August 22, 2017

Archives for August 4, 2017

4 Aug Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 Dist Carib Sea, 1 Dist Atlantic

Aug 4 Friday 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Fri Aug 4 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad and elongated area of low pressure is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity several hundred miles south and southwest of […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Students Invited to CPA Roadshow at GT Town Hall Friday (4) The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) would like to invite the students on Friday, 4 August 2017 at the Town Hall in George Town from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The event will be hosted by the Secretary General of the CPA and will provide […]

The Editor speaks: Red tape will strangle our non-profit organizations

Red tape will strangle our non-profit organizations It is very unusual for me to disagree with Michael Myles but there is always exceptions. Myles is with Youth Anti-Crime Trusts and I am surprised government authorities have not listened to him on many of the youth issues or even invited him on to their committees. Therefore […]

Views wanted on allowing drivers who hold a Cayman Islands licence to drive cars and light motorcycles to exchange it for a British equivalent

Open consultation Exchange of driving licences issued in the Cayman Islands From:Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Published:1 August 2017 This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 29 August 2017 Summary This consultation seeks your views on allowing drivers who hold a licence to drive cars and light motorcycles which was issued originally in the Cayman Islands […]

Venezuela vote: Turnout figure ‘tampered with’

From BBC Turnout numbers for Sunday’s controversial vote in Venezuela have been “tampered with”, the company that provided the voting system alleges. Venezuela’s electoral authorities said more than eight million people voted in the elections for a new constituent assembly. But the CEO of Smartmatic, Antonio Mugica, said the actual turnout differed by at least […]

Belize central bank adopts SWIFT sanctions screening

From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced on Tuesday that the Central Bank of Belize has adopted its sanctions screening solution to combat financial crime. The industry utility enables banks to take a proactive approach in building greater trust with the international financial community and […]

Iris Cleola Stubbs – A Turks and Caicos Islands stalwart in education

By Dr Carlton Mills From Caribbean News Now Early Life South Caicos has produced several individuals, who dedicated their lives to service – particularly in the field of education. One of these individuals was the late Iris Cleola Lightbourne (affectionately known as Tita). She was born on 8th March 1925. Unfortunately for her, due to […]

Camp GLOWpower helps survivors of sexual abuse heal

From South Florida Caribbean News Give Me Dignity hosts GLOWpower to help victims of sexual abuse MIAMI – To help girls transcend the trauma of sexual abuse and rape, Give Me Dignity hosted an overnight empowerment retreat titled GLOWpower on the campus of University of Technology, Jamaica, July 26-27. Participants, ages 12-16, enjoyed two days […]

Expanding credit to businesses a major focus of PM Harris’ administration, as well as the ECCU

(PRESS SEC) – At the recent 88th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Council affirmed its strong commitment to implementing the ECCU Growth Action Plan and “agreed to urge commercial banks to increase lending to the private sector in an attempt to spur growth,” according to a communiqué. […]

Sir Turtle surprises lucky Cayman Airways Instagram competition winners

Friday 28 July saw Sir Turtle surprising Cayman Airways Instagram competition winners with their prizes in numerous locations across Grand Cayman. Sir Turtle travelled across the island, from West Bay to Newlands, dropping off winner’s packs to the surprised competition winners, and stopped off along the way at Governor’s Beach and the George Town Library […]