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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Update on applications pending for Cayman Islands Permanent Residence “In light of the changes that were made recently to the Permanent Residence Points System by the Immigration (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 the Department of Immigration is putting in place a plan in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and other
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman moves into soft opening, welcoming first guests New 285-Room Destination Resort Greets Travelers as Doors Open; Select Rooms and Amenities Now Available, with More Coming Soon George Town, CYM – March 28, 2017 – Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman, a new resort situated on the
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,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Biltmore conference to address challenge for Caribbean nations: finding stable growth BY MIMI WHITEFIELD From Miami Herald The small states of the Caribbean often face unique challenges — hurricanes and other natural disasters that hit with some regularity, high debt levels, less diverse economies than their larger counterparts, and susceptibility
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands’ PSBP Pensioners’ Appreciation event at Pedro The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) is continuing celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary this year with a Pensioners’ Appreciation event at Pedro St. James on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event, in the grounds of
Source: Cayman Eye News | Caribbean Cat Facility CCRIF donates 0,000 to Belize to aid rainfall tracking Belize SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is providing US$100,000 to the government of Belize to purchase 40-50 automatic weather stations that will provide the Meteorological Service of Belize with access to real-time rainfall data. The
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
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | Plan hatched to release GM mosquitoes across Cayman Islands Plans to expand the release of genetically modified mosquitoes across Grand Cayman have been submitted to the National Conservation Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Direct charter flights to bring St. Maarten patients to Health City Cayman Islands CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 27, 2017) – Cayman Islands based tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands announced today that direct charter flights to St Maarten will bring patients from that country to the Cayman Islands for specialized
Source: Cayman Eye News | NEW SCIENTIST Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs By Jessica Hamzelou From New Scientist Two women thought to be infertile have become pregnant using a technique that seems to rejuvenate ovaries, New Scientist can reveal. It is the first time such a treatment has enabled menopausal women
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Brac Spring weekend attendees experience reflection, recreation The Youth Services Unit put on three days of community-building events for this year’s Brac Spring Weekend (10-12 March 2017). Also attended by students from Grand Cayman, including a group from the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly and the YouthFlex radio show, the
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | European banks book billion profit in tax havens, Oxfam says By Stephen Morris From Bloomberg 20 lenders paid no tax on 383 million euros of profit in 2015 Subsidiaries in tax havens twice as profitable as elsewhere Europe’s largest banks routed 25 billion euros ($27 billion) through tax havens in
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands’ school registration Dates: 27th March, 2017, 31st March, 2017 Contact (name): Communications Manager/Policy Analyst/MEEGA Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Kimberly.email@example.com 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Eye News | Caribbean Unity in support of Tambourine Army activist Latoya Nugent From awid Women’s Rights As concerned members of the Caribbean region and diaspora, we are outraged by the unreasonable and absurd charges of three counts of “malicious communication” under Section 9 (1) of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 by the
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
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
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Book donations breathe LIFE into Cayman Islands’ classroom libraries Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) has accepted a donation of over 3500 reading books, believed to be the largest recorded gift of reading materials given to a Government school in Cayman. The contribution was organised by charitable organisation Literacy
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
Source: Cayman Compass | Adam, Mike Mike Adam is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for George Town South.
Source: Cayman Compass | Tibbetts, Denniston Denniston Tibbetts is a Cayman Democratic Party candidate for Red Bay.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Two Men Arrested in connection with Wounding and Robbery last weekend From RCIPS Fri 24 March 2017 at: 9:49am Yesterday, 23 March, a 21-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of wounding and robbery in connection with the incident that occurred at the Jungle Bar last
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,
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Health City Cayman Islands and SZV Social & Health Insurances partner to fly patients from St. Maarten There is to be an official announcement of an agreement between SZV Social & Health Insurances and Health City Cayman Islands to send patients from St. Maarten for specialized medical care to Health
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | London attack: British-born attacker ‘known to MI5’ – Khalid Masood identified as killer Khalid Masood identified as killer From BBC Police have identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five. Masood, 52, was born as Adrian Elms in Kent
Source: Cayman Eye News | This Caribbean nation checks in on its diaspora amid London terror attack From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. Mar. 23, 2017: At least one Caribbean nation has jumped into high gear, checking in on its Diaspora nationals in the UK on the heels of reports of a terror attack
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | Builders to complete Cayman’s first utility-scale solar farm in April Builders will begin installing 21,690 solar panels on a 22-acre east Bodden Town site next week, moving toward an April commissioning for Cayman’s first utility-scale solar project.
Source: Cayman Compass | Bodden Town-Rum Point road proposed through mangroves A new road that would cut through the Central Mangrove Wetlands to link Bodden Town to Rum Point is under consideration.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 —
Source: Cayman Eye News | 40 people watched an alleged sexual assault video live on Facebook, no one did anything BY GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE From Mashable Chicago police are looking for up to six men who reportedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old and live-streamed the attack on Facebook. 40 people watched the live video and not one
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | McCoy-Moore, Maxine Maxine McCoy-Moore is an independent candidate for Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman.
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | Wrong bill Wrong bill — Today’s editorial cartoon
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Theft of boat discovered Monday, 20 March From RCIPS Monday, 20 March, around 1:30PM a boat was discovered missing from the dock at the rear of a residence on Canal Point Drive in George Town. The boat is a Twin V boat, 14 feet in length, with a
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
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands utility company employees benefit from wellness programme Employees of Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC) are seeing significant benefits from the Company’s internal wellness programme. Health and Safety is one of the core values of the Company and the CUC Wellness Connection was implemented in 2013 to create a
Source: Cayman Eye News | Conservation, Customer Service and Tourism Awards; 2017 is off to a Good Start at Little Cayman’s Southern Cross Club Little Cayman Resort receives high ranking in TripAdvisor awards and high praise for its support of annual Grouper Moon Project Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, March 21 – So far, 2017 has
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
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
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
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
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,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands recalls corned beef/Jamaica bans corned beef imports from Brazil, urges public not to consume any Cayman Islands DEH Food Recall on Corned Beef Products from Brazil The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an alert has been issued concerning the recall of corned beef
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | EDITORIAL – Fuel price regulation: It may be good politics, but it’s bad policy The Progressives’ proposal to lower the price of gasoline may look good on a bumper sticker, or sound good on the campaign trail, but as a piece of legislation, it’s bad policy and bad precedent.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands police helicopter strikes line of tethered kite Police Helicopter Strikes Line of Tethered Kite; Helicopter Back in Service Sunday (19) On the afternoon of Friday 16 March 2017, while on a police tasking in the West Bay Area of Grand Cayman, the police helicopter struck the line of
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands patrol officers disrupt burglary-in-progress, one arrested From RCIPS While on proactive patrol in the West Bay area early this morning just before 4:30AM, officers responded quickly to a report of a nearby alarm at Tortuga Rum Company on Northwest Point Road. When they arrived two men were seen
Source: Cayman Eye News | Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) opens in Cayman islands to coordinate child protection From RCIPS Today, Monday 20 March, the MASH Unit was officially opened during a press conference in its George Town offices in Anderson Square. The Governor, Premier, Acting Commissioner of Police and Director of Department of Children and
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Airways adds more Sister Islands(Cayman Brac & Little Cayman) flights Revised schedule adds more seats and convenient options for travel throughout the day Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (20 March, 2016) A new Cayman Airways schedule for the Sister Islands offers more flights between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and
Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: Who is pulling the strings of the “independents”? At the last election we had the “Independents” running with the majority under the umbrella of C4C. This election there is no C4C or C3C, or C2C or any number in the middle of CC. However, there is a
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Cayman Compass | EDITORIAL – World Poetry Day: Time to appreciate language and life Offering up words for public consumption takes a certain amount of – well, not courage – but “pluck.” Even we newspaper “ink-stained wretches” (as we were once known), are painfully aware that each word is a choice and thus an
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
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
Source: Cayman Compass | Voter turnout Today’s editorial cartoon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Maples Group assists MJX Asset Management on first new-issue CLO of 2017 Maples and Calder and Maples Fiduciary have assisted MJX Asset Management (“MJX“) on its dual compliant $528 million Venture XXVI CLO – the first new-issue CLO of the year globally. The deal, which priced on 19
Source: Cayman Eye News | Activist urges Cayman Islands to grow marijuana after long wait for cannabis oil from Jamaica From Jamaica Observer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Government of the Cayman Islands is being urged to cultivate marijuana locally. The call came from local activist Dennie Warren Jr who was central to
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Lanarkshire couple funded luxury holidays to Cayman Islands and Las Vegas and drove Range Rovers after dodging almost £1m in tax By David Meikle From The Scottish Sun TAX DODGERS JAILED -Michael Howard, 44 and his wife Donna, 43, ran a security systems business and enjoyed a multi-million pound turnover
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,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Derek Walcott, who wrote of Caribbean beauty and bondage, dies at 87 From KHSU Derek Walcott’s work explored the beauty of his Caribbean homeland and its brutal colonial history. The prolific, Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright died Friday at his home in St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott wrote dozens
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
Source: Cayman Compass | Minister: Bill seeks to guarantee Caymanian control of local law firms A bill regulating the operation of Cayman Islands law firms and lawyers was approved unanimously Friday afternoon following an acrimonious week of debate.
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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Compass | Dive boat sinks in George Town harbor, salvaged from ocean floor A dive boat sank in George Town harbor in stormy weather last week and had to be salvaged Thursday.
