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Archives for October 4, 2012

Cruise tourism contributed almost US$1.5 billion to the Caribbean in 2011/12

Regional cruise tourism in 2011-2012 generated more than US$1.9 billion in direct expenditures, 45,000 jobs and $728 million in employee wages among 21 destinations. This is according to a study commissioned by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) and conducted by the Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) to analyse spending by passengers, crew members and […]

A tale of modern day pirates of the Caribbean

From Caribbean News Now A Trinidadian woman is currently fighting to rescue her father’s estate, believed to be valued in the tens of millions of dollars, from the clutches of a band of modern day pirates of the Caribbean, following a trail of financial rape and pillage that stretches from Guyana in the south, through […]

Philippines Embassy Delegation Re-visits

The Cayman Islands has, by far, the highest number of Filipinos of any Caribbean country – as divulged during last weekend’s visit by officials from the Washington-based Philippines Embassy. Resident Filipinos took advantage of the opportunity to meet First Secretary and Consul Arlene Tullid-Magno and Welfare Officer Saul De Vries, and use their services. The […]

The Editor Speaks: Why the need for a government TV station?

In response to a Compass Editorial that inferred the new government television station named Cayman Islands Government Television (CIGTV) – I hope government didn’t pay big bucks for someone to come up with that – could be used for propaganda purposes, the Office of the Premier issued a statement denying this. It would appear we […]

Cayman pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, talks ‘Baking Out Loud’ on ChatChow TV

When speaking about can’t miss desserts, no other name in the region elicits a more passionate response than that of Hedy Goldsmith. Recently awarded a James Beard nomination (Outstanding Pastry Chef 2012), the Executive Pastry Chef of The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami and Grand Cayman, Harry’s Pizzeria […]

Would Bermuda and the Cayman Islands become the richest countries if they were independent?

The question “Would Bermuda and the Cayman Islands become the richest countries if they were independent?” was asked recently on Yahoo Answers. Both are overseas commonwealth departments of the UK. In Bermuda the cost of living is really high, the average rent for a 1 bedroom is 2200 USD and groceries and other imported goods […]

Philippines arrests Gloria Arroyo on plunder charges

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has been arrested in hospital on plunder charges for allegedly misusing state funds while in office. A court had issued an arrest warrant for Mrs Arroyo, who is accused of diverting $8.8m (£5.5m) from the state lottery charity fund for personal gain. Police served the warrant while she was at […]

HBO Latin America and Karib Cable Reach Broadcast Agreement

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, October 2, 2012 – HBO Latin America Group (LAG) and Karib Cable formally announced that both Companies have signed an agreement for the transmission of the HBO LAG channels to be broadcasted in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, beginning October 1st. Under the agreement, Karib Cable will broadcast the HBO/MAX […]

20/20 Healthcare Conference to discuss how patients can be better informed

The use of mobile devices and the internet to help provide a greater level of patient care is a subject that will be looked at in detail at the national 20/20 Healthcare Conference, which will be taking place from 18 to 20 October at The Ritz-Carlton. In addition, the audience will also hear about ways […]

Offshore Alert’s claim of Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman insolvency proved

iNews Cayman reported first on Sept. 27th, that Offshore Alert claimed The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman development appeared to be insolvent by at least US$340 million, and developer Michael Ryan and related firms took out more than US$44 million from 2005 to 2012 in circumstances that were under investigation. In a ruling dated 25th September and […]