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April 4, 2020

Cayman Islands

Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the blow to the Cayman Islands financial sector after it was blacklisted by the European Union as being non-cooperative on tax issues because… Link: Cayman meets CFATF assessment deadline

Miller maintains call for Bush to resign

Source: Cayman Compass North Side MLA Ezzard Miller maintains his call for House Speaker McKeeva Bush to resign, saying there is no legal provision for his “leave of… Link: Miller maintains call for Bush to resign

Bush agrees to ‘temporary’ leave

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush is expected to formally announce that he is taking a leave of absence from his job presiding over the Legislative Assembly… Link: Bush agrees to ‘temporary’ leave

Bush takes leave of absence as Speaker

Source: Cayman Compass House Speaker McKeeva Bush has said he will be taking a leave of absence from his post with immediate effect. Link: Bush takes leave of absence as Speaker

Cayman turns away cruise ship amid coronavirus concerns

Source: Cayman Compass A cruise ship carrying a crew member who had been isolated on board with flu-like symptoms was denied entry to the Cayman Islands on Wednesday. Link: Cayman turns away cruise ship amid coronavirus concerns

The end of Teflon

Source: Cayman News Service 101 writes: In some ways the sleepy little island hasn’t changed. One of the prime examples of this has been our community’s unwillingness to rock… Link: The end of Teflon

Ship turned away by Cayman amid coronavirus fears

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One of the six cruise ships scheduled to visit Grand Cayman on Wednesday has been denied entry because a crew member on board with… Link: Ship turned away by Cayman amid coronavirus fears

Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly is flying to London on Wednesday, where he will meet up with Premier Alden McLaughlin to discuss the… Link: Bush heading to London to discuss ‘the incident’

Police nab attempted murder suspect at airport

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police officers arrested a 34-year-old-man from George Town yesterday evening in connection with a shooting on Shedden Road on Friday night. The man was… Link: Police nab attempted murder suspect at airport

Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ezzard Miller, the representative for North Side and former opposition leader, is the first, and so far only, member of the Legislative Assembly to… Link: Ezzard addresses Mac’s admission of mental health issues

Boy stabbed in fight at Camana Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A juvenile male received a stab wound to the leg during a fight with other boys in Camana Bay Saturday night. The RCIPS said… Link: Boy stabbed in fight at Camana Bay

Cops still investigating barroom assault

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): While the RCIPS has still not named McKeeva Bush, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, as the suspect, they confirmed Monday evening that they… Link: Cops still investigating barroom assault

Bike-share business popular with tourists

Source: Cayman Compass Opposite the Westin hotel on West Bay Road, a couple unloads groceries and beach towels from the basket of a distinctive green-and-white bicycle. Link: Bike-share business popular with tourists

The car that rents by the minute…

Source: Cayman Compass In the plush interior of the Arch Automotive showroom in Camana Bay, I push a button on my smartphone and a map lights up with… Link: The car that rents by the minute…

Flex close to liftoff, despite challenges

Source: Cayman Compass When two young Caymanian entrepreneurs set up transport app, Flex, their vision was to bring an Uber-style service to the Caribbean. Link: Flex close to liftoff, despite challenges

Machete wielding robber turns himself in

Source: Cayman Compass A George Town man pleaded guilty to a single count of robbery in Grand Court on Friday. DeAnthony Russell, 22, admitted to using a machete… Link: Machete wielding robber turns himself in

Cayman Brac man sentenced for fatal traffic accident

Source: Cayman Compass Paul Mannix Scott, of Cayman Brac, was sentenced to more than three years in jail for a 2018 accident that claimed the life of a… Link: Cayman Brac man sentenced for fatal traffic accident

Speaker apologises but rejects culpability

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush has issued a full statement regarding Friday’s incident and issued an apology to the victim of the assault… Link: Speaker apologises but rejects culpability

Public pressure mounts for Bush’s resignation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Not one member of government or the Legislative Assembly has issued any statement about the very public assault, in which the speaker of the… Link: Public pressure mounts for Bush’s resignation

Dart container ban in works

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A committee set up by government to consider banning single-use plastics is advising that check-out shopping bags, plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs, as… Link: Dart container ban in works

House speaker accused of barroom assault

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Speaker of the Legislative Assembly McKeeva Bush (65) has been accused of assaulting the manager of Coral Beach bar in a public display of… Link: House speaker accused of barroom assault

Man critical after George Town shooting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An unidentified man is currently in a critical but stable condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital after he was shot last night sometime around… Link: Man critical after George Town shooting

Man injured trying to escape police

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police were involved in a pursuit through central George Town on Thursday morning after the driver of a blue Honda Civic refused to pull… Link: Man injured trying to escape police

Driver badly hurt in Bodden Town crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have now revised their report about the health of a driver involved in a serious smash in Bodden Town earlier this week.… Link: Driver badly hurt in Bodden Town crash

Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is flying to London today, Friday, for what officials said was a series of very important meetings, including a first visit… Link: Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A banking giant that has been criticised for its heavy investments in the fossil fuel industry has circulated a new climate report that it… Link: JP Morgan report warns of climate catastrophe

NS teenager arrested and bailed in street robbery

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have arrested a 17-year-old-boy from North Side on suspicion of robbery and stealing a vehicle, in relation to a mugging on the West… Link: NS teenager arrested and bailed in street robbery

Longest turtle nesting season closes with high count

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After the longest ever recorded turtle nesting season in the Cayman Islands, researchers have confirmed that 675 nests were counted between the discovery of… Link: Longest turtle nesting season closes with high count

CPR plans major voter registration drive

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the successful legal challenge by Cruise Port Referendum member Shirley Roulstone to government’s attempts to hold an unconstitutional poll, the CPR campaigners say… Link: CPR plans major voter registration drive

Dealer facing extra jail time for pimping charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Wayne Carlos Myles, who is serving 13 years in jail for dealing cocaine, may find that prison time extended. On Thursday the crown urged… Link: Dealer facing extra jail time for pimping charges

Docs agree Webb insane but court to decide verdict

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Travis Webb (27), who was charged with attempted murder after he buried a 3-year-old child alive in a shallow grave in a family yard… Link: Docs agree Webb insane but court to decide verdict

Kill it in the interview

Source: Cayman Compass An interview is the doorway into a company, but you need to be well-prepared to pull it off and land a job offer. Here are… Link: Kill it in the interview

