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Archives for July 9, 2019

Cayman: Update on current verification numbers

After a weekend spent verifying signatures on the cruise port referendum petition, the Elections Office has received an additional 801 verification forms, bringing the total forms received to 1,503 thus far. Between the door-to-door verification process, booths set up at local supermarkets, and persons visiting the Elections Office to verify signatures; officials have received verification forms […]

Cayman Drama Society: The Wizard of Oz (youth performance) this FRIDAY! Places on age 13-16 acting camp next week

From Cayman Drama Society THE WIZARD OF OZ Our 8 to 12 year olds have been working hard since Monday to create a short performance of the famous tale of The Wizard of Oz. Come with us to the Emerald City as we search for the Wizard himself! Watch our characters make friends, learn lessons, and hopefully […]

The Editor speaks: Same-sex marriage

I am open on my stance against same-sex marriage. If two same sex couples want to live together so be it. I have absolutely no problem with that. Similarly, I am as strong against any form of vindication, verbally and physically against same sex couples. Although I am a practising Christian every day I am […]

Cayman: Hurricane season increases threat to national bird

With the 2019 hurricane season now upon us, the Department of Environment (DoE) asks members of the public who are making their own preparations, to also consider the resilience of Cayman’s natural habitats and species during this storm season. Our local ecosystems have evolved along with the threat of major hurricanes, such as 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, […]

Cayman Islands will defend its title in the Island Games with a New Generation

From FIBA.basketball GIBRALTAR – The National Basketball Team of Cayman Islands arrives this Sunday at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games with only one thing in mind, defending the championship they won in 2017. The tournament that will run from July 7-12 will be held at the peninsula of Gibraltar, a territory in the southeastern […]

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs

By Cassie Martin From Science News Divers monitoring coral reefs off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in January noticed something alarming: Big white lesions were eating into the colorful tissues of hundreds of stony corals. Some corals were dead by the next day — only their stark white skeletons remained. Others languished for […]

Divetech Grand Cayman schedules World Record attempt during Women’s Dive Day

To celebrate Women’s Dive Day 2019 Divetech will bring together women hand in hand in an attempt to break our own World Record! In July 2018, 86 women at Divetech in Grand Cayman created a human chain along a 300ft line suspended at 15ft, thus ensuring the ladies were neutrally buoyant protecting the coral on […]

Cricket: Team USA 19 World Cup Qualification campaign to be live streamed [features Cayman Islands]

From USA Cricket The qualification campaign for the Team USA 19’s through the ICC Americas Regional Qualifier to the 2020 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup will be live streamed with every match of the tournament being broadcast in association with our partners at CricClubs. The first game started today at the King City Ground in Toronto […]

Habito, the digital mortgage broker, will begin direct lending via its own mortgages

By Steve O’Hear From TechCrunch Habito, the London startup that has spent the last three yearsdragging the mortgage process online, is to begin direct lending via its own range of mortgages. Starting with ‘buy to let’ mortgages, the move represents the first time the fintech startup has expanded beyond brokerage after it received regulatory approval […]

Soccer: The Women’s World Cup final got bigger US TV ratings than the 2018 men’s final

By Travis Clark From Business Insider Fox’s broadcast of the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday was watched by 14.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s up 22% from last year’s broadcast of the men’s final. Sunday’s game is the most watched soccer telecast since 2015’s Women’s World Cup final, which is the highest-rated women’s […]