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Cayman Islands Botanic Park hosts biggest Family Fun Day

The Botanic Park and the Garden Club of Grand Cayman hosted their biggest Family Fun Day at the Botanic Park, on Sunday, January 21! Almost 1,000 visitors came to the national attraction for a day filled with crafts, nature, food, music, and outdoor fun! The annual family event continues to grow each year and is […]

The Editor Speaks: School drop outs

There has been much in our local media regarding the schools, especially the government run ones, suggesting the teaching staff are to blame for the low standard of education being taught there. I have written a number of editorials on the subject suggesting that the blame game goes much further and parents should take a […]

Caribbean economies and the year ahead 2018

By Scott B. MacDonald Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program From CSIS Caribbean economies face 2018 with mixed prospects. While overall trends are positive for most countries, a number of economies are still struggling from the damage sustained during last year’s hurricane season. The positive forces at work are a stronger global economic expansion, improving prospects […]

Cayman Islands Triple C School glows bright in the night

On Friday, January 12th, teens and adults alike took to the Multi-purpose hall at Triple C School.  The room was dimly lit with black lights and attendees were instructed to wear all black.  Once the evening festivities were underway, the youth were given squirt bottles of washable glow-in-the-dark paint and given freedom to have fun  […]

Ogier donates $5000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands

Ogier has donated $5000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands, a local branch of the global charity that provides children and young adults facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one mentorships to help them in their school, home and professional lives. In line with Ogier’s global community focus on education, Big Brothers […]

Respect for Creation: Leaders and Religious Groups Confront Climate Change in the Caribbean and South Pacific Islands

By Julianne Liebenguth From New Security Beat IIR-Climate-Change-15 Climate change is “unfolding as we speak,” said John Agard, professor of Tropical Island Ecology at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at a recent public forum on island nations hosted in Trinidad by UWI’s Institute of International Relations. The “close coupling of terrestrial, coastal, and […]

Cayman Islands Airports Authority ramps up its talent management

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (15 January 2018) The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA), which owns and operates the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA), celebrated a host of Learning & Development initiatives during 2017 as part of its key core objectives to develop quality talent management. Mr. Wayne DaCosta, […]

Caribbean Courts embrace technology

Thursday, January 25, 2018 — The Caribbean’s justice sector is poised to become faster and more reliable following a successful technology-driven convention for legal practitioners held in the Bahamas last November. APEX, a not-for-profit agency established by the Caribbean Court of Justice, organised the inaugural event which brought together over 85 delegates from 15 Caribbean […]

Caribbean migrants sent record amount of money home in 2016

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — While remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016 – remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high. This is based on recently released data from the World Bank. In analysing the figures, the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American think tank, […]

FAA gets more power over drones

Ruling gives FAA more power over drones than local governments By Mariella Moon From engadget A city in Massachusetts will now have to tweak its drone ordinance due to a landmark ruling. When it comes to drone regulations, the FAA’s rules trump anything local governments conjure up. That’s what a federal court in Massachusetts has […]