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Archives for September 26, 2017

Dart Real Estate submits application for new Foster’s Food Fair IGA Location

Dart Real Estate has submitted an application to the Department of Planning for permission to build a supermarket at the northern end of Camana Bay, Grand Cayman. Foster’s Food Fair, Ltd. will lease the new space. The planned supermarket is approximately 60,000 square feet and is larger than the current Foster’s IGA locations. The application […]

Cayman Islands government workers read for Int. Literacy Day at Lighthouse School

Civil servants celebrated International Literacy Day (Friday, 8 September 2017) by reading aloud and donating books, to Lighthouse School students. Seven volunteers from the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) took part in the first such initiative of its kind at the school, reading to 25 students ages six to […]

Cayman Brac Autumn Festival 2017

Cayman Brac Autumn Festival 2017 is on October, Fri, Sat & Sun, 6, 7, & 8. The organisers are also sending a request to poets/artist who would like to be included in the line up for the upcoming 3rd Annual Brac Autumn Festival. The following link will direct you to the registration form: https://form.jotform.co/72625244818864   and […]

Cayman Islands: New Caymanian attorney – Walkers

Walkers Announces the Admission of Erin Panton as a new Cayman Attorney at Law Grand Cayman, September 2017 Friday 22 September 2017 saw Walkers Articled Clerk Erin Panton complete her legal training and called to the Cayman Islands Bar. Erin’s application was moved by Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner, before Hon. Mr Justice McMillan. […]

The Editor Speaks: Why don’t people listen?

Have you noticed with just simple requests some people don’t listen? They hear but it falls on deaf ears. The latest example of this is the continual requests from the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE) to install turtle-friendly lighting on beachfront property. Simple request and costs very little. Yet every year we get the […]

Advantage Insurance announces temporary relocation of underwriting and management functions due to Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advantage Insurance Inc. (“Advantage”), a leader in providing customized insurance solutions for businesses and individuals, announced today that it has temporarily relocated most of its Puerto Rico insurance underwriting and corporate management functions to its office in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands due to the impact […]

Cayman Islands Premier leads delegation to UK, Brussels, for financial services matters

The Premier, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, is leading a Government delegation to the UK and Brussels for discussions on financial services matters. Accompanying him are the Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers; Councillor for Human Resources, Immigration and Community Affairs, Austin Harris; Ministry of Financial Services’ Chief Officer, Dr Dax Basdeo; Department of […]

Life expectancy in the Americas increases to 75 years

New PAHO report ‘Health in the Americas+ 2017’ shows improvements in health, but highlights new challenges related to emerging and noncommunicable diseases. Washington, D.C., 26 September 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—The population of the Americas has gained 16 years in life expectancy on average in the last 45 years, and a person who is born in the hemisphere […]

Cayman Finance celebrates 3rd cohort of student education and work experience programme graduates

62 students successfully completed all three aspects of the 3rd annual Cayman Finance Student Education and Work Experience Programme and were celebrated at a recent event held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The programme is coordinated by Cayman Finance in partnership with the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs and the Ministry […]

Failure of communications in the Dutch Caribbean comes as no surprise

By JANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. Recently, the University of Twente joined forces with the University of Curacao and Saxion University of Applied sciences to do research with regard to the effectiveness and quality of the communications and alert systems in the Dutch Caribbean. The research, which was commissioned by the Dutch Scientific […]