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Archives for April 26, 2018

Cayman Islands’ labour force rose anew in the second half of 2017

The Cayman Islands total labour force reached 42,941 persons as at end December 2017, growing by 1.8 percent or 745 persons compared to the same period in 2016. The labour force comprised of 20,774 Caymanians (48.4% of the total), 4,348 Permanent Residents With Rights to Work (10.1%) and 17,819 Non-Caymanians (41.5%). The growth in the […]

Cayman Islands ORIA new departures hall opening

ORIA Redevelopment Update New Departures Hall Opening Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (26 April 2018) As part of the continuing construction and redevelopment works currently being carried out at the Owen Roberts International Airport, please be advised that a portion of the new departures hall is scheduled to open, to the travelling public, on Tuesday, 1 […]

Cayman Islands: BCQS Property Management announces Associate Director appointment

Cayman Islands, 26th April 2018 – BCQS Property Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Richelle Woodcock to the position of Associate Director. In her new role, Richelle will help lead the efforts of the company in managing and expanding its portfolio of strata, residential and commercial appointments. She will also help, mentor and […]

The Editor Speaks: Required leave/suspended leave/leave of absence

How many more persons working for our government are sent home on leave with full pay? We have numerous persons working at immigration, customs, health services and environmental health all at home, none are working but all are being paid. Have I missed a department? Now added to the list is the National Roads Authority […]

Cayman Islands: Create memories with mom this Mother’s Day at Camana Bay

From conversations over brunch to snapping keepsake photos and choosing the perfect gift – find thoughtful ways to celebrate the special woman in your life at Camana Bay in the lead-up to May 13 – Mother’s Day. The fun begins this Saturday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Island Jewellers where you can […]

Report: Jamaica a major transit point for illicit drugs

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Four Caribbean countries (CARICOM) have been named by the United States as major illicit drug-production countries. The Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica were named as major drug-transit countries in the U.S. 2018 Narcotics Control Strategy Report. According the report, a major illicit drug-producing country is one in which 1,000 […]

Cayman Islands first quarter arrivals surpass 2017 statistics

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (25 April 2018) In the first quarter of 2018, the Cayman Islands welcomed 134,170 visitors, an increase of 22,933 visitors or 20.62 percent over the first quarter in 2017. This comes as the Cayman Islands welcomed 54,965 visitors by air in March, an increase of 24.76 percent over March 2017. This […]

Passionate pleas for Barbados elections

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life With Barbados continuing to wander as a nation without a parliament, the leader of the main political party outside of government, Mia Mottley, has written a public letter to prime Minister Freundel Stuart appealing for elections to restore the island to normalcy. Mottley sent the letter Sunday evening, almost […]

Eric Douglas: Helping the little critters: hummingbirds, bees and butterflies

By Eric Douglas From Kanawha Metro I know it seems like spring is refusing to come, or at least stay for any length of time, but the hummingbirds and the butterflies are already well into their migrations. Last week, I put out my hummingbird feeders. A website on bird migrations says hummingbirds are already in […]

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling […]