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January 10, 2019

Cayman Islands

EDITORIAL – ‘Barkers Park’ and principles of private property

Source: Cayman Compass In a small, capitalistic society such as the Cayman Islands, private property rights carry disproportionate importance, nearly to the point of sanctity. Link: EDITORIAL – ‘Barkers Park’ and principles of private property

Barkers in the balance

Source: Cayman Compass Jutting like a crooked finger into the North Sound, Barkers peninsula offers a glimpse of what Grand Cayman might have looked like to the first… Link: Barkers in the balance

Compass Marathon booth winners announced

Source: Cayman Compass Three half-marathon runners in bright, Christmassy running gear were the winners of this year’s Cayman Compass Marathon photo booth competition. Photos were taken after the… Link: Compass Marathon booth winners announced

Police report George Town crime spike

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police in George Town are urging residents to take extra care of their homes and cars after a spike in both residential burglaries and… Link: Police report George Town crime spike

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police, prosecutors, courts and community rehabilitation have entered into a wide agreement that they all hope will help improve and fast-track the handling… Link: Special court to tackle domestic abuse

US could end up on EU blacklist, say officials

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the European Union updates its blacklist of global financial centres, the United States could end up on the list next year, Bloomberg has… Link: US could end up on EU blacklist, say officials

Conservation law makes it to five years intact

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Conservation Law marked its 5th anniversary on Thursday still intact, despite ongoing concerns over government plans to review and water down the… Link: Conservation law makes it to five years intact

Can expat kids be kept out of school?

Source: Cayman News Service Does the government keep track of children attending school on island? Cayman is very transient. Is it possible to move to the island with my… Link: Can expat kids be kept out of school?

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two… Link: DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party was defeated Wednesday, allowing the beleaguered British leader to… Link: UK prime minister hangs on to job after party vote

13 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 13 Dec Thu 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Winds and seas will continue to decrease across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as… Link: 13 Dec Weather in Cayman

OfReg presses fuel suppliers on price

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Duke Munroe, who is responsible for the regulation of the local fuel sector within the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), has told CNS that… Link: OfReg presses fuel suppliers on price

Search on for missing West Bay man

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Jude Theobalds (36) has been reported missing and police are asking the community to help in the search for the West Bay man, who… Link: Search on for missing West Bay man

The Editor speaks: Police, prosecutors and animals

Source: Cayman Eye News Here in the Cayman Islands and going back two years ago, a third horse was found sexually assaulted at the Equestrian Centre. One of the… Link: The Editor speaks: Police, prosecutors and animals

Cayman Islands, UK hold constructive constitutional discussions

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The United Kingdom Government has committed to formally responding to proposed Cayman Islands constitutional safeguards in the coming weeks. The… Link: Cayman Islands, UK hold constructive constitutional discussions

Endometrial Cancer

Source: Cayman Eye News Risk factors for Endometrial Cancer The endometrium is a tissue that covers the entire inner wall of the uterus. Its main function is to thicken… Link: Endometrial Cancer

Cayman Islands OfReg: Lower fuel prices at the pump

Source: Cayman Eye News The Utility Regulation and Competition Office announced that the Cayman public will enjoy lower fuel prices at the pump for the festive season, and into… Link: Cayman Islands OfReg: Lower fuel prices at the pump

EDITORIAL – 11th-hour scramble to push through ‘blacklist bills’

Source: Cayman Compass We draw no comfort from the ministry’s claims that the bills have been subjected to in-depth consultation with Cayman’s financial services industry, local regulators, the… Link: EDITORIAL – 11th-hour scramble to push through ‘blacklist bills’

NFL quarterback has stem cells stored in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass Down five points to the defending conference champion, the New England Patriots, with seven seconds to play on Sunday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed… Link: NFL quarterback has stem cells stored in Cayman

Premier responds to May confidence vote

Source: Cayman Compass Premier Alden McLaughlin issued a statement congratulating British Prime Minister Theresa May after she won a vote of confidence among her Conservative Party colleagues Wednesday… Link: Premier responds to May confidence vote

May survives vote of no confidence

Source: Cayman Compass British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership… Link: May survives vote of no confidence

January airport opening scheduled

Source: Cayman Compass Airport officials are confident the overcrowding and long delays that impacted visitors this year can be avoided during the forthcoming tourism high season, despite an… Link: January airport opening scheduled

UK interests ‘paramount’ in Cayman Constitution

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The premier’s office has said that the constitutional talks between the Cayman Islands delegation and the UK, which concluded Monday, were “constructive and positive”… Link: UK interests ‘paramount’ in Cayman Constitution

West Bay begs bar owner not to dredge Barkers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Emotions ran high at a public meeting in West Bay on Tuesday, when district residents met with the owner of Calico Jack’s beach bar… Link: West Bay begs bar owner not to dredge Barkers

The Editor speaks: Drug mules

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson A mule is often described as a stupid animal and it is an apt name given to someone who acts as a courier… Link: The Editor speaks: Drug mules

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The governments of Britain and Argentina have been chosen to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition, an international body created to protect the rights of lesbian,… Link: UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have commended the actions of a fishing crew who helped rescue a sailboat and three people on board at the weekend following a… Link: Fishermen rescue sailors in distress

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A jury heard Tuesday how two drug mules involved in a conspiracy to bring uncut liquid cocaine from Colombia into Cayman last year swallowed… Link: Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police arrested a 20-year-old man from West Bay after another man, whom officers suspect he had stabbed, turned up at the district police… Link: Man arrives at police station with multiple stab wounds

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The former British prime minister, David Cameron, said he had no regrets about calling the referendum asking British voters if they wanted to remain… Link: Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands amateur boxer Brandy Barnes took the gold at the recent Caribbean Championships in Guyana, successfully defending her title from last… Link: Barnes wins boxing gold in Guyana

11 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 11 Dec Tue 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Not available. See Weather Forecast top right of web site. Humidity: 84%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 7.0… Link: 11 Dec Weather in Cayman

Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Activists fighting the latest environmental battle to save the dwindling natural resources on the Cayman Islands are hosting another meeting in West Bay on… Link: Bid to save Barkers from development intensifies

UK and Cayman Islands sign deal on helicopter operations

Source: Cayman Eye News FCO Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon and Honourable Premier, Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday… Link: UK and Cayman Islands sign deal on helicopter operations

