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March 13, 2019

Cayman Islands

Cayman dodges tax list but pressure persists

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands government has welcomed the news that this jurisdiction has avoided the latest European Union tax blacklist, but officials have indicated that… Link: Cayman dodges tax list but pressure persists

The Editor speaks: More mental health woes

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson I have just checked our data base on iNews Cayman and just in the last two years we have published nearly twenty articles,… Link: The Editor speaks: More mental health woes

New Year, new improvements at Grand Cayman’s Sunset House

Source: Cayman Eye News From Sport Diver Voted “One of the Top Dive Resorts in the Caribbean” by Scuba Diving’s readers in its 2019 Readers Choice Awards, Grand Cayman’s… Link: New Year, new improvements at Grand Cayman’s Sunset House

FAA says Boeing will fix 737 Max 8 system

Source: Cayman Eye News From FOX KTVU BEIJING (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says it expects Boeing will soon complete improvements to an automated anti-stall system that is suspected… Link: FAA says Boeing will fix 737 Max 8 system

Caymera International offers business solutions to the tourism sector

Source: Cayman Compass Brooke Meyer and local businessman Reginald “Choppy” Delapenha are behind Cayman-based Caymera International, a new advisory firm that provides business solutions to the hospitality and… Link: Caymera International offers business solutions to the tourism sector

U.S. District judge delivers law school lecture

Source: Cayman Compass University of Liverpool alumna and U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone traveled to the Cayman Islands earlier this month to deliver a lecture to staff… Link: U.S. District judge delivers law school lecture

Vistra appoints new CEO and CFO

Source: Cayman Compass Global trust and corporate services provider Vistra has appointed Alan Brown as group chief executive officer and Geoff Weir as group chief financial officer. Link: Vistra appoints new CEO and CFO

Two men arrested after violent home invasion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two West Bay men have been arrested in relation to a violent home invasion in the district last week in which the victim was… Link: Two men arrested after violent home invasion

Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED 6pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a ban on all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft… Link: Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Daniel Meeks, a former police constable with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, denied being corrupt when he appeared in Grand Court Friday and… Link: Ex-cop denies corruption allegation

Up close with: Badir Awe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): Caymanian filmmaker Badir Awe took an extremely circuitous route to arrive at his profession. A bachelor’s degree in finance led to working… Link: Up close with: Badir Awe

Cayman dodges EU tax list as Bermuda added

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The European Union has added ten more countries to its blacklist of what it considers to be tax havens and the Cayman Islands is… Link: Cayman dodges EU tax list as Bermuda added

Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three Caymanians have been appointed as deputy chief fire officers after what officials said was a rigorous open recruitment exercise. Following significant concerns in… Link: Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

12 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 12 Mar Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 12 Mar Weather in Cayman

Records tumble at national swimming championships

Source: Cayman Compass More than 130 youngsters took part in Cayman’s national youth swimming championships over the weekend. Link: Records tumble at national swimming championships

The Editor speaks: Crowdfunding

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson We have published a number of articles on crowdfunding, some showing the potentials and successes and others the pitfalls and the scams. Even… Link: The Editor speaks: Crowdfunding

Cayman Islands grounds 737 Max, but biggest users keep flying

Source: Cayman Eye News From Flight Global Cayman Airlines has suspended operations with its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, but major operators are keeping faith with the type. The… Link: Cayman Islands grounds 737 Max, but biggest users keep flying

Trade school plan takes shape

Source: Cayman Compass Former government youth worker Michael Myles is in the early stages of setting up a vocational school to train Caymanians in construction, electrical, mechanics, air… Link: Trade school plan takes shape

Youth Parliament takes center stage

Source: Cayman Compass The ideas are the same but delivered with the force of youthful exuberance. Link: Youth Parliament takes center stage

Caymanian student heads to Asia on wildlife rescue mission

Source: Cayman Compass From rescuing injured elephants in Thailand to caring for stray dogs and cats on the streets of Nepal, a young Caymanian vet student is embarking… Link: Caymanian student heads to Asia on wildlife rescue mission

Teens learn the best self-defense is avoidance

Source: Cayman Compass For many of the teens served by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, violence and abuse at home, often fueled by drugs and alcohol, have long… Link: Teens learn the best self-defense is avoidance

BT man confesses over illegal gun and bullets

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Justin Gregory (24) from Bodden Town is facing a seven-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for possessing an unlicensed handgun and ammunition, which was seized… Link: BT man confesses over illegal gun and bullets

Teen jailed for 44 months over serious stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An 18-year-old man from George Town was given a sentence of three years and eight months after he admitted stabbing Tyrell Smith multiple times… Link: Teen jailed for 44 months over serious stabbing

Local man admits burning down house

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A local man from West Bay has admitted that he set fire to a property on North West Point Road last year when he… Link: Local man admits burning down house

Tender troubles stall mental health facility

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The health ministry is re-doing the tender process for the long-awaited and much-needed residential mental health facility after it appears the original tendering process… Link: Tender troubles stall mental health facility

CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, in less than five months, this time in… Link: CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A police officer who sustained a fractured skull while on duty and who is still struggling with a catalog of mental and physical health… Link: Badly injured cop sues RCIPS bosses

11 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 11 Mar Mon 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 11 Mar Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: Women’s Day

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Last Friday (8) was International Women’s Day. It wasn’t a day full of fun and games. Neither was it a Day just full… Link: The Editor speaks: Women’s Day

H.M. The Queen’s Commonwealth Day 2019 Message

Source: Cayman Eye News Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to… Link: H.M. The Queen’s Commonwealth Day 2019 Message

Cayman Airways suspends use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Airways has suspended use of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following the second fatal crash of the model in less than six… Link: Cayman Airways suspends use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft

Hotel developers borrow cash in Bahamas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The developers behind a proposed five-star, 350-room hotel on the seven-acre Pageant Beach site at the southern end of the West Bay Road have… Link: Hotel developers borrow cash in Bahamas

Five men jailed for importing 500lbs of ganja

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Four Jamaicans and one Caymanian who were convicted of importing 515lbs of ganja last September were all handed jail terms of between 2½ years… Link: Five men jailed for importing 500lbs of ganja

EDITORIAL – Conservation: One debt paid, another owed

Source: Cayman Compass Anyone who has paid off a mortgage knows the giddy elation of making that final installment. One can only imagine the pure joy of finally… Link: EDITORIAL – Conservation: One debt paid, another owed

Property sales hit new record amid real estate boom

Source: Cayman Compass Last year was the best on record for the Cayman Islands property market with more than $800 million in total sales, according to a review… Link: Property sales hit new record amid real estate boom

Guys in heels strut their stuff for charity

Source: Cayman Compass Scores of men strutted their stuff for charity on Friday, donning high heels to parade through Camana Bay for the annual “A Walk in Her… Link: Guys in heels strut their stuff for charity

Seaweed bloom could decline next month

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a record-breaking year of prolonged and abundant Sargassum bloom in the Atlantic and Caribbean seas in 2018, the start of 2019 has seen… Link: Seaweed bloom could decline next month

Victim slashed with machete in WB burglary

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to a 911 call about a violent burglary at a home in the Batabano area of West… Link: Victim slashed with machete in WB burglary

Dancer sues airport after slipping on wet floor

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A dancer and burlesque artist who came to the Cayman Islands some three years ago to appear at a private corporate event at the… Link: Dancer sues airport after slipping on wet floor

Men flee empty handed after home invasion

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone that may have information about a foiled aggravated burglary on Wednesday night at a home in the… Link: Men flee empty handed after home invasion

10 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 10 Mar Sun 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours associated… Link: 10 Mar Weather in Cayman

Riders compete in national dressage show

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s dressage riders tacked up Sunday to compete in the second of three national dressage shows scheduled for this season. Link: Riders compete in national dressage show

Jump start your IT career with Microsoft 98-375 exam

Source: Cayman Eye News The Information Technology field is really vast and wide. There are so many domains in IT, such as networking, storage, backup, database, and etc. That… Link: Jump start your IT career with Microsoft 98-375 exam

9 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Mar Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as… Link: 9 Mar Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands: Aggravated burglary in West Bay

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Mar 8 2019 Just before 10:30PM on Wednesday 6 March, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to an address in the Birch… Link: Cayman Islands: Aggravated burglary in West Bay

Armed men enter Birch Tree Hill residence

Source: Cayman Compass Two armed individuals entered a residence in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay on Wednesday and demanded money from the occupants, according to… Link: Armed men enter Birch Tree Hill residence

Cull off target as iguanas set to breed

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cullers have exterminated almost 450,000 green iguanas since October, when the nationwide initiative to get the exploding population of pests under control was launched.… Link: Cull off target as iguanas set to breed

Are taxis getting meters?

Source: Cayman News Service Quite some time ago there was discussion that taxis were to install meters. Did that go away and why? Read Auntie’s answer and comment on… Link: Are taxis getting meters?

CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Captain Steven Coe and First Officer Giselah Ebanks brought Cayman Airways’ second new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to Grand Cayman from Seattle Thursday… Link: CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

8 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Mar Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh winds and rough seas will begin to subside from this evening as the associated high pressure… Link: 8 Mar Weather in Cayman

Turtle Centre finally pays off $50M debt

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Almost 15 years after the original Cayman Turtle Farm started borrowing the more than CI$50 million it needed to build what is now the… Link: Turtle Centre finally pays off M debt

OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The body established to regulate Cayman’s utilities sector and ensure fair competitive practices has redrafted rules on the penalties for any breaches of anti-competitive… Link: OfReg rewrites rules to satisfy stakeholders

Gordon Barlow: Hobson’s choice

Source: Cayman Eye News Gordon Barlow By Gordon Barlow When I was a boy… [Surely one of the benefits of becoming an old codger is that you can get… Link: Gordon Barlow: Hobson’s choice

The Editor speaks: Idols

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Do you worship an idol or more than one? Of course not you will most likely say, but it all depends what you… Link: The Editor speaks: Idols

Cops clock drivers doing over 80mph

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Drivers are being warned by police to slow down after almost a hundred speeding tickets were issued last week. Some drivers were clocked doing… Link: Cops clock drivers doing over 80mph

Ex-bank boss sues for wrongful dismissal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ormond Williams, who was president of Cayman National Bank for more than 15 years before he was unexpectedly fired by its board of directors… Link: Ex-bank boss sues for wrongful dismissal

Cayman Drama Society presents ‘On Golden Pond’

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Drama Society’s season continues with the award-winning play, “On Golden Pond.” It was famously adapted for the screen in 1981, winning Academy Awards… Link: Cayman Drama Society presents ‘On Golden Pond’

National Choir and Orchestra takes to the stage

Source: Cayman Compass The music-loving public should prepare to be dazzled once again by Cayman’s very own National Orchestra and Choir when they take to the stage on… Link: National Choir and Orchestra takes to the stage

Paddling with heart

Source: Cayman Compass It’s time once again to pick up a paddle for the Cayman Heart Fund. Link: Paddling with heart

‘Pretty on the Outside’ announces international speaker

Source: Cayman Compass Multiple sclerosis is a disabling disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks,… Link: ‘Pretty on the Outside’ announces international speaker

