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December 16, 2017

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Cayman Islands: Water-related death in East End

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Fri Dec 15 2017 Shortly before 2:30PM yesterday, 14 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police, fire, and emergency personnel to a report of a man who had been snorkeling with another man and then had encountered difficulties while riding a wave runner off Austin Connolly Drive in…

Six months after arrest men charged over guns

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two men who were arrested six months ago on the shoreline in South Sound, George Town, over two guns and ammunition have now been charged and are due in court today. The men, aged 21 and 27, both from Bodden Town, were said to have been in possession of…

Home affairs invests $6M in new radios

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Motorola has secured a lucrative CI$5.9 million contract to supply the Cayman Islands with a new  “P25” radio system, which officials have described as state-of-the-art and “the most advanced and modern radio system” in the region. The investment is designed to improve the quality of communication for fire, police,…

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government officials are claiming that the majority of civil servants “are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged” after civil service management conducted a survey in October. According to a press release from the portfolio, 61% of those who work in core government (2,278…

15 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 15 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience moderate northeasterly winds and seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the western Atlantic Ocean. Also the Cayman area can expect a decrease in cloudiness from this afternoon as the interaction…

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Follies’

Source: Cayman Compass The Camana Bay Cinema is actually bringing three live-recorded shows to its screens this month. Link: Culture at the Cinema: ‘Follies’

‘Only in Cayman’ stocking stuffer ideas

Source: Cayman Compass If you are racking your brain, trying to think of gift ideas as stocking stuffers, why not consider tickets to upcoming events in January and February? Link: ‘Only in Cayman’ stocking stuffer ideas

Seasonal spirits with Camana Bay’s cocktails

Source: Cayman Compass Camana Bay is home to a number of fine bars and restaurants, and to celebrate the festive season, they have concocted some creative cocktails. Visit them to sample their seasonal sips. Link: Seasonal spirits with Camana Bay’s cocktails

‘Bah, humbug’ said ‘Rudolph’ composer

Source: Cayman Compass I hate leaving my peaceful Breakers home to endure my once-a-week stressful, perilous George Town trips, rife with unfamiliar traffic. Link: ‘Bah, humbug’ said ‘Rudolph’ composer

San Diego’s Dart NeuroScience closing, laying off 265

Source: Cayman Eye News By Bradley J. Fikes From San Diego Union Tribune Dart NeuroScience, a developer of drugs to improve memory, is closing its operations in San Diego and permanently laying off about 265 employees, according to a notice filed with the state. Operations will close on Feb. 9, said the notice signed…

Cayman Islands CERT Challenge

Source: Cayman Eye News The annual CERT Challenge has taken a completely different format this year. Instead of bringing the teams together to practice and compete using skills acquired during training, the 2017 CERT Challenge motivated teams to dive back into their own communities, re-assess their strengths and challenges, consider how best to build…

The Editor Speaks: Respect for our police

Source: Cayman Eye News The incidents we have seen recently on television showing police officers acting like soldiers in a war zone have done little to add to the respect that they need in order for them to execute their duties. The main one being to protect all law abiding citizens. Our televisions are…

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

Source: Cayman Eye News By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week. The…

KPMG revenues grow strongly to record $26.4 billion

Source: Cayman Eye News From Offshore Bankers Growth driven by client-focused investments in technology, innovative services, alliances and hiring Record high revenues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 of US$26.40 billion Revenue growth for FY2017 of 5% (in local currencies) driven by strong growth across Audit, Tax and Advisory services Growth in all three regions…

Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A local woman who was facing a serious firearms charge walked away from court Thursday, after a judge found exceptional circumstances as a result of her cooperation and assistance to the police. Juliette Latham (29) from Newlands evaded what could have been a mandatory jail term of seven years…

Gay marriage faces setback in Bermuda

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Bermuda’s Progressive Labour Party took a step back this week on marriage equality after the Senate passed a bill to ban same-sex marriage, six months after it was legalised, and replace it with domestic partnerships. Legislators said the change gave the LGBT community the benefits it has been asking…

Plans finished for mental health unit

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility are ready and are expected to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month, government officials said in a release Thursday. The project to develop the long-awaited and much-needed facility is not expected to get underway until next summer,…

Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Malik Mothen from West Bay has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and his co-defendant, Kashwayne Hewitt, a Jamaican national, received a 12 year term for a violent attack and shooting outside the Fete nightclub in February. The men were both found guilty Thursday of attacking and shooting…

Removing an MLA from office

Source: Cayman News Service While I am familiar with the process for removing a premier and the speaker from the speakership, the process for removing an MLA from the Legislative Assembly entirely is unfamiliar to me. Would I be correct in assuming that it includes a formal review and a vote in the LA?…

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen month term handed down in October for…

14 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 14 Dec Thu 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience moderate northeasterly winds and seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the western Gulf of Mexico. Also the Cayman area can expect an increase in cloudiness due to the interaction between…

Suspects rounded up in face of burglary spike

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS has seen a significant increase in burglaries recently, with 24 break-ins reported on Grand Cayman since the beginning of this month, most of them in Bodden Town and West Bay. While the burglaries in West Bay were largely opportunistic, as a result of open doors and windows,…

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce member, Awesome Productions’, to begin filming on short feature “Luna’s Ring”

Source: Cayman Eye News Chamber member Awesome Productions will begin shooting on their short feature film, ‘Luna’s Ring,’ in early 2018. Badir Awe, owner of Awesome Productions, provided a synopsis of the film that reads: “A strong-willed American writer faces his inner demons and Castro’s revolutionary soldiers in a desperate search for his lover…

Cayman Islands gain $100 million from captive industry

Source: Cayman Eye News By Marianne Lehnis From Reinsurance News Cayman’s captive insurance industry generated $100 million for the island’s economy in 2016, according to an economic impact survey by the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman (IMAC). The Q3 results from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) showed the insurance industry for Cayman have…

Same-sex partnerships law introduced in Bermuda

Source: Cayman Compass Forging an “imperfect compromise” that Cayman Islands legislators may eventually be compelled to follow, politicians in Bermuda have introduced legislation allowing gay couples to register “domestic partnerships.” Link: Same-sex partnerships law introduced in Bermuda

Man given community service for assault on police officer

Source: Cayman Compass Seth Watler was given a 10-month suspended sentence and 100 hours of community service on Wednesday after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to a Cayman Islands police officer. Link: Man given community service for assault on police officer

EDITORIAL – When ‘grading’ schools, be tough, but fair

Source: Cayman Compass A thorough, rigorous and objective inspection is necessary to determine the current state of our schools – public and private, individually and collectively. Link: EDITORIAL – When ‘grading’ schools, be tough, but fair

BT man avoids jail after punching senior cop

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A local man from Bodden Town avoided jail time Wednesday, after a judge suspended the ten-month sentence he was given for assaulting a senior police officer at the scene of a traffic collision in October. Seth Watler (25) wept openly as Justice Marlene Carter said she was giving him…

Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A jury acquitted two West Bay women of all the counts against them in what the crown had presented as a feud-fuelled gang-related case of violence against two men last February. But the five men and two women of the jury panel convicted both the male defendants of GBH…

UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The British Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and is a long-time advocate for the interests of British Overseas Territories, has repeated his call for better and equitable representation for those territories. Speaking recently at a dinner for the Friends of the…

13 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 13 Dec Wed 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 57%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.5   …

New round of school inspections

Source: Cayman Compass Three years after a comprehensive set of inspections found only two of Cayman’s 15 public schools performing at a “good” level – 10 were deemed “unsatisfactory” – a new round of inspections is under way. Link: New round of school inspections

