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Archives for September 6, 2017

Cayman Airways waives fees on destinations in path of Irma

Cayman Airways (CAL) have announced it will  waive change fees for passengers who wish to cancel their flight reservations for travel between the Cayman Islands and Miami, Tampa, and Havana. The waiver applies to all passengers who are holding ticketed reservations made on or before 5th  September for travel between 5-12 September. Passengers will be […]

Cayman Islands: Young Caymanian Leadership Foundation announces finalists for YCLA 2017

George Town, 6 September 2017 – The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation today announces the names of the five finalists for YCLA 2017. The YCLA Selection Committee revealed the names after a careful, in-depth review of the nominations put forward this year by the community. Jonathan Tibbetts, Chairman of the Selection Committee says the committee is […]

The Editor Speaks: Mandatory cancer register

I cannot believe the new health minister, Dwayne Seymour, has hinted the proposed mandatory register for cancer patients in the Cayman Islands may be resurrected. And as for the disgraceful and disgusting comment from Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller asking Seymour if he had considered the idea of making cancer akin to a communicable disease. Then […]

ST. MARTIN – Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

From Caribbean News Service Hurricane Irma has caused major flooding and damage to buildings on several Caribbean islands, France says. The four “most solid” buildings on the island of Saint Martin have been destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb announced. There was still no news of casualties and more damage was possible, he said. The […]

CTO statement on Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma churns its way towards the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti as a dangerous category 5 storm, the Caribbean Tourism Organization expresses concern for residents and visitors in the countries that are in the hurricane’s projected path, and pray that the impact will be reduced. […]

Hurricane Irma so strong it’s registering on seismic instruments

By Greg Richter From Newsmax Hurricane Irma, currently barrelling through the Caribbean toward Florida as a strong Category 5 storm, is showing up on instruments used to measure earthquakes. “What we’re seeing in the seismogram are low-pitched hums that gradually become stronger as the hurricane gets closer to the seismometer on the island of Guadeloupe,” […]

YCLA Finalists 2017

2017​ ​YCLA​ ​finalists​ ​-​ ​Brief​ ​Bios Faith​ ​Gealey​​ ​is​ ​an​ ​community​ ​builder.​ ​​ ​Whether​ ​at​ ​home​ ​or at​ ​work,​ ​she​ ​brings​ ​people​ ​together.​ ​​ ​Faith​ ​works​ ​as​ ​a​ ​speech language​ ​pathologist​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Health​ ​Services​ ​Authority​ ​where she​ ​also​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Staff​ ​Welfare​ ​Association​ ​Chairperson with​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​building​ ​staff​ ​morale​ ​and​ ​providing​ […]

Message from Cayman Islands Minister Rivers regarding disaster preparedness

As Hurricane Irma continues to develop in our region I would like to take this opportunity to emphasise the importance of preparedness on a national as well as personal level. First, my thoughts and prayers go out to our Caribbean brothers and sisters, in addition to those in Florida, who are in the projected path […]

TURKS AND CAICOS – Tourism officials urging visitors to leave

From Caribbean News Service As Hurricane Irma takes aim at the Turks and Caicos Islands, tourism officials here are urging visitors to leave is they have the means to do so safely. “Visitors unable to leave or opting to remain within the destination are urged to stay inside during the storm and pay attention to […]

Cruise stocks plunge as hurricane Irma threatens Caribbean

By Christopher Palmeri From Bloomberg Category 5 storm may make weekend landfall in Florida Operators cancel voyages, reroute ships to avoid affected area Irma Threat Sends Cruise Line Stocks Lower Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. all tumbled in Tuesday trading as Hurricane Irma threatened to do to the […]