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January 9, 2019

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands’ Wellness Centre celebrates first BCBA Certified Caymanian

Source: Cayman Eye News Samantha Sampang-McCoy has become the first Caymanian to earn her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). The BCBA is a graduate-level certification in behaviour analysis whose… Link: Cayman Islands’ Wellness Centre celebrates first BCBA Certified Caymanian

The Editor speaks:Why the silence on Putin’s bombers in the Caribbean?

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson We have published recently two articles/Opinions regarding Russian president Vladimir Putin, both written by columnist Jolly Green. Please see: “OPINION: The Man who… Link: The Editor speaks:Why the silence on Putin’s bombers in the Caribbean?

Cayman Islands Government supports Red Cross Appeal for Funding

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a safer and more resilient country, Government has announced its plan to support the… Link: Cayman Islands Government supports Red Cross Appeal for Funding

Jamaican epidemic sparks dengue fever concerns

Source: Cayman Compass Dengue fever is not currently a problem in the Cayman Islands. And local health officials want to keep it that way. Link: Jamaican epidemic sparks dengue fever concerns

Virgin subsidiary buys Cayman solar plant

Source: Cayman Compass BMR Energy has acquired a 5-megawatt solar plant in Bodden Town from Entropy Cayman. The plant is the only commercial-scale solar facility on island. Link: Virgin subsidiary buys Cayman solar plant

South Sound boardwalk damaged again

Source: Cayman Compass South Sound’s $1.3 million boardwalk has been damaged again after a truck apparently ran into it. Link: South Sound boardwalk damaged again

DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following a report on CNS Tuesday that a new sun lounge and umbrella beach rental had popped up on Boggy Sand Beach this week,… Link: DCI investigates pop-up beach rental

Tammi returns to telly to take on top job

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The local television station, Cayman 27, which is now owned by Hurley’s Media Ltd, welcomed back veteran journalist Tammi Sulliman this month to manage its… Link: Tammi returns to telly to take on top job

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of an increase in reported cases of dengue in the Caribbean region. While… Link: Public health issues warning over regional dengue

Premier back on the road in offshore fight

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin left the Cayman Islands Wednesday, heading off on another UK-Euro-US trip to continue the work of keeping the jurisdiction from appearing… Link: Premier back on the road in offshore fight

9 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 9 Jan Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light wind and slight seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours in… Link: 9 Jan Weather in Cayman

Elevator certificates out of date

Source: Cayman News Service I have noticed that the expiration date of the elevator certificates in some buildings are long past. How can I report the need for them… Link: Elevator certificates out of date

Heroes Day to honor brokers of Coat of Arms

Source: Cayman Compass Vestrymen and Justices of the Peace who were instrumental in getting the Cayman Islands its own Coat of Arms will be honored at the 2019… Link: Heroes Day to honor brokers of Coat of Arms

Restored glass-bottom boat now Little Cayman tourist vessel

Source: Cayman Compass A tour operator has opened a window into Little Cayman’s underwater treasures for non-divers or snorkelers after he spotted an abandoned glass-bottom boat while walking… Link: Restored glass-bottom boat now Little Cayman tourist vessel

Fewer cruise ships to dock at Spotts

Source: Cayman Compass The Port Authority plans to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed to use Grand Cayman’s back up “bad weather” anchorage at Spotts. Link: Fewer cruise ships to dock at Spotts

‘Come early and bring a shovel’

Source: Cayman Compass You know the festive season is officially over when you see the forlorn piles of Christmas trees filling dumpsters around the island. Link: ‘Come early and bring a shovel’

Cayman Islands named “Best Caribbean Island to Visit in 2019”

Source: Cayman Eye News Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (8 January 2019) Home to world-class accommodations, premier culinary offerings and a myriad of experiences on-land and below sea, the Cayman… Link: Cayman Islands named “Best Caribbean Island to Visit in 2019”

The Editor speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Sometimes living here in our beautiful islands it seems I am actually living in Alice’s “Wonderland”. The majority of people play by the… Link: The Editor speaks: Curiouser and curiouser

Developers get another year before duty loophole closes

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Amendments to the Stamp Duty Law passed in the Legislative Assembly in November to close a loophole will now not be closed until the… Link: Developers get another year before duty loophole closes

PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is enjoying some expert advice this week and next with a visit by Jonathan King, who is… Link: PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): West Bay residents have taken to social media demanding answers about the latest ‘pop-up’ beach chair and umbrella rental business that has appeared on… Link: Beach chair rental ‘pops up’ at Boggy Sand

CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The battle to get civil servants to sign the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project will not be getting any… Link: CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

8 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 8 Jan Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS An upper level trough over the western Caribbean will continue to support isolated showers over the Cayman… Link: 8 Jan Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands Governor serves lunch to seniors

Source: Cayman Eye News H.E. Cayman Islands Governor Martyn Roper was one of the servers at the Rotary Annual Boxing Day Lunch for Grand Cayman’s Senior Citizens held at… Link: Cayman Islands Governor serves lunch to seniors

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

Source: Cayman Eye News By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer Sir Ronald Sanders The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of… Link: Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

OECD Tax Policy representatives visit Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News High-ranking representatives from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration visited the Cayman Islands on 3 and 4 January. (L-R) Minister of Financial Services… Link: OECD Tax Policy representatives visit Cayman Islands

Conservation council re-formed after hiatus

Source: Cayman Compass The National Conservation Council has been reappointed, with McFarlane Connolly as chairman, and is scheduled to meet shortly. The council has been effectively out of… Link: Conservation council re-formed after hiatus

EDITORIAL – Lighting the path for Cayman’s young people

Source: Cayman Compass It is well-accepted that early intervention and positive behavioral supports can have life-changing effects on at-risk and troubled youths, helping to forge brighter individual futures… Link: EDITORIAL – Lighting the path for Cayman’s young people