Police inspector charged in hit-and-run

Source: Cayman Compass The Royal Cayman Islands Police Inspector who formerly ran the Traffic Management Unit has been charged with a number of offenses in relation to a June 10 hit-and-run crash that occurred near Hurley’s Supermarket. Link: Police inspector charged in hit-and-run

Online court records now expected in January

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands court system has made progress in its efforts to digitize its court records, and online registries are expected to be in place at some point in January of next year. Link: Online court records now expected in January

Four teens arrested in George Town assault

Source: Cayman Compass Royal Cayman Islands Police have arrested three men and a juvenile male in connection with a wounding and theft that happened in the predawn hours of Saturday in central George Town. Link: Four teens arrested in George Town assault

Andrew Rosindale, MP, Proposes British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have equal treatment as part of wide British family

Source: Cayman Eye News Leading Conservative MP calls for key changes in British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories’ relationships with the UK government Andrew Rosindell, MP, says it is time that all British Territories are treated as being equal partners in the British family. He has argued for all Territories to be dealt with…

Cayman Islands Ministry staff help spruce up Mission House

Source: Cayman Eye News The Mission House in Bodden Town was spruced up yesterday morning (Monday, 11 December 2017) by members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, who were “giving back” to the community. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to spend a couple of hours cleaning, sweeping, working…

The Editor Speaks: Child marriages

Source: Cayman Eye News It must come as a shock to learn the despicable practice of child marriage is legal in the United States of America! Please see our story published today “Child marriage is still legal in the US”. The article, written by Nicholas Syrett of the University of Kansas, claims “with parental…

Cleveland Clinic unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018

Source: Cayman Eye News A panel of top doctors and researchers presents the advancements with the power to transform healthcare in 2018 Dec. 11, 2017, Cleveland: An artificial pancreas to help diabetics. A pacemaker for sleep apnea.  Gene therapy for blindness. These are some of the innovations that will enhance healing and change healthcare…

Ex top traffic cop charged in hit and run

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Inspector Adrian Barnett (53), the former chief of the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit, has been charged with a list of offences in connection with a hit-and-run on Crewe Road in June. Barnett, who lives in George Town, is facing charges of dangerous driving, driving whilst impaired, leaving the scene…

Bermuda lawmakers decriminalise ganja possession

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The people of Bermuda will soon be able to possess up to 7 grams of ganja without the risk of legal sanction after the country’s parliament voted to decriminalise small amounts of the drug, provided that there is no indication of dealing. Bermuda’s Minister of Social Development Zane DeSilva tabled…

Crown’s witnesses attacked in violent feud trial

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Defence attorneys representing Kashwayne Hewitt and Malik and Tashika Mothen, as they addressed the jury on behalf of their clients, said the evidence given by the crown’s two key witnesses was inconsistent and implausible. The defendants are accused of trying to kill Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell during a feud-fuelled…

Suspect charged and jailed over 2lb cocaine haul

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Jelyon Frederick (30) was charged with possession and intent to supply drugs and failing to supply a specimen when he appeared in Summary Court Monday accused of having 2lbs of cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport, where he was arrested last Tuesday. Following a brief appearance, Frederick, who lives in…

12 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 12 Dec Tue 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience fresh to strong northerly winds and rough seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the southern US. Radar images show isolated showers mainly around Grand Cayman moving towards the south.  …

Car thieves steal Suzuki Sidekick from GT

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): While Hondas have proved to be a firm favourite among local car thieves, this weekend the auto bandits turned their attention to a Suzuki Sidekick, which they stole from Main Street in George Town between 8am on Wednesday, 6 December, and 7:30am Friday 8 December. The blue car, registration…

UK border bosses seconded to Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Colin Brown, the head of the UK Border Force National Targeting Centre, and Phil Bostock, a commander in the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be arriving in Cayman in January to begin a secondment here to oversee changes to local border protection and search and rescue services.…

Education in string theory

Source: Cayman Compass British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason held a music workshop on Friday for students from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School, Red Bay Primary School and Triple C School. Link: Education in string theory

Cayman Brac’s Alexander Hotel put up for sale

Source: Cayman Compass Closed for almost four years, the Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac had fallen into a state of disrepair. Now it has been spruced up and put on the market in the hope that an investor will see potential in the 31-room hotel. Link: Cayman Brac’s Alexander Hotel put up for

Bikers collect toys for tots

Source: Cayman Compass A group of bikers took to the streets of Grand Cayman again on Sunday – this time for a good cause. Link: Bikers collect toys for tots

UK experts to help set up Cayman coastguard

Source: Cayman Compass Two senior U.K. officers have been drafted to help the Cayman Islands create a new coastguard and border protection agency. Link: UK experts to help set up Cayman coastguard

The Editor Speaks: Human rights

Source: Cayman Eye News Human Rights Day passed with hardly a whimper last Sunday (10). There were no Ministerial messages to remind us how important the day is here in the Cayman Islands. This is probably because we live in a country where human rights are generally observed, and if they’re not and you…

Teenagers arrested over violent attack in George Town

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three teenagers and a boy were arrested and bailed following a violent attack in a parking lot on Eastern Avenue near the Godfrey Nixon junction at around 3:30 Saturday morning. Police and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene, responding to a report of a wounding after a…

Crown sums up case of nightclub shooting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran summed up the crown’s case against four defendants Friday regrading a shooting outside Fete nightclub in February. Now the jury has to consider the part they played, if any, in a catalog of accusations, from attempted murder to the possession of an…

Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Customs Department will be open for an extra hour most days over the two weeks to allow pick up of packages before Christmas. From today until Friday, 22 December, the Collections Office will close at 5:00pm instead of the usual closing time of 4:00pm but it will close at…

Hazard boss steps down after 36 years of service

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands, McCleary Frederick, has retired from the civil service after more than 36 years working in government, having started as a trainee draughtsman in the Public Works Department (PWD) in 1981. After working his way up in the department, he moved to planning,…

NCC chair silent over departure

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when government has…

Replaced

Source: Cayman Compass Replaced — Today’s editorial cartoon. Link: Replaced

11 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 11 Dec Mon 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The Cayman area will continue to experience fresh to strong northerly winds and rough seas associated with a high pressure system which is currently over the southern US. Radar images show isolated showers mainly around Grand Cayman moving towards the south.  …

The Editor Speaks: The Blacklist

Source: Cayman Eye News I am not talking about the excellent ‘Blacklist’ television network show but THE BLACKLIST. The one the Cayman Islands escaped by a whisker of not being included on by the EU. We are on the GREYLIST! In an excellent article we have published today from the St Kitts & Nevis…

Workers waiting weeks for English language testing

Source: Cayman Compass Workers from non-English speaking countries are facing a delay of up to several weeks in some cases before they can take a required English language test to obtain a Cayman Islands work permit. Link: Workers waiting weeks for English language testing

First glimpse of new $55 million airport upgrade

Source: Cayman Compass Airport bosses unveiled the first element of the facility’s $55 million upgrade Friday, and then targeted completing the job by next Christmas. Link: First glimpse of new million airport upgrade

Cold front brings rain, cool breezes to Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass A cold front from the southern United States lingered over the northern Caribbean, bringing choppy waves and sending Cayman Islands temperatures to some of the lowest experienced all year. Link: Cold front brings rain, cool breezes to Cayman

EDITORIAL – As Cayman comes together for a ‘community Christmas’

Source: Cayman Compass The North Pole may be nearly 5,000 miles away, but “Santa” has managed to recruit an impressive number of helpers to fill our three little islands with beneficence and Christmas cheer. Link: EDITORIAL – As Cayman comes together for a ‘community Christmas’

Play field renamed for Ronald J. Forbes

Source: Cayman Compass The renaming of their district playing field may not have happened where organizers had planned, but how it happened must have exceeded their highest expectations as well-wishers from across the island saluted three-time Olympic hurdler and elite athlete Ronald Forbes on Saturday night. Link: Play field renamed for Ronald J.