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.
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Dog Found in Midland Acres Thu Evening, 16 March From RCIPS Officers found a grey-and-white Shih Tzu was found in the Midland Acres area of Bodden Town around 2300hrs yesterday evening, 16 March. The dog has been handed over to Animal Control Center. Anyone with information regarding the
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.
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Theft of Red Honda Civic Discovered Yesterday Morning, 16 Marc From RCIPS Theft of Red Honda Civic Discovered Yesterday Morning, 16 March Thursday, 16 March, a red Honda Civic parked in the employee parking area on the north side of the Ritz Carlton Hotel was discovered missing just
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: RCIPS Warns Public of Phishing Email Purporting To Be from RCIPS FCU From RCIPS An email purporting to be from the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit has been circulating this morning. We want to advise anyone who has received the email below that this is not legitimate, and the
Source: Cayman Eye News | HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY FRI 17 MARCH – Make some Irish Cream A Very Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our readers Recipe: Irish Cream By Kelli Foster From The Kitchn With hints of coffee and chocolate, a good Irish creamer is luxuriously rich and just as much dessert as
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Canadian boxing champ named Sports Ambassador for Cayman Islands hospital CAYMAN ISLANDS – Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox, holder of the WBA NABA super lightweight title, has been named a Sports Ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands. With his next match coming up on March 18th, Wilcox is
Source: Cayman Eye News | Triple C’s Under 18 Boys’ Soccer Team makes Cayman Islands history On Friday, February 10th, Triple C’s Under-18 boys’ soccer team won the annual Private School Association (PSA) soccer tournament that was held at the Cayman International School field in Camana Bay. The team also was the winners of the
Source: Cayman Eye News | JGHS Aqua Lasers Champions at 2017 Cayman Islands Seaperch Challenge Top prize at the 2017 Cayman Islands SeaPerch Challenge went to a team of 11-year-old John Gray High School students. The Challenge took place this past weekend at the Camana Bay Sports Complex Pool, and the team of Diamond White,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Sir Ronald Sanders: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in Citizenship by Investment By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Sun Dominica The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), operated by many countries in the world, including the US, Spain, Switzerland, Malta and Portugal to name a few, is particularly misrepresented in relation
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
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.
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Finance to host UK HM Revenue & Customs seminar on UK Criminal Finances Bill Cayman Finance will be hosting an important seminar on Thursday, 23 March at The Ritz-Carlton, to discuss and provide information on the UK’s latest Criminal Finances Bill. The UK HM Revenue & Customs team leading
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Source: Cayman News Service | How would you grade your MLAs this past term? (Part 1) 101 writes: It’s that time again, where existing and wannabe politicians gear up to tell us what they have done for us, or to tell us why their opponents have messed up and how they, if elected, will fix
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
Source: Cayman News Service | Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues (CNS): The West Bay man who was injured when he was hit by a fire rescue truck during a collision on the West Bay Road is still being treated at the hospital in George Town and is in a stable
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Business Surveys on Cayman Islands’ economic performance start March 27 It is that time of the year when the Economics and Statistics Office conducts the annual business surveys. The survey will begin on March 27, 2017 when the survey form will be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to all entities that
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | There are 2 types of wealth — only one is key to your happiness By Charles Chu, Medium From Business Insider The horizontally wealthy don’t let increased income dictate their tastes. Nasrul Ekram/Flickr With over 85 million books sold in a lifetime, Terry Pratchett was a millionaire many times over.
Source: Cayman Eye News | How social protection can facilitate formalization in the Caribbean Port of Spain (ILO News) Representatives from 16 Caribbean countries are in Trinidad and Tobago (14-17 March 2017) to discuss the extension of social protection in the context of formalization policies. Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Sir Richard Branson dives with Dr. Guy Harvey to generate awareness of endangered Nassau Groupers Annually after a full moon Nassau Groupers gather off the Little Cayman coast to spawn LITTLE CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (March 14, 2017) – Sir Richard Branson says witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers
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
Source: Cayman Eye News | Cayman Islands: Elite SC looks to grow from Caribbean club campaign From CONCACAF MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Although Elite Sports Club didn’t score a goal or earn a point in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, it took home some valuable lessons for future participation in the tournament. In first-round play,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Oxbridge Re Holdings reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 results GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / March 13, 2017 / Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (OXBR), a provider of reinsurance solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, reported financial results
Source: Cayman Eye News | The Editor Speaks: If there was any doubt it has gone If there was any doubt in one’s mind whether it would be a good thing to go back in time to a country ruled by independents it should have evaporated into the ether by the shocking behaviour of the
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,
Source: Cayman Eye News | Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled company Exclusive by Stephen Long From ABC Au Federal Court challenge against Adani Up to $3 billion from Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary owned in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project