Businesses weather storms for strong shopping season

Source: Cayman Compass Retailers in Grand Cayman reported a strong Christmas shopping season in spite of the impact of bad weather at the most lucrative time of the… Link: Businesses weather storms for strong shopping season

Cayman’s oldest man celebrates 104th birthday

Source: Cayman Compass Looking as spry as ever, shoemaker Wellesley Howell, born Jan. 7, 1915, celebrated his 104th birthday at his Shedden Road shop on Monday. Link: Cayman’s oldest man celebrates 104th birthday

Delayed CUC ocean swim slated for Saturday

Source: Cayman Compass Bad weather in October forced organizers of the CUC 800-meter, open water swim to postpone the event, which is now scheduled to take place at… Link: Delayed CUC ocean swim slated for Saturday

Opposition to open debate on policy platform

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller has said the new alliance that he and his team will be working on this year is about attracting “independent… Link: Opposition to open debate on policy platform

OECD reps appear to give thumbs up to Cayman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government has revealed that two high-ranking representatives from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration were in the Cayman Islands last week, and… Link: OECD reps appear to give thumbs up to Cayman

Police charge four suspects over break-ins

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Three men and one woman were charged with a variety of dishonesty offences over the last few days after police rounded up suspects in… Link: Police charge four suspects over break-ins

Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Minutes from the Port Authority board meetings have revealed that management appears to be in some kind of dispute with night-shift workers at the… Link: Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government has accused The Netherlands of including the Cayman Islands on its separate blacklist as a way of diverting criticisms of its own tax practices… Link: CIG: Dutch blacklisting unjustified diversion tactic

Weather systems affecting the Cayman Islands area during 2018

Source: Cayman Eye News This is released on behalf of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Annual rainfall totals are discussed at the end of the annual summary. ANNUAL… Link: Weather systems affecting the Cayman Islands area during 2018

Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

Source: Cayman Eye News Happy New Year!2019 is set to be just as busy and as exciting as 2018 here at the National Gallery. With new exhibitions, and relevant education… Link: Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

UCCI offers training for Internationally recognised HR certifications

Source: Cayman Eye News This Spring 2019, aspiring Human Resource (HR) professionals can take advantage of training for Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)… Link: UCCI offers training for Internationally recognised HR certifications

Back to school

Source: Cayman Compass Back to school — Our editorial cartoon Link: Back to school

Mitchell: A list of hopes and fears for 2019

Source: Cayman Compass I started my end-of-year “best and worst” series back in 2013, but didn’t begin my start-of-year “hopes and fears” series until 2017. Link: Mitchell: A list of hopes and fears for 2019

Dog walk unfazed by light rain

Source: Cayman Compass The crack of thunder, the threat of rain and the smell of wet dogs were not enough to deter participants in the first One Dog… Link: Dog walk unfazed by light rain

6 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 6 Jan Sun 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Not available. See weather forecast top right of website The interaction between an upper level trough and a… Link: 6 Jan Weather in Cayman

Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Source: Cayman News Service Johann Moxam writes: The Ministry of Tourism’s refusal to release the FOI requested information on the cruise berthing project speaks volumes. Does anybody remember the… Link: Government secrecy and deception is a slippery slope

Toddler drowns along East End shore

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have begun an investigation into how a little girl, who was approaching her second birthday, drowned on Friday evening off the coast of… Link: Toddler drowns along East End shore

5 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 5 Jan Sat 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Not available. See weather forecast top right of website Humidity: 91%  (UP from yesterday) UV: 7.4  … Link: 5 Jan Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands: 3 vehicle collision involving an ambulance

Source: Cayman Eye News Just before 7AM last Friday morning 4 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Center to a report of a… Link: Cayman Islands: 3 vehicle collision involving an ambulance

Water-related death involving child near East End

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS On Friday, 4 January, just before 6PM, police responded to a residence off Austin Connolly Drive in East End regarding a report of a… Link: Water-related death involving child near East End

BREAKING: Toddler drowns in East End

Source: Cayman Compass A toddler who went missing Friday evening just before 6 p.m. was later found unresponsive in the ocean near Austin Connolly Drive in East End.… Link: BREAKING: Toddler drowns in East End

Activist groups aim to create future vision

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A number of increasingly active community groups engaging in campaigns and stirring public discourse on environmental and the socio-economic issues are hosting a public… Link: Activist groups aim to create future vision

Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo, who was charged for conspiring with a South American drug gang to smuggle almost three kilos of cocaine into… Link: Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

On-call ambulance in 3-vehicle smash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): An ambulance in the process of answering an emergency was involved in a three vehicle crash early this morning, according to the Royal Cayman… Link: On-call ambulance in 3-vehicle smash

Mail Call: 50 stories tall

Source: Cayman Compass House Speaker McKeeva Bush floated the idea in his New Year’s address, saying that even one 50-story building would “set us apart in the region,”… Link: Mail Call: 50 stories tall

US visitor dies after 7MB snorkel trip

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 60-year-old man who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States died following a snorkelling trip off the coast of Seven Mile… Link: US visitor dies after 7MB snorkel trip

Cayman Islands: Water-Related death off Seven Mile Beach

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Shortly before 2:00PM on Thursday, 3 January, officers responded to a report of a person in distress in the water off Seven Mile… Link: Cayman Islands: Water-Related death off Seven Mile Beach

Son charged with attempted murder

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) UPDATED: Jeffery Powery (32) has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a serious assault on his mother at her home in West… Link: Son charged with attempted murder

4 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 4 Jan Fri 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate southeasterly winds and… Link: 4 Jan Weather in Cayman

Coral salvage project, a success – Cayman Islands

Source: Cayman Eye News CANA News From TV6tnt The Department of Environment says a project to relocate pillar coral impacted by disease has been successful. The project involved taking… Link: Coral salvage project, a success – Cayman Islands