Ramp up your résumé

Source: Cayman Compass The purpose of a résumé is to present your qualifications and experience clearly and concisely when applying for a job or expressing your interest in… Link: Ramp up your résumé

Educate yourself

Source: Cayman Compass There are plenty of opportunities on-island to get educated for the workforce. Here’s a round-up of schools and organisations that offer learning opportunities: Cayman Islands… Link: Educate yourself

Seek success with a scholarship

Source: Cayman Compass The brightest and best of Caymanian students need not feel deterred by financial constraints to pursue the studies of their dreams. Both government and private… Link: Seek success with a scholarship

Medically minded

Source: Cayman Compass Located in East End, Health City was born from the vision of renowned heart surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Devi Shetty and is supported by the… Link: Medically minded

Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Various major law firms have issued advisories and statements to clients over the last two days after a pretty bad day on Tuesday for… Link: Offshore sector scrambles to repair damage

Max 8 to take maintenance flight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One of Cayman Airways’ still grounded new 737 Max 8 aircraft will take to the skies this weekend as part of its maintenance programme.… Link: Max 8 to take maintenance flight

Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a very short statement in the wake of Justice Tim Owen’s ruling Wednesday, in which he confirmed that government would… Link: Premier plans appeal over port vote ruling

Gov’t must pass general law before any PIR

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In Justice Tim Owen’s full ruling on the successful judicial review brought by Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR)… Link: Gov’t must pass general law before any PIR

Shirley triumphs in port challenge

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Shirley Roulstone, a leading member of the campaign for a people’s referendum on the proposed cruise project, emerged victorious on Wednesday after Justice Tim… Link: Shirley triumphs in port challenge

Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite revelations that Cabinet has waived the requirement for planning permission for the Smith Barcadere Project, there is no sign of the necessary gazette… Link: Cove’s waived planning permission ‘missing’

Cayman tops TJN 2020 Secrecy Index

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands government hit back at the Tax Justice Network after it topped the TJN Financial Secrecy Index this year for the first… Link: Cayman tops TJN 2020 Secrecy Index

Refs appeal BT’s return to the pitch

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Referees Association has appealed a decision to allow Bodden Town Football Club to resume league play after an incident last month where… Link: Refs appeal BT’s return to the pitch

UNC welcomes swimmer Allison Jackson

Source: Cayman Compass Caymanian swimmer Allison Jackson, 16, has been offered a partial scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado where she will join her older sister, Sarah… Link: UNC welcomes swimmer Allison Jackson

Cops bust West Bay dealer

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three West Bay men, aged 28, 41 and 64, were arrested Friday night after a drug bust at three locations in the district, one… Link: Cops bust West Bay dealer

Car smashes into wall in Pease Bay

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A driver had a lucky escape Monday afternoon after the silver Honda Accord he was driving east on Bodden Town Road smashed into a… Link: Car smashes into wall in Pease Bay

Boris’ reshuffle lands UKOTs a new boss

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After a ministerial reshuffle by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office appears to have undergone an unofficial merger with the… Link: Boris’ reshuffle lands UKOTs a new boss

Cayman faces long wait to get off EU blacklist

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As expected, following warnings last week the Cayman Islands was added to the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions regarding tax issues on Tuesday.… Link: Cayman faces long wait to get off EU blacklist

CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Staff employed by the CAYS Foundation, which runs the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay, revealed a number of shortcomings at the care facility… Link: CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

GT man arrested after gun found in raid

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police found and seized a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and nine rounds of ammunition last Thursday afternoon (13 February) during a raid in the Scranton… Link: GT man arrested after gun found in raid

Two primary schools show improvement

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two government primary schools achieved ‘satisfactory’ grades during their recent follow-through reviews by school inspectors. Both East End and Red Bay had shown improvement,… Link: Two primary schools show improvement

WORC raids construction site

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An undisclosed number of people were arrested last week for immigration offences, according to a press release from government’s new employment-immigration units. Officials said… Link: WORC raids construction site

Four gov’t entities miss audit deadline

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear said she was “delighted” with this year’s financial reporting by most government entities after giving 36 out of 40 audits… Link: Four gov’t entities miss audit deadline

List of issues lands Bible school ‘weak’ grade

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government school inspectors have graded the Calvary Baptist Christian Academy as ‘weak’ after they assessed the relatively new private church-linked school for the first… Link: List of issues lands Bible school ‘weak’ grade

Giant shark tooth fossil found

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A massive tooth that once belonged to a Megalodon, a giant shark that has been extinct for millions of years, has been given to… Link: Giant shark tooth fossil found

Scammers use cops’ email to phish

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS is urging the public not to click on a fraudulent email currently circulating that purports to come from the Financial Crime Unit… Link: Scammers use cops’ email to phish

Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

Source: Cayman News Service Tammy Kelderman writes: Greta Thunberg, Swedish teen climate change activist, and her young followers claim that the adults have done “nothing” to help curb climate… Link: Climate change: are adults doing ‘nothing’?

Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In an emotional moment in Grand Court on Thursday, Micheal Stewart (65) and Larry Levers (47) were acquitted of the manslaughter of 14-year-old Risco… Link: Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government school inspectors have still not given an ‘excellent’ grade to any local high schools, public or private, but Cayman International School came very… Link: CIS falls narrowly short of ‘excellent’ grade

Minister flip-flops over carnivals

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite insisting that government wanted Grand Cayman’s rival adult carnivals consolidated into one weekend, Dwayne Seymour, the minister responsible for culture, has announced another… Link: Minister flip-flops over carnivals

Sex assault cases advance toward trial

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A George Town man pleaded not guilty to rape when he appeared in court Friday and is now expected to face trial later this… Link: Sex assault cases advance toward trial

Crown to ‘re-do’ charges against Marl Road owner

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Charges against Sandra Hill, who has found herself in criminal court over allegations that she “bullied” local businessman Matthew Leslie on her website, Cayman… Link: Crown to ‘re-do’ charges against Marl Road owner

Employment survey begins in March

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin its Spring Labour Force Survey (LFS) next month to collect data on people in the Cayman… Link: Employment survey begins in March

Commission preparing for ethics law

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Commission for Standards in Public Life is preparing for the Standards in Public Life Law coming into force, with Regulations to follow shortly… Link: Commission preparing for ethics law

Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

Source: Cayman News Service Dr Leonardo Raznovich writes: A person that is struggling with their sexual orientation may often feel lonely, vulnerable and confused. They may also feel a… Link: Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Despite passing a raft of laws in the Legislative Assembly to avoid being blacklisted by the European Union, it appears that the Cayman Islands… Link: Cayman’s efforts to avoid blacklist fails

Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): While one of Princess Cruise Line’s ships is stuck in quarantine at the Japanese port of Yokohama following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus… Link: Cruises disrupted by disease outbreak

Emergency warnings to include mobile app

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Phase II of the National Emergency Notification System (NENS) will include the creation of a new mobile alert application, which will be implemented in… Link: Emergency warnings to include mobile app

Tough times no excuse to rob

Source: Cayman News Service “Tired” writes: As a 21-year-old Caymanian with no further education, it is HARD. I graduated when I was 16 and started working that year. I’ve… Link: Tough times no excuse to rob

CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman Airways has said that the partial opening of the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday evening did not allow inbound jet flights to land.… Link: CAL adds flights for stranded passengers

Cayman develops online AML learning platform

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As part of continuing efforts by the Cayman Islands to fill gaps in its regime dealing with financial crime identified by the Financial Action… Link: Cayman develops online AML learning platform

Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The damage to the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport, which caused it to be closed Monday afternoon, was caused by aircraft blast “lifting”… Link: Runway asphalt ramp damaged by aircraft blast

Trust joins protest against beach ‘enhancement’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands issued a statement via social media on Tuesday morning stating clearly that the NGO does not support… Link: Trust joins protest against beach ‘enhancement’

Head-on collision on Cayman Brac

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two vehicles collided on Cayman Brac Friday night after one of them swerved into the opposite lane. Police said that just before 11:20pm on… Link: Head-on collision on Cayman Brac

Driver arrested after smash on Shamrock Road

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 29-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident following a three-car collision Sunday night on… Link: Driver arrested after smash on Shamrock Road

Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 69-year-old visitor from the United States died on Sunday afternoon after two personal watercraft collided off Seven Mile Beach. Police said that at… Link: Elderly visitor died after Jet Ski collision

ORIA reopened despite runway damage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED 7:56pm: The runway at Owen Roberts International Airport reopened Monday evening, 10 February, “with a redeclared distance, which allows for limited flight operations”,… Link: ORIA reopened despite runway damage

CIG restricts travel from mainland China

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has imposed travel restrictions that limit entry, by boat or aircraft, for anyone who has travelled to, from or through… Link: CIG restricts travel from mainland China

Cap on car imports proposed

Source: Cayman Compass Buses for private schools, restrictions on vehicle imports and staggered work hours are among the key recommendations coming out of a government transport committee. Link: Cap on car imports proposed

Activists to sail Atlantic to address climate change

Source: Cayman Compass Two young activists from Cayman, Steff Mcdermot and Megan Ehman, are getting ready to sail across the Atlantic to collaborate with other countries on finding… Link: Activists to sail Atlantic to address climate change

‘Everyone deserves to love and be loved’

Source: Cayman Compass A person that is struggling with their sexual orientation and gender identity may often feel lonely, vulnerable and confused. They may also feel a sense… Link: ‘Everyone deserves to love and be loved’

Man mugged on West Bay Road

Source: Cayman Compass Police are investigating a robbery of a man on West Bay in the early hours of Saturday morning. Link: Man mugged on West Bay Road

Climate change policy push welcomed

Source: Cayman Compass Local legislators’ agreement to create a climate change policy has been welcomed by Sustainable Cayman’s Linda Clarke. Link: Climate change policy push welcomed

Two robberies in heart of tourist district

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A liquor store at Governor’s Square was robbed at knifepoint Friday night and a man was mugged on the West Bay Road in the… Link: Two robberies in heart of tourist district

RCIPS: Men armed with knives rob Tortuga liquor

Source: Cayman Compass Two men armed with knives robbed the Tortuga liquor store in Governors Square Friday shortly after 9pm, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported. Link: RCIPS: Men armed with knives rob Tortuga liquor

Plan warns climate change poses tourism risk

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Tourism Management Plan (NTMP), which was unveiled by Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell last week, makes it clear that climate change poses a… Link: Plan warns climate change poses tourism risk

UFC 247 predictions

Source: Cayman Compass The Toyota Center Arena in Houston, Texas, will host Ultimate Fighting Championship 247 on Saturday night. Jon Jones, who is considered one of the greatest… Link: UFC 247 predictions

Cayman Arts Festival hosts international musicians

Source: Cayman Compass One of the most exciting arts events in the Cayman Islands – the Cayman Arts Festival – will be taking place this month, with a… Link: Cayman Arts Festival hosts international musicians

East End man breathes new life into broken items

Source: Cayman Compass A Caymanian artist living with a case of elephantiasis isn’t letting his condition get him down or stop him creating art from bits and pieces.… Link: East End man breathes new life into broken items

The seas brought the songs to the sands

Source: Cayman Compass While other Caribbean islands were built on the rhythms of reggae and soca, Cayman’s distinct roots grew from gospel and country music. Country music first… Link: The seas brought the songs to the sands

Rivers hedges on support for Eden’s motion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a backlash from her constituents and the community, Minister Tara Rivers has used social media to claim that her support for a private… Link: Rivers hedges on support for Eden’s motion

Caymanian doing art residency in Portugal

Source: Cayman Compass Caymanian artist, John Reno Jackson, is presently in Portugal for a month-long residency programme. Jackson was selected out of numerous applicants for a spot at… Link: Caymanian doing art residency in Portugal

Second carer’s evidence backs colleague

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A second former care home worker charged with the manslaughter of Risco Batten (14) echoed evidence given by his colleague when he took the… Link: Second carer’s evidence backs colleague

Renewed push for global corporate tax reform

Source: Cayman Compass Efforts to reform international corporate tax rules before the end of this year will continue, according to a statement released last week by the OECD/G20… Link: Renewed push for global corporate tax reform

Algorand donation boosts Code Cayman’s tech education

Source: Cayman Compass Code Cayman, the non-profit learning network dedicated to supporting the growth of the local technology industry by ensuring that everyone can access the training, events… Link: Algorand donation boosts Code Cayman’s tech education

CEO conference to assess impact on Cayman of global conflict

Source: Cayman Compass The annual RF Cayman Economic Outlook conference is set for Friday, 6 March, at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and themed ‘Colliding Global Interests: Assessing the… Link: CEO conference to assess impact on Cayman of global conflict

