October 23, 2017

Archives for April 2012

Update: Calling All Clubs and School Bands For Queen’s Jubilee Parade

All service clubs, government and private schools (primary and secondary), school bands and uniformed groups are invited to participate in a parade for Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee on Monday, 4 June. Starting from the Government Administration Building (GAB) at 8 a.m., the march will continue through George Town, and then […]

Cruise ship “Disaster” exercise held

A mock major cruise ship ‘accident’ in George Town Harbour on Tuesday, 24 April saw top Cayman Islands’ officials, especially emergency responders, turn out in force to react to the planned exercise. The operation, code-named ‘Exercise Save Vessel’, was the second comprehensive table-top exercise to test Cayman’s ability to respond to an incident involving a […]

Cayman Islands to take part in Softball World Games qualifier in Belize

The Belize Softball Federation and the entire country of Belize will play host to the Softball World Games Qualifier for the English speaking Caribbean countries from November 27-December 3, 2012. The World Games Qualifier will be played at Rogers Stadium, the home of softball in Belize and will feature the following English speaking Caribbean countries: […]

Ethics czar mulling probe into Fantino over alleged Cayman bank accounts

By: Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press The Canadian ethics watchdog is deciding whether to probe a Conservative cabinet minister over allegations he did not disclose bank accounts in the Cayman Islands. But a spokesman for Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino insists he does not have any offshore accounts. “The allegation is completely false,” Chris McCluskey […]

Cayman Island hedge fund ruled “very doubtfully solvent”

Looks like the Louisiana Firefighters’ Retirement System, the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System and the New Orleans Firefighters’ Pension and Relief Fund may have lost almost $100 million that the three public funds invested in a New York hedge fund run by Fletcher Asset Management. A judge in the Cayman Islands, where the fund is registered, […]

Suicide bombing in Syrian capital kills 10

(AP) — Two weeks into a cease-fire agreement, there still was no peace in Syria: Security agents in Damascus collected the remains of 10 people killed in a suicide bombing. Activists reported troops firing on protesters. Video showed a crowd carrying a slain boy to U.N. observers as proof of regime violence. The head of […]

The Norwegian ‘Children of the Rainbow’

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Norway against the anti-immigration views of Anders Behring Breivik, as they sang a peace song derided by the mass killer. A crowd of around 40,000 in the capital Oslo chose ‘Children of the Rainbow’ which celebrates the type of multi-cultural society Breivik has said he despised and […]

David Cameron and the offshore connection

By Dan Hind Source: Al Jazeera Last weekend, the Guardian reported that the British prime minister’s father, Ian Cameron, held directorships in companies registered in tax havens. These companies were created soon after then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher relaxed capital controls in 1979. They were the foundation of a fortune estimated at around £10m ($16m) in […]

2011-12 CIFA Under 13 and Under 15 standings

Don’t dump waste on Government property

The public is being advised by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) not to litter or to illegally of dispose waste on Government property (or other lands). Recently, DEH Environmental Health Officers and a team from the solid waste section had to deal with the ongoing littering and illegal dumping of waste at various Crown […]