Crown: Woman stole $1.9M in PR scam

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Crown prosecutor Toyin Salako told a jury on Thursday that Judith Douglas (53) stole almost CI$2 million from just one victim in a more… Link: Crown: Woman stole .9M in PR scam

7 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 7 Mar Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh winds and rough seas along with isolated showers are expected over the next 24 hours as… Link: 7 Mar Weather in Cayman

Beyond towers: CEO speakers provide glimpse into the future

Source: Cayman Islands Journal Premier Alden McLaughlin’s announcement that Dart is planning an “iconic tower” that would “greatly exceed” the territory’s 10-story building limit was the biggest news to… Link: Beyond towers: CEO speakers provide glimpse into the future

Special Report: Residential real estate market takes off

Source: Cayman Islands Journal By all accounts, the residential real estate market in the Cayman Islands is in boom territory, as demand increases, the economy continues to be healthy,… Link: Special Report: Residential real estate market takes off

Survey: CEO confidence in the global economy wanes

Source: Cayman Islands Journal After PwC’s annual survey of chief executives worldwide noted record-breaking optimism about the global economic growth only last year, the firm’s latest opinion poll reveals… Link: Survey: CEO confidence in the global economy wanes

Cayman National ex-president sues over termination

Source: Cayman Compass Ormond Williams is suing Cayman National Bank for wrongful termination after being ousted as the bank’s president last November. Link: Cayman National ex-president sues over termination

Agriculture Show embraces tradition

Source: Cayman Compass By 11 a.m., eastbound traffic was backed up beyond Savannah as thousands of people jammed into the fairgrounds in Lower Valley to celebrate the 52nd… Link: Agriculture Show embraces tradition

EDITORIAL – Public registers: A brief respite in an ongoing war

Source: Cayman Compass This week brought a welcome respite from some British lawmakers’ unrelenting attack on Cayman and other offshore financial centers. But make no mistake, this is… Link: EDITORIAL – Public registers: A brief respite in an ongoing war

Bovell: The grass is not always greener

Source: Cayman Compass At the moment, real estate agents find themselves in a bizarre situation: they are missing inventory on Seven Mile Beach. Link: Bovell: The grass is not always greener

6 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 6 Mar Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh winds and rough seas with an increase in cloudiness and showers is expected over… Link: 6 Mar Weather in Cayman

How To Choose The Best Above Ground Pool?

Source: Cayman Reporter Above ground pool is used as normal swimming pool. However, compared to conventional swimming pools, above ground pool is implemented easily. Currently, quite a number… Link: How To Choose The Best Above Ground Pool?

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but… Link: Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Special Olympians take afternoon tea with H.E. the Governor

Source: Cayman Eye News His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper hosted an outdoor reception for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) at Government House on Monday, 4 March 2019.… Link: Special Olympians take afternoon tea with H.E. the Governor

Cayman Islands: 1998 Honda Civic reported stolen

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Police have received a report of a stolen white 1998 Honda Civic, registration #126 541 which was last seen at about 8:30PM on Friday, 1… Link: Cayman Islands: 1998 Honda Civic reported stolen

The Editor speaks: Not going up – extending out

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Hot on the heels of the premise of going up into the skies with sky scrapers, because we are running out of land,… Link: The Editor speaks: Not going up – extending out

Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Politicians in Bermuda plan to debate a motion in their legislature calling on the UK government to reject recommendations in a new report from… Link: Bermuda politicians plan debate on FAC report

Airport opens bids for runway project

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has begun the search for a contractor to upgrade the airfields at Owen Roberts International Airport, which will include… Link: Airport opens bids for runway project

Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the Cayman Islands may be a stable and peaceful place when compared to many other countries around the world… Link: Premier: Stability can’t be taken for granted

Divers find dead shark in ghost net

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of the Environment is asking people to alert them to any ghost nets they see dumped in local waters after another dead… Link: Divers find dead shark in ghost net

CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) organised another successful tournament aimed at reducing the numbers of this invasive species while raising awareness of… Link: CULL takes bite out of lionfish population

Bean counters work on public cash oversight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Parliamentarians and auditors from the UK and its overseas territories are meeting in Miami, Florida, this week at the Oversight of Public Finances Forum… Link: Bean counters work on public cash oversight

5 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 5 Mar Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds and slight seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours… Link: 5 Mar Weather in Cayman

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent… Link: Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

The Editor speaks: Receptionists are dying. RIP

Source: Cayman Eye News We have published an article today titled “The death of the Receptionist as we know it”. The article is not as bad as some you… Link: The Editor speaks: Receptionists are dying. RIP

The death of the Receptionist as we know it

Source: Cayman Eye News From The Receptionist What do you think of when you hear the term receptionist? Someone who sits around all day drinking coffee? Yeah, right! While… Link: The death of the Receptionist as we know it

The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) 12th Annual International Symposium

Source: Cayman Eye News Encouraged by the success of the previous eleven international symposiums we are pleased to announce the date for the 12th annual Cayman Heart Fund (CHF)… Link: The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) 12th Annual International Symposium

Cayman Islands Interschool Chess Tournament a success

Source: Cayman Eye News More than 120 students from 8 local schools participated in the inaugural Interschool Chess Tournament sponsored by Dart Minds Inspired. Hosted by Cayman International School,… Link: Cayman Islands Interschool Chess Tournament a success

CARE dog jog hits the road

Source: Cayman Compass Pet owners and their pooches were up bright and early Sunday to take part in the 10th annual CARE Dog Jog/Fun Run. Link: CARE dog jog hits the road

Agriculture Show has rich history

Source: Cayman Compass Some things have not changed much in the five decades that Cayman has been holding its annual Agriculture Show. Link: Agriculture Show has rich history

