April 19, 2019

Archives for January 22, 2019

Record-breaking increase in tourism leads to controversy over airport and cruise progress

From Cayman Luxury Property Group 2018 was a record-breaking year for tourism in the Cayman Islands. As the government takes action to allow for an even greater increase in visitors, concerns are being raised about pending plans for a cruise ship facility in George Town harbor and ongoing delays in airport renovations. Article Snapshot: 2018 was a record-breaking […]

Cayman Islands YMCA Leaders, Soldiers for Youth

This past weekend the YMCA of the Cayman Islands hosted its 4th Annual Leaders for Youth Conference, which brought together near 150 YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event featured workshops led by local community partners: the National Drug Council, […]

The Editor speaks: Corruption

It would seem corruption is everywhere. The Auditor General, Sue Winspear spoke about it in great detail in her recent report “Fighting Corruption in the Cayman Islands”. Last Saturday (19) Opposition Leader, Ezzard Miller, also spoke on the same subject at a meeting he attended, and invited to speak by the orgnisers, at The South […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism addresses Auditor Generals Report

Project governance has improved and the governance arrangements and roles and responsibilities are in line with the new Major Projects Office (MPO) governance framework. George Town, Cayman Islands (21 January, 2019) The Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport acknowledge the Auditor General’s report assessing the progress of the ORIA Terminal Redevelopment Project in relation […]

Cayman Islands Minster Hew to tour new DVES Building

WHO:                                     Hon. Joseph Hew, Minister for Commerce, Planning & Infrastructure WHAT:                                   Tour of new DVES building.  WHEN:                                  Friday, 25 January, 2019 | 10 a.m. WHERE:                                Department of Vehicle & Equipment Services PARTICIPANTS:                 Minister Hew, DVES Acting Director Stephen Quinland BACKGROUND:                 DVES is the main auto repair and fuel dispensing facility for over 1,000 government vehicles.  Phase One of […]

Cayman Islands Opposition Leader traces corruption to democratic process

Speaking at the South Sound Community Centre on Saturday (January 19, 2019) at a Town Hall Meeting visualizing the future of Grand Cayman in 2020, the Leader of Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller pointed to a failure in the democratic process as one of the root causes of the growing menace of corruption. When “people […]

W/E in Cayman

White-Sand Beaches, Shipwreck Dives, and Barrels of Rum: The 4-day Weekend in the Cayman Islands By Ashley Mateo From Men’s Journal At a certain point, all the Caribbean islands can seem interchangeable—start with a white-sand beach, add crystal-clear azure water, insert rum punch. But the Cayman Islands, a three-island archipelago just south of Cuba, is one of the […]

Super blood moon

Stunning photos show the super blood moon in all its glory By Allison Foreman FromMashable In the wise words of Yello, “Oooh yeah. The moon is beautiful.”  Western hemisphere skywatchers enjoyed front row seats to a stunning celestial treat Sunday night as the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 arrived in its full glory. An eclipse […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the C’bean

From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV […]

Sterling Mortgage Income Fund provides bridge financing for Grand Cayman project

From Nassau Guardian Response speed may be redefining how success is measured in the world of competitive project funding, according to a source who revealed today that a financial powerhouse with local offices in The Bahamas provided bridge financing to a successful developer five days after the first introduction. In December, the Cayman-registered real estate […]