10 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 10 Dec Sun 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The cold front is now located over Jamaica and the few lingering showers across the Cayman area today will dissipate by evening. The Cayman area will continue to experience fresh to strong northerly winds and rough seas associated a high pressure system…

9 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Dec Sat 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 88%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.7    HIGH …

National Choir and Orchestra Christmas Spectacular

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman National Choir and Cayman National Orchestra are presenting their Christmas Spectacular at the Harquail Theatre on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Link: National Choir and Orchestra Christmas Spectacular

Scubaluminations: Santa by sea

Source: Cayman Compass Come and join the fun as Santa arrives by boat, pulled by illuminated, underwater reindeer. Link: Scubaluminations: Santa by sea

Beres Hammond to headline entertainment weekend

Source: Cayman Compass It’s shaping up to be a big night on the Festival Green at Camana Bay this Friday. The comedy stylings of Red Grant opened the Capella Festival at Margaritaville on Thursday night, and now reggae superstar Beres Hammond will be taking to the stage on Friday. Link: Beres Hammond to

Join in the jolly Jingle Bell Run

Source: Cayman Compass Grab your Santa hat, your running shoes and your kids; it is time once again for the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run! Link: Join in the jolly Jingle Bell Run

Plans for Breakers fuel depot expected in New Year

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Plans for a new fuel depot in Breakers to hold reserves of diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and oil are expected to be submitted to the planning department sometime in the New Year, a spokesperson for Ironwood told CNS. The developers behind the long-proposed golf resort in Frank Sound recently revealed…

English test backlog stops seasonal workers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Immigration says it is doing all it can to address a backlog of applications for English tests that is causing problems in the tourism sector. A number of local employers in the hospitality sector have told CNS that staff they need to cover the busy holiday…

8 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 89%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.7    HIGH …

Massive unknown costs for Tempura investigation

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government has spent more than $10 million in relation to the failed Operation Tempura corruption investigation since 2007. Link: Massive unknown costs for Tempura investigation

Cayman seeks new work permit regime

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government is taking its first tangible step toward creating a new “human resources” agency that will take over some of the work permit services now provided by the Immigration Department. Link: Cayman seeks new work permit regime

EDITORIAL – One EU ‘blacklist’ and 47 shades of gray

Source: Cayman Compass There’s good news, there’s bad news and then there’s … gray news. Developments out of Brussels this week fell in the last category, as the European Union placed the Cayman Islands on a so-called “graylist” — meaning our government has made certain commitments in writing to address EU criteria on…

Plans for new homes and retail plaza on West Bay Road

Source: Cayman Compass Plans for a new plaza on West Bay Road, featuring restaurants, shops and apartments, have sparked opposition among condominium owners on Seven Mile Beach. Link: Plans for new homes and retail plaza on West Bay Road

Cayman has Caribbean’s highest hotel prices, study finds

Source: Cayman Compass Topping US$370 per night, hotel-room prices in Cayman are the highest in the Caribbean, growing 4.5 percent since last year, according to U.S.-based property and business valuation agency Integra Realty Resources. Link: Cayman has Caribbean’s highest hotel prices, study finds

Cayman Islands Christmas meat inspections 2017

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds slaughtermen, butchers and livestock farmers of the established procedure regarding arrangements for the inspection of locally slaughtered animals in the Cayman Islands during the upcoming Christmas season. Ante-mortem inspection, which is the examination of food animals…

Cayman Islands Proud of Them Awards Ceremony

Source: Cayman Eye News Bodden Town was amply represented with half of the 12 Proud of Them honourees hailing from that district at Wednesday’s (29 November 2017) awards ceremony. The evening’s recipients were Sarah Clair Jackson, 17, GT, – academics; Brianna Bodden,16, BT – Academics; Anja van Genderen, BT – academics; Kareem Foster, 17,…

UCCI hosts First Honours Convocation in Cayman Brac

Source: Cayman Eye News The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) continues its year of firsts with the Honours Convocation held especially for nine students in Cayman Brac late last month. UCCI Cayman Brac Campus Director Martin Keeley said it was very exciting to have the event on the island for the first…

Woman denies involvement in violence

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay woman who is charged in a gang-related case has denied being involved in any violence on the night that Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell were assault and shot outside Fete nightclub in February this year. Taking the witness stand in her own behalf, Tashika Mothen (29),…

Teenage girl reported missing again

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 14-year-old girl who is currently residing at the Francis Bodden Girls Home has been reported missing for the third time in two weeks. Moteshia Mothen has a long history of running away from the home but police are continuing to try and find the troubled teenager, who ran…

National Trust to step up conservation efforts

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has plans to step up conservation efforts in 2018 with the purchase of more land that it can protect for future generations in the face of growing challenges to the Cayman Islands’ natural resources. With so many threats to indigenous flora and fauna,…

7 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 7 Dec Thu 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Light to moderate easterly winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system, over the Western Atlantic, continues to weaken in response to a front across the southeastern USA and the northern…

EU to outline next step in letter to Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands has just twelve months to address the issues that caused the EU to include this jurisdiction among the 47 on its ‘grey-list’, after it managed to avoid being placed on the black-list of countries that European leaders regard as uncooperative when it comes to financial and…

Hiding crime in plain sight – the crux with public company registers

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Not least since the Panama Papers, media around the world have tirelessly repeated allegations that offshore financial centers are secrecy havens that enable financial crime. Link: Hiding crime in plain sight – the crux with public company registers

Travers: Cayman should consider Europe ‘a dead zone’

Source: Cayman Islands Journal With the looming decision by the European Union over which countries to put on a tax blacklist, Cayman should look elsewhere for new business says local attorney Anthony Travers. Link: Travers: Cayman should consider Europe ‘a dead zone’

Planning, investing and choosing an adviser for 2018

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Advisers agree the U.S. and Europe are probably 2018’s best bets, while forecasting modest returns in China and Japan, pondering the risky promise of “emerging” economies and minimizing the headwinds of inflation and unemployment. Link: Planning, investing and choosing an adviser for 2018

Global, local surveys highlight barriers to female leadership

Source: Cayman Islands Journal A greater number of women may sit on the boards of Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 companies, but that does not mean women are achieving seniority. Link: Global, local surveys highlight barriers to female leadership

After FATF and EU scrutiny comes U.S. tax reform

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Even for a jurisdiction used to an ever-changing regulatory landscape, the end of 2017 particularly tumultuous time for the Cayman Islands financial services industry. Link: After FATF and EU scrutiny comes U.S. tax reform

Bulk fuel depot proposed for Breakers

Source: Cayman Compass The developer behind a planned golf resort in the eastern districts is now seeking to bring a new bulk fuel storage facility to Grand Cayman. Link: Bulk fuel depot proposed for Breakers

Cayman YMCA celebrates fifth anniversary

Source: Cayman Compass Five years since its creation, the Cayman Islands YMCA finds itself ingrained in the local community. More than 30 percent of school-age children are involved in at least one of the YMCA’s programs, and the next five years could see a rapid expansion of the activities available to the public.