The Editor speaks; Governor Roper likes to Tweet

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson I don’t Tweet. I never have and I doubt I ever will. US President Donald Trump Tweets a lot. I have just discovered… Link: The Editor speaks; Governor Roper likes to Tweet

2018’s extinct creatures

Source: Cayman Eye News These are the animals that went extinct in 2018 By Mark Kaufman From Mashable Spix’s macaws in captivity. They are extinct in the wild.IMAGE: PATRICK… Link: 2018’s extinct creatures

Opposition plans ‘alliance’ ahead of 2021 election

Source: Cayman Compass The coalition of independents led by Leader of the Opposition Ezzard Miller plans to form a political group that will run a candidate in every… Link: Opposition plans ‘alliance’ ahead of 2021 election

First Cayman Islands governor turns 100

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman’s first governor, Athelstan Charles Ethelwulf Long, celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday at his villa at The Pines Retirement Home, the senior care facility that… Link: First Cayman Islands governor turns 100

Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made 47 arrests for drinking and driving during the holiday season, but just four of them were on the… Link: Police round up 47 drunk drivers over holidays

Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Garbage collection workers at the Department of Environmental Health worked double shifts on Thursday and officials said that this would continue through to at… Link: Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

Stop obscuring licence plates

Source: Cayman News Service I believe it is illegal and am certain that a car will not pass its inspection with tinted plastic over the number plates – can… Link: Stop obscuring licence plates

No sign of plan during port construction

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The opposition leader has expressed further concerns about the government’s continued plans for cruise berthing piers in George Town in the absence of any… Link: No sign of plan during port construction

Iguana cull on track as 300k taken to dump

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In the nine-week period since the green iguana cull began at the end of October on Grand Cayman, 302,326 iguanas have been exterminated, which… Link: Iguana cull on track as 300k taken to dump

3 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 3 Jan Thu 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 3 Jan Weather in Cayman

The Editor speaks: Did you make a New Year Resolution?

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Maybe you made more than one? I didn’t. I used to and I cannot think of one I actually kept. The older I… Link: The Editor speaks: Did you make a New Year Resolution?

American Airlines’ new route to Grand Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News By the Caribbean Journal staff From Caribbean journal Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. American Airlines has launched another new route to the Caribbean. The carrier… Link: American Airlines’ new route to Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands: A game-changer for making your 2019 extraordinary

Source: Cayman Eye News Inspired Lifestyles with Donna Statistics reveal that 80% of people give up on goals and resolutions (i.e. promises to yourself) within 3 weeks of New Years’… Link: Cayman Islands: A game-changer for making your 2019 extraordinary

Scholarship at top Canadian School available to Caymanian students

Source: Cayman Eye News PORT HOPE, ONTARIO, CANADA – Thursday, December 19th, 2018 – Trinity College School (TCS) is one of North America’s most respected boarding schools and boasts… Link: Scholarship at top Canadian School available to Caymanian students

Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Two men who have pleaded guilty to a cocaine smuggling conspiracy lied when they gave evidence in court last month, the lawyer representing customs… Link: Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

GT woman arrested over bar-room violence

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 47-year-old George Town woman was arrested early New Year’s Day as a result of two violent assaults at a West Bay Road bar, one… Link: GT woman arrested over bar-room violence

Coral salvage effort could have international impact

Source: Cayman Compass A project to transplant and relocate pillar coral impacted by disease appears to have contained an outbreak, according to the Department of Environment. Link: Coral salvage effort could have international impact

Ministry: South Sound boardwalk ‘substantially complete’

Source: Cayman Compass The $1.3 million South Sound boardwalk is “substantially complete” and government should hold an opening ceremony for the project sometime in the first quarter of… Link: Ministry: South Sound boardwalk ‘substantially complete’

Swim coach and educator Penny McDowall passes

Source: Cayman Compass Penny McDowall is being remembered as someone who was devoted to others, particularly those with special needs. Link: Swim coach and educator Penny McDowall passes

EU and UK pile pressure on financial services industry

Source: Cayman Compass The year 2018 came to a close just like the previous year ended: with Cayman attempting to stave off a blacklisting by the European Union. Link: EU and UK pile pressure on financial services industry

West Bay woman still critical after attack

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay woman who was badly injured following an altercation with her son remains in the hospital in critical condition, according to the… Link: West Bay woman still critical after attack

No let up on rubbish collection troubles

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Environmental Health issued notices over the holidays apologising to residents in parts of Bodden Town, East End and West Bay for… Link: No let up on rubbish collection troubles

GT man charged with rape

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have charged a 46-year-old George Town man with rape and threats to kill following an assault on a woman known to him in… Link: GT man charged with rape

2 Jan Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 2 Jan Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 2 Jan Weather in Cayman

Good doggy

Source: Cayman Compass Good doggy — our editorial cartoon. Link: Good doggy

Christmas Day shooting suspect appears in court

Source: Cayman Compass William Isaac Ebanks, 21, appeared in court on Monday to face allegations that he fatally shot Darrington Ebanks in the early hours of Christmas Day. Link: Christmas Day shooting suspect appears in court

Cayman welcomes 2019 with celebrations and fireworks

Source: Cayman Compass As the clocks struck midnight, the light show began. Fireworks illuminated the night sky from West Bay to East End as Grand Cayman rang in… Link: Cayman welcomes 2019 with celebrations and fireworks

Multiple top officials left in 2018 without explanation

Source: Cayman Compass At least five top public officials left their posts during 2018, with government providing little to no explanation for their removals. Link: Multiple top officials left in 2018 without explanation

Cayman Islands on track to surpass 2017 stayover visitation

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman islands Stingray City FILE Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (27 December 2018) The Cayman Islands welcomed a total of 410,984 stayover visitors in the first… Link: Cayman Islands on track to surpass 2017 stayover visitation

The Editor speaks: New Year’s Messages

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson Much of the space taken up in the current full edition of iNews Cayman is all the New Year’s Messages. Everyone is positive… Link: The Editor speaks: New Year’s Messages

