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Archives for February 12, 2019

The Editor speaks: Hunger strikes

With so many millions of people starving (according to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2016 815 million people of the 7.6 billion people in the world), why do persons go on hunger strikes? Well, Ghandi did it, suffragettes in the UK did it, Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland did it and here, just […]

Annual Cayman Islands Storyboard Competition inspires readers

The annual Storyboard Competition is now open, and organisers are looking forward to seeing the creativity of Cayman’s younger readers on display, and inviting the public to come out and support the students.  An initiative spearheaded by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP) and sponsored by the Cayman Islands Public Library Service and Rotary Sunrise, […]

Cayman Islands’ small businesses receive free advice

• The Student Consulting Programme returns for the 11th year. • Businesses will receive free advice from students in upper level business course. • The programme is part of the Commerce Ministry’s efforts to support small business. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Owners of small business will receive free and confidential advice to solve a business problem thanks to the Student Consulting […]

Canadian arrivals to Cayman Islands climb

From pax NEWS More Canadians are coming to the Cayman Islands, according to the latest data from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. Last year (2018) surpassed all previous years of recorded visitation with a record 2,384,058 passengers including 2006, which previously held the record for the highest number of total visitors in a calendar year.  This statistic […]

Cayman Islands Youth Ambassadors Applications open

From Cayman Islands Youth Services Unit GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Youth Services Unit (YSU) is inviting persons to apply to become Cayman Islands Youth Ambassadors. Application forms and further information are available online on the YouthFlex Facebook page or by contacting Youth Services Coordinator James Myles via email to [email protected] The pledge of the National Youth […]

Office of the Ombudsman Cayman Islands – Hearing Decision 66 involving the Department of Labour & Pensions

OMB Press Release The Ombudsman issues Hearing Decision 66 involving the Department of Labour and Pensions. An applicant requested a variety of records from the Department of Labour and Pensions, relating to amendments made to a pension plan trust deed in 2016 and 2017. The Department referred the bulk of the request to the pension […]

Cayman Islands Government signs MoU with CISBA to support small businesses

 The agreement was signed by Minister Hew and CISBA president. • The agreement outlines services CISBA will provide to business owners with financial support of government. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is boosting its support for small businesses through the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA).             On Monday, 11 […]

Gadgets of the week

The Valentine’s Day gifts your husband wants — but would never buy for himself By Lauren Evans from Mashable Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to right the gift-giving wrongs of the holidays. Were you sure your husband would love that faux-vintage, Bluetooth-compatible turntable, only to find out later that what […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

From Dreamstime Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out some greatValentine’s Day Design Ideas to Fall in Love With

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán found guilty

From BBC Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán, 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering. He has yet to be sentenced, but […]