Conservation Council chairwoman quits

Source: Cayman Compass The chairwoman of the National Conservation Council has resigned from the position amid increasing uncertainty about the future of the environmental law. Link: Conservation Council chairwoman quits

EDITORIAL – Congratulations to Cayman’s spelling champs

Source: Cayman Compass Felicitations are apropos for the Cayman Islands’ triumvirate of orthographic nonpareils. In other words … congratulations to the three winners of the country’s recent spelling bees Link: EDITORIAL – Congratulations to Cayman’s spelling champs

Post early for Cayman Islands Christmas delivery

Source: Cayman Eye News The Postal Service is specifying a number of posting dates for persons to get mail to their loved ones and friends or for businesses in time for this Christmas. The department’s notices about these services and also the specific extended opening hours for each of the 11 post office on…

Cayman Islands firm sues CWCapital over Stuy Town profits

Source: Cayman Eye News By Daniel Geiger From Crain’s Cayman Islands company claims share in $600 million that CWCapital netted from sale of Stuyvesant Town Another investment group has launched a legal effort for a chunk of the massive profits that a real estate firm earned from the default, foreclosure and 2015 sale of…

Cayman students in London meet with premier

Source: Cayman Compass More than 40 Caymanian students spent an evening with Premier Alden McLaughlin on Saturday in an annual London get-together before the holidays, according to a press release from Cayman Connection United Kingdom. Link: Cayman students in London meet with premier

2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 30-year-old Caymanian man from Bodden Town was arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday morning, after he was found to have almost 2lbs of cocaine. He was arrested following his arrival on a domestic flight from Cayman Brac. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said the haul of illegal drugs and…

EU blacklist

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon Link: EU blacklist

Cayman Crime Stoppers relaunches, seeks new funding

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman Crime Stoppers is planning a major relaunch to help raise funds and is looking for corporate sponsors to help boost the fight against crime, the local anti-crime, non-profit organisation said. The Cayman Islands branch was formed almost 25 years ago, and its Miami-based anonymous tip line has helped…

Former minister denies assault charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Mike Adam, who was the community affairs minister in the UDP 2009-2012 administration, appeared in Summary Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of common assault. Adam, a failed CDP candidate for George Town South during the 2017 elections, will face trial next March in relation to an…

Operation Winter Guardian targeting drunk drivers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Drunk drivers will be among the main targets of this year’s annual police holiday safety campaign. The crackdown on crime, particularly on the roads, will get underway this weekend with an increase in high-visibility RCIPS patrols and traffic stops on various roads around the Cayman Islands. Operation Winter Guardian aims…

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Over 600 people sign-on for NiCE clean-up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Around six hundred people have signed up to take part in government’s island-wide Christmas clean-up, known as the National Community Enhancement Programme, or NiCE, officials have confirmed. Although unemployment numbers have dropped and the largest demographic of those out of work is people under 35, the project attracted hundreds…

6 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 6 Dec Wed 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate northeast to easterly winds and seas are expected to decrease over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system over the Western Atlantic begins to weaken. Radar images show isolated showers south of Grand Cayman moving…

Junior National Team Qualifiers: Round one

Source: Cayman Compass The first round of the RSM Junior National Team Qualifiers, held at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on Dec. 3, saw some excellent scores posted. Link: Junior National Team Qualifiers: Round one

Squash Club raises funds for Hurricane Irma relief

Source: Cayman Compass The South Sound Squash Club recently held fundraisers on Nov. 6 and 7 in order to aid in the repair of squash courts in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, which were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Link: Squash Club raises funds for Hurricane Irma relief

Captive Forum considers the human element in risk, cyber security

Source: Cayman Compass Human error may cause 90 percent of accidents and be responsible for more than half of all cyber-attacks, but the human element is often underrated when comes to risk management. Link: Captive Forum considers the human element in risk, cyber security

FATCA repeal fails, new efforts focus on government agreements

Source: Cayman Compass U.S. senators on Friday rejected an amendment to tax-reform legislation that would have repealed the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, dashing immediate hopes for a repeal of the controversial 2010 law. Link: FATCA repeal fails, new efforts focus on government agreements

New reinsurance firm celebrates opening

Source: Cayman Compass Monday was a red-letter day for Cayman’s newest reinsurance company, Aureum Re, which held its office launch party that night at Camana Bay after opening nearly a year ago. Link: New reinsurance firm celebrates opening

Cayman Islands DOI Enforcement Division update

Source: Cayman Eye News As part of the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration’s statistical reporting, the Department of Immigration (DOI) has released a report from its Enforcement Division. Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2017 (1 July – 24 November) a total of 289 cases have been investigated by the DOI’s…

Cayman Islands Student Reception in London

Source: Cayman Eye News Over 40 Caymanian Students enjoyed an evening with The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin, on Saturday 2 December in London. This annual event is hosted by The Premier and held at the Cayman Islands Government Offices in Mayfair. The tradition of Cayman students getting together in London before the Christmas holidays…

The Editor Speaks: The Cayman Marathon

Source: Cayman Eye News The 2017 Caribbean Marathon was as usual a magnificent success. Over 100 participants, and crowds of people, young and old, watched the competitors running, panting, sweating and walking the roads of Grand Cayman. It was well organised with volunteer marshals and police making sure the runners were protected. The many…

Cubans injured after boat runs aground on Brac

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three Cuban migrants received minor injuries Monday when their boat ran aground on the rocks in Cayman Brac. The Department of Immigration (DOI) confirmed that three Cuban men were stranded on the Sister Island after their makeshift vessel was completely destroyed. The group remained in immigration custody in Cayman…

Over 800 PR applications reviewed since May

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board and administrative staff at the Department of Immigration have now considered 814 applications since work resumed in May after legal issues stalled the process and led to a backlog of over a 1,000 people waiting on decisions. So far, 385 applications (47%)…

Car thieves steal another Honda Civic

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Car thieves’ attraction for Hondas shows no sign of abating, with the theft of another Honda Civic yesterday. Police said the 1995 silver car, registration 147 910, was taken sometime between 10:00pm on Sunday and 8:30am yesterday from an undisclosed location in West Bay. The theft follows the theft of a…

Immigration collects $67k in admin fines over 5 months

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The enforcement division of the immigration department collected CI$67,457.50 in administrative fines between 1 July and 24 November after investigating 289 infractions, including people overstaying and bosses employing people outside the terms of a work permit. The enforcement division is responsible for the investigation, detection and prosecution of immigration offences and…

Bullets found in bathroom at Brac school

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a small quantity of ammunition found in a bathroom at the Layman Scott High School on Cayman Brac. The RCIPS said officers on the Brac went to the school to recover the bullets after they called just before 5:00pm Monday. Police…

5 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 5 Dec Tue 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate to fresh northeast to easterly winds and rough seas are expected to decrease over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system over the Western Atlantic begins to weaken. Radar images show no showers around the…

Dan Scott: Optimistic on Cayman schools

Source: Cayman Compass Dan Scott thinks he can help make Cayman’s public schools attractive. He also believes it can be done fairly quickly. Link: Dan Scott: Optimistic on Cayman schools

Reduced duty rate helping fuel development

Source: Cayman Compass Developers in Cayman are getting an early Christmas present. Government announced on Dec. 1 that it is extending its reduced duty rate on imported building materials for another year. Link: Reduced duty rate helping fuel development

Visitor raped on Seven Mile Beach

Source: Cayman Compass A female visitor was attacked and raped while she was walking along Seven Mile Public Beach early Saturday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Monday. Link: Visitor raped on Seven Mile Beach

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV eliminated in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass The World Health Organization on Friday placed the Cayman Islands on a list of countries that have eliminated the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Link: Mother-to-child transmission of HIV eliminated in Cayman

Last weekend traffic collisions in Cayman Islands concern police

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Police officers received reports of 27 motor vehicle collisions this weekend, some with serious injuries. A few of these incidents are highlighted below. On Sunday, 3 December, just before midnight, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police and other emergency personnel to a motor vehicle collision with injuries on…

Cayman Islands: 2017 CUC PFL Semi Final Review

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Prep and CIS to meet in Under 11 final The stage is set for next Saturday’s championship games in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL). Semi finals for boys and girls were contested this past Saturday, December 2nd at the Annex…