Airport seeks contractor to extend runway

Source: Cayman Compass With the new Owen Roberts International Airport terminal set to have its grand opening on March 27, government is planning the next upgrade at the… Link: Airport seeks contractor to extend runway

UK government pulls Brexit bill debate over beneficial ownership

Source: Cayman Compass The United Kingdom government pulled a parliamentary debate on a piece of financial services legislation on Monday after Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man… Link: UK government pulls Brexit bill debate over beneficial ownership

Police round up NYE suspect in GT mugging

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 31-year-old-man from George Town who was arrested over a robbery that took place on New Years Eve has now been charged and was… Link: Police round up NYE suspect in GT mugging

Police on lookout for stolen white Honda

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are on the hunt for a car thief after a white 1998 Honda Civic, registration #126 541, was stolen from outside a condo… Link: Police on lookout for stolen white Honda

Fossils reveal unique Cayman mammal species

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ancient remains of animals eaten by crocodiles here in the Cayman Islands have revealed three species of previously unknown mammals that were indigenous to… Link: Fossils reveal unique Cayman mammal species

Suspected dealer facing five drug charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay man who was arrested on Friday was due to appear in Summary Court Monday facing five charges relating to cocaine. The… Link: Suspected dealer facing five drug charges

4 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 4 Mar Mon 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds and slight seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours… Link: 4 Mar Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands National Orchestra hosting two concerts this month

Source: Cayman Eye News The Cayman National Choir and Orchestra are kicking off their 2019 season with two captivating concerts – ‘Fiesta,’ presented by the orchestra on March 17th and… Link: Cayman Islands National Orchestra hosting two concerts this month

The Editor speaks: The iconic tower

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson In 2016, MLA Mr. McKeeva Bush called for building heights of 20 to 40 storeys, citing Cayman’s finite land mass of around 76… Link: The Editor speaks: The iconic tower

New band hitting the streets for Cayman Islands Batabano

Source: Cayman Eye News George Town, Grand Cayman: There’s a new band hitting the streets for Batabano this year – Fenomenal. Fenomenal is the brain child of Sharon Ebanks.… Link: New band hitting the streets for Cayman Islands Batabano

Cayman Islands National Gallery acquires 4 new works

Source: Cayman Eye News Wednesday, 20 February the National Gallery was pleased to host a reception in the Upper Gallery in honour of four new works joining the National… Link: Cayman Islands National Gallery acquires 4 new works

What will Canada learn from Lavscam testimony?

Source: Cayman Compass Political scandals often victimize the public twice – first from the scandal itself, second from the flurry of bad policy offered as the cure. Link: What will Canada learn from Lavscam testimony?

Clemency

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

Cruise arrivals surge to new record levels

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands’ cruise industry just experienced its busiest month in recorded history. Link: Cruise arrivals surge to new record levels

Surgeons save man impaled in car crash

Source: Cayman Compass Somewhere between Bodden Town and East End, a driver had the darkest chapter of his life. Link: Surgeons save man impaled in car crash

3 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 3 Mar Sun 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds and slight seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours… Link: 3 Mar Weather in Cayman

Red Sky at Night postponed

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman National Cultural Foundation has rescheduled Saturday’s Red Sky at Night due to inclement weather. The event will now be held on Saturday, March 23. Link: Red Sky at Night postponed

Man charged with stealing jewellery from car

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 42-year-old man from George Town was remanded in custody after appearing in court this week accused of stealing from a car. The man… Link: Man charged with stealing jewellery from car

2 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 2 Mar Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 2 Mar Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands: Man charged with Theft from Vehicle,

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS March 1 2019 A man, age 42 of George Town, has been charged with Theft, in relation to an incident on 22 February,… Link: Cayman Islands: Man charged with Theft from Vehicle,

NCC presses on with land protection

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The National Conservation Council has recommended another ten environmentally important sites, nominated by the community, be protected under the conservation law, following a public… Link: NCC presses on with land protection

Offshore gets rule book on economic substance

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The government has produced a new guide on what offshore entities in the Cayman Islands impacted by new legislation should do to satisfy an… Link: Offshore gets rule book on economic substance

Shocked by rises in rent

Source: Cayman News Service Is there any government body we can appeal to about these crazy rent increases?  I just found out my rent is going up another $200… Link: Shocked by rises in rent

1 Mar Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 1 Mar Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 1 Mar Weather in Cayman

Red Sky At Night to showcase Cayman’s culture

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman will celebrate all things arts and culture at the seventh annual Red Sky At Night multi-cultural arts fair, presented by the Cayman National Cultural… Link: Red Sky At Night to showcase Cayman’s culture

Agriculture Show slated for Ash Wednesday

Source: Cayman Compass It is hard to believe that the Ag Show, as it is affectionately known, is celebrating its 52nd year. What began as a simple event… Link: Agriculture Show slated for Ash Wednesday

National Arts and Culture Awards celebrates contributors

Source: Cayman Compass Last week’s National Arts and Culture Awards, hosted by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and held at the Harquail Theatre, recognized those who have attained… Link: National Arts and Culture Awards celebrates contributors

PAWS Under the Stars at Grand Old House

Source: Cayman Compass It seems that Saturday is all about the animals. Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts is holding its Dog Jog in the morning, and the Protection of… Link: PAWS Under the Stars at Grand Old House

Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The representative for West Bay South, Tara Rivers, has said that an application by Handel Whittaker for a coastal works licence in relation to… Link: Rivers says Barkers proposal ‘not acceptable’

Premier reveals talks for Dart skyscraper

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin opened a new can of worms Thursday when he delivered his ‘state of the nation’ address at the Cayman Economic Outlook… Link: Premier reveals talks for Dart skyscraper

CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

Source: Cayman News Service CPR Cayman writes: Premier Alden McLaughlin again stated at last week’s Chamber of Commerce Luncheon that no public money will be used to build the… Link: CPR rebuts premier’s misleading claims

Charges in murder case challenged by lawyer

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Charges against a young West Bay man for murder have been called into question by his defence attorney, who applied for a dismissal hearing… Link: Charges in murder case challenged by lawyer

Opposition: UK report needs joint response

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The opposition leader has warned that the Cayman Islands needs to take a measured, serious and joint approach to the recently published report by… Link: Opposition: UK report needs joint response

28 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 Feb Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate easterly winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 28 Feb Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands Gender Affairs Unit bolsters Honouring Women Month

Source: Cayman Eye News CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Preparations for March’s Honouring Women Month (HWM) events have been significantly boosted by a strategic alliance between the Ministry of Community Affairs’… Link: Cayman Islands Gender Affairs Unit bolsters Honouring Women Month

Cayman Drama Society: On Golden Pond, and AGM!

Source: Cayman Eye News On Golden Pond focuses on ageing couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the… Link: Cayman Drama Society: On Golden Pond, and AGM!

Sign up today for the 10th Annual CARE/BRITCAY – K9/5K!

Source: Cayman Eye News From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts The 10th Annual CARE/BRITCAY -K9/5K     Registration for the 10th annual K9/5K 2018 is now open!  This year,… Link: Sign up today for the 10th Annual CARE/BRITCAY – K9/5K!

Calico’s Barkers plan will not work, report warns

Source: Cayman Compass Plans to remove 180,000 square feet of seagrass to create a swimming area at Barkers beach are unworkable and should be rejected, the Department of… Link: Calico’s Barkers plan will not work, report warns

Animal patrols preach responsible dog ownership

Source: Cayman Compass Police and animal control officers did not have to look too far to find loose or unregistered dogs as they patrolled the Rock Hole area… Link: Animal patrols preach responsible dog ownership

Campaign launched to raise $1 million for new school gym

Source: Cayman Compass St. Ignatius Catholic School is hoping to raise $1 million in the next 18 months as the final financial piece in constructing a $5.5 million… Link: Campaign launched to raise million for new school gym

Home alarms issued to Prospect, Red Bay residents

Source: Cayman Compass The Prospect Red Bay Community Emergency Response Team has distributed some 1,000 free home alarm systems to local residents over the past several weeks. Link: Home alarms issued to Prospect, Red Bay residents

Ex-customs officer stood to gain $90k in drug case

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): David Lobo (33), a former customs officer from Bodden Town who was convicted of smuggling almost two kilos of cocaine into Cayman, stood to… Link: Ex-customs officer stood to gain k in drug case

Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS helicopter is out of service after it crashed Tuesday afternoon as it attempted to take off from Owen Roberts International Airport. A… Link: Police chopper crashes after aborted take-off

DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environment has said that removing more than four acres of turtle grass in Barkers will adversely affect essential habitat for protected… Link: DoE warns against Barkers seagrass removal

GT men deny charges over violent attack

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Marvin Watson (39) and Ernie Ramoon (46) are scheduled to stand trial in June after denying serious assault charges in relation to a violent… Link: GT men deny charges over violent attack

27 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 27 Feb Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 27 Feb Weather in Cayman

Three immigration officers convicted in conspiracy

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After a trial lasting more than six weeks, it took a jury less than a day to return the verdicts in an immigration conspiracy… Link: Three immigration officers convicted in conspiracy

The Editor speaks: Far from complacent

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson “Far from complacent” was the message from our Premier, Alden McLaughlin, when he said the fall 2018 Labour Force Survey results, when released… Link: The Editor speaks: Far from complacent

Cayman Islands turtle-friendly lighting pilot programme

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman streets get turtle friendly Pilot project seeks to install safer streetlights 26 February, 2019 The Department of Environment (DoE), in partnership with the National… Link: Cayman Islands turtle-friendly lighting pilot programme

This is what OSAC says about the Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News From United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Cayman Islands 2019 Crime & Safety ReportCrimeWestern Hemisphere > Cayman Islands2/25/2019 This is an annual… Link: This is what OSAC says about the Cayman Islands

Grand cuisine from the Cayman Islands Cookout festival

Source: Cayman Eye News By Peter Hum From O. Canada. com Top celebrity chefs flock to annual gastronomic extravaganza Among the many culinary delights made at the 2019 Cayman… Link: Grand cuisine from the Cayman Islands Cookout festival

New street lights to help save baby turtles

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Forty special street lights have been purchased by the Department of Environment using cash from the Environmental Protection Fund to help prevent baby turtles… Link: New street lights to help save baby turtles

Vessels flying CI flag sail through inspections

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In 2018 just three out of hundreds of vessels flying the Cayman Islands flag were detained in ports for failing inspections conducted under international… Link: Vessels flying CI flag sail through inspections

Brewery toasts Cayman’s success with $1 million expansion

Source: Cayman Compass At the Cayman Islands Brewery, the glass is half-full. Amid increasing sales and optimism about the island’s economic future, the brewery is in the midst… Link: Brewery toasts Cayman’s success with million expansion

Promises, delays mark court’s online records efforts

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Judicial Administration has been working toward digitalizing its court records for more than two years, according to a Freedom of Information request… Link: Promises, delays mark court’s online records efforts

Late 2020 new target for mental health facility

Source: Cayman Compass More details have emerged on the progress of the mental health facility planned on 15 acres of land in East End. Link: Late 2020 new target for mental health facility

Government issues economic substance guidance

Source: Cayman Compass Government has published a guidance booklet to help companies comply with the territory’s economic substance legislation, which was passed by legislators last year in an… Link: Government issues economic substance guidance

GT hotel grows a floor and secures luxury tag

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The NCB Group’s proposed boutique hotel project on the George Town waterfront is still on track and due to open in late 2021, the… Link: GT hotel grows a floor and secures luxury tag

Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The tourism minister has given the first indication from a Cabinet member that the application by the owner of Calico Jack’s to clear turtle… Link: Minister hints at Barkers bar ‘success’

Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

Source: Cayman News Service Why doesn’t Cayman Airways participate in the US TSA pre-check programme for expedited security clearance? If I am travelling from one of the cities with… Link: Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

26 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 26 Feb Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh winds and rough seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 26 Feb Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: I believe…..