The Editor speaks: Human rights

Source: Cayman Eye News Stand up for human rights! Today (December 10) is International Human Rights Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human… Link: The Editor speaks: Human rights

Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

Source: Cayman Eye News From Jamaica Observer Mia Mottley BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it… Link: Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

RCIPS seek witnesses to cop hit-and-run

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing to the community for help in tracking down a driver who remains at large after hitting an on-duty police officer when… Link: RCIPS seek witnesses to cop hit-and-run

Cayman Islands: 2018 CUC PFL Finals and Third-Place Review

Source: Cayman Eye News Action from the CUC Girl’s Champions Cup final between Savannah Primary (blue and yellow) and Cayman Prep, which Savannah Primary won 3-2 in a penalty… Link: Cayman Islands: 2018 CUC PFL Finals and Third-Place Review

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): David Lobo (33), a customs officer from Bodden Town. appeared in the dock on Monday facing drug charges relating to a smuggling ring that… Link: Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Prep and George Town dominate in Primary Football League finals

Source: Cayman Compass In a thrilling conclusion to the 2018 CUC Primary Football League and CUC Girls’ Primary Football League seasons Saturday at the Annex Field, Cayman Prep… Link: Prep and George Town dominate in Primary Football League finals

Iguanas triumph in Heineken Charity Shield

Source: Cayman Compass It was a fourth trophy in a row for the John Doak Architecture & Tradeview Markets Iguanas, as they continued their domination of rugby in… Link: Iguanas triumph in Heineken Charity Shield

Exempted companies to operate locally

Source: Cayman Compass Government has released a bill to amend the Local Companies (Control) Law that would allow exempted companies to carry out business in the islands. Link: Exempted companies to operate locally

Health City opens expanded intensive care unit

Source: Cayman Compass Trauma patients will now have a better chance of surviving, said Health City officials, as they unveiled an expansion of their medical intensive care unit… Link: Health City opens expanded intensive care unit

EDITORIAL – When ‘less is more,’ but none is better

Source: Cayman Compass In recent weeks we have noticed, with a certain degree of satisfaction, that we have not been noticing certain nuisances around Grand Cayman that heretofore… Link: EDITORIAL – When ‘less is more,’ but none is better

DVDL to text drivers about fees due

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) seeks to widen the use of technology to improve customer services, drivers will soon begin… Link: DVDL to text drivers about fees due

Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (28), who were convicted of killing Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar… Link: Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

Junior tennis tournament schedule announced

Source: Cayman Compass The Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands has announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers will be sponsoring a series of junior tournaments in 2019. Link: Junior tennis tournament schedule announced

Festive runners take part in Jingle Bell Run

Source: Cayman Compass Donning elf outfits, Santa hats and gingerbread man T-shirts, walkers and runners descended on the Holiday Inn at SafeHaven Sunday morning to take part in… Link: Festive runners take part in Jingle Bell Run

Second helicopter approved for RCIPS

Source: Cayman Compass The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is doubling its air force. With the help of the U.K. government, the agency is purchasing a second helicopter.… Link: Second helicopter approved for RCIPS

Bikers rev up for toy run

Source: Cayman Compass The rattling blat-blat-blat of motorcycle engines shook the air inside Margaritaville’s open lobby on Sunday morning like a portable thunderstorm. Link: Bikers rev up for toy run

EDITORIAL – The FOI regime: Address the mess

Source: Cayman Compass We believe the government could alleviate much of its FOI backlog, costs and drain on its personnel resources if it adopted a much more transparent,… Link: EDITORIAL – The FOI regime: Address the mess

The Editor speaks: Beauty surrounds us

Source: Cayman Eye News Download Colin Wilson The great 13th-century Persian poet,Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, more popularly known as Rumi, said“beauty surrounds us but usually we need to be… Link: The Editor speaks: Beauty surrounds us

Premier hosts largest London Friends of Cayman Islands dinner

Source: Cayman Eye News LONDON– The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin and the Cayman delegation in the United Kingdom including Minister of Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers;… Link: Premier hosts largest London Friends of Cayman Islands dinner

Cayman Islands: PAHO offers mental health training for doctors

Source: Cayman Eye News Sixteen public and private doctors attended a special training that focused on mental health for general practitioners and primary care physicians. Led by a team… Link: Cayman Islands: PAHO offers mental health training for doctors

9 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Dec Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas are expected across the Cayman area over the next 24… Link: 9 Dec Weather in Cayman

Best ways of getting case study writing help

Source: Cayman Eye News Time for Case Study Handwritten by white Chalk on a Blackboard. Composition with Small Chalkboard and Stack of Books, Alarm Clock and Rolls of Paper… Link: Best ways of getting case study writing help

8 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Dec Fri 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate easterly winds and seas are expected across the Cayman area over the next 24 hours as… Link: 8 Dec Weather in Cayman

Referendum petition goes on the road

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Volunteers who are organising the petition for a people-initiated referendum to enable local voters to make the decision about the proposed cruise berthing development… Link: Referendum petition goes on the road

Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands will be getting a new H145 helicopter from Airbus next year after the Foreign Office Overseas Territories Minister, Lord Ahmad, and… Link: Cayman to get M Airbus chopper

Rescued Shih Tzus won’t be put down, says DoA

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Agriculture (DoA) is still looking for homes for some of the 16 Shih Tzu breed dogs that were recently rescued from… Link: Rescued Shih Tzus won’t be put down, says DoA

New laws to shake up offshore sector

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government has unveiled three new bills that will result in fundamental changes to the way exempted companies do business in the Cayman Islands. Just… Link: New laws to shake up offshore sector

Police to get new $11 million helicopter

Source: Cayman Compass The helicopter, which will be used alongside the unit’s existing aircraft, is expected to be in operation by the middle of next year. Link: Police to get new million helicopter

No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The MLA for George Town South, Barbara Conolly has made a clear public commitment that there will be no commercial activity at Smith Barcadere… Link: No trade at Smith Cove, vows MLA

Independent directors reluctant to serve on crypto funds

Source: Cayman Islands Journal The governance around hedge funds has changed dramatically since the introduction of the mutual funds law in Cayman 25 years ago. Link: Independent directors reluctant to serve on crypto funds

Funds speaker touts blockchain’s potential for positive social impact

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Much of the Campbells Fund Focus 2018 conference featured panelists discussing how changing regulations, technology, and political issues could impact the bottom line of the… Link: Funds speaker touts blockchain’s potential for positive social impact

Investment: Average clauses in insurance

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Recently, a local insurance company has been advertising on the radio in Cayman warning of the implications of average clauses. Contrary to the rather ordinary… Link: Investment: Average clauses in insurance

7 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 7 Dec Fri 2018   Weather in Cayman   SYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas are expected across the Cayman area for… Link: 7 Dec Weather in Cayman

‘Nation Building’: Round Two?