The Editor Speaks: The other side of the story

Source: Cayman Eye News I have been discussing with a lady from Cayman Brac (who does not want her name disclosed) re artist “Foots” Kynes activities on the Brac that has incited the many locals to act aggressively against him. I have promised to make public “the other side of the story” – her…

Defendant walks free in gun violence case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A visiting Grand Court judge directed a jury to acquit Leshawn Forrester on assault charges after he found that the crown had not presented sufficient evidence to the court that would allow a jury to convict him of a crime. Forrester was one of five defendants charged with a…

Crashes, hit-and-runs and DUIs continue

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With another 27 collisions over the weekend, including drunken smashes, out of control drivers and hit-and-runs, police were again raising concerns about rogue, drunk and unlicensed drivers on the roads. Following some of the smashes, several people landed in hospital, including a cyclist who was hit by a truck…

Board urges change to booze law

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board is urging the government to amend the law relating to the sale of alcohol as soon as possible to sort out what has become a confusing and inequitable situation surrounding Sunday booze sales at liquor stores and gas stations. At a board meeting on Friday,…

Car thieves continue to target Hondas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are on the lookout for yet another stolen Honda after a car was reported missing from a parking lot on Orange Drive, Prospect, Sunday morning, 3 December. The blue 2000 Honda Civic, registration 147 805, was stolen sometime between 10:30pm Saturday and 9:15am Sunday. The car has a circular…

Victim escapes attempted rape in West Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: Police are investigating another sexual offence report, this time regarding an alleged attempted rape early Saturday morning, 2 December. Police had said a woman was given a ride home by an acquaintance but have since clarified to say  that she had not met the man until the night…

4 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 4 Dec Mon 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate to fresh east to 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 southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers west and southeast of…

University College of the Cayman Islands received 3D printer from CSC

Source: Cayman Eye News Thanks to Cayman Spirits Company (CSC), students at the University College of the Cayman Islands can now look forward to using a cutting-edge device that encourages collaboration, enhances critical-thinking and problem-solving skills whilst providing a fun element towards learning. Recently, UCCI received a brand new Robo-R2 3D printer from the…

Cayman Islands TBL Board prepares for Christmas break

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment. The Trade and Business Licensing Board will hold its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 and will resume its meetings on Tuesday, 9 January 2018, according to Board Chairman Garth Arch. Persons seeking renewals and grants of their…

The Editor speaks: Disabilities

Source: Cayman Eye News Today (3) as I write this it is International Day of Persons with disabilities. I am one of the lucky ones as the only disability I have is being short sighted that is easily corrected. I am therefore not really disabled and I don’t also have to have the added…

The evolution of the Cayman Captive Forum

Source: Cayman Eye News From Captive International This year the Cayman Captive Forum celebrates 25 years since it was created by the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman. Cayman Captive takes a look back at how it started—and how much has changed. A visitor to the Cayman Islands in 1993 might not have noticed at…

Will: When is making a cake protected speech?

Source: Cayman Compass The conversation about a cake lasted less than a minute but will long reverberate in constitutional law. Link: Will: When is making a cake protected speech?

The meaning of …

Source: Cayman Compass The meaning of … — Today’s editorial cartoon Link: The meaning of …

Old hand, new challenger win Cayman Islands marathon

Source: Cayman Compass Steve Speirs, a veteran British runner, won his fourth Cayman Islands Intertrust Marathon Sunday, while a U.S. surgeon claimed her first Cayman title in the 26.2-mile race following the long-distance runner’s version of a photo-finish. Link: Old hand, new challenger win Cayman Islands marathon

Byrne: We cannot ‘alienate’ young motorbikers

Source: Cayman Compass A group of local motorbike enthusiasts and opposition MLAs were surprised to hear what Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner Derek Byrne told them during a private meeting Thursday night. Link: Byrne: We cannot ‘alienate’ young motorbikers

Cayman martial artists thrive at international tournament

Source: Cayman Compass Members from the nascent Cayman Islands Taekwondo Academy experienced another thrilling accomplishment last month, when they starred in an international tournament in Honduras. Link: Cayman martial artists thrive at international tournament

3 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 3 Dec Sun 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate to fresh east to 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 southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers south of the Cayman…

2 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 2 Dec Sat 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Moderate to fresh east to northeasterly winds and moderate to rough seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system builds over the southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers around the Cayman area…

MAIL CALL: Motorbike mania

Source: Cayman Compass Editorial Writer Jennifer Hemmingsen shares readers’ comments on the “rogue biker” situation on Grand Cayman. Link: MAIL CALL: Motorbike mania

Cops issue warning over Christmas crime

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS is reminding the public to secure homes and valuables over the Christmas holidays, when crooks are at their most active. Issuing some holiday crime awareness and safety tips, the police urged residents to lock all entrance and interior doors as a general rule and to keep valuables…

Cayman Islands: Missing Person – Motesha Mothen

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Dec 1 2017 Police are investigating a report of a missing girl who was last seen yesterday morning, 30 November. She is Motesha Mothen, age 14, of Bodden Town. She was last seen wearing her John Gray High School uniform and has black natural hair, brown eyes and is…

Customs urge registration, while port makes collection call

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the Christmas holidays approach, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands is reminding people that cargo collections from the warehouse must be done in a timely manner, so as to not impact safe and efficient operations. Officials are requesting that car importers in particular collect vehicles without delay and warned…

Cayman anole becomes cover pin-up for 2018

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): You may not have heard of the website Anole Annals, but it’s is a key resource for scientists and fans of Anolis lizards, and the Cayman Islands’ endemic Anolis conspersus, also known as the Cayman blue-throated anole, has become the pin-up for its 2018 calendar. The beautiful image, depicting one several…

Extremely active 2017 hurricane season ranks among worst

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Thursday, was “an extraordinarily active one”, according to hurricane expert Philip Klotzbach. While Cayman escaped unscathed this season, other Caribbean islands were not so fortunate. Those seriously impacted include Barbuda, which had to be evacuated and is still uninhabitable, Saint Martin, where…

1 Dec Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 1 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate northeasterly winds and slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as a high pressure system builds over the southeast US. Radar images show isolated showers around the Cayman area moving towards the…

Winter Carnival arrives in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Carnival season officially returns to Cayman for the first time in two decades on Friday with the opening of an amusement park for a six-week run through Christmas and New Year. Link: Winter Carnival arrives in Cayman

Vessels lit up in Christmas finery strut their stuff

Source: Cayman Compass It is that time of the year again, when the water at Camana Bay will be lit up by festive lights, courtesy of the Cayman 27’s Annual Parade of Lights Show on Saturday. What’s Christmas without this celebrated event? Link: Vessels lit up in Christmas finery strut their stuff

Runners hit the road for 15th Cayman Islands Marathon

Source: Cayman Compass Every year, on the first Sunday of December, athletic people and non-athletic people who are crazy enough to run a marathon (or half of one), get out of bed and run. Fun! Link: Runners hit the road for 15th Cayman Islands Marathon

Dine together for Cayman Thanksgiving

Source: Cayman Compass On Sunday, people across the Cayman Islands will come together to celebrate Cayman Thanksgiving in homes, churches and restaurants. Link: Dine together for Cayman Thanksgiving

Winter Carnival brings rides, games for whole family

Source: Cayman Compass Christmas in the Caribbean doesn’t necessarily bring the classic celebrations we see in the northern hemisphere. But we don’t need snow and reindeers when we have sunshine and stingrays. To help get us into that yuletide spirit, the Cayman Winter Carnival is back this holiday season. Link: Winter Carnival brings

