November 24, 2017

Archives for February 5, 2017

Cayman Islands minister clears up media outlet’s budget error

A media outlet erroneously reported, Wednesday, 1 February, that the Supplementary Appropriation Bill going to the Legislative Assembly next month regarding the 2015/16 Budget has taken more than $2.5 million from the Government’s social services, to increase other ministries’ funding. The article said areas being cut were namely school lunches and uniform programmes, pre-school assistance, […]

Dr Hammerschmidt meets with Leadership Cayman Alumni for Team-Building event

The Leadership Cayman Alumni members met for the first time this year on the evening of January 26 to reconnect with previous Leadership Cayman Class members and to offer another brief experiential activity on the power of collaboration. The 11 attendees were joined for by Dr. Peter Hammerschmidt for the session, who ran a series […]

Health City Cayman Islands: A Caribbean hub for sports medicine?

PRESS RELEASE – Health City Cayman Islands may be the go-to Caribbean hospital for Turks and Caicos Islanders needing to treat sports-related injuries, according to a recent beneficiary of treatment at the state-of-the-art medical facility. Judith Robinson, Director of Sports for the Government of Turks and Caicos Islands, shared this assessment along with a glowing recommendation […]

Cayman Islands URCO now operational

The Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture today (Friday, 3 February 2017) announced the establishment of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg. Cabinet decided to establish the multi-sector regulatory agency, following an evaluation by the Ministry of the effectiveness of the functions of the standalone regulators. This report found that a converged utility […]

Royal Canadian Legion members visit Cayman Islands

Members of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association (CIVA) hosted 56 Canadian veterans and spouses for a day’s visit to Grand Cayman. The highlight included participating in an Act of Remembrance ceremony at the Elmslie Memorial Church, Wednesday, 1 February 2017. CIVA Vice President, Mr. Andrew McLaughlin warmly welcomed the visitors and Elmslie Memorial Church Pastor, […]

Cayman Islands revised voters list has 21,465 electors

Following the completion of the voters’ enumeration exercise on 16 January 2017, the Elections Office has released the revised electors list with 21,465 registered as voters. The list which was finalised on 31January 2017 can be viewed online at https://portal.elections.ky/index.php/home/revised-list. Of the 19 electoral districts for the 24 May 2017 General Elections, Bodden Town East […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman regulator misses the whole point of local broadcast television – it is NOT a commercial enterprise!

I can only wonder where ITC Executive Director Alee Fa’amoe has been living over the years he has been at the helm of the regulatory body for tele communications that includes television. It cannot possibly be the Cayman Islands. And his grasp on the history of television here is zero. This was apparent when I […]

Seattle judge grants nationwide temporary restraining order on Trump immigration ban

From Newsmax A Seattle federal judge on Friday put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order that had temporarily barred refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major setback for Trump’s action, though the White House said late Friday that […]

194 persons currently unable to vote in Cayman Islands elections

A total of 194 electors listed with incorrect addresses will not be able to vote in the 24 May 2017 General Elections if their information is not correct before 20 February. Following the registration process that culminated in the release of the revised voters list on 31 January, the period for claims and objections to […]

Cayman Islands customs firearms arrest results in $1,000 fine

On Wednesday, 1 February 2017, a Panamanian national Mr. Narciso Barrios, who was a passenger on board the cruise ship Monarch, was detained at the ship’s Security Checkpoint when he attempted to board the vessel after visiting the shores of Grand Cayman. During an X-ray of his bags, what appeared to be bullets were observed […]