Source: Cayman Compass The Church of God Bodden Town’s partly finished building on Shamrock Road is, at any rate, a peaceful place. Link: ‘Nation Building’: Round Two?

Ritz-Carlton unveils sweet Christmas display

Source: Cayman Compass The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman officially unveiled its Christmas gingerbread and chocolate display Wednesday to the delight of some of its young guests and other visitors. Link: Ritz-Carlton unveils sweet Christmas display

North Side celebrates Cayman Thanksgiving

Source: Cayman Compass Schoolchildren joined local seniors and other residents of North Side Saturday to share a meal and discussions at a joint Celebrate Cayman and Cayman Thanksgiving… Link: North Side celebrates Cayman Thanksgiving

London talks end on financial services, disaster management

Source: Cayman Compass Beneficial ownership, tax transparency and disaster management dominated the second and last day of the Joint Ministerial Council meeting between overseas territories officials and the… Link: London talks end on financial services, disaster management

Cayman Islands Premier concludes JMC meetings in London

Source: Cayman Eye News LONDON – The two-day Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) between the British Overseas Territories and Her Majesty’s Government continued Wednesday at Lancaster House.  Lord Ahmad started the… Link: Cayman Islands Premier concludes JMC meetings in London

Astral projections: Cayman Islands STAR trusts

Source: Cayman Eye News By Anthony Partridge, Giorgio Subiotto, Fraser Allister – Ogier From ILO Background The Special Trusts (Alternative Regime) (STAR) Law 1997, now incorporated into Part VIII… Link: Astral projections: Cayman Islands STAR trusts

Cayman Islands NiCE beautification work continues

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – 518 unemployed persons registered for the National Community Enhancement Winter Project (NiCE) which started Monday, 26 November 2018. Of that number… Link: Cayman Islands NiCE beautification work continues

Cayman Islands: Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Initiative Phase 2 in Bodden Town

Source: Cayman Eye News WHO:                         The National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Housing.   WHAT:                       Official opening of the first homes… Link: Cayman Islands: Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Initiative Phase 2 in Bodden Town

Paint scammers fined after guilty pleas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Patrick Sherdan (21), David Gammell (20) and John Quilligan (22), visitors to Cayman from the UK and Ireland, dodged serious charges this week with the… Link: Paint scammers fined after guilty pleas

Cayman to join regional disaster task force

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman has agreed to participate in a formal regional British Overseas Territories rapid deployment team that can swiftly provide support for territories impacted by disasters… Link: Cayman to join regional disaster task force

Conference to ask if property boom can last

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The question of whether or not the local real estate boom of recent years is sustainable will be one of the main topics of… Link: Conference to ask if property boom can last

NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government officials have reported that just 343 people out of over 500 unemployed workers who registered to take part in government’s Christmas clean-up are… Link: NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

Preventing release of personal information

Source: Cayman News Service I’ve been hearing a lot about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lately, most recently on the ‘60 Minutes’ programme. The list of registered voters in… Link: Preventing release of personal information

CIG’s Euro trip adds up to $150K

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The extended trip to Europe in September by the premier, financial services minister, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and a number… Link: CIG’s Euro trip adds up to 0K

Government and opposition present united front in UK

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meetings in London this week, which closed on Wednesday night, the Cayman delegation will remain in the… Link: Government and opposition present united front in UK

EDITORIAL – A closer look at our country’s ‘foreclosure’ law

Source: Cayman Compass The Law Reform Commission is inviting public comment concerning several suggested modifications to the Cayman Islands’ “foreclosure” regime. Although as a rule we advocate for… Link: EDITORIAL – A closer look at our country’s ‘foreclosure’ law

Gas prices fall, but not as much as in U.S.

Source: Cayman Compass Gas prices reached a four-month low as of Monday, falling to an average of $4.76 per gallon, according to the latest data from the Utility… Link: Gas prices fall, but not as much as in U.S.

Cayman ranks top for underwater photography

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands has been ranked as the Caribbean’s top destination for underwater photography by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine. Link: Cayman ranks top for underwater photography

CAL’s new Boeing MAX 8: To the Brac and back

Source: Cayman Compass The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took a ‘sightseeing tour’ of Little Cayman and the Brac before setting down at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport Link: CAL’s new Boeing MAX 8: To the Brac and back

Six percent of Cayman Islands protected under conservation law

Source: Cayman Compass Just over 6 percent of land in the Cayman Islands has been protected from development and other threats since the National Conservation Law was established… Link: Six percent of Cayman Islands protected under conservation law

You are invited to CELEBRATE CAYMAN Sat Dec 15

Source: Cayman Eye News On 14th May 2018, we commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the conferral of the Cayman Islands’ Coat of Arms by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.… Link: You are invited to CELEBRATE CAYMAN Sat Dec 15

Cayman Islands Home Gas showcases latest products at BAH

Source: Cayman Eye News Home Gas promoted its latest products and services at a Business After Hours event at the Cayman Spirits Company last week. The Home Gas team… Link: Cayman Islands Home Gas showcases latest products at BAH

Car shot up in West Bay, man arrested

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): RCIPS officers are currently investigating a report of shots being fired at an address on Adonis Drive, West Bay, overnight Monday/Tuesday, 3/4 December after… Link: Car shot up in West Bay, man arrested

Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Holiday traffic safety operations are already underway with intensified road enforcement operations, the RCIPS has said, and it will continue throughout the season and… Link: Cops crack down ahead of Christmas road chaos

General registry reveals record breaking statistics

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The number of registered companies in the Cayman Islands reached an all-time high, according to statistics released by the Cayman Islands General Registry. At the… Link: General registry reveals record breaking statistics

Cayman National named ‘Bank of the Year’ 2018

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman National Bank announced that it has won the “Bank of the Year” award for the Cayman Islands for 2018. The award was presented by… Link: Cayman National named ‘Bank of the Year’ 2018

Leadership Cayman graduates reconnect on sunset cruise

Source: Cayman Compass Over 40 graduates of different Leadership Cayman classes since 2010 enjoyed a North Sound sunset cruise aboard a Red Sail Sports catamaran last week. The… Link: Leadership Cayman graduates reconnect on sunset cruise

The Editor speaks: Is ‘silence’ safer?

