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Archives for December 10, 2018

UK and Cayman Islands sign deal on helicopter operations

FCO Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon and Honourable Premier, Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday in London which paves the way for the purchase and operation of a new helicopter by the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. The new helicopter, which will be used alongside the […]

The Editor speaks: Human rights

Stand up for human rights! Today (December 10) is International Human Rights Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“the UDHR”). To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, the United Nations (“the UN”) has launched a year-long campaign building on its existing ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’ […]

Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use will have to be decided by a referendum. “There is no doubt that we will put a framework in place for medical cannabis within […]

Cayman Islands: 2018 CUC PFL Finals and Third-Place Review

Prep and George Town Primary win double championships It was a pulsating conclusion to the 2018 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) seasons this past Saturday, December 8 at the Annex Field, as Cayman Prep and George Town Primary walked away with double championships. With six of the nine […]

Cayman Islands National Youth Forum canvasses youth insights on social media

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Approximately 130 people attended the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly (CIYA) National Youth Forum on “Social Media & Youth”, on Friday, 30 November 2018. Organised through the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Culture and Lands’ Youth Services Unit, it was the CIYA’s third forum since 2008. Participants including Ministry staff, youth group members, […]

Why the Cayman Islands are a top jurisdiction for funds

By David Christian Woodruff  From Zedra AUTHOR: Mairi Whitworth The Cayman Islands have a solid reputation for being a principal offshore jurisdiction for establishing investment funds. The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) reports more than 10,800 funds – mostly hedge funds – registered with their body so far in 2018. Cayman is also home to […]

Cayman Islands National Weather Service Radio 107.9 is back in operation

The new 2000 Watt Stereo FM Transmitter compared to the old 1000 Watt Stereo FM Transmitter has allowed us increase transmitting coverage.  Which means every square inch of Grand Cayman will now receive excellent inception, unlike before certain areas of Grand Cayman the signal was very poorly intercepted. It has been a long wait but […]

Cayman Islands: Witness Appeal in Hit and Run on Officer

From RCIPS December 10 2018 Police are still investigating an incident where an on duty officer in uniform was struck by a vehicle that refused to pass through a traffic stop and check. (See below press release) The vehicle in the incident is described as being a black four door sedan, possibly a Honda. The driver […]

Carib holiday trads

STUNNING CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS YOU NEED TO SEE By Monique McIntosh Nothing feels sweeter than a Caribbean Christmas: surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, food, and of course, all the fun festivities. The region has celebrating the yuletide down to a science, with many must-see traditional holiday festivals. So we’re rounded up our favorite […]

Recipe of the week

Chicken and Potatoes With Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce By DAMN DELICIOUS From Yummly Ingredients 6 bone (in, skin-on chicken thighs) 1 tablespoon italian seasoning kosher salt freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided) 3 cups baby spinach (roughly chopped) 16 ounces potatoes (baby Dutch , halved*) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves (chopped) FOR THE GARLIC PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE 1/4 cup unsalted butter 4 cloves garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth (or more, as needed) 1 teaspoon dried […]