Cayman Islands Marathon this weekend! Event preview

Source: Cayman Eye News There will be no shortage of excitement when the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay happens this Sunday, 3 December starting at 5am on the waterfront. The public is encouraged to come out and support this great charity event which raises funds for the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps…

Cayman Islands: PWD-CIFEC apprentices earn International Certification

Source: Cayman Eye News In a major milestone for the Public Works Department, five apprentices recently received their internationally recognised City and Guilds of London certification. The Department’s remarkable construction industry training programme is run jointly as a partnership with the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre and is solidly supported by private sector partners.…

A.M. BestTV: Paradise Papers Pushback — ‘No One’s Done Anything Wrong’

Source: Cayman Eye News OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In this A.M.BestTV episode from the Cayman Captive Forum 2017, held in George Town, Grand Cayman, attendees said although the recent leaks of files from offshore service providers—the so-called Paradise Papers—reveal individuals and organizations seeking to minimize tax liabilities, they show little if any actual wrongdoing. Click on…

The Editor Speaks: HIV &AIDS

Source: Cayman Eye News Friday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. Cayman Islands Minister of Health in his Message said: “As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. “It…

Injured driver wants to use handicapped spot

Source: Cayman News Service What if I have a legitimate injury that makes it hard/painful for me to walk but I am not permanently disabled? Can I use a Blue Spot? Auntie’s answer: Today’s question appeared as a comment on a CNS article about the RCIPS announcing a no-tolerance policy on people who illegally park in…

CoP: Strong-arm tactics won’t solve bike trouble

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police commissioner has warned that strong-arm tactics and enforcement will not solve the growing problem on Grand Cayman of illegal and dangerous motorbike activity. David Byrne released a statement Thursday about the events of last Sunday and said that the goal to curb the problem was not just about…

Boss admits not paying bar staff minimum wage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): James Moore admitted a dozen charges of not paying minimum wage to several women working for him at his bar in George Town when he appeared in court Thursday. The owner of the Caymanite Lounge in Dorcy Drive pleaded guilty to 12 of the 18 charges against him and denied…

Digicel worker robbed outside store

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are looking for an armed robber who mugged a Digicel employee as he left his work at around 7:00pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 November) at the store on North Church Street in George Town. As he left the store, a man brandishing what appeared to be a gun approached…

Animal importation case adjourned for legal talks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Jimel McLean and Sabrina Walton, who were charged earlier this month for importing a live animal without a licence, appeared in court Thursday but the case was adjourned to allow the lawyers to discuss the details of the charges. They were both bailed to return to court in January without answering…

30 Nov Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 30 Nov Thur 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis A slack pressure gradient across the Caribbean will continue to support light northeast winds and seas across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours. Radar images show isolated showers over the Cayman Brac.   Sunshine just makes the day a little…

Cops adopt zero tolerance over Blue Spots

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are clamping down on people who park in ‘Blue Spots’ designated for disabled drivers without the necessary permits. The special reserved parking slots can be used by people visibly displaying a disabled sign in their vehicle. “Able-bodied persons who park their vehicle in disabled spots, do so with great…

Hard work pays off for Cayman gymnasts

Source: Cayman Compass The Motions Unlimited Boys gymnastics team recently returned from a Judges Cup competition in Atlanta, Georgia, which ran Nov. 10-12. Link: Hard work pays off for Cayman gymnasts

Nearly 20,000 cruise tourists pack George Town

Source: Cayman Compass The streets of George Town were thronged with tourists Wednesday as six visiting cruise ships disgorged nearly 20,000 passengers in Grand Cayman’s capital. Link: Nearly 20,000 cruise tourists pack George Town

Man charged with police assault found not guilty

Source: Cayman Compass Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez said inconsistencies in testimony and a failure by the Crown to show intent left her no choice on Wednesday, Nov. 29, but to free a man charged with assaulting a senior police officer. Link: Man charged with police assault found not guilty

Development projects held up by customs ‘glitches’

Source: Cayman Compass Paul Pearson and his company Davenport Development have built and sold more than two dozen apartments at an unfinished South Sound condominium complex, but as of Wednesday, they could not get hold of the windows required to complete the outside of the building. Link: Development projects held up by customs

EDITORIAL – ‘Help Wanted’: A bold vision for a world-class university

Source: Cayman Compass The retirement of Roy Bodden from the position of president at the University College of the Cayman Islands presents leaders with the opportunity to write a bold new chapter in the history of higher education in our country. Link: EDITORIAL – ‘Help Wanted’: A bold vision for a world-class university

World Council’s Caribbean Relief Fund raises over $100,000

Source: Cayman Eye News Global community comes together to support credit unions MADISON, WI (November 28, 2017) — The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will answer the call to help Dominica Credit Union League after the major devastation following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, two of the strongest storms ever to hit the Caribbean.…

Victim stable after surgery in wake of stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have arrested a 46-year-old man from George Town on suspicion of assault GBH following another violent incident in the centre of the capital this month. The man was arrested some time after 8pm Tuesday, after officers responded to reports of a stabbing at a business on Shedden Road…

Teen faces ammo charges in gas station stick-up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 17-year-old boy from George Town is facing serious charges after he was arrested on Monday in connection with a gas station robbery earlier this month. Police said the teenager was charged Wednesday and is expected to appear in court later today charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm…

Almost 20,000 passengers to hit George Town

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Business): The cruise sector will be enjoying a bumper day Wednesday as more than 19,700 people will be arriving in George Town on six ships in the busiest day of the year. Cruise arrival numbers had been down for this year at the end of October, as rough weather…

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of potential terrorists, drug traffickers, deportees, prohibited…

29 Nov Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 29 Nov Wed 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis A slack pressure gradient across the Caribbean will continue to support light winds and seas across the Cayman area today. Radar images show scatted showers around Grand Cayman moving towards the west.    Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but…

Cayman Islands Premier, delegation start work at JMC in London

Source: Cayman Eye News LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin gathered with other British Overseas Territories leaders Tuesday at 10 Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the start of their annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting. At the meeting the Prime Minister advised the OT Leaders that the United Kingdom is…

Cayman Islands lobster season opens

Source: Cayman Eye News The Department of Environment (DoE) reminds the public that lobster season opens on 1 December.  Anyone going out on the water this weekend should know the limits and not be tempted to poach. “The open season for lobster is designed to give people a chance to recreationally harvest these delicious…

Energuate Trust (a Cayman Islands Trust) announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation for its 5.875% Senior Notes Due 2027

Source: Cayman Eye News NEWS PROVIDED BY Intertrust SPV (Cayman) Limited GUATEMALA CITY, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Intertrust SPV (Cayman) Limited, an ordinary company incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the Cayman Islands, acting solely in its capacity as trustee (the “Issuer”) of the Energuate Trust (the “Trust”), established pursuant to a…

OECD: income tax rises, corporate stays low

Source: Cayman Compass Personal income taxes are playing an increasingly significant role in the tax mix as revenues from social security contributions and consumption taxes fall, and corporate tax collections remain low. Link: OECD: income tax rises, corporate stays low

Business in brief: Briat appoints general manager

Source: Cayman Compass Briat Insurance Ltd. has appointed Jon Coleman as general manager. Mr. Coleman will oversee the management of operations encompassing the finance, human resources, IT and facilities, regulatory relations and compliance functions. Link: Business in brief: Briat appoints general manager

20,000 cruise tourists expected in port Wednesday

Source: Cayman Compass George Town businesses are preparing for one of the busiest days of the year Wednesday with six cruise ships bringing nearly 20,000 passengers to the island. Link: 20,000 cruise tourists expected in port Wednesday

