October 23, 2017

Archives for December 2014

Cayman Islands Drug Council offers free bus for revellers tonight (Dec 31/Jan1)

The National Drug Council (NDC) is pleased to announce that the Purple Ribbon Bus service will run today, New Year’s Eve, 31st December 2014 from 9pm to 4am. We would like to extend our greatest gratitude for the generous financial support of Health City Cayman, Jacques Scott Group Ltd. and Cayman National Bank. This year […]

New Year’s message from Cayman Islands Premier

New Year’s message 2015 Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA             Fellow Caymanians, Residents and Visitors, Happy New Year. 2014 is behind us with all its challenges, disappointments and successes. 2015 stretches before us like the black ribbon of a new untraveled road. The New Year gives us the […]

iNews Briefs

Cayman Islands fuel pump prices slowly fall According to the Cayman Islands petroleum inspectorate’s latest price updates of all of Cayman’s gas station prices, on Christmas Eve both Walker’s Road and Mike’s Seven Mile Esso were selling regular gas for self-service customers at CI$5 a gallon. It has taken THREE months for the fuel price […]

The Editor Speaks: ‘Education is the key’ so no Paraquat ban

I have a deadly poison that I am using to kill hundreds of animals, and it can kill humans too, especially babies. I have a deadly poison that I like to use to kill hundreds of animals, and it is just bad luck if it kills humans too, especially babies. Even though a Cayman Islands […]

Travel 2014: The Top Caribbean and Latin America Stories of 2014

By Brian Major From Travel Pulse It proved to be another challenging year for destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Aruba, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Grenada, Haiti, Montserrat and the Turks & Caicos all reported tourist arrivals growth exceeding 10 percent. Meanwhile more regional destinations added new air services and expanded established networks. Amber […]

Former Cayman Islands Grand Court Judge Priya Levers dies

Story updated: By Georgina Wilcox We regret to announce the death of Priya Levers, a former Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Ms Levers was a Sri Lankan who married a Jamaican and practised law for 27 years at the local bar before moving to Grand Cayman. In 2010 she was removed […]

Armed bandits rob 300 tourists on Venezuela beach

From Caribbean News Now CARACAS, Venezuela — Just days after Venezuela’s tourism minister announced a plan to attract more tourists to the country, a group of seven armed bandits robbed some 300 people relaxing on a Caribbean beach in eastern Venezuela. The attack took place around noon on Friday at Arapito Isla Beach. Local media […]

Retreating of the Queen’s Guard: End of an era as palace sentries fall back in face of mounting fears of new ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack

By Abul Taher And Mark Nicol From Sunday Mail UK Security bosses have withdrawn Royal Guards from posts outside palaces amid fears of a ‘lone wolf’ terror attack Elite soldiers of the Queen’s Guard no longer allowed on sentry duty alone and are accompanied by armed police But the measures have been described as a […]

OZ Management quadruples its holdings in Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (QUNR) in anticipation of future growth

By Pablo Erbar in Hedge Funds, From Insider Monkey Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management recently increased its holdings in Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (NASDAQ:QUNR) by more than 4.55 million shares. This latest acquisition means the fund now holds over 6 million Class B Ordinary Shares, representing 5.39% of the company. By raising its exposure more […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean announces 2014 Most Outstanding Employees

CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced its most outstanding employees for 2014 and among them is Caymanian Shadden McLaughlin. She joins seven other Player of the Series award winners who were drawn from throughout the Caribbean.  They are Shinika Reid (Bahamas), Hughzavia Bourne (Barbados Head Office), Damien Boyce (Barbados Head Office), Sheldene Pinder (Barbados), Alford Collis (St. […]