April 25, 2019

Archives for March 7, 2019

Gordon Barlow: Hobson’s choice

By Gordon Barlow When I was a boy… [Surely one of the benefits of becoming an old codger is that you can get away with reminiscences beginning with “When I was a boy”.] So. When I was a boy, life was simpler for children than it is now. For one thing, the food was simpler. […]

Cayman Islands issues 98 speeding tickets last week [25 Feb and 3 Mar]

From RCIPS RCIPS Issues 98 Speeding Tickets Last Week, 6 March Officers from the RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit conducted a series of traffic operations last week, as part of continuing efforts to address excessive speeding, and in response to concerns from members of the public about speeding in certain areas. As a result […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Education local scholarships application process now open

The Ministry of Education’s local scholarships application process is now open and eligible Caymanian students and adults are invited to apply until the deadline of 30 April 2019. Funding is available for Year 12 students to pursue studies in A-level and BTEC Level 3 Extended for two years, and Year13 students to pursue studies in […]

The Editor speaks: Idols

Do you worship an idol or more than one? Of course not you will most likely say, but it all depends what you believe an idol is. I was given a book to read authored by Timothy Keller titled “Counterfeit Gods” and I have only just got past the “Introduction” pages but it certainly has […]

Cayman Islands: EOM demonstrates a blended approach of compassion and tenacity

Royal Cayman Islands Police Services (RCIPS) Detective Inspector Collin Oremule began 2019 with a bang after receiving CI Government Employee of the Month for January 2019. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recognised the Detective Inspector within the Criminal Investigation Department of the RCIPS for “Developing Exceptional Leadership.” “You have been described as a tenacious investigator who […]

OfReg draft rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law provides clarity for licencees and protects consumers from unfair business practices

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 5 March 2019  OfReg has issued redrafted rules on penalties for breach of anti-competitive practices law, responding to concerns by business stakeholders. The draft rules are now out for a second consultation and, when implemented, will deter anti-competitive practices in the utilities, fuel and ICT sectors, and protect consumers from high prices, poor […]

Sterling Global Financial Bridge Finances 357-Room Grand Cayman Grand Hyatt

A $22.5 million loan from a fund managed by Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial will bridge finance the development of the much-anticipated 357-room Grand Hyatt Hotel and Residences on Grand Cayman, a 5-star resort that is expected to deliver additional lure to the famous 7-mile beach on the Caribbean isle. The announcement was made this week […]

Cayman condo snowbird

Over Winter? This Cayman Islands Condo Will Turn You Into A Snowbird From Toronto Storeys It’s the first week of March and Toronto is in the midst of yet another extreme cold alert. Despite there being just three weeks until the start of spring, it feels like Toronto is still in the dead of winter. […]

Caribbean Travel photo

CARIBBEAN TRAVEL PHOTO OF THE DAY – TOBAGO From NAN The US may have slapped Trinidad and Tobago with a travel advisory about crime and terrorism there but nothing beats this million dollar sunset in Tobago. For more on this story go to; https://www.newsamericasnow.com/caribbean-travel-photo-of-the-day-tobago-3/

Queens group bolsters visibility of city’s queer Caribbean community

BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life They’re waving more than just Caribbean flags! The Caribbean Equality Project, one of the city’s leading LGBTQ voices, is a dominant force for the Caribbean LGBTQ community, helming their issues and bringing them to the forefront. Executive Director Mohamed Q. Amin says the goal of the Queens-based organization is […]