Cayman Islands: OFREG approves changes to CUC terms of service 

Source: Cayman Eye News OfReg Approves Changes to Caribbean Utilities Company’s Terms of Service, Giving Consumers Greater Choices and Promoting Renewable Energy    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 27 December, 2018 … Link: Cayman Islands: OFREG approves changes to CUC terms of service 

The number of ICOBox’s clients quadrupled in 2018

Source: Cayman Eye News George Town, Cayman Islands, Dec. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In Q3 and Q4 2018 ICOBox helped 15 projects collect more than $45 million via… Link: The number of ICOBox’s clients quadrupled in 2018

Netherlands puts Cayman on tax blacklist

Source: Cayman Compass The Netherlands has compiled a new list of 21 low-tax jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, to fight tax evasion, according to the Dutch ministry of… Link: Netherlands puts Cayman on tax blacklist

Digicel Group CEO dies suddenly in Germany

Source: Cayman Compass Digicel Group CEO Alex Matuschka von Greiffenclau died suddenly last Thursday while on vacation in Germany. Link: Digicel Group CEO dies suddenly in Germany

1 Jan Weather in Cay,am

Source: Cayman Eye News 1 Jan Tue 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 1 Jan Weather in Cay,am

Speaker calls for Cayman skyscraper

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The speaker of the Legislative Assembly has said he wants the Government of National Unity to allow at least one building of 50 storeys… Link: Speaker calls for Cayman skyscraper

Premier pushes port project in NY message

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In his 2019 New Year’s message Premier Alden McLaughlin said the cruise berthing facility and expanded cargo project in George Town remains an important… Link: Premier pushes port project in NY message

Hon. Cayman Islands Speaker’s New Year’s Message 2019

Source: Cayman Eye News Dr. Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, As we approach and count down to the New Year, we ought to take the opportunity to reflect and prepare for what is ahead.… Link: Hon. Cayman Islands Speaker’s New Year’s Message 2019

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): William Ebanks, a 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on Christmas Day following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) earlier that… Link: West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): As the Cayman Islands waits on confirmation that it has escaped blacklisting by the wider European Union, following the passage of new legislation just… Link: Cayman lands on Dutch tax haven blacklist

Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are planning to intensify their traffic operations on New Year’s Eve to crackdown on drunk drivers. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said that… Link: Cops warn drivers to stay sober in NYE crackdown

31 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News h 31 Dec Mon 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh… Link: 31 Dec Weather in Cayman

Opposition plans People’s Alliance

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The opposition leader has signaled the creation of a political alliance next year, which he hopes will increase participatory democracy. In his New Year’s… Link: Opposition plans People’s Alliance

2018: The year in cartoons

Source: Cayman Compass The Compass is pleased to publish the original work of two practitioners of this pointed and sometimes difficult craft – Caymanman (George Nowak) and Jake… Link: 2018: The year in cartoons

Hails: Fire officers mishandled airport landing

Source: Cayman Compass Government said on Friday that it will investigate a November incident where Cayman Islands Fire Service officers allegedly followed improper protocol for the landing of… Link: Hails: Fire officers mishandled airport landing

Those who left us in 2018

Source: Cayman Compass From treasure hunters and philanthropists to guitar pickers and astronomers, the Cayman Islands lost a myriad of talents and trailblazers in 2018. Link: Those who left us in 2018

Surf’s up at South Sound

Source: Cayman Compass Surfers in the Cayman Islands enjoyed a rare streak of board-worthy waves during the final days of 2018. Crowds flocked to South Sound to catch… Link: Surf’s up at South Sound

30 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 30 Dec Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 30 Dec Weather in Cayman

29 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 29Dec Sat 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly winds… Link: 29 Dec Weather in Cayman

OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has approved changes to Caribbean Utilities Company’s terms of service that create more choices and promote the… Link: OfReg tries to steer CUC to reward renewables

Woman charged after attacking man with machete

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 57-year-old West Bay woman was due to appear in court Friday, having been charged with GBH and wounding with intent following a machete attack on… Link: Woman charged after attacking man with machete

Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Department of Tourism’s final release of statistics this year has revealed that in the first eleven months of 2018, almost 411,000 stay-over tourists… Link: Overnight guests still soaring to new heights

Visitor killed kite-surfing in East End

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Thomas Downer (63), who was visiting the Cayman Islands from the United States, was killed in East End yesterday in a kite-surfing accident in… Link: Visitor killed kite-surfing in East End

Cayman Islands: Statement on Fire Service incident

Source: Cayman Eye News r Following a report by Cayman Marl Road on 27 December 2018, the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs can confirm that the Director-General… Link: Cayman Islands: Statement on Fire Service incident

Visitor dies in kitesurfing accident

Source: Cayman Compass A visitor from the United States died from injuries suffered during a kitesurfing accident that happened on Thursday. Link: Visitor dies in kitesurfing accident

Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A leaked internal memo from the Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails to home affairs ministry bosses and the Cayman Islands Airports Authority… Link: Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

Cayman prepares to ring in 2019 with parties galore

Source: Cayman Compass Where to go on New Year’s Eve? That’s the question everyone asks themselves in December and now the date is fast approaching. Link: Cayman prepares to ring in 2019 with parties galore

New Year’s Eve traditions

Source: Cayman Compass New Year’s Eve is just around the corner – hard to believe we are already at the end of 2018. Link: New Year’s Eve traditions

28 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 28 Dec Fri 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to support moderate to fresh easterly… Link: 28 Dec Weather in Cayman

2018 in photos

Source: Cayman Compass Throughout 2018, photographers, reporters and readers of the Cayman Compass took thousands of photographs which were considered for publication in the newspaper. Link: 2018 in photos

2018: The year in letters

Source: Cayman Compass To support the free exchange of ideas about current issues of public import, the Compass publishes letters to the editor submitted by community leaders and… Link: 2018: The year in letters

Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): There were 32 crashes on the roads of Grand Cayman over the three-day Christmas holiday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Between… Link: Police deal with 32 Christmas crashes

Victim injured fighting off street robber

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A man was taken to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning having sustained several injuries, including a fractured ankle and abrasions to… Link: Victim injured fighting off street robber

Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) has confirms that on Christmas Day a man managed to breach all of the Owen Roberts International Airport security… Link: Man breaches security, boards plane being serviced

Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): In her annual Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, now aged 92, said the Christmas message of “peace on earth and goodwill… Link: Queen calls for respect over opposing views

Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Sixteen new affordable homes have been officially opened in Bodden Town, the fastest growing district in the Cayman Islands. Government officials marked the launch… Link: Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Following the findings of the Office of Education Standards that all three high schools in the Cayman Islands at best reached merely the minimum standards,… Link: Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): a 21-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) in the early… Link: Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

27 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 27 Dec Thu 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated showers along with moderate to fresh easterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman… Link: 27 Dec Weather in Cayman

UCCI’s new president has big dreams

Source: Cayman Compass The new president of the University College of the Cayman Islands would like to see the school play a more vital role in helping to… Link: UCCI’s new president has big dreams

2018: The year in editorials

Source: Cayman Compass The editor’s editorial is a newspaper tradition the Compass is pleased to continue as an expression of our commitment to community leadership. Today, as part… Link: 2018: The year in editorials

Customs officer in cocaine importation case takes stand

Source: Cayman Compass Customs officer David Karl Lobo took the stand in his own defense Thursday and Friday, offering testimony in the Grand Court trial of conspiracy to… Link: Customs officer in cocaine importation case takes stand

Man shot dead early on Christmas day

Source: Cayman Compass Darrington Ebanks, a 29-year-old West Bay resident, was the victim of a fatal shooting incident in Boatswains Bay Road in West Bay shortly in the… Link: Man shot dead early on Christmas day

Dozens dash through the sand on Boxing Day

Source: Cayman Compass A group of Cayman’s heartiest and healthiest runners came out to hit the beach and work off their holiday indulgences on Wednesday for the 22nd… Link: Dozens dash through the sand on Boxing Day

Phase 2 of affordable housing scheme in Bodden Town opens

Source: Cayman Compass Housing Minister Dwayne Seymour joined the staff and board of the National Housing Development Trust at the opening ceremony for the homes. The houses are… Link: Phase 2 of affordable housing scheme in Bodden Town opens

Education Ministry outlines steps to improve high schools

Source: Cayman Compass The Ministry of Education released a statement on Saturday in response to a new report from the Office of Education Standards, showing that government high… Link: Education Ministry outlines steps to improve high schools

Governor and family enjoy festive party

Source: Cayman Compass The governor and his wife enjoyed a festive Christmas party at Government House last week at their last official function of 2018. Link: Governor and family enjoy festive party

Government prize money boosts song competition

Source: Cayman Compass The top three winners of this year’s Pirates Week National Song Competition had some extra spending money for Christmas shopping this year. The trio were… Link: Government prize money boosts song competition

26 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News f 26 Dec Wed 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated showers along with moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the… Link: 26 Dec Weather in Cayman

Xmas Messages: HM The Queen/ Cayman Premier

Source: Cayman Eye News HM Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message 2018 GETTY IMAGES WPA POO For many, the service of ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ from King’s College Cambridge is when… Link: Xmas Messages: HM The Queen/ Cayman Premier

WB man shot dead early Christmas Day

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have opened a murder instigation after a West Bay man was found dead following reports of gunshots being fired in the early morning… Link: WB man shot dead early Christmas Day

Man declared dead after shots fired in West Bay

Source: Cayman Compass A 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in West Bay by emergency services early Christmas morning and later declared dead. EMS and police dispatched to the… Link: Man declared dead after shots fired in West Bay

Source: Cayman Eye News Cayman Islands: CERTIFICATE AND BADGE OF HONOUR NOMINATIONS SOUGHT His Excellency, the Governor Martyn Roper, invites members of the public to submit nominations for the… Link:

25 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News g 25 Dec Tue 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area for the… Link: 25 Dec Weather in Cayman

Machete in car lands WB man in jail

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A 22-year-old-man from West Bay spent the night in jail Saturday after police found a machete in his car and arrested him on suspicion of… Link: Machete in car lands WB man in jail

One badly injured in Brac smash

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One person has sustained life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle collision on Cayman Brac Sunday lunchtime. According to a brief press release from the… Link: One badly injured in Brac smash

Local gun suspect hands himself in

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Thorston Alvey Smith (28) from George Town handed himself into police on Saturday after a manhunt involving the police helicopter and other units in… Link: Local gun suspect hands himself in

24 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 24 Dec Mon 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next… Link: 24 Dec Weather in Cayman

Blanket extension granted for Cayman Islands Liquor Licence holders

Source: Cayman Eye News The Liquor Licencing Board has approved a blanket extension for New Year’s Eve, Monday, 31 December 2018.  The extension applies to Bars, Night clubs, Restaurant… Link: Blanket extension granted for Cayman Islands Liquor Licence holders

Cayman Islands: Affordable Homes Phase II opens in Bodden Town

Source: Cayman Eye News GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS)- Housing Minister, Hon. Dwayne Seymour joined the staff and board of the National Housing Development Trust (NHDT) for a very special ceremony in… Link: Cayman Islands: Affordable Homes Phase II opens in Bodden Town

High seas batter Grand Cayman’s west coast

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman waterfront businesses were working Sunday to clean up and repair their premises after winds and high waves battered George Town, Seven Mile Beach and… Link: High seas batter Grand Cayman’s west coast

Cayman ablaze with festive lights

Source: Cayman Compass Throughout all the districts of Grand Cayman, Christmas scenes and sparkling festive lights abound. Link: Cayman ablaze with festive lights

