August 20, 2018

Archives for July 19, 2018

Astroturf: Cayman Islands’ Edna M. Moyle Primary School

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands as well as the Department of Education Services collaborates with a range of stakeholders to help ensure that all government schools are provided with the necessary resources within the approved budget. In reference to the Astroturf purchased by a donor for the Edna M. Moyle Primary […]

Cayman Islands: South Sound boardwalk construction progresses

The boardwalk will provide the public with a continuous area to enjoy views of the sea. The project is expected to be completed at the end of August. The public can get updates on the project by visiting the Ministry’s social media page.  GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Work on the South Sound Boardwalk is progressing. […]

Batabano, Braccanal, and the Mas Band Association, stand united

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee (CCBC), the Cayman Islands Mas Band Association (CIMBA), and the Braccanal Committee, stand unified in full agreement with the public’s call for the return to “One Carnival” on Grand Cayman, like it had been since Batabano’s inception in 1983 until 2016 when a local group of private investors broke away and started their own separate carnival, CayMas, on Braccanal’s […]

Regulation of tourism accommodations: necessary and positive for Cayman Islands tourism industyr

Statement from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Regulation of Tourist Accommodations: Necessary & Positive for Tourism Industry It is always heartening whenever the local media reports in a positive light on the Cayman Islands tourism industry particularly when Caymanians are encouraged to be a part of it. However, the Cayman Compass editorial on Friday, […]

The Editor Speaks: Astroturf waste!

I spoke only this week about how our government doesn’t seem to care how much money they waste on our behalf. The shocking disclosure from North Side MLA, Ezzard Miller, how the government have allowed the Astroturf that was purchased by a donor to sit at the George Town Port since May and accumulate charges […]

Special Olympics Cayman Islands marks 30 years with “Light Up” Red for Inclusion

Special Olympics announced today that major landmarks, stadia and iconic buildings around the world, including Camana Bay will turn RED in a global display of unity on July 20 as part of the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration. The act represents the dawn of the Inclusion Revolution—Special Olympics’ mission to end discrimination against people with […]

Letter to the Editor From Barbara Conolly, MLA,

George Town South Following a 10 July community meeting regarding the redevelopment of Smith Bacadere at South Sound Community Centre and the ensuring comments made through the various forms of media, I want to assure the people of the Cayman Islands that I have the best of my people at heart. I want to take […]

Groupers on the comeback in the Cayman Islands

By Ben Shouse, Brice Semmens, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Scott Heppell, Bradley Johnson, Croy McCoy, Gina Ebanks-Petrie From Scientific American July 19, 2018 The mating ritual of the Nassau grouper is an attention-grabber. Every year, prompted by a winter full moon, these normally solitary fish amass in the same spot. After a few days, their color pattern […]

Cayman Islands WORC accepting bids to build new tech platform

The Cayman Islands Government’s new department, Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), has announced that the tender process is open for the technology platform that will underpin the new business processes. “It is fundamental to our new business processes to have the IT systems in place,” said WORC Interim Director, Sharon Roulstone. “WORC is radically […]

Cayman Islands: The use of Cayman Islands structures in Islamic finance

By Jonathan Caulton, Maples and Calder From Mondaq Expertise in the ever-growing Islamic finance market Maples and Calder’s Islamic finance team has been involved in many of the most innovative Islamic finance transactions, including the largest Sukuk issuance to date, the first Sukuk issuance in the UK, the first Sukuk to be listed on the […]