Source: Cayman Eye News Before I go into trying to answer that question I have to refer you to an excellent ‘Viewpoint” from retired Cayman Islands senior civil servant,… Link: The Editor speaks: Is ‘silence’ safer?

Cayman Islands Premier opens Environment Workshop in London

Source: Cayman Eye News LONDON, UK – As President of the Political Council of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), The Premier, Hon Alden McLaughlin, opened and hosted… Link: Cayman Islands Premier opens Environment Workshop in London

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Caymanian Arthur B. hunter

Source: Cayman Eye News It was an overly packed Elmslie Memorial United Church with family, friends, and business associates, who came there last Saturday 1st December, to honour Caymanian… Link: Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Caymanian Arthur B. hunter

HSM IP educates students on the dangers of counterfeit products

Source: Cayman Compass Corey Neysmith and Gabriel Morla of HSM IP Ltd. presented a consumer awareness program about the importance of trade marks, intellectual property and the dangers… Link: HSM IP educates students on the dangers of counterfeit products

Government meets with banks to discuss requirements for charities

Source: Cayman Compass Officials from the General Registry and the Ministry of Financial Services have met with local banks to address concerns over onerous banking requirements for charitable… Link: Government meets with banks to discuss requirements for charities

Seniors walk the runway for night of fashion

Source: Cayman Compass Big smiles, warm hugs, upbeat music and lots of encouragement made “Seniors with a Swag” fashion affair a big hit Thursday night at the Town… Link: Seniors walk the runway for night of fashion

CIG looks to smooth local charity troubles

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): More than 400 churches, sports clubs, community groups and charities in the Cayman Islands that are registered with government have been experiencing major administrative headaches… Link: CIG looks to smooth local charity troubles

Premier: UK should plug EU environment fund gap

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As current president of the Political Council of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), Premier Alden McLaughlin stood up for all the British Overseas… Link: Premier: UK should plug EU environment fund gap

Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The ombudsman has let the Public Transportation Unit (PTU) off the hook over a refused freedom of information request because of its poor record… Link: Transport unit dodges FOI with poor records

Objecting to a coastal works application

Source: Cayman News Service Can the wider public voice objections to coastal works applications regardless of how close they live to the site? How are those objections considered? Read… Link: Objecting to a coastal works application

Residents note drop in crime in Snug Harbour since group began

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Yesterday, 2 December, the Snug Harbour Neighbourhood Watch Committee and residents met with Mr. Joey Hew, MLA, and Community Beat Officer PC Jonathan… Link: Residents note drop in crime in Snug Harbour since group began

Cayman Islands DCR aims to change

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of the objective to reduce recidivism rates and advance rehabilitation efforts for its clients, the Department of Community Rehabilitation… Link: Cayman Islands DCR aims to change

Cayman Islands Commerce Minister set to travel

Source: Cayman Eye News Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joseph Hew will travel to Nassau, Bahamas early this week to take part in the Third Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF)… Link: Cayman Islands Commerce Minister set to travel

The Editor speaks: Gambling

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman Islands Government’s plan to to increase the penalties for gambling and to review the existing law that goes back to 1964, has stalled.… Link: The Editor speaks: Gambling

Cayman organizers take stand against gender violence

Source: Cayman Compass Family Resource Centre staff, civil servants and members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club spelled out their opposition to gender violence on Friday as… Link: Cayman organizers take stand against gender violence

Man assaulted with wooden signpost

Source: Cayman Compass A man was knocked unconscious with a wooden signpost and suffered a broken nose and a concussion in an attack on Pedro Castle Road in… Link: Man assaulted with wooden signpost

West Bay power outage scheduled

Source: Cayman Compass Caribbean Utilities Company is advising its West Bay customers that they will experience some interruptions to their electrical service on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Link: West Bay power outage scheduled

Crime Stoppers pays tipster record $3,000

Source: Cayman Compass Crime Stoppers reported Monday that it had paid an anonymous tipster US$3,000 after the person gave information last month that led to an arrest and… Link: Crime Stoppers pays tipster record ,000

Burglaries fall in Snug Harbour

Source: Cayman Compass The Snug Harbour neighborhood watch initiative is just over six months old, and police are reporting positive results from the program so far. Link: Burglaries fall in Snug Harbour

Neighbourhood watch cuts crime in canal community

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Snug Harbour Neighbourhood Watch Committee and residents have reported a drop in crime in their community after creating the neighbourhood watch six months… Link: Neighbourhood watch cuts crime in canal community

Attackers knocked out victim with wooden post

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are looking for witnesses to a violent attack on a man early Sunday morning on Pedro Castle Road, Bodden Town. The victim was… Link: Attackers knocked out victim with wooden post

Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Law Reform Commission has circulated a new discussion paper seeking public input about the need, or not, for new legislation regarding the issue… Link: Law reformers examining foreclosure regime

Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Planning and Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew is on his way to the Bahamas this week to join fellow planning ministers from around the region… Link: Hew heads to Bahamas to discuss planning resilience

WB man denies attempted murder

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Alejandro Andreas Cardenas Powery (26), from West Bay, has denied trying to kill a woman known to him as well as other offences relating… Link: WB man denies attempted murder

Cayman Enterprise City breaks ground on ‘home of innovation’

Source: Cayman Eye News USD $500 million master planned development to create 1 million square feet of office space for global knowledge-based businesses Cayman Enterprise City, Grand Cayman, Cayman… Link: Cayman Enterprise City breaks ground on ‘home of innovation’

The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

Source: Cayman Eye News Last Saturday (1) was World AIDS Day. Please read our Minister of Health’s message on World AIDS Day published on our website at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-minister-of-healths-message-for-world-aids-day/  … Link: The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

Mortgages and foreclosures in the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News From The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission The Law Reform Commission submits for review a Discussion Paper entitled “The Enforcement Of Mortgage-type Security Over Real… Link: Mortgages and foreclosures in the Cayman Islands

CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have both made financial commitments towards the Cayman Islands’ controversial cruise berthing project, government has revealed. The tourism ministry… Link: CIG cuts deal for port with cruise lines

