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Archives for September 2016

Quick arrest following street robbery Thu night, 29 September

From RCIPS: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 12:46 PM Yesterday evening, 29 September, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a robbery on Shedden Road in the vicinity Main Street. A man had reported that another man whom he knew had threatened him with a machete and taken a small quantity of cash. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

MARGARITAVILLE BEACH RESORT GRAND CAYMAN ANNOUNCES LOCAL HIRING EVENT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 WHAT: Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman will hold a local hiring event for those looking to bring a high level of service, attention to detail and fun to the new one-of-a-kind resort. This career fair is exclusively for Caymanians, Cayman status holders, […]

Hurricane Matthew Rapidly Intensifies to Category 3 Strength

By: Jeff Masters , 3:00 PM GMT on September 30, 2016 From Weather Underground Hurricane Matthew put on an impressive and unexpected display of rapid intensification overnight, becoming the Caribbean’s first major hurricane since Sandy of 2012. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft was in Matthew on Friday morning, and between 7 am and 10 am […]

Court documents reveal Oxitec’s Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes could cause increased numbers of different disease-carrying mosquitoes

WASHINGTON— Genetically engineered (GE) mosquito company Oxitec has admitted a major risk of its technology – reducing one mosquito species may increase the numbers of a second disease-carrying species. The information surfaced today when four environment and food safety groups including International Center for Technology Assessment, GeneWatchUK, Food and Water Watch and Friends of the […]

Cayman Islands Minister’s Message – International Day of Older Persons

Saturday, 1 October International Day of Older Persons  Minister for Community Affairs, Youth & Sports Hon. Osbourne Bodden, JP Message – International Day of Older Persons 1st October 2016 The elderly are the nation’s conscience. They, more than any other part of the community, give us a sense of cultural continuity and self. How appropriate then […]

Cayman Enterprise City and Strategic Wealth Preservation announce Strategic Partnership

29th September, George Town, Grand Cayman – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) Cayman’s special economic zone, and Strategic Wealth Preservation Cayman (SWP) an offshore facility for storing precious metals, are partnering to promote the Cayman Islands as the ideal jurisdiction and offshore storage option. The strategic partnership is being developed with a focus on CEC’s Cayman Commodities […]

The Editor Speaks: Old people

I am one of the “Old People”. Do I like being old? An emphatic NO!!! October has been designated “Older Person’ Month” Not “Old People’s Month”. Perhaps the powers that be that came up with the name “Older Person’ Month” were not old people! We used to be called “mature” but that somehow didn’t make […]

Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Annual Statistics

As part of the annual Right to Know Week events, the Information Commissioner’s Office has published the 2016 Annual Statistics Report on Freedom of Information. The Report is based on requests registered and tracked in the central FOI tracking system which is used by the majority of Information Managers (IMs) across the Public Sector, and […]

Cayman Islands Public Works apprentices break new ground

Four PWD Apprentices Break New Ground Public Works Department (PWD) team members, managers and Government leaders came together on Friday, 16 September 2016, to celebrate two milestones in the Department’s Apprenticeship programme. At an after work gathering on the PWD compound, Infrastructure Minister Hon. Kurt Tibbetts commended three young men, Adrian Jackson, Daniel Dawkins and […]

John Stanton Named Beverage Manager Of Grand Cayman’s Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

(GRAND CAYMAN) – September 29, 2016 – Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, is pleased to announce that John Stanton will serve as the property’s Beverage Manager. A Kimpton veteran, Stanton joins the Seafire team from Chicago, where he received numerous awards for his work as […]