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Archives for May 7, 2017

Cayman Islands CORE Programme and Introduce Demand Rates

CUC and OfReg Announce New Capacity for Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) Programme and Introduce Demand Rates The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (“OfReg”) approves another 2 megawatts (“MW”) of capacity to be allocated by Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd (“CUC”) to the Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme. The CORE programme’s previous limit of 6 […]

Ninth Circuit boots ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ copyright claim

By MATT REYNOLDS From Court House News LOS ANGELES (CN) — The Ninth Circuit this week buried the copyright claims of an author who said Disney owes him billions of dollars in profits from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Royce Mathew sued The Walt Disney Company and creators of the Johnny Depp-starring movies in June […]

Cayman Islands: Child Month’s Sister Islands’ Reading Day a success

Well-known residents took to the class rooms of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to read to young students, on Monday, 1 May 2017. The Celebrity Reading Day, which kicked off this year’s Child Month, took place at West End Primary as well as the Creek and Spot Bay Infant and Junior Schools, the Cayman Brac […]

The Editor speaks: Our election is quiet – compare to the French one – but is balloting really secret anymore

The French election is an example of how divided opinions run completely out of control. There they are down to just two candidates whilst here we have 61! The last debate between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron was a classic. A classic where Pen and Macron traded insults for more than two hours, arguing […]

Cayman Islands Film Festival announces Chef Eric Ripert to headline food line up

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – CayFilm 2017 – The Cayman Islands International Film Festival will celebrate Film, Food and Fashion. According to Festival Director, Tony Mark, the goal is to showcase the island’s talent and emerging markets. Celebrated chef, television host, and multi award winning Chef Eric Ripert – seafood master and co-owner of Le […]

Miami.com says: Why the Cayman Islands should be your next Caribbean escape

By Shayne Benowitz From Miami,com With direct nonstop flights from Miami to Grand Cayman clocking in at just over an hour, the Cayman Islands make for an effortless getaway from South Florida. Occupying about 100-square-miles south of Cuba, the island group consists of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. While the upscale getaway is famous […]

Pirates Week Festival to become 5 Day event!

[Savannah, Grand Cayman, May 4, 2017] – Cayman’s longest running and most popular national event – the Pirates Week Festival has been restructured and re-vamped into one comprehensive and exciting 5- day weekend! The decision came after much analysis, surveys and interaction with the community, the Tourism Attraction Board, Private Sector, and members of the […]

Cayman Islands shuttering drill a success

More than 200 Public Works Department (PWD) and National Roads Authority (NRA) staff fanned out around Grand Cayman on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, during the 30th annual hurricane-shuttering exercise. The workers met at PWD in the morning, before heading out in teams to shutter more than 100 Government buildings, including 17 hurricane shelters. Their work […]

Customs new facility

Cayman Islands Customs New Facility Officially Opened A year after construction began, the Finance Minister, Hon. Marco Archer, snipped a ribbon to officially open a new Customs facility that houses the department’s mobile x-ray scanning truck, revenue and border protection staff. Constructed on time, the new $1.3 million building, which is Customs’ first in 23 […]

Hand hygiene is key to safe care and prevention of antibiotic resistance

61% of health workers do not sanitize their hands when necessary, which puts people at risk of contracting an infection. PAHO calls on countries and health centers to strengthen prevention and control of infections Washington, DC, May 5, 2017 (PAHO) – The lack of adequate and timely hand hygiene raises the risk of health care-associated […]