September 23, 2018

Tropical storm & depression forms in Atlantic east of Caribbean Sea

UPDATE – TS Kirk and TD Forms in Atlantic Tropical Depression Eleven Discussion Number 4 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112018 500 PM AST Sat Sep 22 2018 Since the last advisory was issued, deep convection decreased in association with the depression to the point that it was not classifiable with the Dvorak technique […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices NRA Continues Road Improvements along Shamrock Road and Hirst Road Intersection The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with its subcontractors will be continuing works on Shamrock Road near Countryside and Savannah this weekend, Saturday September 22ndand Sunday September 23rd. Section 2, […]

22 Sep Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TD 3 Dist

  22 Sep Sat 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Sep 22 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Eleven, located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands. 1. […]

Former Cayman Islands Football Association secretary receives life ban and fine from FIFA

Costas Takkas, former CIFA secretary and aide to former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, has received a life ban from FIFA and a US$1.03M fine. See AP story below: FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery […]

21 Sep Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 4 Dist

21 Sep Fri 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL Issued by the NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 800 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located about 600 […]

ACC investigating financial irregularities at Cayman Islands Turtle Conservation and Educations Centre

At Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd. (CTCEC), purchasing irregularities were discovered during the Company’s 2016-2017 18-month audit. The Company’s Managing Director Mr. Tim Adam explained: “This irregularity was referred to the Anti-Corruption Commission. The investigation is ongoing, and arrests have been made including one CTCEC employee who has been suspended. The Management of […]

Cayman Islands: AEOI Portal update and FATCA/CRS error notifications

From KPMG Date: 18 September 2018 Alert Type: Announcement Country: Cayman Islands Regime: FATCA/CRS On 14 September 2018, the Department for International Tax (“DITC”) announced that the AEOI Portal is online and open for notifications and reporting for all years. In addition, the DITC updated the section on FATCA IRS Error Notifications. The updated section […]

Grenada stakeholders finalise forestry, wildlife and protected area frameworks

From Caribbean News Now ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Practitioners, policymakers and civil society groups participated in the second national workshop to complete the updating of the National Forest Policy and Strategic Plan, and Protected Area, Forest and Wildlife Act for Grenada. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) facilitated this second national workshop along with the […]

Cayman Islands legislator calling for Cruise Port Vote

By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse A local legislator who’s opposed to the Cayman Islands’ long-planned cruise ship facility is calling for a “people-initiated” vote on the $200 million project, even as the Cayman Islands tourism minister says the government is preparing a final construction RFP (request for proposals). In local news reports last week, […]

British police officer remanded to old U.S Airforce Base, denied bail for rape charge

From Antigua News The British police officer who was recently extradited to Antigua was denied bail when he appeared before the All Saints Magistrates Court today. The 25-year-old man allegedly raped a foreign student while he was visiting this country in 2015. Police said the accused went back to the UK before he could be […]