CBC on alert for coronavirus

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has said it is vigilantly screening people entering the country who may have the novel… Link: CBC on alert for coronavirus

Border control gets health advice on coronavirus

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s Customs and Border Control officers will be assisted by a Public Health Department staffer to handle health screenings during busy periods at local ports… Link: Border control gets health advice on coronavirus

MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The veteran MLA for Savannah, Anthony Eden, led the charge, once again, of politicians using parliamentary privilege to deride the LGBT community and attack… Link: MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

Cayman sees spike in flu cases

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s Health Services Authority said there has been a 27.5% increase in the number of patients seeking medical care for flu-like symptoms in January when… Link: Cayman sees spike in flu cases

Court hears neither youth worker could swim

Source: Cayman Compass Neither of the two youth workers on trial for manslaughter in relation in the 2015 drowning death of teenager Risco Batten could swim, Grand Court… Link: Court hears neither youth worker could swim

Caymanians in China encouraged to leave

Source: Cayman Compass British nationals, including Caymanians, have been told to leave China if they are able to, according to Cayman’s UK office. Link: Caymanians in China encouraged to leave

Cayman embraces new era of weather forecasting

Source: Cayman Compass Meteorologists at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service hope that investments in forecasting equipment and research capabilities will facilitate better predictions and understanding of the… Link: Cayman embraces new era of weather forecasting

Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There are still no reported cases of coronovirus in Cayman, the latest respiratory flu-like illness now sweeping the globe, but the Cayman Islands Hospital… Link: Clinic opens for flu, prep for coronavirus

Woman injured in crosswalk hit-and-run

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are on the lookout for a small white car with a registration number beginning with 188 after a hit-and-run on the West Bay… Link: Woman injured in crosswalk hit-and-run

London office working on ‘crisis’ plan

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK (CIGO-UK) is establishing a crisis communications plan in partnership with the government here to improve the… Link: London office working on ‘crisis’ plan

Care worker saw no risk on fateful fishing trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Micheal Stewart (65), a former care worker charged with manslaughter, told a jury he was devastated by the death of Risco Batten, a teenage… Link: Care worker saw no risk on fateful fishing trip

Car stolen from Spotts Beach

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A gold 2018 KIA Sportage, registration number 181-756, was stolen from the parking lot at Spotts Beach on Monday, just days after a number… Link: Car stolen from Spotts Beach

Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said all of its uniform services responded robustly to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Cayman last week.… Link: Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

Cyclist’s verdict: Better bike lanes needed

Source: Cayman Compass Amid unprecedented traffic jams in Grand Cayman, the Compass spoke with local cyclist and owner of Revolutions Spinning gym Jerome Ameline to get his verdict… Link: Cyclist’s verdict: Better bike lanes needed

Million-dollar solution to restore eroding beach

Source: Cayman Compass A $1.25 million government-led ‘beach nourishment’ project has been proposed to counter erosion at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach. Link: Million-dollar solution to restore eroding beach

HSA flu clinic opens

Source: Cayman Compass The Health Services Authority has opened a temporary flu clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic. Link: HSA flu clinic opens

200% increase in 9-1-1 calls following quake

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s 9-1-1 emergency call centre experienced a 200% increase in calls in the hour following last week’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake, according to officials. Link: 200% increase in 9-1-1 calls following quake

West Bay gunman jailed for 24 years

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay man who has long been associated with armed gangs has been handed a 24-year prison sentence, having been convicted of trying… Link: West Bay gunman jailed for 24 years

Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Changes to the Health Practitioners Law, apparently designed to help doctors and other professional healthcare workers at Health City Cayman Islands renew their licence… Link: Minister defends changes for Health City doctors

Sister Island iguana in worrying decline

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A survey on Little Cayman of Sister Islands Rock Iguanas (Cyclura nubila caymanensis) has shown that the species is in serious trouble as a… Link: Sister Island iguana in worrying decline

LGBT activists ask who will enforce BoR

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With no sign of the legal framework for same-sex relationships that the government was directed to create by the appeal court, local LGBT activist… Link: LGBT activists ask who will enforce BoR

Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A complex engineering project that has been proposed to replace sand on a stretch of Seven Mile Beach is doomed to failure and will… Link: Gov’t urged not to allow 7MB doomed plan

Activists press on with battle against plastic

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on Sunday, activists in the Cayman Islands were cleaning up beaches on the Sister Islands and in West… Link: Activists press on with battle against plastic

Boxers pack a punch in year’s first bouts

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Boxing Association’s first fight night of 2020 punched into action Saturday night at a packed D. Dalmain Ebanks Boxing Gym. The local… Link: Boxers pack a punch in year’s first bouts

$1M sought for coronavirus fight

Source: Cayman Compass Health officials will be requesting Cabinet approval for just over $1 million as part of local coronavirus response preparations. Link: M sought for coronavirus fight

No local coronavirus cases reported

Source: Cayman Compass Health officials confirm there are no cases of coronavirus in the Cayman Islands. Link: No local coronavirus cases reported

Standards in Public Life Law to begin in March

Source: Cayman Compass Almost six years after its passage, the Standards in Public Life Law will take effect on 1 March, Premier Alden McLaughlin announced in the Legislative… Link: Standards in Public Life Law to begin in March

Police look for 3 men after BT stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police are on the lookout for three men, all believed to be in their late 20’s, with fair complexions and around 5’9″ tall,… Link: Police look for 3 men after BT stabbing

Water service interruptions for Windsor Park

Source: Cayman Compass Water Authority customers in the Windsor Park area could experience interruptions to their service on Tuesday and Wednesday as post-earthquake pipeline replacements are carried out. Link: Water service interruptions for Windsor Park

Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the Cayman authorities rush to meet the recommendations in last year’s damning CFATF review to plug gaps, address shortcomings and deal with vulnerabilities… Link: Minister steers through bundle of offshore laws

Climate change policy gets nod from LA

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Legislative Assembly voted for a private member’s motion calling on government to adopt a climate change policy, after whipping through the debate Friday… Link: Climate change policy gets nod from LA

Tourists stranded after passports stolen

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A couple visiting from Canada are now stuck on Grand Cayman after their passports, as well as many other valuable items, were stolen from… Link: Tourists stranded after passports stolen