Hundreds sign up for Christmas cleanup jobs

Source: Cayman Compass As a mother of seven, Daniella Ebanks has a lot of shopping to do for the holidays. “They love bikes, they like anything new – electronics, games, clothes, shoes – you know,” the 33-year old East End resident said of her youngsters. Link: Hundreds sign up for Christmas cleanup jobs

BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street Monday, after they arrived in London for the annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. While the PM had good news for some territories, as her government has confirmed a new £70 million package of…

Public beach access remains at risk

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Resolving the issues surrounding public beach access rights has been identified by the current administration as an important priority. Nevertheless, during Finance Committee earlier this month MLAs raised a number of concerns about the increasing impositions being placed on people trying to access local beaches and Attorney General Samuel…

DoE urges lobster lovers to stick to law

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With just a few days to go before the legal lobster season opens in the Cayman Islands, the Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding lobster lovers planning to go out on the water this weekend not to poach and to ensure they know, and stay within, the legal limits…

Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government officials from the Department of Environment and customs are urging people to ensure that they have the relevant permits to import caviar after a passenger who was stopped at Owen Roberts International Airport was fined for failing to declare the product, a the lack of a CITES permit…

28 Nov Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 Nov Tue 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 86%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.8    HIGH …

Recipe of the week

Source: Cayman Eye News Recipe: Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake By Sheela Prakash From The Kitchn When you start your day off with something sweet, like this breakfast bake, it’s pretty much a guarantee that it’s going to be a good one. This bake does the impossible: It improves on flaky, buttery croissants by soaking…

Government’s rubbish trick

Source: Cayman News Service Theresa Green writes: Government’s move to take $15.6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to pay for capping the existing landfills and help finance the proposed national garbage plan was not only wrong but part of a wider deception about this project. No one doubts the management of garbage in Cayman…

Caribbean animators

Source: Cayman Eye News Caribbean Animators Converge In Trinidad And Tobago For Animae Caribe Festival From Jamaica Gleaner Eleven Caribbean nationals, supported by the British Council, participated in this year’s Animae Caribe Animation Festival earlier this week. They attended the Animae Caribe Animation Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from November 20-25, 2017. The…

Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Cayman’s position on illegal data hacks

Source: Cayman Eye News 27 November 2017 Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Cayman’s position on illegal data hacks The Cayman Islands has modern, internationally accepted legislation providing for computer misuse offences and data protection. Such legislation is modelled on UK and/or EU legislation to protect against…

New Deputy Chief Officer for Cayman Islands MHRI

Source: Cayman Eye News The Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ebanks as the new Deputy Chief Officer for its Security and Public Safety Division. Mr. Ebanks’ civil service career spans over a decade, starting as a detective for the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.) Specialist Operations…

The Editor Speaks: The day the rains came down

Source: Cayman Eye News Yesterday (Sun 26), was one of the worst days I have every driven in the rain. It was dark and getting darker, just before 6PM and as my wife and I got into the car the heavens opened and the rain came down and down and down. We were originally…

EDITORIAL – Marauding motorbikers: When police lose control of our streets

Source: Cayman Compass These marauding motorbikers are making Commissioner Byrne, the RCIPS and Cayman’s prosecutorial and judicial system look ineffective and impotent. It has become a highly visible mockery of their inability to enforce the rule of law on this island. Link: EDITORIAL – Marauding motorbikers: When police lose control of our streets

Mob of bikers storm police roadblock

Source: Cayman Compass A pack of motorcycle riders took over the streets of Grand Cayman Sunday, terrifying motorists and taunting police as they rallied at high speed around the island. Link: Mob of bikers storm police roadblock

Drones, dogs considered to deter birds from airport

Source: Cayman Compass Small explosives, trained dogs and an aerial drone that resembles a hawk are among the solutions being considered to scare birds away from the airport amid concerns about the threat they pose to aircraft. Link: Drones, dogs considered to deter birds from airport

Cayman Airways jet makes emergency landing

Source: Cayman Compass A Cayman Airways flight headed for New York had to return to Owen Roberts International Airport and make an emergency landing Sunday when it developed a problem with the jet’s pressurization system. Link: Cayman Airways jet makes emergency landing

Ex cop confirmed as new ministry’s No. 2

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Michael Ebanks, who began his public service career as a detective with the RCIPS CID but has been acting deputy chief officer at what was the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been appointed as the deputy CO at the new Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration for its Security and…

Illegal bikers charge cop road block

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As many as one hundred people riding motorbikes charged at a police road block Sunday, throwing bottles and steering towards officers, as the RCIPS attempted to stop an unsanctioned across-island bike event. Senior police said it was “pure luck that someone was not killed”, when the gang of bikers…

Fire chief applauds rescues by WB crew

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has lauding his fire crews and paramedics in West Bay after two recent rescues where they managed to save the lives of visitors who got into trouble swimming and snorkelling. On Saturday, 18 November, the collaborative efforts of emergency responders saved one life and…

Man attacked with hammer during fight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An injured man was treated in hospital Friday after he was struck on the head by another man with a hammer. Police said they responded to a report around noon of an altercation between two men who knew each other at a business on Portland Road, George Town. The…

Cayman poised to draw line on global cooperation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Paradise Papers leak was designed to influence the consideration of the latest European blacklist and if Cayman is on it next month, it could mark the end of cooperation. Speaking to members of the Legislative Assembly, he suggested that the Cayman Islands’ continuous…

27 Nov Weather In Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 27 Nov Mon 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 87%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 7.1    HIGH …

The Editor Speaks: Status granting by government

Source: Cayman Eye News I have nothing against the granting of Caymanian status granting by members of the legislative Assembly. Premier, Alden McLaughlin, said by law, Cabinet can only grant status on four people per year and confirmed that the law protecting people from ever losing that status, when bestowed by Cabinet, had been…

Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Source: Cayman Eye News From BBC Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with “the utmost force” after 300 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was bombed and fleeing worshippers were then gunned down. The Egyptian military has…

Big sale

Source: Cayman Compass Big sale — Today’s editorial cartoon Link: Big sale

Building ‘boom’ does not include the Sister Islands

Source: Cayman Compass In reference to the Nov. 9 article (“Planning statistics show ‘explosion’ in development”) and Nov. 14 editorial (“Planning for – and embracing – a trajectory of growth”), regarding the “explosion” of development in Grand Cayman. Link: Building ‘boom’ does not include the Sister Islands

Some progress on longstanding issues

Source: Cayman Compass I notice that speed limit signs are now being erected throughout the district of West Bay. However there is still a lot of speeding going on and I believe that it could be due to the lack of speed limit signs, as I mentioned in previous letters. Link: Some progress

EDITORIAL – Memo to the EU: Love us or leave us alone

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s top officials are not passively awaiting European leaders’ upcoming vote on a proposed financial services “blacklist.” To the contrary, they appear to be fighting to the finish, armed with indisputable truths about Cayman’s economy and how it benefits global commerce. Link: EDITORIAL – Memo to the EU: Love us

Cayman makes last attempt to avoid EU blacklist

Source: Cayman Compass A Cayman delegation left for London Friday with little more than a week left to appeal to U.K. and European officials against its potential inclusion on a financial services “blacklist” being promulgated by the European Union group of finance ministers [ECOFIN]. Link: Cayman makes last attempt to avoid EU blacklist

26 Nov Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 26 Nov Sun 2017 Weather In Cayman 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: 88%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 7.0    HIGH …

25 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   25 Nov Sat 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Sat Nov 25 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Beven   Tropical Weather…

CIG delegation heads to UK for JMC

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and a team of six local officials left for London Friday to attend what could turn out to be an important Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting of the leaders of the British territories and UK Officials. Topics on the agenda include tax transparency, beneficial ownership…

