October 23, 2017

Archives for July 2016

PA residents reach out to Cayman Islands for unity through sports

By I.C. Murrell From Port Arthur News Not long ago, citizens of the Cayman Islands sensed a strong connection to Port Arthur. “Port Arthur and Cayman Islands became sister cities in 1983,” Wanda Bodden said. The islands actually include towns of their own. “A lot of the Caymanians came down and lived because of the […]

Caribbean bone marrow registry gets 143 new registrants in Cayman Islands

The Caribbean Bone Marrow Registry has hosted two donor registry drives in Cayman in the past month courtesy of Davenport Development Ltd and Decco Ltd., a Dart Enterprises contracting company. In total, the two drives helped to add 143 new donors to the registry. The registry’s goal is to reach 1000 registered donors by the […]

The Editor speaks: At last! Local church unity

Well almost. There are some who have not joined the Cayman Ministers Association’s campaign to promote the accepted Christian/Biblical stance against alternative lifestyles with the emphasis on same-sex unions. The Association’s leaders have spearheaded an education programme “to raise awareness of biblical teachings” and to support “traditional values”. At last we now have some positive […]

Zika infections increasing rapidly in Puerto Rico

From Caribbean News Now SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As of July 7, zika has been diagnosed in 5,582 people, including 672 pregnant women, in Puerto Rico according to a new report published on Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Positive tests for people with suspected zika virus infection have increased from […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Remembering Dr. Edlin Merren We remember Dr Edlin Merren on his 85th birthday born July 31st 1931 Safe in the arms of Jesus, he loved and served so faithfully. From Colin & Joan, Helen & his family. Dr. Edlin Merren passed away on April 28th 2015.   Cayman Islands: LCCL applicants must advise TBL board of […]

Jamaicans In Cayman Islands gear up for Independence Festival

Jamaicans in the Cayman Islands are gearing up for yet another Independence celebration with all-day festivities on August 5. The Jamaican Independence celebration is an official event held in George Town, and is held under the patronage of the Jamaican Consulate in Cayman. The event is popular with Jamaicans on the island attracting up to […]

From fish waste to fish wealth

Caribbean takes first step to maximize value of fisheries and aquaculture sector Fish leather from fish skin, beauty products from fish guts, and health supplements from fish oils. “Every single part of the fish has a value…” says CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton Belize City, Friday, 29 July 2016 (CRFM)—At a time when countries across […]

Report on Jamaica elections presented to OAS Permanent Council

From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Former Bahamas minister of foreign affairs, Janet Bostwick, who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) electoral observation mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this year in Jamaica, officially presented the mission’s report to the OAS Permanent Council on Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by […]

CARPHA urges the region to take action against hepatitis

From Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — “Hepatitis claims the lives of many people and puts a heavy economic burden on communities and health systems,” stated Dr. C. James Hospedales in observance of World Hepatitis Day 2016. The executive director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) went on to say it is […]

UK police probe is launched after ‘officers are filmed kicking a man in the head and kneeling on his neck until he passes out’

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline The incident in South Shields was filmed by a witness late on Thursday Three officers are alleged to have used excessive force during an arrest A witness claimed the officers kicked the suspect during the fracas Northumbria police said they have seen the video and are investigating Northumbria police are […]