October 22, 2018

Archives for April 11, 2018

Cayman Islands Premier to represent UKOTA at Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit

• Premier invited to elements of Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit as President of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association • An opportunity to discuss issues and concerns that are common to the United Kingdom, OTs and the Cayman Islands in particular • Another opportunity for the Cayman Islands to further strengthen its ties with […]

Cayman Islands NSC takes action to tackle serious crime

The National Security Council met on the afternoon of 10 April for its first session since the arrival of new Governor, Anwar Choudhury.  The agenda included strategic issues to tackle burglary, armed robbery as well as the importation of guns and drugs. Following the NSC meeting the Governor commented that “Since arriving in Cayman I […]

The Editor Speaks: Sol issues statement praising itself

After the damaging report by the utilities regulator, OfReg, who stating clearly Sol Petroleum Cayman Ltd were responsible for the fire last year at its fuel depot at Jackson point, SOL issued its own statement in reply. And what did it say? It praised itself for its commitment to safety over the past 58 years! […]

Cayman Islands: CARIFTA Swimming Championships 2018

The CARIFTA Swimming Championship is the largest event each year for Cayman’s age group swimmers to compete against the best in the region. Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from bigger islands. With a medal haul of 41 this year and an all-time high of 50 medals last […]

Cayman Islands: Next stage of the new Motorola radio system

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of the next step to provide the Cayman Islands with a mission-critical communication system, government leaders have tested the cutting-edge equipment provided by Motorola Solutions. The new equipment is due to arrive on island within the week. Ministry of Home Affairs Deputy Chief Officer, Kathryn Dinspel-Powell; Acting Director for […]

Cayman International School expansion to include new early childhood centre and high school

Dart has submitted planning applications for a new early childhood centre and high school facilities for Cayman International School at Camana Bay.  The US $60 million expansion will almost double the school’s capacity to 1,100 students. In partnership with International Schools Services, a US-based non-profit organisation with a global portfolio of more than 300 schools, […]

The world’s biggest cruise line uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money

By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Royal Caribbean allows customers to purchase more goods and services to use on the cruise while they book it — a strategy designed to increase its revenue. It makes those onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and changes the way customers think about their spending habits […]

The many uses of blockchain technology

The rise of Bitcoin is a big topic at the moment, with many people using it as a method of payment, investment opportunity, or even for Bitcoin gambling (not always safe, check out some reviews of reliable Bitcoin casinos on <a href=”https://bitfortune.net/“>BitFortune</a> if this is something that interests you). More recently, however, people have been […]

Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Dutch Caribbean islands

By: Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Tuesday indicated that his country would be paying guarded attention to the political situation in the former Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba- where residents complain that they have been recolonised eight years ago by The Netherlands. They want to be […]

Disabilities Council brings beach accessibility to Cayman Islands’ shores

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (the “Disabilities Council”) recently coordinated the importation of the Mobi-Mat, a lightweight, non-slip, portable, roll-out beach access pathway, designed for persons with mobility impairments and wheelchair users in mind. Responding to the need for beach access for all levels of mobility, the Disabilities Council set the wheels in […]