Cayman Islands: PSA – Phishing Attempt

Source: Cayman Eye News *Please be aware of a phishing email currently circulating that is originating fromWPA@Lmmigration.gov.ky, which is targeting FLOW webmail users (@candw.ky). The Department of Immigration and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Financial Crimes Unit have both received reports on this issue and have thoroughly invested the scam. They found that…

Cayman Islands: Update: Poindexter Road Closures

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS The RCIPS would like to inform the public that the entrance of  Poindexter Road from Shamrock Road will now be open to the public. However, the entrance to Prospect on Poindexter Road at the Prospect Primary School round-about will remain closed on weekdays from 7AM to 9AM. The…

Kids kick off ‘Gimistory’ ahead of star-packed event

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman’s youngest storytellers will be kicking off one of the islands’ most popular festivals on Saturday night (25 November), when ‘Gimistory’ opens at Dart Park on South Church Street. The annual event will run for seven days and features an impressive and talented line-up of more than two dozen local and…

Suspect charged following rape aboard a boat

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have charged a 44-year-old man from George Town with rape following his arrest in connection with an allegation of rape on a boat Tuesday night. Police said the man, who has not been named, was both arrested and charged Friday and is expected to appear in court Monday…

Police looking for teenage runaways

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two teenage girls were reported missing after they failed to turn up at their pick-up locations after school yesterday. Both girls are understood to be resident at the Francis Bodden Girls Home and one of them has runaway three times over the last few months. Moteshia Mothen (15) and Ukelia Dixon…

MAIL CALL: Where to find the Compass

Source: Cayman Compass Editorial writer Jennifer Hemmingsen explains where the Cayman Compass newspaper can be found, read or purchased. Link: MAIL CALL: Where to find the Compass

Honda SUV thieves strike again

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police received two reports Friday morning of another two Honda cars stolen from separate locations. One of them is a Honda CR-V SUV, the fourth vehicle of this make and model stolen over the last week, two of which have been recovered. Police say that shortly after midnight this…

24 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 24 Nov Fri 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 100 AM EST Fri Nov 24 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 Weather Outlook…

Gimistory Festival promises tales under night sky

Source: Cayman Compass Established in 1998, Gimistory International Storytelling Festival is presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as a free event for the community and is made possible by the generous support of local businesses. Link: Gimistory Festival promises tales under night sky

Cayman Motor Museum reopens for season

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Motor Museum is a treasure trove of antique, classic and famous cars housed in a purpose-built facility on North West Point Road. Link: Cayman Motor Museum reopens for season

Self-proclaimed ‘King of Caribbean Comedy’ returns to Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass The New York City-based self-proclaimed “King of Caribbean Comedy,” MaJah Hype, returns to Grand Cayman to take the stage for Grinfest at Margaritaville George Town on Saturday. Showtime is 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Dane from Irie FM. Link: Self-proclaimed ‘King of Caribbean Comedy’ returns to Cayman

The Editor Speaks: A good man leaves

Source: Cayman Eye News I have to confess, when Neil Lavis arrived here from the UK to take up his job as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, I didn’t think he would last twelve months. He not only had to battle with the challenging job of dealing with criminals, but the…

Dawn Howe to join Cayman Islands’ Genesis

Source: Cayman Eye News Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd. (“Genesis”) announces that Dawn Howe will be joining Genesis, from 2 January 2018. J. Paul Drake, Managing Director of Genesis, said: “We are delighted that Dawn has agreed to join the team at Genesis. In the New Year she will be providing fiduciary services…

Media members of CONCACAF to vote on their AWARDS

Source: Cayman Eye News CONCACAF are pleased to announce that the Confederation will once again recognize the outstanding achievements of players, coaches and referees from across our region with a number of awards based on performances in all CONCACAF competitions, for the year 2017. Media members [we are a member] will once again play…

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Director resigns

Source: Cayman Eye News 4 Years of Progress The Ministry of Home Affairs regretfully announces the resignation of Neil Lavis as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Lavis joined HMCIPS, which includes HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks, in June 2013. During his tenure, he introduced several new policies and procedures…

CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The beleaguered local sports body, the Cayman Islands Football Association, has voted Alfredo Whittaker as its new president. A well-known senior referee, Whittaker won a tight ballot 8-7 after Renard Moxam dropped out of the running, which included incumbent president Lee Ramoon, after four rounds of voting. In a…

Driver critical after light pole crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A driver is currently in a critical condition at the Cayman  Islands Hospital after a collision with a light pole at around 9:00pm last night, 22 November. Emergency personnel were called to the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, south of Yacht Drive, where the single car crash had happened. Police said…

Dart denied permission for tunnel extension

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Central Planning Authority has denied the application from Cayman Shores Development, one of Dart’s network of companies, which had applied for permission to extend its tunnel on the West Bay Road. The decision was made yesterday evening after the CPA met and considered the application. The board has…

Bridger finally off the hook over Tempura

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The senior investigating officer on the long-running and ill-fated police corruption probe, Operation Tempura, will not be charged. More than four years after then police commissioner David Baines announced that Martin Bridger had himself become the subject of investigation over what information he may have revealed to the media…

Police arrest suspect over GTPS break-in

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) Police arrested a 32-year-old man from George Town Thursday morning in connection with an attempted break-in yesterday at the George Town Police Station. Two hooded thieves had tried to make off with a motorbike from the compound lock-up at the rear of the facility but were disturbed by officers…

CIG aiming for full local employment

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Among the Government of National Unity’s ambitions for the next two years, supported by its recently passed spending plan, is full employment for all Caymanians. According to various comments made by the premier over the last few weeks since he delivered the Budget Policy Statement, the creation of a…

Cayman Islands: Recovered: Stolen Honda CRV – 19 November

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Thu 23 Nov 2017 Recovered Honda CR-V – Q4405 Stolen 1998 silver Honda CR-V, registration Q4405, has been recovered and can also be disregarded from the below list of stolen vehicles. The purple 1996 CR-V, registration 126-742, remains outstanding. The police would like to thank the public for…

23 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 23 Nov Thu 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Stewart   Tropical Weather Outlook…

NEW: Accident on Esterley Tibbetts Highway

Source: Cayman Compass Public safety officials restricted traffic on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway due to a single-car accident that occurred just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Link: NEW: Accident on Esterley Tibbetts Highway

GT man charged with possessing illegal gun

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 25-year-old man from George Town who was arrested Monday following an incident at a Walker’s Road gas station last week has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and ganja with intent to supply and is expected in court tomorrow, 23 November. The man had reportedly…

Cayman Islands CIEF President appointed to FEI Solidarity Committee

Source: Cayman Eye News By Sharon Hinds From CIEF At the Federation Equestre Internationale’s General Assembly in Montevideo, Uruguay on November 21, 2017, Eve Van den Bol, President of the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation was appointed as a member to the FEI Solidarity Committee replacing Jean-Patrick Chemaly of Haiti. The FEI Solidarity Committee is…

Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

Source: Cayman Eye News Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN…

The Editor Speaks: How much for a new courthouse?

Source: Cayman Eye News At the Finance Committee this week we learnt that the government has spent over $1M on reports exploring the “where, what and when?” on a new courthouse. It has taken ten years to come to no conclusion whatsoever, except we can’t afford $177M. Now they want to spend $400,000 on…

Will: A nod, and noddingoff, to another year of American hilarity

Source: Cayman Compass Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity… Link: Will: A nod, and noddingoff, to another year of American hilarity

EDITORIAL – Excellent teachers: The secret to excellent schools

Source: Cayman Compass Like a good businessperson, a good teacher desires only a couple of things: First, adequate resources. Second, for government officials to get out of their way, and allow them to flourish in their chosen vocation. Link: EDITORIAL – Excellent teachers: The secret to excellent schools

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