EDITORIAL – Have a wonderful and joyful Cayman Christmas

Source: Cayman Compass During the final few hours of that bustling pre-Christmas period, try to slow down and enjoy the moment. As mere mortals, there is only so… Link: EDITORIAL – Have a wonderful and joyful Cayman Christmas

UK will not step in on same-sex marriage

Source: Cayman Compass The United Kingdom has no current plans force its overseas territories to legalize same-sex marriage through an order in council. Link: UK will not step in on same-sex marriage

FCO: Beneficial ownership register to be made public by 2023

Source: Cayman Compass The U.K. has indicated that it will issue an order in council instructing British Overseas Territories to establish fully operational public registers of beneficial ownership… Link: FCO: Beneficial ownership register to be made public by 2023

Court slaps down appeals on firearms convictions

Source: Cayman Compass The Court of Appeal has rejected appeals by Walter Jordan McLaughlin and Keith Rohan Montaque in relation to their 2017 convictions and sentences for firearms… Link: Court slaps down appeals on firearms convictions

Repeat burglar sentenced to 5 years, 4 months

Source: Cayman Compass A man with 37 previous convictions was sentenced to five years and four months in prison Friday for a pair of burglaries that occurred in… Link: Repeat burglar sentenced to 5 years, 4 months

40 months for aggravated burglary

Source: Cayman Compass Presley Charles Whittaker was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to an aggravated burglary in which he entered an unoccupied home… Link: 40 months for aggravated burglary

23 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 23 Dec Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Infrared Satellite Map Moderate to fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area… Link: 23 Dec Weather in Cayman

George Town flooded by rough seas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Rough seas with high waves closed parts of the George Town waterfront Friday night and continued Saturday as the harbour front and cargo port… Link: George Town flooded by rough seas

Rough waves create unsafe conditions along waterfront

Source: Cayman Compass Parts of the George Town waterfront remained closed Saturday morning due to high waves that impeded travel and created unsafe conditions. Link: Rough waves create unsafe conditions along waterfront

22 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News f 22 Dec Sat 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Fresh northeasterly winds and rough seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24… Link: 22 Dec Weather in Cayman

CIG postpones immigration transition

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government officials have said that the transition to separate the immigration department into the new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) unit and the… Link: CIG postpones immigration transition

2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Students skills and knowledge in the government high schools on Grand Cayman have been judged to be significantly below expected levels in the three core subjects… Link: 2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

Politicians deliver video messages for Christmas

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Christmas was not just a time to celebrate the birth of Christ but to celebrate each other and the… Link: Politicians deliver video messages for Christmas

Mail call: Closed for christmas

Source: Cayman Compass Like many businesses and government offices, Pinnacle’s business offices will be closed on Christmas and Boxing Day, and again on New Year’s Day. Link: Mail call: Closed for christmas

Man faces Christmas in jail over stolen goods

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS) A 26-year-old man from West Bay and a 25-year-old woman from Bodden Town were charged with handling stolen goods and appeared in Summary Court… Link: Man faces Christmas in jail over stolen goods

Cops step up patrols to boost business safety

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The RCIPS stepped up foot patrols in commercial areas across the islands this week to enhance the safety and security of businesses and the… Link: Cops step up patrols to boost business safety

21 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 21 Dec Fri 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Cloudiness and showers will decrease this morning as a cold front moves east of the Cayman area… Link: 21 Dec Weather in Cayman

Kimpton Seafire creates a bar you have to see

Source: Cayman Compass A festive gingerbread bar can now be found in the lobby of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, complete with a special holiday cocktail menu. Link: Kimpton Seafire creates a bar you have to see

Mistletoe Party at Abacus

Source: Cayman Compass Every year, Abacus in Camana Bay is transformed into a winter wonderland so white and bright, you’d swear it’s snowing. Link: Mistletoe Party at Abacus

Reconnecting mind and body in the Rio Cangrejal valley

Source: Cayman Compass For those accustomed to Cayman’s elevation, or rather lack thereof, the uphill walk to the yoga platform at the Omega Tours lodge in Honduras can… Link: Reconnecting mind and body in the Rio Cangrejal valley

The Publisher speaks: Courage

Source: Cayman Eye News What is courage? By Joan E. (Watler) Wilson Joan Wilson I believe courage is one’s self looking out over the world and recognising a challenge… Link: The Publisher speaks: Courage

Cayman Islands Import Duty concession on building materials extended

Source: Cayman Eye News From Cayman Islands Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. The present 15% import duty concessionary rate on building materials imported to Grand Cayman has been… Link: Cayman Islands Import Duty concession on building materials extended

UPDATE: Man charged following operation in Cayman Brac

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS 20 Dec 2018 The man, age 57 of Cayman Brac, who was arrested on Tuesday, 18 December (see below), has been formally charged… Link: UPDATE: Man charged following operation in Cayman Brac

Six ships in port for December’s busiest day

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): George Town merchants had 16,643 cruise passengers to sell to Thursday, as six ships pulled into port in this December’s busiest day. Although Boxing… Link: Six ships in port for December’s busiest day

Building duty cuts roll on despite economic boom

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Government has confirmed that the 15% import duty concessions on building materials imported to Grand Cayman will continue next year, despite the current development… Link: Building duty cuts roll on despite economic boom

Minister seeks to reassure local traders

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has said that amendments to the Local Companies Control Law, which were made to comply with the latest regulatory developments… Link: Minister seeks to reassure local traders

The Editor speaks: Immigration

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson My wife, Joan and her helper had to go to our Immigration Department last Monday (17) just to pay for the helper’s annual… Link: The Editor speaks: Immigration

Christmas miracle for George Town family

Source: Cayman Compass A year ago, Treasan Myles was contemplating a bleak Christmas in the ramshackle timber home she shares with her young daughter Kelana. The roof leaked,… Link: Christmas miracle for George Town family