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson “I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard, I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word”… Link: The Editor speaks: I believe…..

2019 H4H Coconut Cup Paddleboard family fun day

Source: Cayman Eye News What/Where/When? A social and family orientated paddleboard event. A joint parent and kids’ paddle (under 14s only), a team corporate cup and an individual 1.5… Link: 2019 H4H Coconut Cup Paddleboard family fun day

Men stabbed in Saturday night brawl

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fight on Saturday night which resulted in both men being stabbed, one of whom sustained serious injuries.… Link: Men stabbed in Saturday night brawl

Fire fighters offered training for promotions

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Coaching programmes offered to all frontline personnel in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) interested in promotion to captain and lieutenant attracted 24 officers,… Link: Fire fighters offered training for promotions

Kiteboarders battle ferocious seas in ocean crossing

Source: Cayman Compass 16 kiters and support crews took part in the “Kite 4 Cancer” event, which aims to raise more than $200,000 for the Cayman Islands Cancer… Link: Kiteboarders battle ferocious seas in ocean crossing

EDITORIAL – The explosive social issues in UK report

Source: Cayman Compass The tone and the title of the current report, “One family: rethinking Britain’s relationship with the Overseas Territories,” make clear that committee members see “Mother… Link: EDITORIAL – The explosive social issues in UK report

Attorney James Bergstrom buys Pinnacle Media

Source: Cayman Compass Having served for six years as owners, directors and co-CEOs of Pinnacle Media Ltd., David and Vicki Legge have been planning for their own succession… Link: Attorney James Bergstrom buys Pinnacle Media

Cayman bracing for negative Financial Action Task Force review

Source: Cayman Compass A report on the Financial Action Task Force’s recent review of Cayman’s defenses against terrorist financing and money laundering will likely be released next month,… Link: Cayman bracing for negative Financial Action Task Force review

Pink Ladies donate $10,000 to the Pines

Source: Cayman Compass The holiday spirit of giving got a second wind this week, with the Pink Ladies distributing funds raised through its annual Christmas Bazaar. Link: Pink Ladies donate ,000 to the Pines

Dogs on the attack in weekend of trouble

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service responded to four reports of dog attacks over the weekend; in all cases the animals were not feral… Link: Dogs on the attack in weekend of trouble

MRCU using CUC metres to map inspections

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A team of disease prevention officers (DPOs) from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has begun residential inspections to collect data on where… Link: MRCU using CUC metres to map inspections

Burglar admits taking $2,100 from animal charity

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ricky Johnny Alvarado (27) pleaded guilty to burglary when he appeared in Grand Court on Monday, when he was scheduled to stand trial for… Link: Burglar admits taking ,100 from animal charity

Bracker admits killing nurse in crash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Paul Mannix Scott (38) admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of healthcare worker Sharon Gayle-Clarke (51) in a two-car smash on Cayman Brac… Link: Bracker admits killing nurse in crash

25 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 25 Feb Mon 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 25 Feb Weather in Cayman

Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

Source: Cayman News Service Any idea what the issue was with Flow at KAABOO over the weekend? I couldn’t call, text or email with my service. Everyone I know… Link: Cell-phone service disrupted at KAABOO

Cayman Islands MRCU begins annual residential inspections for 2019

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) –  Disease Prevention Officers (DPOs) from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) recently began residential inspections as part of ongoing year-round efforts to… Link: Cayman Islands MRCU begins annual residential inspections for 2019

Responses to UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the BOTs

Source: Cayman Eye News Further to our story published February 24 2019 “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship” at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/global-britain-and-the-british-overseas-territories-resetting-the-relationship/ According to Cayman27 a Foreign… Link: Responses to UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the BOTs

EDITORIAL – A new day for Le Soleil D’Or and the Brac

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Brackers and the rest of us received welcome news last week with the announcement that the Dart organization is in the final stages of… Link: EDITORIAL – A new day for Le Soleil D’Or and the Brac

Youth mental health takes center stage

Source: Cayman Compass The state of mental health in the Cayman Islands came under close scrutiny on Saturday, when concerned adults from all walks of life met at… Link: Youth mental health takes center stage

24 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 24 Feb Sun 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 24 Feb Weather in Cayman

23 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 23 Feb Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas will continue over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 23 Feb Weather in Cayman

WORC hires new head as transition continues

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) Veteran public servant Katherine Whittaker has been appointed as the new head of labour demands, development and training at the new government department that… Link: WORC hires new head as transition continues

Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made it clear that he does not consider the report from the UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the British… Link: Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

Jasmine volunteers raise funds for hospice services

Source: Cayman Compass The 19th annual Flag Day & Public Awareness Campaign runs Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. Jasmine volunteers will be out and about with… Link: Jasmine volunteers raise funds for hospice services

Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following mounting speculation that a Dart-owned company had acquired the boutique nine-room resort, Le Soleil D’Or, on Cayman Brac, Dart Real Estate Business Development… Link: Dart’s property empire spreads to Brac

22 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 22 Feb Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 22 Feb Weather in Cayman