Trust industry sees new prospects amid regulatory pressure

Source: Cayman Compass The financial services industry has been subject to accelerated regulatory change since the financial crisis. Trust and estate practitioners, who advise families on inheritance and… Link: Trust industry sees new prospects amid regulatory pressure

Opposition supports funds and financial services bills

Source: Cayman Compass Changes proposed by the government to the laws governing the registration and supervision of mutual funds and private funds, together with bills amending beneficial-ownership rules… Link: Opposition supports funds and financial services bills

Supervisory bodies receive specialised AML training

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands government organised an anti-money laundering training for the supervisors of financial services and other designated businesses and professions under the applicable AML… Link: Supervisory bodies receive specialised AML training

Traffic in focus: New Compass series

Source: Cayman Compass The morning and evening commutes have become a stressful endurance test for many. Link: Traffic in focus: New Compass series

Jamaica imposes China travel ban

Source: Cayman Compass Jamaica implemented a travel ban to and from China on Friday amid rising fears over the international outbreak of the coronavirus. Link: Jamaica imposes China travel ban

Road to gridlock: 6,500 more cars in 2019

Source: Cayman Compass More than 6,500 more vehicles were added to Cayman’s roads in 2019, fuelling unprecedented traffic congestion in the territory. Link: Road to gridlock: 6,500 more cars in 2019

AUDIO: Relaxing after the earthquake

Source: Cayman Compass Between a 7.7 earthquake, aftershocks and a tsunami scare, islanders may be feeling more anxious than normal. To help readers get back to centre, Compass… Link: AUDIO: Relaxing after the earthquake

Top Stories 31 January

Source: Cayman Compass Here are this week’s top headlines from the Cayman Compass. Link: Top Stories 31 January

Coronavirus latest: Cayman to consider travel restrictions

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s National Security Council will meet early next week to consider the implementation of travel restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Health Minister… Link: Coronavirus latest: Cayman to consider travel restrictions

Acroyoga takes poses to new heights

Source: Cayman Compass Have you ever practised acroyoga or have you heard about it? Most people know it as the modern acrobatic practice of yoga but what most… Link: Acroyoga takes poses to new heights

Home invader gets ‘life’ in jail

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Elmer Wright (26) is now the second person in the Cayman Islands to be given an indeterminate ‘life’ sentence for a crime other than… Link: Home invader gets ‘life’ in jail

Coral resilience expert joins CCMI

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A leading marine scientist with an expertise in how coral could stand up to climate change has joined the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)… Link: Coral resilience expert joins CCMI

Airport seeks cash for exterior work

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority is seeking an unsecured CI$12.4 million loan and an overdraft facility of CI $8.5 mllion to cover the cost… Link: Airport seeks cash for exterior work

UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The UK minister responsible for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has issued a statement trying to reassure the BOTs that Britain’s… Link: UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

Road chaos emerges as key earthquake lesson

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The panicked charge to the roads by thousands of drivers in the immediate wake of Tuesday’s earthquake is emerging as a key lesson for… Link: Road chaos emerges as key earthquake lesson

Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are warning West Bay drivers that a sinkhole opened today along the side of Watercourse Road in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 7.7M earthquake… Link: Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Governor honours work of youth group

Source: Cayman Compass Undeterred by the earthquake that hit Cayman the day before, Governor Martyn Roper hosted a reception Wednesday evening to mark the end of Support Our… Link: Governor honours work of youth group

Swimmers donate books to primary students

Source: Cayman Compass Members of the Stingray Swim Club Grand Cayman, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, last week donated 130 children’s books to… Link: Swimmers donate books to primary students

Mac denies desire to be leader again

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As he opened the proceedings at the first meeting of the year for the Legislative Assembly, Speaker McKeeva Bush oscillated between an angry rant… Link: Mac denies desire to be leader again

Seafarers gather at Government House

Source: Cayman Compass Noting their “sacrifice and contributions”, Governor Martyn Roper hosted a celebration for 150 of Cayman’s seafarers at a reception last week. Link: Seafarers gather at Government House

UCCI students get career guidance from GirlForce 100

Source: Cayman Compass Members of GirlForce 100, a female youth-mentoring initiative for 100 Women in Finance, visited the University College of the Cayman Islands last week to offer… Link: UCCI students get career guidance from GirlForce 100

Improve your health with meditation

Source: Cayman Compass With today’s always-on digital culture, it’s important to take some time to switch off. Being inundated daily with notifications, alerts, phone calls and messages can… Link: Improve your health with meditation

Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is meeting today, Thursday, after which it may declare a global health emergency,… Link: Warnings over rapid rise of coronavirus

Officers recruited to CI ‘army’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a recruitment campaign for officers for the Cayman Islands’ own regiment, three senior and six junior officers have now been appointed to establish… Link: Officers recruited to CI ‘army’

All government schools open Thursday

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Students at government schools had a day off Wednesday so that all facilities could be assessed following the 7.7 M earthquake and aftershocks Tuesday… Link: All government schools open Thursday

Wright guilty in violent home invasion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Elmer Wright (26) has been found guilty of five out of six charges against him relating to a horrifying, violent home invasion that took… Link: Wright guilty in violent home invasion

Students furious over dump failings

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Students from the Cayman International School are furious after the latest and certainly one of the most serious dump fires on Friday, and say… Link: Students furious over dump failings

Fire crews tackle NS car blaze

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After a long and difficult weekend tackling the dump fire, then playing their part in the response to the earthquake yesterday, the Cayman Islands… Link: Fire crews tackle NS car blaze

Cash register snatched at WB restaurant

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three masked burglars made off with an undisclosed quantity of cash Tuesday night, after running into Liberty’s Restaurant on Reverent Blackman Road, West Bay,… Link: Cash register snatched at WB restaurant

10 year old killing still active case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing for information in the murder of Courtney Spence (32), who was gunned down in an industrial area parking lot ten years… Link: 10 year old killing still active case

MLA calls for climate change policy

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With a draft climate change policy gathering dust in the environment ministry for almost a decade, the opposition representative for Newlands, Alva Suckoo, has… Link: MLA calls for climate change policy

Water cut as authority checks damage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: Water Authority customers are urged to keep checking social media and its website as water service resumes to various parts of the island.… Link: Water cut as authority checks damage

Man faces serious charge after bar fight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 39-year-old man from Bodden Town is facing charges of wounding with intent in connection with serious injuries he allegedly inflicted on another man… Link: Man faces serious charge after bar fight