Cayman Islands Seafarers Social Tonight Sat Dec 1

Source: Cayman Eye News “The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association wishes to inform all Members that there will be the Christmas Social, on Saturday  1 December at 7:00 PM. in… Link: Cayman Islands Seafarers Social Tonight Sat Dec 1

1 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 1 Dec Sat 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS   Isolated showers along with moderate southeasterly winds and seas are expected for the next 24 hours… Link: 1 Dec Weather in Cayman

Movies this month at Camana Bay Cinema

Source: Cayman Compass There aren’t as many Christmas films as you might expect in December. In fact, it seems there is no rest for superheroes and Marvel and… Link: Movies this month at Camana Bay Cinema

Cayman Islands Marathon hits the road

Source: Cayman Compass It’s that time again, Cayman! For those of you who are crazy or fit enough (my money is on crazy), the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon… Link: Cayman Islands Marathon hits the road

Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): Brian Uzzell, longtime owner and publisher of the Caymanian Compass newspaper, died this morning (Friday, 30 November) in his Florida home at… Link: Former Compass owner Brian Uzzell dies

Brian Uzell, former owner of “Caymanian Compass” dies

Source: Cayman Eye News It is with much sadness to have to report, Brian Uzell, former owner of “Caymanian Compass”, died today (Fri 30) in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.… Link: Brian Uzell, former owner of “Caymanian Compass” dies

Parade of Lights is Christmas on the water

Source: Cayman Compass The roundabouts are decorated, the gift shopping has begun and there are concerts almost every night. Yes, Christmas is definitely on its way; but how… Link: Parade of Lights is Christmas on the water

NKY Fashion Week set to light up runway

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s largest international fashion event in a decade is coming to Camana Bay on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., as luxury retailer NKY celebrates… Link: NKY Fashion Week set to light up runway

Sun, Sand and Supper in Little Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass On Dec. 7 and 8, the Cayman Culinary Society, in conjunction with the chefs of Little Cayman, will host the first Sun, Sand & Supper… Link: Sun, Sand and Supper in Little Cayman

Cayman Comedy Club launches

Source: Cayman Compass If you’ve been itching to have your funny bone tickled on a regular basis, the solution starts this weekend at the newly established Cayman Comedy… Link: Cayman Comedy Club launches

Mail call: Prisoners to help collect garbage

Source: Cayman Compass Inmates from Her Majesty’s prison will pitch in to help solid waste crews keep up with garbage collection. Officials say the temporary arrangement will help… Link: Mail call: Prisoners to help collect garbage

Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): All was quiet in the Atlantic on Friday, as the 2018 hurricane season officially ended. While the Cayman Islands once again remained unscathed, the… Link: Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Changes to the Freedom of Information Law passed in the Legislative Assembly earlier this month, without the support of the opposition, will see further… Link: FOI exemptions grow, data protection delayed

Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two emergency medical evacuations from Little Cayman in less than 48 hours this week after two women… Link: Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman Airways officials took delivery of the first new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a ceremony in Seattle yesterday hosted by the aircraft… Link: New CAL plane en route to Grand Cayman

30 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   30 Nov Fri 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Fri Nov 30 2018 For… Link: 30 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

The Editor speaks: Social Media

Source: Cayman Eye News In an article published today about Social Media it states the obvious that it will be a “hot topic”. This topic is going to be… Link: The Editor speaks: Social Media

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law start postponed

Source: Cayman Eye News Data Protection Law, 2017 start date is put off. The law is now scheduled to come into force end September 2019. Government acceded to request… Link: Cayman Islands Data Protection Law start postponed

BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has announced a huge drop in… Link: BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An 80-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands on vacation from the United States died Wednesday after a snorkelling trip in the North… Link: Octogenarian dies after snorkel trip

Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, restaurants will be making seasonal changes to their menus as the grouper season closes but open season on… Link: Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

Out of funds

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon. Link: Out of funds

Morici: Solving the student loan problem

Source: Cayman Compass Faced with tight budgets and pressures to absorb inadequately qualified applicants, colleges and universities lowered standards. Link: Morici: Solving the student loan problem

Port boss officially fired

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Clement Reid has been formally fired as director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, officials from PACI have confirmed. In a brief… Link: Port boss officially fired

Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): German law enforcement officials have raided the Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank in a money laundering investigation connected to the notorious Panama Papers. German prosecutors allege… Link: Deutsche Bank raided over Panama Papers link

Remembering legal and financial pioneer Arthur Hunter

Source: Cayman Compass Noted attorneys and Cayman Islands legislators were among those paying tribute to Arthur Hunter over the past week, following his sudden death. Link: Remembering legal and financial pioneer Arthur Hunter

Movers for Life reward achievers

Source: Cayman Compass The Movers for Life nonprofit organization celebrated and rewarded its members and volunteers for their achievements on Saturday. Link: Movers for Life reward achievers

Officials break ground on Enterprise City

Source: Cayman Compass A plan in the works for some seven years reached a major milestone on Wednesday, when government and Cayman Enterprise City officials broke ground on… Link: Officials break ground on Enterprise City

Port Authority terminates suspended director

Source: Cayman Compass Port Director Clement Reid has had his employment terminated by “mutual consent,” the Port Authority confirmed Wednesday. Link: Port Authority terminates suspended director

The Editor speaks: Suicidal? Not much help here!

Source: Cayman Eye News Suicide is a subject we normally shy away from discussing. However, it is a subject that we should be discussing. What steps are in place… Link: The Editor speaks: Suicidal? Not much help here!

