October 16, 2018

Archives for August 17, 2017

Strengthening the Cayman Islands Fire Service

In an effort to enhance services and ensure overall effectiveness, an organisational review of the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is currently underway. Through this initiative, the Ministry of Home Affairs seeks to build on the strengths of the CIFS by delivering a strategic plan and policy direction that clearly indicates what resources and other […]

Cayman Islands: Westin Grand Cayman getting ready for its close-up

By Steve Pike From My Spike Travel Gearing up for the debut  of its two-phase, $50 million renovation, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has reinforced its position as a premiere Caribbean resort by earning a collection of awards and accolades from top industry authorities including: Wine Spectator’s Best Restaurant Award Smart Meeting’s 2017 Smart Stars Award […]

Cayman Islands HSA developing the next generation of healthcare professionals

The Health Services Authority (HSA), as part of its plan to grow the next generation of healthcare professionals, welcomed sixty-five (65) student interns from July 1 to August 31 for a work-study programme that prepares Caymanian students for future careers in healthcare. The annual Summer Internship Programme allows high school students interested in a healthcare […]

Whet your appetite in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

The best way to understand a place is through its food. Indeed, meals are such an integral part of travel, and that’s particularly true in the Cayman Islands, home of the most diverse food selection in the Caribbean. Heralded by the well-travelled as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, this trio of islands – Grand […]

The Editor Speaks: Where were you when?

Where were you when….. ….John F. Kennedy died? ….Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston? ….9/11? ….Princess Diana died? ….Elvis Presley died? I was at home in England watching television when there was an in interruption to the BBC programme and a stranger (a man) came on air to announce President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. […]

New $285 million resort coming to Cayman Islands

From Caribbean Journal A major new resort project is coming to Grand Cayman from one of the Caribbean’s most innovative developers. Fast-expanding developer Howard Hospitality Group has announced the development of a new $285 million project on the former Pageant Beach site in Grand Cayman, according to a press release. The 456-room resort will feature […]

Bonnie Tyler will perform ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during total solar eclipse

By Gina Vivinetto From Today Turn around, bright eyes — you won’t want to miss this! On Aug. 21, sky-gazers all over the country will thrill at the first total solar eclipse to be visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979, but for a lucky few revelers aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Total Eclipse Cruise, the […]

91 killed, 9.6 million people affected by floods in eastern India

Source: Xinhua NEW DELHI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — The floods in India’s eastern state of Bihar killed at least 91 people and affected over 9.6 million others, officials said Wednesday. According to officials, heavy rains for the past three days triggered flash floods, inundating large swathes of land in the districts north and east of […]

13 dead, 1 in custody after terrorist van rams crowd in Barcelona plaza

By Newsmax Wires  From Newsmax One suspect is under arrest in Spain after a terrorist deliberately crashed a white van into a crowd of people in the center of Barcelona Thursday, killing 13 and injuring at least 50. State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported ay night that a man was detained a few hours after a van […]

Elvis vigil 40 years

Tens of thousands of Elvis fans join ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie for moving candlelit vigil at Graceland on the 40-year anniversary of The King’s death By James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977; on Tuesday night fans gathered at Graceland to begin an overnight vigil His ex-wife, Priscilla, greeted […]