November 23, 2017

Archives for November 5, 2017

The Editor speaks: The pigeons are now redundant

It is FINALLY a sign of progress that the six Cayman Islands retail banks has announced they have signed a contract making pigeons that have been used up until now, redundant. Brian Esau, President of the Cayman Islands Bankers’ Association, in a Press Release, said, “New innovations and technology are changing the way consumers and […]

Cayman Islands police continue to warn public of dangers of drunk driving ahead of Pirate’s Week

From RCIPS Since last Friday there have been 6 arrests for DUI; in two of these cases, the blood alcohol content of the driver was over twice the legal limit. In one case the level was 0.254%. Inspector Yearwood of the Traffic Management Unit says, “Having members of the public choose to operate vehicles at […]

Cayman Islands Remembrance Sunday Parade and Ceremonies

On Sunday, 12 November 2017 the Cayman Islands will join nations around the world to pay tribute to those veterans who defended their countries during times of war. The annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony will honour all veterans, including those who sacrificed their lives, to serve their country.   Remembrance Sunday in Grand Cayman Grand Cayman […]

CFATF Mutual Evaluation of the Cayman Islands

As part of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluation process, a team of examiners will be in the Cayman Islands from 4th-15th December 2017 to assess the jurisdiction’s efforts in combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation (of weapons of mass destruction). The on-site visit is an opportunity for […]

David Jessop:Caribbean Tourism – The solo traveler and the Caribbean

By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: One of the odder experiences in my past was when, while sitting on a beach in Barbados, a young American visitor appeared from nowhere and asked if I was vacationing on my own. As it happened, I was quietly spending a Sunday […]

Cayman Islands banks announce automated clearing house agreement

Six retail banks have joined forces to offer local Automated Clearing House (ACH) services in the Cayman Islands for the first time. ACH (Cayman) Limited, a company formed by the partnership of the six retail banks, has announced the signing of a contract with Prism Services (Cayman) Limited, effective September 15th 2017, for the provision […]

Magic faraway tree

Couple fulfil a childhood dream of building their own tree house in the Caribbean – and now rent it out for £85 a night By Caroline McGuire, From The Sun UK The quirky property is located between Paunch and Bluff in Panama, just over three miles from Bocas Town THIS British-built exotic suspended tree house […]

US government climate report: Climate change is real and our fault

By SCOTT K. JOHNSON From arsTECHNICA Report appears to have cleared federal review despite censorship fears. Information about the science and consequences of climate change has been removed from a number of federal agency websites since the Trump administration took over. But some agencies like NASA seem to have continued their work unhindered. And today […]

Destinations of the week

Highlights of the Caribbean From The Globe and Mail A host of hot hotels and refurbished resorts are blooming across the Atlantic islands. Here are seven selections for your next retreat to the deep blue sea The pool complex at The Crane in Barbados. MICHAEL GRIMM PHOTOGRAPHY Gansevoort, Turks and Caicos At Gansevoort Hotel, Turks […]

Deep Blue Cable to extend network

From Jamaica Gleaner Deep Blue Cable, the new telecoms operation backed by Irishman Denis O’Brien, plans to extend its fibre-optic cable project beyond the Caribbean into the Americas. The company foresees that roughly half of existing cable layers in the region would have outdated or failing technology within a decade, and had originally planned to […]