Nassau grouper off limits during Cayman Islands closed season

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 November, 2018 The closed season for Nassau grouper in Cayman Islands waters begins 1 December, 2018 and lasts until 30 April, 2019. During the… Link: Nassau grouper off limits during Cayman Islands closed season

Update on Cayman Islands Green Iguana cull count

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands DoE has adjusted (slightly) the Green Iguana cull totals as updated information has come in to the cull manager (Cornwall Consulting). The changes… Link: Update on Cayman Islands Green Iguana cull count

False alibi and DNA seal robber’s conviction

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Odain Ebanks (24) is facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of at least ten years, having been convicted on Wednesday of armed robbery, as… Link: False alibi and DNA seal robber’s conviction

CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The finance ministry has recruited a new director for the Central Procurement Office (CPO), which is tasked with saving public money on necessary expenditure and… Link: CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

Police building closer ties with community, says CoP

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has pointed to the importance of linking and communicating directly with the public in order to fight crime and create… Link: Police building closer ties with community, says CoP

Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police carrying out a drug bust at a home in Brushy Avenue, George Town, just before 11am on Tuesday also found 38 illegal gaming roosters… Link: Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

Conference speaker calls for investment in people

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Patricia Affonso-Dass, the President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), who is delivering an address tomorrow at the 9th Tourism Human Resources… Link: Conference speaker calls for investment in people

28 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 Nov Wed 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Wed Nov 28 2018 For the… Link: 28 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Dr. Hortor honored with unveiling of headstone

Source: Cayman Compass An official viewing was held Monday to unveil the headstone that marks the resting place of Dr. William Alfred Conrad Hortor, who was one of… Link: Dr. Hortor honored with unveiling of headstone

Bermuda courts reverse same-sex marriage ban

Source: Cayman Compass Bermuda’s courts have legalized same-sex marriage for the second time in a landmark ruling that could impact the battle for marriage equality in the Cayman… Link: Bermuda courts reverse same-sex marriage ban

Cycle path planned for Esterley Tibbetts Highway

Source: Cayman Compass The National Roads Authority and a subcontractor will begin installing a cycle path along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway from Friday. The work is expected to… Link: Cycle path planned for Esterley Tibbetts Highway

Runners gear up for marathon

Source: Cayman Compass More than 1,000 people have signed up to take part in Sunday’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay. Link: Runners gear up for marathon

The Editor speaks: Men’s Day passed me by

Source: Cayman Eye News Over a week ago, specifically Monday November 19th, International Men’s Day was celebrated worldwide because of “the positive value men bring to the world, their… Link: The Editor speaks: Men’s Day passed me by

34 Cayman Islands businesses recognised as Chamber Champions

Source: Cayman Eye News More than 30 businesses were recognised as Chamber Champions for their overall contributions to the activities of the Chamber of Commerce in 2018 at an… Link: 34 Cayman Islands businesses recognised as Chamber Champions

Cayman Islands NRA paves bicycle lane on Esterley Tibbetts Highway

Source: Cayman Eye News The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with the subcontractor will be paving the bicycle lane on Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Friday 30th November, Monday 3rdDecember… Link: Cayman Islands NRA paves bicycle lane on Esterley Tibbetts Highway

Cayman Islands Marathon this weekend (Dec 2)! Event preview

Source: Cayman Eye News There will be no shortage of excitement when the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Half-Marathon and 4-Person Relay happens this Sunday, 2 December starting at 5am… Link: Cayman Islands Marathon this weekend (Dec 2)! Event preview

DEH problems due to management, not trucks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has said that plans he had to buy more garbage trucks were shelved after he… Link: DEH problems due to management, not trucks

CAL boss insists new planes will save cash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The chief executive officer of Cayman Airways Ltd, Fabian Whorms, has defended the airline’s decision to acquire four new planes, despite its significant debt… Link: CAL boss insists new planes will save cash

CIG’s UK office makes appearance at Unionist conference

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Representatives from Cayman’s Islands London Office travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, last week for the Democratic Unionist Party Conference to educate MPs, members of the Northern… Link: CIG’s UK office makes appearance at Unionist conference

DoE keeping close eye on cull numbers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The need to ensure that the cull of invasive green iguanas across Grand Cayman keeps pace with the target is at the forefront of… Link: DoE keeping close eye on cull numbers

Mitchell: Theresa May is sabotaging Brexit

Source: Cayman Compass Theresa May was not a Brexit supporter. She failed to play some very strong cards and she basically worked to come up with a fake… Link: Mitchell: Theresa May is sabotaging Brexit

Black Friday

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon. Link: Black Friday

Bank denies any genuine counter-offer

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman National Corporation Ltd has stated that the bank has not received any legal or real offer to purchase its shares other than the deal… Link: Bank denies any genuine counter-offer

EDITORIAL – A small gesture of goodwill for local charities

Source: Cayman Compass Even as our country’s charities ramp up their altruistic activities, Cayman’s lawmakers are bestowing upon the philanthropic community a (to be honest) rather modest gift. Link: EDITORIAL – A small gesture of goodwill for local charities

Commissioner supports track plan for bikers

Source: Cayman Compass After years of issues with rogue bikers riding recklessly on Cayman’s roads, police are taking a different approach. Officers escorted a convoy of motorcyclists on… Link: Commissioner supports track plan for bikers

Businessman Donnie Smith dies at 67

Source: Cayman Compass Caymanian businessman and entertainment mogul Donovan “Donnie” Smith died unexpectedly on Saturday around 9:15 p.m., leaving four children and seven grandchildren. Link: Businessman Donnie Smith dies at 67

BOTs bureaucrat makes flying visit to Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ben Merrick, Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories, visited Grand Cayman on Friday, where he met with Cayman Islands officials and held discussions… Link: BOTs bureaucrat makes flying visit to Cayman

Island ride runs smoothly, police report

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There was just one arrest and no collisions or other issues on Sunday to upset what turned out to be a legal and smooth… Link: Island ride runs smoothly, police report

Determining increases in mortgage interest

Source: Cayman News Service If the US prime rate is 5.25 percent for the month of October 2018, by how much percent should the banks in the Cayman Islands… Link: Determining increases in mortgage interest

26 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 26 Nov Mon 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Mon Nov 26 2018 For the… Link: 26 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Cayman’s Brandy Barnes meets her match in India

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s Brandy Barnes attended the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Delhi, India, this month as part of her development plan toward qualification for the 2020… Link: Cayman’s Brandy Barnes meets her match in India

Letter: Thoughts about school uniforms

Source: Cayman Compass Hopefully, the requested changes will be made in the near future. It will be so good to see our children dressed in full uniform and… Link: Letter: Thoughts about school uniforms

Development

Source: Cayman Compass Development — Our editorial cartoon Link: Development

Minister: No more funds for genetically modified mosquito program

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s genetically modified mosquito project has not worked as effectively as government hoped and will be abandoned, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour said Thursday. Link: Minister: No more funds for genetically modified mosquito program

The Editor speaks: Christmas in November

Source: Cayman Eye News “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store It’s beginning… Link: The Editor speaks: Christmas in November

Sir Ronald Sanders: Coping with the OECD reality

Source: Cayman Eye News By Sir Ronald Sanders Barbados Today Demands of the rich man’s club, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have once again created disarray… Link: Sir Ronald Sanders: Coping with the OECD reality

