November 19, 2018

Archives for October 16, 2018

Cayman’s Captives Conference attracts business comedian

With less than two months to go until the annual Cayman Captive Forum kicks off, representatives of Cayman International Insurance have announced their keynote speaker, Greg Schwem. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Schwem admits that he did not originally envision a career in comedy, but now performs as a corporate MC, […]

Cayman Islands joins International Infection Prevention Week IIPW: October 14-20 2018

From The Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Health Services Authority joined the world in observing International Control Awareness Week. Annually the third week of October is observed as International Prevention Week. In this week, awareness is raised on the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.  Patient safety is an important priority for […]

The Editor Speaks: Remove those trees!

It has been announced that the very first job, which obviously is the most important one, is to remove trees. Yes. We have too many trees. Well, according to Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, there are. And where are all these trees that must come down? In the George Town […]

Cayman Islands customers benefit from cross-training of DOI officers

In an effort to reduce wait times at the customer service counters, the Department of Immigration (DOI) has completed a cross-training initiative to enhance its customer service experience. Ten staff members from a cross-section of employees within the DOI recently participated in a week long training course. Following the classroom training, all participants were placed […]

Cayman Islands: PAC members versed in intricacies of public purse

LONDON – Two Government members of the Public Accounts Committee are in London this week to discern how they and other members can work better to ensure public spending and delivery of services is effective and efficient. Deputy Speaker Hon. Bernie Bush and Councillor Austin Harris are attending the 6th Annual Public Accounts Committees Symposium […]

Ground breaking transplant medical procedure completed at Cayman Islands Hospital

In a major medical first in the Cayman Islands, doctors at the Cayman Islands Hospital completed a groundbreaking meniscus transplant surgery on a local patient – the first of its kind in the island and the region. The medical team led by visiting Specialist, Dr. Ivan Wong, Associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Dalhousie University […]

Cayman Islands Speaker represents Cayman branch in London

Speaker of the House, Dr. the Hon. McKeeva Bush is in London representing the Cayman Islands Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at the 150th international meeting of The Royal Commonwealth Society. Cayman Branch Chairman, Dr. Lemuel Hurlston had nominated the Speaker to represent Cayman Islands at the three day meeting which began today (Monday, […]

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

From BBC Allen announced his diagnosis earlier this month Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Microsoft co-founder […]

Cayman Islands DoE warns of discarded fishing line danger

Department of Environment [DoE] conservation officers were called to assist a sea turtle that had become entangled in discarded fishing line Saturday, 13 October, in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. A member of the public noted the turtle, a juvenile Hawksbill, was having difficulty, but the resident couldn’t manage to assist or free it on his […]

Statement from the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Cayman Islands Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism on the passing of Eric Bergstrom

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Tourism acknowledges the passing of Eric Bergstrom, a true pioneer who played a leading role in the development of the Cayman Islands tourism industry. Having first visited the Cayman Islands as a tourist in the early 1960’s, Mr. Bergstrom returned with his family to manage the […]