johnson recently welcomed Terri Pepper Gavulic, Executive Director of TerraLex, a leading global network of more than 155 top law firms, to its

Butterfield introduces environmentally-focused post-graduate scholarship

Source: Cayman Eye News | Butterfield introduces environmentally-focused post-graduate scholarship George Town, Grand Cayman — 14 March 2017: The parent company of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited, Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield” or the “Bank”) (NYSE: NTB | BSX: NTB.BH) recently announced that it is introducing a new Post-Graduate Scholarship for students studying

NASSAU, Bahamas: Tornado at airport damages plane, cars

Source: Cayman Eye News | NASSAU, Bahamas: Tornado at airport damages plane, cars From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar 15 2017 – A totnado touched down at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) early Tuesday morning causing significant damage to a Bahamasair plane and minor damage to several cars at a nearby car rental

The ‘Avatar’ sequels are delayed for the 4th time

Source: Cayman Eye News | The ‘Avatar’ sequels are delayed for the 4th time By Jason Guerrasio From Business Insider Director James Cameron has never been one to rush a project, and the “Avatar” sequels are a perfect example. “Avatar 2” was originally supposed to be released in 2014, five years after the 2009 original,

Cayman Islands corrections crackdown: contraband confiscated

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands corrections crackdown: contraband confiscated Continued vigilance and a pro-active stance have paid off at Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), by keeping drugs and other contraband from making their way inside prison walls. Just weeks after an officer with HMCIPS stopped an intruder that had thrown a

Police arrest 21 over weekend

Source: Cayman Compass | Police arrest 21 over weekend Police officers made 21 arrests in Grand Cayman last weekend, including six arrests for driving under the influence on Friday night.Police made four arrests for burglary or theft, four for threats or assault, four for drug offenses and one for gambling.

Politicians squabble over who drafted Legal Practitioners Bill

Source: Cayman Compass | Politicians squabble over who drafted Legal Practitioners Bill Cayman Islands politicians argued Wednesday over who penned the draft of the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the clock continued to tick on the final meeting of the current parliament.

Police veteran takes over command of Sister Islands

Source: Cayman Compass | Police veteran takes over command of Sister Islands Longtime police veteran Andre Tahal has taken over as area commander of the Sister Islands.Inspector Tahal has served on the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for 20 years.

Man not guilty of robbing cyclist

Source: Cayman Compass | Man not guilty of robbing cyclist After a two-day trial that began on Monday, a Grand Court jury found Ovideo Anthonio Moses Bodden not guilty of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery.

FATCA repeal on agenda of US Republicans

Source: Cayman Compass | FATCA repeal on agenda of US Republicans Washington’s Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, will be assailed afresh as lawyers and lobbyists renew efforts to repeal the law as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform.

Full legislature backs energy policy

Source: Cayman Compass | Full legislature backs energy policy Cayman Islands lawmakers unanimously voted to support the territory’s first energy policy Wednesday, noting the document recommends that 70 percent of the islands’ total electricity generation come from renewable energy sources by the year 2037.

Gender survey to analyze Cayman Islands workforce

Source: Cayman Compass | Gender survey to analyze Cayman Islands workforce An independent group of professionals has taken on a gender-in-the-workplace survey, aimed at gauging employment diversity and opportunity in the Cayman Islands. Marzeta Bodden said the survey seeks to involve Cayman in international dialogue about gender equality in the workforce.

EDITORIAL – Legal Practitioners Bill: One complex law (plus 200 amendments)

Source: Cayman Compass | EDITORIAL – Legal Practitioners Bill: One complex law (plus 200 amendments) “When you have the votes, vote. When you don’t have the votes, talk.”That’s a political axiom which applies neatly to the situation facing Cayman Islands legislators in relation to the Legal Practitioners Bill.

Tampa choir’s performance wows at Bodden Town Primary

Source: Cayman Compass | Tampa choir’s performance wows at Bodden Town Primary Students at Bodden Town Primary School were treated to some good old hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping music during assembly Wednesday morning.More than 100 youngsters gathered in the school’s assembly hall to enjoy the performance.

Bodden Town residents concerned for future of Mission House

Source: Cayman Compass | Bodden Town residents concerned for future of Mission House Some Bodden Town residents are expressing concern about the fate of the district’s historic Mission House, suggesting that Cayman heritage and culture could be showcased by having the local attraction open on a more regular basis.

MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

Source: Cayman News Service | MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions (CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why

Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands

Source: Cayman News Service | Veteran cop takes up top job in Sister Islands (CNS): Inspector Andre Tahal, who joined the RCIPS almost 20 years ago, has taken over as area commander of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Tahal signed up in 1997 and has worked in many different units in the police. He is

Chasing candidates as election looms

Source: Cayman News Service | Chasing candidates as election looms Wendy Ledger writes: It seems incomprehensible. Here I am, pencils sharpened, note books at the ready, statistics calculated, questions honed, but I can barely find a candidate for love nor money. The May 2017 General Election will be the fourth election I have covered as

Prison visitor found with 1lb ganja

Source: Cayman News Service | Prison visitor found with 1lb ganja (CNS): Officials at HMP Northward say they are clamping down on smuggling after arresting a woman earlier this month who was trying to bring over a pound of ganja into the jail while she was visiting, and a recent inspection turned up a Nokia mobile

15 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | 15 Mar 2017 Weather in Cayman Mar 15  Wednesday Synopsis Not available. See Weather Forecast TOP RIGHT of website Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 76%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 11.2 Extreme (DOWN

Recent crashes reflect latest statistics

Source: Cayman News Service | Recent crashes reflect latest statistics (CNS): Two major crashes in the last two days, one where a fire rescue truck ploughed into a light pole and hit a cyclist and the other where a car came off the road and ended up on the ironshore in East End, are examples

Cayman Islands IWD celebration applauds women, asks men to do more

Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands IWD celebration applauds women, asks men to do more This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration attracted the largest attendance in recent years. Held at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort Ballroom on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, the sold-out event attracted a capacity audience of 350 men and

Global health innovations can be game-changers at home, too

Source: Cayman Eye News | Global health innovations can be game-changers at home, too By AIKATERINI MANTZAVINOU, BRYAN J. RANGER, EMMA COSTA, SAMUEL RODRIQUES, HOK HEI TAM, RAJARSHI BANERJEE, and LINDSAY BROWNELL From STAT NEWS Rich and poor countries used to struggle with different sets of health issues: obesity in one versus malnutrition in the

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News | The Garden Club of Grand Cayman The Garden Club was founded on April 16th 1957 with the aim and purpose to promote interest and knowledge in gardening, particularly of our indigenous species. “Keep Cayman Clean and Beautiful.” Is the continuing theme of the Club, and is vital in today’s society,

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