LIVE UPDATES: Quake Rocks Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass An earthquake rocked the Cayman Islands Tuesday afternoon. All three islands experienced the effects of a magnitude 7.7 earthquake believed to have originated 80 miles… Link: LIVE UPDATES: Quake Rocks Cayman

Shelters open following 7.7 earthquake

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED 5:38pm: Government schools will be closed tomorrow to facilitate structural assessment following Tuesday afternoon’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake. The Red Cross Shelter on Huldah… Link: Shelters open following 7.7 earthquake

UPDATED (4pm): Earthquake rocks Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass UPDATE (4:14pm): A preliminary damage assessment is now under way and it has been confirmed that several sinkholes have opened up and at least one property… Link: UPDATED (4pm): Earthquake rocks Cayman

Jamaica health minister: No coronavirus

Source: Cayman Compass Jamaica’s health minister held an emergency press conference to quash social media rumours of a local suspected case of the potentially deadly coronavirus. Link: Jamaica health minister: No coronavirus

Need long-term solution to beach erosion

Source: Cayman Compass I read with interest that the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort has applied for a coastal works license to re-establish the eroded beach in front… Link: Need long-term solution to beach erosion

Gov’t should allow paralegals to handle certain cases

Source: Cayman Compass At the opening of the Grand Court on Wednesday, 15 Jan. 2020, both Chief Justice Anthony Smellie and Attorney General Sam Bulgin made reference to… Link: Gov’t should allow paralegals to handle certain cases

CO made misleading claims in sworn document

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chief Officer Stran Bodden made several misleading claims in an affidavit he swore was true used by lawyers representing government in the recent court… Link: CO made misleading claims in sworn document

DoE recover dead porpoise from BT beach

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environment said they believe the dead porpoise that washed up on a Bodden Town beach this weekend is a young false… Link: DoE recover dead porpoise from BT beach

Three charged with cocaine dealing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three people have been charged with dealing cocaine following a bust at a home off Shedden Road in George Town last week. Just after… Link: Three charged with cocaine dealing

Boat pilot denies manslaughter charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Sean Michael McDonald (36) from Prospect denied charges of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm when he appeared in court Friday in connection with a… Link: Boat pilot denies manslaughter charges

WORC adds deputy director to team

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has added another member to its management team, but there is still no date for when this new… Link: WORC adds deputy director to team

Dump fire extinguished say officials

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After a weekend fighting a serious deep-seated fire in the scrap vehicle area of the George Town dump, which ignited Friday morning, the Cayman… Link: Dump fire extinguished say officials

27 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 27 Jan Mon 2020 Weather in Cayman SAT 24 SYNOPSIS Light and variable winds and smooth seas will continue across the Cayman area for the… Link: 27 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

26 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News Sat 24 26 Jan Sun 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light north to northeasterly winds and smooth seas will continue over the Cayman area for… Link: 26 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Thiruvananthapuram fights cancer

Source: Cayman Eye News Thiruvananthapuram: Turmeric-based technology to kill cancer cells gets US patent  From WN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A potentially breakthrough cancer-fighting technology involving a molecule extracted from turmeric has… Link: Thiruvananthapuram fights cancer

The chainsaw

Source: Cayman Eye News Who Knew? The Chainsaw Was Actually Invented to Cut Bone By Rain Noe From Core77 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Also, here’s why “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”… Link: The chainsaw

Cayman: Civil servants earn certification in anti-money laundering

Source: Cayman Eye News Centre left: Facilitator Dr. Colin King, centre right: Deputy Chief Officer, Ministry of Employment & Border Control Mr. Michael Ebanks with the civil servants who… Link: Cayman: Civil servants earn certification in anti-money laundering

25 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 25 Jan Sat 2020 Sat 24 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light north to northeasterly winds and slight seas will continue over the Cayman area for… Link: 25 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: Referendum Judicial Review wraps up

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson It has always seemed ironic to me that the Cruise Port Referendum (CPR) group, who have been pushing for a Referendum and got… Link: The Editor speaks: Referendum Judicial Review wraps up

Dump fire may burn for days

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker has warned that the blaze currently burning at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town landfill could take… Link: Dump fire may burn for days

Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The ongoing blaze at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town dump has now seen schools closed or relocated, sports days cancelled and… Link: Schools and roads closed as dump fire rages

Premier makes most of NY trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As Grand Cayman’s dump ignited with one of its worst blazes in years and government’s lawyers were in court arguing that the cruise port… Link: Premier makes most of NY trip

Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has argued that, regardless of the criticisms and problems with its port referendum law, it is still lawful and constitutional.… Link: Gov’t argues bad law still lawful

Dump fire stops school sports day

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Sports Day for pre-school students at Cayman International School was cancelled Friday due to a major blaze at the dump in George Town in… Link: Dump fire stops school sports day

Fire confirmed at landfill

Source: Cayman Compass A fire is burning at the George Town Landfill. A Cayman Islands Fire Service spokesperson confirmed with the Cayman Compass what he described as a… Link: Fire confirmed at landfill

WWII story of heroism

Source: Cayman Compass An interesting story contained in an aging newspaper cutting from the Daily Gleaner of 4 Oct. 1945 has been given to us. It concerns the… Link: WWII story of heroism

Public access to court hearing

Source: Cayman News Service On behalf of all who are involved with the public interest activities and efforts of the Concerned Citizens Group, we would like to publicly thank… Link: Public access to court hearing

All about volumetrics

Source: Cayman Compass In 2017, amendments to the Registered Land Law were passed to allow a landowner to subdivide a traditional land parcel into three-dimensional volumetric parcels. In… Link: All about volumetrics

CEC sponsors Digital Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Enterprise City has made a five-year $250,000 founding sponsorship commitment to the Digital Cayman not-for-profit initiative. Link: CEC sponsors Digital Cayman

Fingerprint and tag lead cops to suspect

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Elmer Wright (25) from George Town appeared on trial for firearms offenses Thursday, having denied possessing 120 rounds of ammunition and a bullet-proof vest… Link: Fingerprint and tag lead cops to suspect

Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Plans to redevelop the Seven Mile Beach condo complex Lacovia from its current 3-storey units to three new 10-storey buildings has received the green… Link: Lacovia revamp rubber stamped

