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Archives for June 23, 2019

Cayman Islands: ESM inks partnership with Portuguese’s LigaPro club Clube Desportivo Nacional

ESM has formed a partnership with CD Nacional of Portugal’s LigaPro. A Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between ESM Director, Virgil Seymour, and CD Nacional President, Rui Alves, aims to share in football resources by providing training and trial opportunities to players identified by ESM throughout Cayman and the wider Caribbean football community. CD Nacional […]

Barry Randall a Mapou from and for the Caribbean has passed away

By Jean H Charles From Menafin The Caribbean people at home and in the Diaspora have lost a giant, a Mapou (it is a giant tree that lasted centuries) to use the colloquium in the Creole language. For the many years that I have been privileged to write a column for Caribbean News Now, I […]

Cayman Islands DVDL Visitor Permits clarification

DVDL clarifies visitors to the Cayman Islands are not required to pay for a Visitor Permit in order to drive, provided their domestic licence is valid and belongs to a Convention country. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing would like to clarify that visitors to the Cayman Islands are no longer […]

The Editor speaks: “I think God is a very good Cellist”

I had the good fortune to interview sixteen year old Dequan Smith McConvey, Cayman Islands 2019 Young Musician of the Year. He played two classical pieces to win the title, Kol Nidre by Max Bruch and Elegie by Faure. Dequan auditioned for and won a scholarship to go to the beautiful Wells Cathedral School in […]

Cayman Islands police continue to prosecute road offenses, 20 June

From RCIPS The RCIPS is reminding the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without due care and attention after already twenty-three motor vehicle collisions this week so far, between Sunday 16 June and Thursday 20 June.  Three people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. […]

Update on Cayman Islands’ migrant numbers and housing

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Six weeks after Government closed the Immigration Detention Centre the facility has reopened to accommodate new arrivals. Currently two men, who arrived in East End in early June from Cuba, are housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). Another 21 are in approved accommodations, including 14 temporarily housed at Gun Bay Civic […]

1 of world’s best beers

One Of The World’s Best Beers Now Available Online After Belgian Monks Go Digital From WN After dealing with a growing black market and inflated prices from resellers, The Trappist monks at St. Sixtus Abbey in Westvleteren in Flanders, Belgium announced on Monday they would be turning to the internet to help manage their newfound popularity, according […]

Plane crashed while skydiving

A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 11 people aboard died By Christina Maxouris, Ray Sanchez and Deanna Hackney From CNN (CNN) Professional parachute demonstrator Larry Lemaster, an Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps, died doing what he loved, his wife, Anna Elkins, wrote on Facebook Saturday. Lemaster was among […]

Cayman Islands Pirates Week: What A Time!

Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry during our annual Pirates Week in November. Pirates Week 2019 will start in Cayman Brac on Friday 1st November, move on to Grand Cayman on Thursday 7th November and […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti not an external agenda

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General […]