St Kitts and Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The government of the Caribbean country St Kitts and Nevis has announced plans to create a framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes… Link: St Kitts and Nevis moves towards decriminalising ganja

KAABOO 2020 ticket sales create headache for fans

Source: Cayman Compass KAABOO was the talk of Cayman again on Thursday, but this time it was in stark contrast to the praises that have widely been lavished… Link: KAABOO 2020 ticket sales create headache for fans

Hilton signs on as brand for George Town hotel

Source: Cayman Compass Upscale hotel brand Curio Collection by Hilton has agreed a deal with Caymanian developer NCB group to operate its new George Town hotel. Link: Hilton signs on as brand for George Town hotel

Disney to help finance cruise pier project

Source: Cayman Compass Disney Cruise Line has committed to help finance the building of the planned cruise berthing facilities and cargo dock in George Town, Premier Alden McLaughlin… Link: Disney to help finance cruise pier project

Premier announces holiday for royal visit

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has declared that Thursday, 28 March 2019, will be a public holiday in honor of the royal visit to the Cayman Islands… Link: Premier announces holiday for royal visit

Disney on board with cruise project

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Disney is now the third cruise line to agree to invest in the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, Premier… Link: Disney on board with cruise project

Police rescue dogs stuck down a well

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two dogs may have been stuck down an uncovered well in West Bay for two and half days before they were rescued by Royal… Link: Police rescue dogs stuck down a well

Underwater scooter seized cops seek owner

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking for the owner of an orange underwater scooter recovered during a search of a house in… Link: Underwater scooter seized cops seek owner

Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): A recently opened dog daycare has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Humane Society to give shelter dogs a “staycation” and an… Link: Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

21 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 21 Feb Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in association… Link: 21 Feb Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: Jump before the gun goes off?

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson I have to confess I was surprised to read our Leader of the Opposition, Ezzard Miller’s , “deep concern” over currently progressing overseas… Link: The Editor speaks: Jump before the gun goes off?

Cayman Islands: CDS: AGM Notice

Source: Cayman Eye News Fri 8th MARCH 7pm (happy hour from 6.30pm) – AGM TAKE NOTICE that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Cayman Drama Society will take place… Link: Cayman Islands: CDS: AGM Notice

Hospital overtime investigation remains under wraps

Source: Cayman Compass A government report into the possible abuse of overtime by security staff at the Health Services Authority cannot be released until a criminal investigation on… Link: Hospital overtime investigation remains under wraps

Abraaj close to selling major assets

Source: Cayman Compass The Abraaj Group, once the largest private equity firm in the Middle East, is close to reaching a key milestone in the troubled company’s ongoing… Link: Abraaj close to selling major assets

CIAA responds to Miller’s criticisms of recruiting

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has responded to “deep concern” expressed by Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller that the CIAA is recruiting too many air-traffic controllers… Link: CIAA responds to Miller’s criticisms of recruiting

Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two car fires that happened at around 11:00pm in Windsor Park, George Town, on Tuesday night are now under investigation, but officials have not yet… Link: Inquiry underway into simultaneous car fires

Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 48-year-old man from Bodden Town is currently in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday for ganja and gambling offences. A second 42-year-old-man who… Link: Police make gambling and ganja arrests in BT

Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Ezzard Miller has given his support to the introduction of civil unions, offering the same legal rights as married couples to same-sex couples as… Link: Miller gives his backing to civil unions

Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Carol Ann McNeill Skorupan (67), a cruise ship passenger who was visiting Cayman from Wisconsin, has denied two charges relating to the possession of an… Link: Cruise ship passenger denies gun charges

Prison rehab pilot project expanding

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A third prisoner from HMP Northward who is coming to the end of his sentence has joined the Department of Environmental Health’s garbage collection… Link: Prison rehab pilot project expanding

Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An overseas recruitment drive for air traffic controllers by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority is stirring up controversy as the current increase in air traffic… Link: Airport overseas recruitment stirs trouble

20 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 20 Feb Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and moderate seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in… Link: 20 Feb Weather in Cayman

Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Meagre Bay Pond in Bodden Town, an important feeding site for resident and migratory herons, egrets, waders, ducks and other water birds, is being… Link: Quarries threaten protected wildlife pond

CIMA appoints new head of Securities Supervision Division

Source: Cayman Compass The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has appointed Gerald Halischuk as head of the financial regulator’s Securities Supervision Division. Link: CIMA appoints new head of Securities Supervision Division

SMP Group announces management buyout, appoints new CEO

Source: Cayman Compass Corporate, trust and professional services provider SMP Group announced a management buyout, as part of a planned leadership succession process. Link: SMP Group announces management buyout, appoints new CEO

UK, Overseas Territories attorneys general gather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Compass The two-day Overseas Territories Attorneys General Conference 2019 kicked off Tuesday morning, with AGs and other delegates from 13 jurisdictions gathering in Cayman to discuss… Link: UK, Overseas Territories attorneys general gather in Cayman

Taxi app proposed to stem complaints

Source: Cayman Compass An “electronic fare calculator” – a more basic version of an Uber-style smartphone app – is proposed as a solution to concerns over inconsistent taxi… Link: Taxi app proposed to stem complaints

The Editor speaks: Pirates

Source: Cayman Eye News “Pirates have been around since men went to sea – Julius Caesar was captured by pirates.” – Angus Konstam. Colin Wilson I have always loved… Link: The Editor speaks: Pirates

Cayman Islands: 25th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s 25th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards this Thursday, 21st February. 2019 Awardees HERITAGE CROSS AWARDS GOLD HERITAGE CROSS AWARDEES Melvin Augustine (POSTHUMOUS)… Link: Cayman Islands: 25th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards

The pirate queens

Source: Cayman Eye News The pirate queens of the Caribbean: Fearless pair who dressed as men and ‘fought like warriors’ would expose their breasts to their dying victims to… Link: The pirate queens