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre launches new kids helpline

Source: Cayman Eye News (George Town, Grand Cayman) The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), a not-for- profit organisation that provides support and shelter to victims of domestic abuse, launched… Link: Cayman Islands Crisis Centre launches new kids helpline

Christopher Kirkconnell becomes 37th Cayman Islands Chamber President

Source: Cayman Eye News Christopher Kirkconnell is the new President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. He assumed the top elected Chamber leadership role at the non-profit organisation’s… Link: Christopher Kirkconnell becomes 37th Cayman Islands Chamber President

25 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

Source: Cayman Eye News   25 Nov Sun 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Sun Nov 25 2018 For… Link: 25 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

Staff assaulted in stick-up at Al La Kebab

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two members of staff working on the Al La Kebab truck in Red Bay were injured late Friday night when two masked, armed men… Link: Staff assaulted in stick-up at Al La Kebab

Food truck robbed by armed men

Source: Cayman Compass Two masked men, brandishing a firearm, robbed a food truck on Red Bay’s Selkirk Drive, Friday night, police reported. Link: Food truck robbed by armed men

24 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

Source: Cayman Eye News   24 Nov Sat 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Sat Nov 24 2018 For… Link: 24 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The environmental health minister, who has responsibility for the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU). has said the release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti… Link: Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

Premier agrees to look at inter-country adoption

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The premier has agreed to examine the possibility of asking the United Kingdom to extend the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and… Link: Premier agrees to look at inter-country adoption

23 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

Source: Cayman Eye News   23 Nov Fri 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Fri Nov 23 2018 For… Link: 23 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 dist.

‘Playhouse Family Christmas’ already a smash hit

Source: Cayman Compass You do not have to be a Broadway show to be a huge success, as proven by the upcoming production of “A Playhouse Family Christmas,”… Link: ‘Playhouse Family Christmas’ already a smash hit

Exploring the many wonders of the continent Down Under

Source: Cayman Compass Let me start by saying Sydney, in fact, Australia itself, was not high on my list of travel destinations. But when my son headed down… Link: Exploring the many wonders of the continent Down Under

Pink Ladies Bazaar has tea and treats

Source: Cayman Compass Of all the joys of the season, surely the Pink Ladies Christmas Bazaar is one of the most popular events loved by young and old. Link: Pink Ladies Bazaar has tea and treats

Bazaar brings crafts to Cayman shoppers

Source: Cayman Compass Remember the old-time bazaars where you could stock up on unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and treats? Here’s your chance to relive the experience. Link: Bazaar brings crafts to Cayman shoppers

How private is genetic information?

Source: Cayman News Service Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking… Link: How private is genetic information?

Cayman Islands to do Christmas Comedy Road Show

Source: Cayman Eye News CNCF To Do Christmas Comedy Road Show Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 22 November 2018 – The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, Gimistory, is being… Link: Cayman Islands to do Christmas Comedy Road Show

Singing Christmas Tree co-producer named peace ambassador

Source: Cayman Compass The Rev. Ferdinand Nicholls, who has been instrumental in the production of Cayman Singing Christmas Tree, has been appointed peace ambassador and international governor in… Link: Singing Christmas Tree co-producer named peace ambassador

Kirk Freeport boss made Chamber president

Source: Cayman Compass New Chamber of Commerce president Chris Kirkconnell has vowed to continue the organization’s advocacy work to protect Cayman’s key industries of financial services and tourism. Link: Kirk Freeport boss made Chamber president

Chamber names Volunteer of the Year

Source: Cayman Compass The Chamber of Commerce named Pamela Ebanks-Small as its 2018 Volunteer of the Year at a membership appreciation event and elections Thursday night. Link: Chamber names Volunteer of the Year

Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After almost six months of trying to secure a meeting with the British government to discuss the constitutional relationship between Cayman and the UK,… Link: Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

Bunny Bear

Source: Cayman Compass Today’s editorial cartoon. Link: Bunny Bear

Police saved toddler buried alive in Bodden Town

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have revealed that a three-year-old child was buried alive for a short period yesterday evening before they were able to get to… Link: Police saved toddler buried alive in Bodden Town

DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After 22 years of prosecuting offenders in the Cayman Islands, Cheryll Richards, QC will begin judging them next month after she takes up a position… Link: DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

Local loses cash after login info hacked

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is urging people to use a different password for each website they log into and to change the password… Link: Local loses cash after login info hacked

Identification of stolen items leads to charges

Source: Cayman Compass Police have secured two burglary charges against one individual after owners of stolen property identified items through photos published by the Royal Cayman Islands Police… Link: Identification of stolen items leads to charges

Will: This Thanksgiving, ample servings of amusement

Source: Cayman Compass North Carolina had second thoughts about the 12-count criminal indictment against Tammie Hedges for practicing veterinary medicine without a license when, during Hurricane Florence, she… Link: Will: This Thanksgiving, ample servings of amusement

Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following an alert issued by the US Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday that outbreaks of E. coli appear to be linked to romaine… Link: Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

Pavement-painting scam suspects face more charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Patrick Sherdan (21), David Gammell (20) and John Quilligan (22), visitors to the Cayman Islands from the UK and Ireland who are charged with… Link: Pavement-painting scam suspects face more charges

West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): West Bayers have made it clear that they do not want government to approve the coastal works application being made by the owner of… Link: West Bayers want Barkers to remain untouched

Claimed stolen goods help cops nab burglars

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The police have laid charges in at least two old burglary cases going back to 2016 after members of the public responded to a… Link: Claimed stolen goods help cops nab burglars

New lead emerges in cold case GT murder

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): New information has emerged in the 2010 cold case killing of Courtney Spence (32), the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service revealed Wednesday, as they appealed… Link: New lead emerges in cold case GT murder

Motions Unlimited gymnasts bring home first places from Lakeland

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s Motions Unlimited girls’ competitive gymnastics team returned from their first international meet of the season, the Gasparilla Fall Invitational on Oct. 20 and 21… Link: Motions Unlimited gymnasts bring home first places from Lakeland

Cayman bodybuilders flex their pecs in Miami

Source: Cayman Compass A group of the Cayman Islands’ top natural bodybuilders traveled to Miami over the weekend to compete in the Drug Free Athletes Coalition World Finals… Link: Cayman bodybuilders flex their pecs in Miami