Teaching quality, student scores faulted in latest report

Source: Cayman Compass A new report from the Office of Education Standards shows that government high schools in the Cayman Islands are well short of where they need… Link: Teaching quality, student scores faulted in latest report

Famous for walking the campus, UCCI president steps away

Source: Cayman Compass From the beginning of his nine-year tenure, Mr. Bodden has made his presence known on the small campus. A tall lanky figure with an ambling… Link: Famous for walking the campus, UCCI president steps away

Local man gets 5+ years for bar room stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Carlo Malik Webster Jr was sent to prison Tuesday for five years and three months after a judge delivered his sentencing decision over a… Link: Local man gets 5+ years for bar room stabbing

Camana Bay kicks market out of key street

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The farmers’ market at Camana Bay is being moved next year, as the Dart Group responds to complaints from tenants in shops on the… Link: Camana Bay kicks market out of key street

One arrested in Cayman Brac drug bust

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police have seized several ounces of what they believe to be cocaine as well as an undisclosed quantity of ganja and arrested one man… Link: One arrested in Cayman Brac drug bust

Gun pulled in argument at West Bay Road bar

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident involving a gun at a bar on the West Bay Road on Saturday night. Just after… Link: Gun pulled in argument at West Bay Road bar

LGBT activist presses UK on rule of law

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Dr Leonardo Raznovich, a former professor at the Cayman Islands Law School who has emerged as a leading advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and… Link: LGBT activist presses UK on rule of law

The Editor speaks: Hip Hop is NOT music

Source: Cayman Eye News Colin Wilson I love all genres of music except Hip Hop. I loath Hip Hop. I can find nothing that I like at all that… Link: The Editor speaks: Hip Hop is NOT music

Cayman Islands November 2018 funerals

Source: Cayman Eye News Eric James Bergstrom                                    14 Oct 1933 – 13 Oct Dilson Barbosa Silva                                26 Jan 1958 – 27 Oct 2018   Prospect Richard Christiansen              16 Sep 1930… Link: Cayman Islands November 2018 funerals

Cruise petitioners seek assurances from governor

Source: Cayman Compass Campaigners collecting signatures for a petition to force a people-initiated referendum on the controversial cruise port project met with the governor Friday as they continued… Link: Cruise petitioners seek assurances from governor

Christmas clampdown on drunk driving menace

Source: Cayman Compass Traffic police are promising a clampdown on drunk driving as the Christmas party season approaches. Link: Christmas clampdown on drunk driving menace

Legislators approve new economic substance rules

Source: Cayman Compass Government pushed through new economic substance rules and other bills during a marathon Legislative Assembly session on Monday in a bid to avoid a European… Link: Legislators approve new economic substance rules

Chefs seek to put iguana on menu

Source: Cayman Compass Cayman Islands chefs are hoping to turn green iguana into a marketable food source in an effort to make better use of the thousands of… Link: Chefs seek to put iguana on menu

Watercraft lost after breaking moorings

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A red and black Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 personal watercraft that broke away from its mooring point off West Bay Road is missing and police… Link: Watercraft lost after breaking moorings

Acting inspector takes over eastern districts

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Acting Police Inspector Fernando Soto has taken over the helm of the area command for policing in the Eastern Districts ahead of the retirement,… Link: Acting inspector takes over eastern districts

Governor believes port process above board

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The governor has said the government plans for a cruise berthing and cargo facility in George Town is a matter for the elected officials… Link: Governor believes port process above board

Man guilty of sexual crime on child at Smith Cove

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A judge found Valiyaveettil Josepeter (52) guilty of one charge of indecent assault and acquitted him on a second charge on Friday, following a… Link: Man guilty of sexual crime on child at Smith Cove

18 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News d 18 Dec Tue 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light easterly winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area for the next 24 hours… Link: 18 Dec Weather in Cayman

Statement on Cayman, UK constitutional discussions by Cayman Islands Premier

Source: Cayman Eye News Statement on Cayman, UK constitutional discussions By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Monday, 17 December, 2018 Legislative Assembly Mr. Speaker, as this Honourable… Link: Statement on Cayman, UK constitutional discussions by Cayman Islands Premier

The Editor speaks: Happy Birthday EVERYBODY

Source: Cayman Eye News k The following was sent to me today (17) by one of our readers: We are all 2018 today! Today the whole world is the… Link: The Editor speaks: Happy Birthday EVERYBODY

Cayman Islands premier’s statement on new ministry

Source: Cayman Eye News Statement on new ministry By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Monday, 17 December, 2018 Legislative Assembly Premier Alden McLaughlin Mr. Speaker. I previously… Link: Cayman Islands premier’s statement on new ministry

EDITORIAL – Miss Universe: A crowning achievement

Source: Cayman Compass According to the Miss Universe organization, “The women who compete embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all women.” Link: EDITORIAL – Miss Universe: A crowning achievement

Philippines’ Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

Source: Cayman Compass The Philippines’ Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting… Link: Philippines’ Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

New murals at KAABOO site

Source: Cayman Compass An artist creates a giant painting while standing inside a cherry picker on Saturday. Link: New murals at KAABOO site

UK agrees to new ministry

Source: Cayman Compass The U.K. government has formally agreed to Cayman’s plans of establishing a new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, as well as… Link: UK agrees to new ministry

Police bust GT gambling ring near airport

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of gambling offences following a bust on Friday night. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service,… Link: Police bust GT gambling ring near airport

Investment ministry to kick off with CI$3M budget

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that the new ministry he promised at the start of this administration has been given the green light by… Link: Investment ministry to kick off with CIM budget

West Bayers renew bid to watch out for crime

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Residents in various communities around West Bay have been coming together to reignite existing neighbourhood watches and launch brand new ones, the RCIPS said… Link: West Bayers renew bid to watch out for crime

Governor sees role as bridge between UK and CIG

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): After just seven weeks in the job as the governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper said that he has been “impressed” from the… Link: Governor sees role as bridge between UK and CIG

