November 23, 2017

Archives for August 30, 2017

Dramatic rescue: ‘Miracle Baby’ survived Harvey by clinging to dead mom

By David A. Patten From Newsmax A 3-year-old infant clinging to her dead mother’s body was plucked from flood waters just seconds before being swept under a flooded trestle as the rains of Harvey pummeled Southeast Texas. The toddler’s survival is being hailed on social media and the internet as a miracle. Police in Beaumont, […]

Cayman Islands Red Bay Primary Library gets a makeover

This past weekend, dedicated volunteers from Prospect Community Group (PCG) gave the school library a facelift, and had fun doing so. On Saturday 26 August, 2017, volunteers from the Prospect Community gave up theirSaturday to lend a hand at the RBPS Library Rejuvenation Project. Efforts included cleaning, organizing and repainting the entire space in one […]

Cronos Group begins exporting cannabis oil to the Cayman Islands

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW/ – Cronos Group Inc. (TSXV:MJN) (OTC: PRMCF) (“Cronos” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that one of its wholly-owned licensed producers, Peace Naturals Project Inc. (“Peace”) has successfully completed the Company’s first shipment of medical cannabis oil to the Cayman Islands. This marks the first time Cronos has exported an […]

The Editor Speaks: Can our National Gallery ever be profitable?

No. I don’t know of any National Gallery that doesn’t rely on a government/local authority/national funding agreement/etc for the bulk of its funds. In Scotland, the National Gallery there gets a National Lottery grant. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn our National Gallery shows a net loss of $261,859 in the 2015/16 financial […]

Nominations month opens for 2018 Cayman Islands National Heroes Day

Nominations month opens on 1 September 2017, for the 2018 National Heroes Day celebrations, which will focus on sports. Members of the public are invited to nominate people in the community who have made outstanding contributions to sports in the Cayman Islands. In addition to Caymanian nominees, the committee will consider non-Caymanian nominees once there […]

Tropical Storm Irma to strengthen, track across Atlantic this week; Will it affect the US?

By Faith Eherts,  From AccuWeather While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to […]

Privy Council, last vestige of colonialism

From Guardian tt IMAGE: Justin Sibion Photo by:Allan Ganpat Every August 31, I pause to reflect on how my forefathers and foremothers fought for our nation’s independence. Black Stalin could not capture it in better words with his long time calypso, Nothing comes Easy, when he sang about how many petitions we had to send […]

Supervisory Management Training for Cayman Islands Immigration staff

The Department of Immigration (DOI) recently partnered with The University of the West Indies (UWI) – Open Campus, Cayman Islands in a strategic talent management initiative. The goal was to ensure that DOI employees are equipped with the management skills required to drive effective and efficient delivery of immigration services. Ten employees from across the […]

Simmons takes over Little Rock-based Heartland with undisclosed bid

By David Smith From Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Simmons Bank acquired all the capital stock of Little Rock-based Heartland Bank at a public auction Monday, the Pine Bluff bank said. The auction was held Monday morning to satisfy certain indebtedness of Rock Bancshares Inc., Heartland’s parent company. Heartland and Rock Bancshares have been under regulatory […]

Cricket: West Indies’ redemption story

By Jarrod Kimber ESPN Stand up and fight back” is the text that the West Indies Twitter feed used during this Test. The quote is the title of a Jimmy Cliff Song. At the start of this tour Stuart Law talked publicly about how he wanted his team to make history. But privately they were […]