Heroes Day celebrations on Monday

Source: Cayman Compass Who we are celebrating The 2020 National Heroes Day Celebrations honours those who pioneered the establishment of the Cayman Islands’ first written Constitution; celebrates the… Link: Heroes Day celebrations on Monday

Eco-friendly ‘Roaring ’20s’ party planned for Brac

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust will hold an eco-friendly fundraiser next month with a ‘Roaring 20s’ theme. Link: Eco-friendly ‘Roaring ’20s’ party planned for Brac

Port vote review ends

Source: Cayman Compass A two-day judicial review wrapped up Thursday, with government’s attorneys urging Justice Tim Owen not to side with petitioners who are calling for the current… Link: Port vote review ends

Extended after-school programme lauded

Source: Cayman Compass Education councilor Barbara Conolly calls for a more concerted effort to guide Cayman’s students on the path to make positive contributions to society. Link: Extended after-school programme lauded

Kirkconnell expects swift review of port EIA scoping report

Source: Cayman Compass Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell has said he expects the Environmental Assessment Board to move swiftly in its review of the environmental impact assessment scoping update… Link: Kirkconnell expects swift review of port EIA scoping report

HSA monitoring new virus after US case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With one case of a new strain of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, now reported in the United States, public health officials in the Cayman… Link: HSA monitoring new virus after US case

How long can a python be?

Source: Cayman Eye News From RT REUTERS/Rogan Ward Forest rangers in India have freed six enormous pythons which had slithered their way into a hume pipe. Video and photos… Link: How long can a python be?

Planning a trip to the Great Wall of China

Source: Cayman Eye News From Everything Everywhere Spanning over 21,000km long, and with an intriguing history full of labour, battles and trade, the Great Wall of China is a… Link: Planning a trip to the Great Wall of China

Visitor numbers reach historic highs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands welcomed 502,739 overnight guests last year, breaking the half a million milestone for the first time, making this an historic high… Link: Visitor numbers reach historic highs

Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): The Office of the Ombudsman will be holding a meet and greet inside the Government Administration Building on Tuesday morning, 28 January,… Link: Ombudsman offers info on data protection

Cayman: International Data Privacy Day 2020

Source: Cayman Eye News On Tuesday, January 28th the Cayman Islands joins the rest of the world in marking International Data Privacy Day. This is the first time this special… Link: Cayman: International Data Privacy Day 2020

Destinations of the week

Source: Cayman Eye News Best Travel Destinations in 2020 From Hyryde.com OUR SOURCE: http://www.hyrde.com Link: Destinations of the week

Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The legal team representing Shirley Roulstone, who filed for a judicial review of the government’s cruise port referendum process, argued that government’s failure to… Link: Missing law at heart of cruise vote case

Brett Fraser wins gold in Geneva

Source: Cayman Compass More than four years after competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Cayman’s two-time Olympian Brett Fraser returned to the pool for official… Link: Brett Fraser wins gold in Geneva

Beach volleyball league sees new A division champs

Source: Cayman Compass In week two action of the Corona Beach Volleyball League, JoAnna’s Talls and Smalls beat Sets Offenders in the A division finals. It marked the… Link: Beach volleyball league sees new A division champs

Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Lawyers acting for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, a same-sex couple who have been battling in the courts for the right to marry or… Link: Gay marriage case on road to Privy Council

CIAA takes off with its first CARIFTA prep meet

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s track and field athletes set off Saturday morning at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex for the Cayman Islands Athletics Association’s first CARIFTA prep meet.… Link: CIAA takes off with its first CARIFTA prep meet

CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman islands Fire Service is urging people to stay out of the way of major fires and call 911, after a brush blaze… Link: CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

Banff National Park

Source: Cayman Eye News 15 Best Things to Do in Banff National Park From Everything Everywhere Banff National Park is the oldest and most popular national park in Canada.Located in… Link: Banff National Park

School fashion show features talented student designers

Source: Cayman Compass Clifton Hunter High School’s assembly hall was filled with thunderous applause Monday as students cheered on models and designers from the Design and Technology Department. Link: School fashion show features talented student designers

Port vote case begins

Source: Cayman Compass Attorneys challenging the vote on the cruise berthing and cargo project have said local legislators breached their duty by failing to enact a general framework… Link: Port vote case begins

Cayman Finance chairman outlines 2020 priorities

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Finance One of the priorities of Cayman Finance in 2020 will be working on enhanced messaging and collateral that highlights the important role… Link: Cayman Finance chairman outlines 2020 priorities

Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A planning application by Lacovia for three 10-storey tower blocks on the current Seven Mile Beach site has caused outrage among wealthy neighbours on… Link: Neighbours outraged by Lacovia tower blocks plan

Jasmine Duncan

Source: Cayman Eye News OECS YES In Action features Jasmine Duncan Saint Lucian Entrepreneur and Environmental Advocate seeking solutions for the challenges of her generation. Jasmine Duncan This month,… Link: Jasmine Duncan

Cayman: Verdant submits EIA Scoping update to EAB

Source: Cayman Eye News VERDANT ISLE PORT PARTNERS SUBMIT EIA SCOPING UPDATE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (21 January, 2019) The Cayman Islands Government and Verdant… Link: Cayman: Verdant submits EIA Scoping update to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental… Link: Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Car ignites after major crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A member of the public came to the rescue of a driver trapped in a BMW following a crash late Sunday night on Anton… Link: Car ignites after major crash

Caribbean Immigrants

Source: Cayman Eye News Caribbean Immigrants Will Be Able To Identify Origin For First Time On U.S. Census Form CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 21, 2020: For the… Link: Caribbean Immigrants

BRT Weekend Jamaica

Source: Cayman Eye News BRT WEEKEND JAMAICA—Why now? After 8 years, seven destinations, and over 100 executed events, BRT Weekend heads for Ochi Rios, Jamaica for the first time… Link: BRT Weekend Jamaica

The Editor speaks: Tinting v signaling

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson From the latest PR from the RCIPS: “…over the past four days, 17–20 January, RCIPS officers issued 32 tickets for speeding, 63 tickets… Link: The Editor speaks: Tinting v signaling

WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The persistent efforts of a member of the Concern Citizens Group to get public officials to address an encroachment of landscaping into the road… Link: WB home owner ordered to address landscaping issue

Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Attorney General Samuel Bulgin has said Cayman is suffering from “review fatigue” over the scrutiny the jurisdiction faces relating to its vulnerability to financial… Link: Finance laws still dominate drafting agenda

Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Dozens of birds and animals living in and around the ponds on the airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport have been relocated to new… Link: Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

Cayman: Airport relocates pond wildlife

Source: Cayman Eye News PHOTO SUBMITTED Airport Relocates Pond Wildlife1: CIAA staff and volunteers successfully remove and relocate dozens of wildlife from ponds within the airfield perimeter at ORIA. Grand… Link: Cayman: Airport relocates pond wildlife

Tim Tebow, 32, officially weds ’17 Miss Universe

Source: Cayman Eye News By Eric Mack From Newsmax Tim Tebow hugs 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the Sugar Bowl between the Georgia Bulldogs and Baylor Bears at… Link: Tim Tebow, 32, officially weds ’17 Miss Universe

400+ more voters join new register

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Elections Office has finalised figures on the revised register of electors that is set to become effective on 1 April subject to objections… Link: 400+ more voters join new register

DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The lengthy tariffs that prosecutors secured in the Grand Court over the last few years for killers now serving life sentences in HMP Northward… Link: DPP: Appeal court sends strong deterrent message

Another Cabinet member on the road

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): While the premier, the attorney general, the financial affairs minister and the governor are all in New York this week, the infrastructure minister is… Link: Another Cabinet member on the road

J Paul Morgan dies

Source: Cayman Eye News  First director-general of the recently established regulatory and competition authority in the Cayman Islands Former OUR director-general J Paul Morgan dies From Jamaica Observer J… Link: J Paul Morgan dies

Student Competition

Source: Cayman Eye News Student Competition: A Nuclear Education Idea for Climate change IAEA Release One of the challenges of the human resources lifecycle in the nuclear field is… Link: Student Competition

Cayman: OfReg makes donation to the FRC

Source: Cayman Eye News OfReg CEO Mr. Malike Cummings, and FRC Programme Facilitator Ms. Julianne Fewless-Thompson The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), an independent multisector regulatory authority, made… Link: Cayman: OfReg makes donation to the FRC

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): CUC has revealed its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme is now fully subscribed and closed to new private customers. The quota for the… Link: CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Alongside the raft of legislation government has drafted to address the gaps in Cayman’s regime for combating financial crime identified in a report last… Link: Gov’t presses on to meet CFATF requirements

The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 13th Annual International Symposium

Source: Cayman Eye News Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:00pm – 9pm at the Margaritaville Resort Grand Cayman Refreshments and food will be provided. The Cayman Heart Fund’s 13th Annual International… Link: The Cayman Heart Fund’s (CHF) 13th Annual International Symposium

Gasparino: Bloomberg plans to spend $2 Billion on Trump

Source: Cayman Eye News By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Mike Bloomberg (Getty Images) Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is willing to spend $2 billion… Link: Gasparino: Bloomberg plans to spend Billion on Trump

Popular televangelist Jack Van Impe dies at 88

Source: Cayman Eye News By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Jack Van Impe Ministries Popular televangelist Jack Van Impe died on Saturday at the age of 88, according to his website.… Link: Popular televangelist Jack Van Impe dies at 88

Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

Source: Cayman News Service Mario Rankin writes: Why do some shipping companies that have their headquarters in one country register their ships in another country? In the maritime industry… Link: Caribbean should unite against new ‘pirates’

The crypto rich find security in Anchorage

Source: Cayman Eye News By josh Constine From TechCrunch Not the city, the $57 million-funded cryptocurrency custodian startup. When someone wants to keep safe tens or hundreds of millions… Link: The crypto rich find security in Anchorage

Pure sound

Source: Cayman Eye News By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Paul McGowan The definition of pure is pretty simple: “not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material.”… Link: Pure sound

19 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 19 Jan Sun 2020 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A gradual decrease in wind speed is expected over the next 24 hours as cold front moves… Link: 19 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

18 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 18 Jan Sat 2020 SAT 24 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh easterly winds and rough seas continue as a high pressure system over the eastern… Link: 18 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Cayman: Infrastructure Minister to participate in CARIF 2020 in Jamaica

Source: Cayman Eye News Hon. Joey Hew GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Minister of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Hon. Joey Hew will participate in the 4th annual Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF… Link: Cayman: Infrastructure Minister to participate in CARIF 2020 in Jamaica

Ex election boss to chair port board

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI)… Link: Ex election boss to chair port board

Cayman December 2019 Funerals

Source: Cayman Eye News Shaquille Demario Bush         24 Feb 1995 – 12 Nov 2019   Boatswain Bay Hannah Joan (Jackson) Parchman          29 Jun… Link: Cayman December 2019 Funerals

Cayfest 2020

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman: Cayfest 2020 to Showcase Best of Cayman’s Art & Culture CayFest is almost here! Participants in 2019 Parade of Nations at Red Sky Creative… Link: Cayfest 2020

Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Well known local supermarket owner and managing director, Woody Foster, has taken over the helm of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce following the… Link: Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

Cayman: Chamber elects new Council for 2020

Source: Cayman Eye News Woody Foster Woody Foster is the new President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. He accepted the top leadership role at the organisation’s annual… Link: Cayman: Chamber elects new Council for 2020

Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will need to keep a close eye on his WhatsApp messages next week, as he heads to New York for meetings… Link: Premier to miss port JR for NY meeting

45 pieces of legislation gazetted

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government has now gazetted 45 pieces of legislation since the beginning of the year, including new bills, amendments and regulations, which it appears the… Link: 45 pieces of legislation gazetted

17 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 17 Jan Fri 2020 SAT 24 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Strong easterly winds and rough seas will continue over the next 24 hours as a… Link: 17 Jan 2020 Weather in Cayman

Selfie

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s featured cartoon Link: Selfie

Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): More than 180 parrots were registered during the Department of Environment ongoing amnesty but DoE officials believe there are many more in people’s homes.… Link: Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

Court project delayed by redtape

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that red-tape is holding up the redevelopment of the Scotia Building, acquired by the government more than a… Link: Court project delayed by redtape

Oldest material on Earth

Source: Cayman Eye News The oldest material on Earth has been found in a meteorite By Ashley Strickland From CNN Fifty years ago, a meteorite fell to Earth and… Link: Oldest material on Earth

UFC 246 predictions

Source: Cayman Compass The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will host Ultimate Fighting Championship 246 on Saturday night, which will see the return of the notorious Conor… Link: UFC 246 predictions

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