December 14, 2017

Archives for February 27, 2017

Cayman Islands prison officers recruits receive CCTV training

HMCIPS recruits receive CCTV training The role of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) operator is multifaceted, as use of the system plays a vital role in safeguarding communities, in addition to serving as a functional tool to prevent and reduce crime. New recruits with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service recently received training on how to […]

Cayman Islands announces Junior Swimming Team for CARIFTA 2017

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 26 February 2017: The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) announced the Junior Swimming Team that will travel to The Bahamas to compete in the 2017 CARIFTA 50 Metre Pool and Open Water Swimming Championships, 15-19 April 2017. In addition to rigorous training and meeting minimum qualification times, to be considered […]

The Editor Speaks: Road rage

I saw a mild form of road rage last night (Sunday (26) that was performed in front of dozens of people. And it happened outside a church. South Sound United Church to be precise. The evening started outside Elmslie Memorial United Church on the George Town waterfront where the evening service was due to start […]

Cayman Islands Football Association updates domestic league fixtures

The Cayman Islands Football Association says there have been some changes to the fixtures due to school breaks, the public holiday and Elite SC travelling to Jamaica to compete in the CFU Club Championship.  Here are the fixtures for 27 January 2017 to 5 March 2017.   Cayman Premier League Wednesday, 1 March 2017 – […]

Dominica seeking CARICOM’S assistance to investigate February 7 disturbances

From Caribbean News Service ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 25 2017 – The Dominica Government Friday announced that four officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) had arrived here to conduct an investigation into the February 7 disturbances that resulted in the damage and looting of several buildings in the capital. National […]

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority celebrates 20years of service

(Grand Cayman — Friday, 24 February 2017) 1 January 2017 marked the 20th Anniversary for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). In January 1997, the Authority began operations as an amalgamation of the Financial Services Supervision Department of the Cayman Islands Government and the Cayman Islands Currency Board. Since then, the Authority has made significant […]

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

By David Jessop From Guyanese Online David Jessop “Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, […]

Cayman Islands economy: A Snapshop

From Cayman Finance The Cayman Islands economy has continued to grow at a steady pace since its economic recovery began in 2011. Real GDP grew by 2% in 2015, which is a slight decline compared to the 2.4% growth in 2014. The government expects growth in the medium term to be driven by the construction, […]

Jamaica: Brooklyn man gets 24 years for 2014 Caribbean J’Ouvert shooting

From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A 28-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting a Grenadian man during the Caribbean J’Ouvert celebration that was held ahead of the 2014 West Indian Day Carnival Parade. “This defendant has […]

Cayman Islands Tourism Association Board of Director Elections 2017/18

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands February 24, 2017 — The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) recently announced the call for nominations for the CITA Board of Directors elections for its upcoming membership year. Written nominations are due by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 14th March 2017, with the CITA Board of Directors elections taking place at the Association’s […]