December 12, 2018

Archives for November 12, 2018

Update on Cayman Islands’ MRCU/Oxitec research collaboration

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Government and UK-based biotechnology company Oxitec are entering the next stage of a collaborative research project. Begun in May 2018, the initiative seeks to pilot and assess the role of Oxitec’s self-limiting, non-biting, maleAedes aegypti mosquitoes in the integrated programme that the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) uses to combat […]

The Editor speaks: Garbage & power

The two things we have had in common this holiday weekend is plenty of garbage all over the streets of Newlands, where I live, due to its non-collection, again, plus two power outages – one yesterday afternoon/evening and another around 5am this morning lasting to just after 7am. The other common ground is the lack […]

Cayman Islands Under 20s secure sensational draw with Guatemala

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team secured a sensational 2-2 draw with Guatemala in a thrilling Group F encounter on Thursday evening at the CONCACAF Men’s Under 20 Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Before taking to the field in the IMG Stadium, the Cayman Islands contingent were informed that […]

Cayman Islands Government finances continue to show a significant surplus at the end of 3rd quarter 2018

In the first nine months of 2018, Cayman Islands Government’s finances and that of the Entire Public Sector have registered a significant surplus. The unaudited Financial Report for 1 January to 30 September 2018 that Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Roy McTaggart, on behalf of Cabinet, released today (Friday, 9 November 2018), shows […]

Serbia grants Visa exemption to Antigua & Barbuda nationals

From Caribbean 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday November 9, 2018 – Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda no longer require a visa to visit the southeast European country of Serbia. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, revealed that the Serbian government’s decision, which was taken in October, was formally communicated to him by the Serbian […]

Destinations of the week

TOP 10 PLACES IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN TO SNORKEL AND DIVE By Carnival Cruise Line If you thought the Caribbean was beautiful on the surface, just wait until you go deeper into the mystery and the majesty of the kingdom under the sea! The Western Caribbean remains one the most dramatic locations anywhere to encounter […]

Windies T20I captain bemoans absence of regular openers

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Following the West Indies loss to India in both Twenty20 Internationals in India, West Indies Captain Carlos Brathwaite has lamented his team’s top order failure. At the post-match presentation after the 2nd match in Lucknow, Brathwaite rued not having any designated opener in the side, saying that the […]

Fuselage section of Ariane 5 launch vehicle found on Grand Cayman during beach clean-up

During the Dart Green Team beach cleanup last Saturday (10), member Dominic Ross discovered part of what he thought was an aircraft fuselage that had been washed up onto the sand at Barkers. West Bay. Upon further investigation from the markings it turned ot that the pieces of fuselage were in fact from the European […]

National Gallery news & events

Cayman Islands National Gallery’s latest news and events Big Art Auction 5 – A Success! A special thank you to the artists, collectors, and supporters who recently joined us for the Big Art Auction 5! On display were 23 artworks by celebrated local contemporary artists before they were auctioned in a “Sotheby’s style” auction on […]

Cruise tourism in the Caribbean and Latin America generated $3.36 billion in revenues

From South Florida Caribeean News San Juan, Puerto Rico  – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA) announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released today by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, cruise […]