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Archives for January 22, 2018

Taste of Cayman prepares to celebrate 30 years of food and drink

The Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival organisers are setting the stage for the largest festival yet, as the event prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary with more features and activities than ever before. The festival, which is the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s largest annual fundraiser, will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the […]

Final group of Cayman Islands’ officers returns from BVI as the RCIPS ends its deployments to the sister territory

From RCIPS The latest deployment of RCIPS officers to the British Virgin Islands returned to Cayman yesterday, 18 January. The return of this group of seven officers, who remained in BVI over the holiday period, marks the end of the RCIPS’ deployments to the sister territory in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last […]

Expert Director joins Cayman Islands accountancy firm

Global accountancy, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton is pleased to announce its continued growth in the Cayman Islands with the recruitment of Margot MacInnis as a director of Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited, their Cayman based restructuring and insolvency practice. With an experienced background of over 20 years in restructuring and insolvency, Ms […]

From The Publisher

Our thatch palm shows the “way we coming from” By Joan E. (Watler) Wilson Life is so hectic today I wonder where the day has gone, let alone the hours. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and time does seem to go more quickly the more we age. However, that is only part of the […]

Five Charleston women tapped to serve on Atlanta Food & Wine’s all-female advisory council

By Stephanie Barna From Post and Courier The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s 2018 advisory council is made up of more than 60 women, including five from Charleston: Ann Marshall of High Wire Distilling, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Cynthia Wong of Butcher & Bee, Katy Keefe of McCrady’s and Andrea Upchurch of Magnolias. According […]

UK Judge: collapse of sex crime trials could lead to rapists going free

Patrick Greenfield From The Guardian UK Series of blunders by police and CPS may see juries doubting evidence, says Lord Judge The notable collapse of a series of rape trials could endanger future convictions of genuine rapists because of reduced public trust in the justice system, the former head of the judiciary has warned. Lord […]

Peter Polack: The case against a new Cayman Court House

By Peter Polack The present congestion and lack of court space has its genesis in several factors the greatest of which was the 2011 removal of the preliminary inquiries in the Summary Court. The brief and low resource preliminary inquiry still used in most of the Caribbean today was able to remove many cases destined […]

Call for underwater photographers: new National Gallery exhibition celebrates coral reefs in the Cayman Islands.

2018 is the third International Year of the Coral Reef, a programme of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) which is an informal partnership between Nations and Organisations which strive to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. YoCR is global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the value of and threats […]

Oxitec hopeful for GM mosquito release this year

BY KATIE ATKINS From FLKEYSNEWS There hasn’t been much talk of releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys for a while, but a trial could happen in the coming months. British biotech company Oxitec wants to release its genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys this year, calling them “Oxitec Friendly mosquitoes,” the offspring […]

Ozuna & Bad Bunny campaign for teen boy’s heart transplant, challenge other stars to donate

By Marjua Estevez From Billboard Thirteen-year-old Andy, a Dominican native currently at the hospital in the Cayman Islands, has undergone four surgeries already but is still in dire need of a heart transplant. Another surgery without a new heart could end his life. Seeing that Andy was short hundreds of thousands of dollars, YouTube sensation Reina (aka […]