January 16, 2019

Archives for January 6, 2019

Weather systems affecting the Cayman Islands area during 2018

This is released on behalf of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Annual rainfall totals are discussed at the end of the annual summary. ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WEATHER SYSTEMS AFFECTING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS 2018 January Weather charts indicate that a cold front moved across the Cayman area on January 9th2018. The system supported cloudiness and […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

Happy New Year! 2019 is set to be just as busy and as exciting as 2018 here at the National Gallery. With new exhibitions, and relevant education programming, alongside volunteer opportunities and events, we hope to see you here and getting involved very soon. In the meantime, from everyone at the National Gallery, we are wishing you […]

UCCI offers training for Internationally recognised HR certifications

This Spring 2019, aspiring Human Resource (HR) professionals can take advantage of training for Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certifications offered by the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in partnership with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Given that the […]

The Editor speaks: When cruise-lines don’t put their passengers first

When Royal Caribbean receive a ‘gentle nudge’. You will find am article published today from Teplis Travel headed” Bahamas persuades Royal Caribbean to tone down warnings about crime”. The article says: “Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade […]

Cayman Islands Government statement on The Netherlands blacklisting

From The Office of the Premier The Cayman Islands Government regrets that the Kingdom of The Netherlands has chosen to break from other EU Member States to pursue a “blacklist” of 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, based solely on the criteria of having a lower corporate tax rate than any EU Member State. This […]

The Caribbean must awaken to sea-level rise threat — South Florida can help

From Travel Trade Caribbean In South Florida, thanks to the foresight of local leaders, sea-level rise and climate change are being tackled regionally — Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties formed the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact a decade ago to share wisdom and best practices toward a common goal: Stop rising seas […]

Russia, the US and the Caribbean: A political power play?

By Rebeca Theodore From nation of Change Russia’s presence in the Caribbean now highlights the need for the United States to enlarge security cooperation, including drug prohibition, intelligence and cybersecurity support for many Latin American and Caribbean states. As Cold War paranoia replaces post 911 politics in the United States, it seems, that, Putin and […]

New £1 coin to be rolled out overseas

From BBC British overseas territories and Crown dependencies will be able to design and mint their own version of the UK’s new £1 coin, the Treasury has announced. The 12-sided coin was billed as “the most secure coin in the world” when it was introduced in 2017. Its original designs featured the Northern Irish shamrock, […]

How the other half live!

Aussie Home Loans heiress Deborah Symond soaks up the Caribbean sun on a luxury yacht while drinking bottles of Veuve Clicquot and wearing a $400 bralette By Cait Kelly From Daily Mail Australia Being the daughter of Aussie Home Loans boss John Symond, she is no stranger to luxury, after hiring out an entire Whitsunday’s […]

Tri-nation football for Barbados

By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Wiser now from their mistakes that placed them in the bottom rung of the regional football competition, Barbados Tridents are gearing for the future by hosting a European and a fellow Caribbean team this month. Between Jan. 21 and 29, Barbados will be home to world-rated Serbia and St. […]