“Work begins on Botanic Park Children’s Garden”

Source: Cayman Eye News . [Education Centre is first phase of Children’s Garden’s Construction][Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – December 14, 2018] The Queen Elizbeth II Botanic Park has commenced… Link: “Work begins on Botanic Park Children’s Garden”

Global warming

Source: Cayman Compass Global warming — Our editorial cartoon Link: Global warming

Christmas comes early to Cardinall Avenue

Source: Cayman Compass Hundreds of people turned out to the George Town waterfront Saturday to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy Kirk Freeport Christmas on Cardinall Avenue. Link: Christmas comes early to Cardinall Avenue

Renewable energy company disputes OfReg over pricing

Source: Cayman Compass The renewable energy company Cayman OTI released a statement on Thursday disputing the characterization by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) that a proposed… Link: Renewable energy company disputes OfReg over pricing

Storm-hit islands suffer as Cayman tourism prospers

Source: Cayman Compass The extent to which Cayman’s recent tourism boom has come at the expense of its hurricane-hit neighbors is spelled out in a new regional hospitality… Link: Storm-hit islands suffer as Cayman tourism prospers

Baited cameras survey Cayman’s sharks

Source: Cayman Compass Researchers are poring over more than 100 hours of footage recorded using baited underwater camera traps as part of a study of the island’s shark… Link: Baited cameras survey Cayman’s sharks

Man critical after GT stabbing

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): One man is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition following a serious assault in George Town around 3:00am on Saturday, according to… Link: Man critical after GT stabbing

16 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 16 Dec Sun 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS A pre-frontal trough ahead of a stationary front over extreme northwest Caribbean will support some showers over… Link: 16 Dec Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands: Serious assault in George Town

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS Dec 15 2019 Stabbing Incident in George Town, 15 December Shortly before 3:00AM on Saturday, 15 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers… Link: Cayman Islands: Serious assault in George Town

One injured in BBQ stand robbery

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Police are investigating an armed robbery at Chef John’s BBQ stand on Crewe Road in George Town Friday evening. According to a brief release… Link: One injured in BBQ stand robbery

15 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News d 15 Dec Sat 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Not available. See weather forecast top right of website Humidity: 72%  (Same as yesterday) UV: 6.9… Link: 15 Dec Weather in Cayman

Cayman Islands: Armed Robbery on Crewe Road

Source: Cayman Eye News From RCIPS 14 December 2018 Officers are currently on the scene of an armed robbery which took place at a business on Crewe Road this… Link: Cayman Islands: Armed Robbery on Crewe Road

Mail call: Brac cruise port

Source: Cayman Compass The Brac’s five-year tourism plan lists a cruise port as one if its goals, but officials still are investigating the feasibility of such a project. Link: Mail call: Brac cruise port

New luxury cruise ship visits Cayman on maiden voyage

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): The brand new luxury cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, called into Grand Cayman on Friday on its maiden voyage. This new boutique-style cruise ship owned… Link: New luxury cruise ship visits Cayman on maiden voyage

Christmas ‘Looky Ya!’ Celebrates Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News The public is invited to a special Christmas ‘Looky Ya!’ to celebrate the new Coat of Arms exhibit at the Cayman Islands National Museum. The… Link: Christmas ‘Looky Ya!’ Celebrates Cayman

Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Chris Saunders, the opposition spokesperson on financial services, believes that government should have had a much more open and honest conversation with the people… Link: Offshore laws pave way to major population growth

Neighbour raises alarm over badly injured woman

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): A West Bay woman is in hospital and a 32-year-old man has been arrested following a serious assault in the district on Wednesday night,… Link: Neighbour raises alarm over badly injured woman

Tyson joins 93 women vying for pageant crown

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): In the preliminary rounds of the Miss Universe Pageant Thursday Miss Cayman Islands Caitlyn Tyson strutted her stuff on the stage in… Link: Tyson joins 93 women vying for pageant crown

14 Dec Weather in Cayman

Source: Cayman Eye News 14 Dec Fri 2018 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Moderate southeasterly winds and seas will continue to across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours… Link: 14 Dec Weather in Cayman

Christmas on Cardinall highlights shopping season

Source: Cayman Compass It is difficult to remember a time when Camana Bay did not exist and George Town was the only location on the island where shoppers… Link: Christmas on Cardinall highlights shopping season

Planning your New Year’s Eve

Source: Cayman Compass This year, New Year’s Day is a Tuesday, which means you will still have three days of work left to complete before you get another… Link: Planning your New Year’s Eve

Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS Local Life): The East End hospital founded by world-renowned heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has expanded its services with the opening of a new… Link: Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

Cayman Islands: Flexibility earns Wesrol Nyack an EOM Pin

Source: Cayman Eye News For going beyond the call of duty, and his willingness to support colleagues at a moment notice Wesrol Nyack joined a select group of CIG… Link: Cayman Islands: Flexibility earns Wesrol Nyack an EOM Pin

Publisher speaks: TOGETHERNESS

Source: Cayman Eye News My poem about ‘togetherness’ something that seems we don’t have much time for. TOGETHERNESS By Joan E. (Watler) Wilson There’s nothing as nice as togetherness… Link: Publisher speaks: TOGETHERNESS

St. Ignatius prize winners announced

Source: Cayman Compass St. Ignatius Catholic Church and School has announced the winners of prizes from this year’s Christmas concert and fundraisers. Link: St. Ignatius prize winners announced

Barkers National Park: A series of false starts

Source: Cayman Compass Confusion over Barkers National Park boundaries, a lack of a cohesive development plan and poor management have left the peninsula at the northwest tip of… Link: Barkers National Park: A series of false starts

OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

Source: Cayman News Service (CNS): Cayman OTEC International Ltd, a company proposing to build an ocean thermal energy conversion plant of the North Coast of Grand Cayman, has said the acting CEO… Link: OTEC refutes OfReg CEO’s claims over cost

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