October 23, 2017

Archives for March 2016

Cayman Islands swimmers and athletes do us proud at CARIFTA

Cayman Swimming results Cayman Islands swimmers won 15 medals at the 2016 CARIFTA Swimming Championships, in Martinique. They won 12 medals in the pool and three more in the open water portion of the competition. Sabine Ellison’s 43 points were the second-highest total in the 11-12 year old girls division. Day One Holly Stradling – […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events (From BIG FISH 95.5)

  Cayman Islands: West Bay Community Dog Wash is this Sunday From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts   Cayman Islands utility company explains Tuesday’s (29) outage on Grand Cayman On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, customers in parts of East End, Bodden Town, George Town and West Bay experienced interruptions to their electricity service between 7:11 p.m. […]

Cayman Islands young leaders foundation invites nominations

YOUNG CAYMANIAN LEADERS FOUNDATION INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR YCLA 2016 George Town — March 31, 2016 — The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation is reaching out to the community once again as it opens the nominations process for YCLA 2016. The YCLA, now in its sixteenth year, was created to identify and honour young leaders who serve as […]

Registration dates announced for 2016 Cayman Islands DG’s 5K Challenge

Registration dates have been announced for the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge which takes place in April. In Grand Cayman, registration will be held in the Government Administration Building on 7, 8, 14 and 15 April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as 21 and 22 April from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

The Editor Speaks: A staggering lawyers’ bill we have to pay. Why?

We revealed on Wednesday (30) following a FOI request that the Cayman Islands government have had to fork out nearly $1.5 million on legal advice and/or services from attorneys not employed by the local public sector in three budget years between 2010 and 2013. Why? Outside counsel was required in 27 cases in those three […]

Cayman Bank liquidators denied common law and statutory recognition in the Bahamas

By Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou Contributed by Lennox Paton From International Law office Offshore Services Bahamas Facts Decision In a “jurisprudentially unattractive” decision, the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has refused the liquidators of Caledonian Bank (in official liquidation under the supervision of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands) recognition in the Bahamas, […]

Caribbean countries seeking OAS support in fight against correspondent banking

From PRIDE WASHINGTON, DC Mar. 30, (CMC) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, today, urged the Organization of American States (OAS) to lend support to their claims that the end of correspondent banking will seriously undermine the socio-economic development of the region. Belize Ambassador to the OAS, Patrick Andrews, speaking on behalf of the seven CARICOM […]

Canadian Navy ships help seize 700 kg of cocaine in Caribbean Sea

From Naval Today Royal Canadian Navy ships deployed to the international operation Caribbe, HMCS Summerside and Saskatoon, assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Canadian Navy said the interception involving HMCS Summerside took place on March 7, 2016, in […]

The U.N. eats trash for lunch as food waste takes center stage

By Marilyn La Jeunesse From Mashable A Sunday’s lunch at the United Nations was a piece of garbage. No, really. Lunch was made from food that would have otherwise found itself in a landfill halfway across the world. The “landfill lunch” was served to about 30 world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit […]

Cayman Islands MLA requests integrity test for Commissioner of Police

By Georgina Wilcox The embattled Cayman Islands Commissioner of Police, David Baines, whose resignation announcement has just been made is the subject of an integrity test request. West Bay Member of the Legislative Assembly, who is also Deputy Leader of the Opposition Bernie Bush, has requested the test. Bush was also the MLA who had […]