EDITORIAL – Hit and run: The latest assault on law enforcement

Source: Cayman Compass This dual degradation of the public’s respect for police, and the police’s relationship with the public, is an extremely troubling trend that if left unchecked,… Link: EDITORIAL – Hit and run: The latest assault on law enforcement

WORC agency to police work permit applications

Source: Cayman Compass Businesses seeking work permits to bring in staff from overseas will face additional scrutiny under a new system aimed at ensuring Caymanians get first shot… Link: WORC agency to police work permit applications

NFL Alumni announces partnership with Health City Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Mutually beneficial partnership will provide NFL alumni with affordable medical opportunities. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (November 20, 2018) – NFL Alumni (NFLA) today announced a… Link: NFL Alumni announces partnership with Health City Cayman Islands

The Editor speaks: Drops and pops

Source: Cayman Eye News I hate drop and pop downs and drop/pop ups when I am trying to read something, especially an article, on an Internet website. They are… Link: The Editor speaks: Drops and pops

Cayman Islands a land of aquatic lore

Source: Cayman Eye News From Charter Index One look at the color of the Cayman Islands and you see why two million tourists make the journey every year. A… Link: Cayman Islands a land of aquatic lore

Southwest Airlines adding new Cayman Islands flights

Source: Cayman Eye News By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines is adding another new route to the Cayman Islands. The carrier has is planning to launch a new… Link: Southwest Airlines adding new Cayman Islands flights

Plan Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands Department of Planning embarks on Development Plan review. The department is seeking public input for the plan.   GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The… Link: Plan Cayman

Three new acting judges added to bench

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The new Cayman Islands governor, Martyn Roper, has made his first appointments to the local bench with three new justices. Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell… Link: Three new acting judges added to bench

Work underway on new national plan

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Many years after the government, in accordance with its own laws, should have begun reviewing the existing development plan for Grand Cayman, the Department… Link: Work underway on new national plan

Witnesses wanted to violent assault on woman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for witnesses to an assault on a woman at Smith Cove during an early morning public… Link: Witnesses wanted to violent assault on woman

Fatal crash lands drunk driver in jail

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Warren Samuel Hogarth (56) from North Side was jailed Tuesday for two years and five months and disqualified from driving for five years following his… Link: Fatal crash lands drunk driver in jail

WORC bill gets full backing of MLAs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Legislative Assembly has given its backing to overhaul the current immigration system with the introduction of a new labour agency dealing with the… Link: WORC bill gets full backing of MLAs

The Editor speaks: Utter madness and why?

Source: Cayman Eye News It was with utter shock on reading a local police report concerning an accident that happened, according to the Press Release, on Saturday Nov 16th… Link: The Editor speaks: Utter madness and why?

Health City Cayman Islands wins award for commitment to education

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands (November 19, 2018) – Health City Cayman Islands has been recognized for its commitment to education by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.… Link: Health City Cayman Islands wins award for commitment to education

Cayman Islands: CEC receives UCCI President’s Medal Award

Source: Cayman Eye News Charlie Kirkconnell Recognised for CEC’s Commitment to Supporting UCCI’s Technology-Driven Programming Roy Bodden, President of The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), presented Charlie… Link: Cayman Islands: CEC receives UCCI President’s Medal Award

Saint Lucia held by Cayman Islands in Concacaf qualifier

Source: Cayman Eye News From St Lucia Online (SNO) –– Saint Lucia were left frustrated on Match-day 3 in Concacaf Nations League qualifier, ending in a scoreless draw away… Link: Saint Lucia held by Cayman Islands in Concacaf qualifier

Police to oversee legal island-wide motorbike ride

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As many as 200 motorcycle riders could be hitting the road on Sunday for an organised motorbike ride across Grand Cayman, which the Royal… Link: Police to oversee legal island-wide motorbike ride

Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are being trained to collect garbage so that they can assist the Department of Environmental Health if there are future… Link: Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour is still trying to find a way for government to provide access to free healthcare for all children. Although he… Link: Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Still no start date for 5-year-old ethics bill

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There is still no commencement date for the much-anticipated Standards in Public Life Law, which has been passed, amended and passed again over the… Link: Still no start date for 5-year-old ethics bill

Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The tourism minister has revealed more information that demonstrates the increasing value to the economy of overnight tourism, contrasting with a drop in the… Link: Stay-over guest spend grows as cruise cash falls

DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Several local merchants have opted not to sell live Christmas trees this year because the Department of Agriculture (DoA) has been clamping down on… Link: DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

Rogue driver runs down cop at road block

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are looking for witnesses after a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer was struck by a car Saturday night in the vicinity of… Link: Rogue driver runs down cop at road block

Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An outline business case by consultants KPMG for the new John Gray High School project has been approved by government, and work is now… Link: Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

19 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News 19 Nov Mon 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Mon Nov 19 2018 For the… Link: 19 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

New postal products launched on Cayman Brac

Source: Cayman Eye News Two new products offer better parcel options for shippers from Cayman. New parcel shipping boxes will benefit small business, craft industry customers. Products are joint… Link: New postal products launched on Cayman Brac

Prisoners to help collect garbage

Source: Cayman Compass Serving prisoners will be used as temporary garbage collectors in a new scheme to deal with continued delays in roadside trash collections. Link: Prisoners to help collect garbage

Government injects more capital into CINICO

Source: Cayman Compass Cabinet approved an equity investment of $4.53 million into Cayman Islands National Insurance Company to raise the public sector health insurer’s capital base above the… Link: Government injects more capital into CINICO

Let the festivities begin …

Source: Cayman Compass With the touch of a button, Camana Bay turned into a festive wonderland Saturday as thousands gathered at the Crescent for the annual Christmas tree… Link: Let the festivities begin …

Hedge Funds Care hosts vintage circus evening

Source: Cayman Compass Dressed as ringmasters, harlequins and performers, supporters of Hedge Funds Care Cayman attended the charity’s glitzy annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Friday… Link: Hedge Funds Care hosts vintage circus evening

DEH asks for bulk waste to be left out early

Source: Cayman Compass The Department of Environmental Health is advising the public to place bulk waste items for collection on kerbsides in time for scheduled pick ups. Link: DEH asks for bulk waste to be left out early

18 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   18 Nov Sun 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Sun Nov 18 2018 For… Link: 18 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

17 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Source: Cayman Eye News   17 Nov Sat 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Sat Nov 17 2018 For… Link: 17 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

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