OfReg making ‘truth’ rules for utilities

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): OfReg, the regulatory body which now has oversight of all utilities in the Cayman Islands, has opened a public consultation on proposed new rules… Link: OfReg making ‘truth’ rules for utilities

Store clerk fights off would-be robber

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A lone masked man, who turned out to be unarmed when he attempted to rob a store in George Town Monday evening, met with… Link: Store clerk fights off would-be robber

Poor record keeping keeps public in dark

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman Islands Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston called out the Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) for poor record keeping following a hearing over a disputed… Link: Poor record keeping keeps public in dark

Securities expert returns to Cayman for CIMA job

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Gerald Halischuk is the new head of the Securities Supervision Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, effective Monday, 11 February, according to a CIMA… Link: Securities expert returns to Cayman for CIMA job

19 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 19 Feb Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and moderate seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in… Link: 19 Feb Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: KAABOO was “…a magical weekend..”

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson The whole sentence is “What a magical weekend its been… I don’t think there’s anywhere in the Caribbean that’s ever had anything quite… Link: The Editor speaks: KAABOO was “…a magical weekend..”

Cayman Islands DOE warns against wildlife mistreatment

Source: Cayman Eye News Photo caption: Department of Environment (DoE) staffers Lauren Dombowsky (left) and Jerrica Wood demonstrate proper stingray handling procedures. Photo: Claire Fletcher (DoE) The Department of… Link: Cayman Islands DOE warns against wildlife mistreatment

Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller intends to press his concerns about the failure of government to follow the necessary laws and procedures surrounding the cruise… Link: Miller: Cruise bid going very wrong

Strong tourism growth forecast across Caribbean

Source: Cayman Compass The Caribbean Tourism Organization is forecasting strong growth in arrivals across the region in 2019 as hurricane-hit destinations continue their recovery from the destructive storm… Link: Strong tourism growth forecast across Caribbean

OfReg proposes ‘truth in advertising’ rules for licensees

Source: Cayman Compass The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, has released a set of rules intended to make sure that the companies it regulates do… Link: OfReg proposes ‘truth in advertising’ rules for licensees

Reduced fees for charities will start March 1

Source: Cayman Compass A legislative amendment intended to make it easier for charitable entities to obtain special exemptions under the Companies Law will go into effect on March… Link: Reduced fees for charities will start March 1

‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A woman who says she was wrongly ‘named and shamed’ by a blogger is urging people not to rush to judgments when reading one… Link: ‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

Active drug bust underway in Breakers

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were still on the scene of what appears to be an active drug bust in Breakers Monday lunchtime… Link: Active drug bust underway in Breakers

CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Renewable energy on the CUC grid grew by 47% last year, according to the annual report of Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider. At the… Link: CUC reports green energy use increase of 47%

Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): It is no secret that for many years conditions in Cayman Islands prisons have been dire and in desperate need of investment. But in… Link: Prison investment plans too slow, says HRC

18 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 18 Feb Mon 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate winds and slight to moderate seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 18 Feb Weather in Cayman

Overseas Territories Attorneys General to meet in Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands hosts OTs Attorneys General annual meeting this year. ·Opening ceremony for two-day meet will be held on Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Attorney General… Link: Overseas Territories Attorneys General to meet in Cayman Islands

The Editor speaks: Human Rights

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson We have highlighted today a document titled “Written Evidence Submitted by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) to the House of… Link: The Editor speaks: Human Rights

Cayman Islands National Gallery Artist Talk Series

Source: Cayman Eye News From NGCI Join some of the artists featured in the Cross Currents exhibition as they discuss their work during our series of Artist Talks. Each event will… Link: Cayman Islands National Gallery Artist Talk Series

Opposition raises questions over cruise ship port financing

Source: Cayman Compass Opposition leader Ezzard Miller claims government’s negotiations with cruise lines to finance the new port have compromised the entire procurement process for the controversial project. Link: Opposition raises questions over cruise ship port financing

Cayman dengue-free to date in 2019

Source: Cayman Compass The Caribbean is experiencing a regional outbreak of dengue fever, but Cayman has no reported cases so far. Link: Cayman dengue-free to date in 2019

Evidence concluded in immigration conspiracy trial

Source: Cayman Compass Evidence concluded late Friday in the trial of five immigration officers and two civilians charged with conspiracy to commit fraud against the government. Link: Evidence concluded in immigration conspiracy trial

Cruise ship passenger’s charges go to Grand Court

Source: Cayman Compass A cruise ship passenger arrested earlier this month in Grand Cayman had charges against her aired in Summary Court on Thursday afternoon. Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn… Link: Cruise ship passenger’s charges go to Grand Court

Coat of Arms road show reaches West Bay

Source: Cayman Compass The National Museum’s Coat of Arms Travelling District Display arrives in West Bay this week, the final leg of the road show’s journey around the… Link: Coat of Arms road show reaches West Bay

The Fight

Source: Cayman Compass The Fight — Our editorial cartoon Link: The Fight

Will: Socialism — a classification that no longer classifies

Source: Cayman Compass The “boldness” of today’s explicit and implicit socialists – taxing the “rich” – is a perennial temptation of democracy: inciting the majority to attack an… Link: Will: Socialism — a classification that no longer classifies

Prep soccer players shine in Jamaica

Source: Cayman Compass Twenty-seven Cayman Prep and High School students recently returned from the American International School of Kingston, Jamaica where they took part in a 6-a-side Soccerfeva… Link: Prep soccer players shine in Jamaica

17 Feb Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 17 Feb Sun 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas along with isolated daytime showers are expected over… Link: 17 Feb Weather in Cayman

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