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Archives for February 5, 2018

What happened to Donald Crowhurst’s boat Teignmouth Electron and where is she now? [Ans: Cayman Brac]

By Guy Henderson From Devon Live Souvenir hunters have stripped her of her name plates and a vandal has spray-painted the words ‘Dream Boat’ across the transom The sun-bleached wreckage on a beach at Cayman Brac in the Caribbean doesn’t look like much. A tree has grown over the hull and decades worth of leaves […]

Cayman Enterprise City gains steam as a global growth platform for tech companies

Zone gets excellent rating from zone clients in recent survey Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5 February 2018) – The team behind Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), the Cayman Islands’ knowledge and technology focused Special Economic Zone (SEZ), say that six years into the project, the zone is fulfilling its mission to be a growth platform for […]

CIASA recognises generations of Cayman Islands swimmers

The annual Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) Awards Gala Brunch was hosted at The Grand Old House on Sunday, 28th January.  Swimmers and volunteers from seven to seventy years old were celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the sport of swimming in the Cayman Islands. With close to two hundred guests, the oceanside […]

Cayman Islands: 2018 CIFA Youth Leagues kickoff with exciting first round games

The 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues kicked-off this past Saturday, February 3rd with exhilarating play from all participating clubs. Scores were high in certain boys and girls games but that did not detract from the overall positive play on the field. In the Boys Under 11 league, George Town Sports Club’s Myron […]

Cayman Islands: CIAA honors long serving staff

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5 February 2018) The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA), which owns and operates the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA), recently honored its long-serving staff at ORIA and CKIA in awards ceremonies held during the Authority’s Christmas parties at the Marriott Beach Resort in Grand […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

Cayman Islands filmmakers reminded to rate their films

As the arts festival season kicks offs in the Cayman Islands, the Film Control Board (FCB) is reminding filmmakers to have their films rated. Under the Film Exhibition Control Law (2015), films that will be screened locally and have not been rated by an internationally recognised film control board, need to be rated locally by […]

Turks and Caicos: $7.1m paid out for overseas treatment from July to October [Cayman Islands – 19 referrals]

By Delana Isles From TC Weekly News Under the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP) the Government paid out some $7.1 million in overseas medical treatment to several countries over a four month period in 2017. This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Edwin Astwood who was questioned about the monetary allocations […]

Now this is a class act: This school helps you save money on travel

J. Keith van Straaten From orlando Sentinel How to get best travel deals Maybe it’s wrong to look at a university education as your ticket to more money — unless you’re attending Frequent Traveler University. I was one of about 200 people who spent a fall weekend absorbing info from travel experts at a “Frequent […]

Tourism leaders hold community meetings in Cayman’s Sister Islands

The Ministry and Department of Tourism kicked off the first of its nationwide community meetings throughout February and March in the Sister Islands this week. Residents on Cayman Brac gathered at the Aston Rutty Centre on Thursday, 1 February to hear highlights of the record-breaking success in tourism for 2017, updates on National Tourism Planning […]