October 23, 2017

Archives for October 4, 2017

Female Cayman Islands Senior Customs Officer placed on required leave

From Cayman Islands Customs Department The Collector of Customs, Charles Clifford, has announced that a female Senior Customs Officer has been placed on required leave as a result of allegations of corruption being made against her. The allegations have been referred to the Anti-Corruption Commission for an independent investigation. Mr. Clifford confirmed that he advised […]

Cayman Islands’ Grade 1 students taught road user safety as part of Share the Road

Representatives from Rotary and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) visited Cayman International School (CIS) last week to discuss proper pedestrian and road user safety as part of Cayman’s Rotary Clubs Share the Road campaign. Rotarian Dawn Cummings and Inspector Ian Yearwood visited the school to educate and spread awareness of the Share the […]

Karen Rivers Cayman Islands Government Employee

Karen Rivers received CIG Employee of the Month for August for being the Most Driven. Ms Rivers, a Budget and Planning Manager in the Treasury Department, started her career with the Cayman Islands Government in November 1998 as a Budget and Administration Officer. She was promoted five years later to an Analyst. This past August, […]

Cayman Islands police urge victims of illegal cosmetic injection treatments to come forward

From RCIPS The RCIPS has reason to believe that a number of women in Cayman have experienced adverse effects after receiving cosmetic injections administered by unlicensed providers.  These injections have led to severe skin infections, in some cases, that require intense and ongoing treatment and could pose a public health concern. “In the course of […]

The Editor Speaks: Plea bargains

The idea for this Editorial was given to me by local lawyer Peter Polack. Need I say more…… On Friday June 2nd 2017 The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017, which provides for a system of plea bargaining for persons who commit crimes, was passed in the Jamaican Senate. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign […]

New Orleans port to see largest cruise ship in its history with Norwegian Breakaway

From The New Orleans Advocate When the Norwegian Breakaway docks and departs from the Port of New Orleans next fall, it will be the largest cruise ship to do so, the cruise line said Tuesday. The 1,068-foot, 3,963-passenger vessel will arrive in New Orleans in November 2018. It will accommodate nearly twice as many guests […]

Tropical Depression 16 forms today (Wed 4). Forecast to be a hurricane

From NHC Tropical Depression Sixteen Discussion Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 1100 AM EDT Wed Oct 04 2017 Satellite images indicate that the area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea has become better organized since yesterday and is now a tropical depression. GOES-16 one-minute visible data suggest the center […]

Message from the Cayman Islands Minister for Education, Honourable Juliana O’Connor Connolly on World Teachers’ Day, 5 October 2017

As Minister for Education, it is with immense pride that I express my appreciation for the profession that I hold most dear to my heart- teaching. Since 1994, on 5 October, we pause to honour all those that have persevered in this profession and the impact they have made on children and adults’ lives. Teaching […]

Caribbean women benefit from climate change workshop

BY: REGINA SELMAN MOORE From Barbados Advocate Recognising that women are the most adversely affected by climate change, Environment Canada, in partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO), held a Caribbean Women Climate Change Negotiators Workshop at UN House yesterday. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme, which is implemented by the […]

Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run

Cayman Islands: 11th Annual Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run set for November 4th George Town, GC, October 2, 2017: Coming off of their record setting year in 2016, the annual Breeze Fusion 5K Walk / Run is seeking to exceed expectations this coming November 4th. The event organized by Radio Cayman and Breeze FM, also saw […]