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Archives for January 2016

Jamaica confirms first case of the Zika virus

By Stephanie Shaw-Smith From JIS The Ministry of Health has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Jamaica. The patient who has now recovered is a four year old child from Portmore, St. Catherine. The child began showing symptoms on January 17, 2016 after earlier returning to Jamaica from travel to Texas in the […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

Gulfstream service centers get maintenance approvals from Brazil, Cayman Islands, India, Hong Kong and Qatar From Aviation tribune Gulfstream Aerospace today announced that several of its service centers recently earned approved maintenance organization (AMO) designations from civil aviation authorities worldwide, increasing maintenance and repair options for customers. The authorizations were secured from several countries, including […]

Cayman Islands Football: CIFA powerless in CPL transfer dispute

From Sportsmax Acting Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president Bruce Blake insists that there is little that can be done about the current transfer issues clubs on the island are facing. Over the last few weeks, the management of a few teams, including Cayman Athletic SC, have voiced displeasure regarding how transfers are conducted in […]

Benje scores again! Masqueraders band theme song!

St. Lucia’s Soca Sensation Benje who is based in The Bahamas has released another track in his arsenal for Carnival 2016, this time for the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Season in The Bahamas. Masqueraders’ is a track specifically released for the band Bahamas Masqueraders for their portrayal for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in May of 2016. Produced […]

Cable and Wireless (Flow) partners with TNT to launch series

Coming on the heels of the recent agreement reached with Bravo, Flow, the consumer brand of Cable and Wireless Communications (C&W) has partnered with the Turner Network Television Series (TNT Series) to bring even more compelling content to the Caribbean region. TNT, with 34 million customers worldwide, boasts some of the best-ranked and most iconic […]

The Editor Speaks: Plans to extend ORIA runway

When I first arrived in the Cayman Islands almost 35 years ago there were plans to extend the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. 35 years later and nothing has changed. However, there is a General Election coming, and there is a need as part of a good publicity campaign to show […]

5 Cayman Islands Independent MLAs concerned about early election call

MLAs Anthony Eden, Arden Mclean, Ezzard Miller, Alva Suckoo MLA and Winston Connolly MLA have written to the Cayman Islands Governor, HE Ms. Helen Kilpatrick over their concerns Premier Alden McLaughlin may call an early election. The following is a transcript of their letter to the Governor: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Her Excellency, Ms. Helen […]

Deniers launch Cayman-Island Anti-Renewable Investment Scheme

By ClimateDenierRoundup From Daily Kos James Delingpole has a new column in The Spectator that combines a few recent Denier Roundup topics: losing bets, global warming odds, and disguised promotion of self-interest. In Delingpole’s piece, he drops any pretense of objective journalism and dives headfirst into the world of native advertising with his shameless plugging […]

De-risking or destruction? Neither is fair

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean 360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday January 29, 2016 – “If there were any scheme designed to destroy the economies of several countries without a military war, then this is such a scheme. It is erroneous; it is pernicious; and it is vicious”. That was how Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime […]

Rotary International President meets Cayman Islands Governor

Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick and the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin met Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran, who called on them at the Government Administration Building today (Friday, 29 January 2016). This is the first visit by a Rotary International (RI) President to the Cayman Islands, according to local Rotarians. Mr. Ravindran is principally […]