April 27, 2018

Cayman Islands’ labour force rose anew in the second half of 2017

The Cayman Islands total labour force reached 42,941 persons as at end December 2017, growing by 1.8 percent or 745 persons compared to the same period in 2016. The labour force comprised of 20,774 Caymanians (48.4% of the total), 4,348 Permanent Residents With Rights to Work (10.1%) and 17,819 Non-Caymanians (41.5%). The growth in the […]

Cayman Islands ORIA new departures hall opening

ORIA Redevelopment Update New Departures Hall Opening Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (26 April 2018) As part of the continuing construction and redevelopment works currently being carried out at the Owen Roberts International Airport, please be advised that a portion of the new departures hall is scheduled to open, to the travelling public, on Tuesday, 1 […]

Cayman Islands: BCQS Property Management announces Associate Director appointment

Cayman Islands, 26th April 2018 – BCQS Property Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Richelle Woodcock to the position of Associate Director. In her new role, Richelle will help lead the efforts of the company in managing and expanding its portfolio of strata, residential and commercial appointments. She will also help, mentor and […]

Report: Jamaica a major transit point for illicit drugs

BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Four Caribbean countries (CARICOM) have been named by the United States as major illicit drug-production countries. The Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica were named as major drug-transit countries in the U.S. 2018 Narcotics Control Strategy Report. According the report, a major illicit drug-producing country is one in which 1,000 […]

Cayman Islands first quarter arrivals surpass 2017 statistics

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (25 April 2018) In the first quarter of 2018, the Cayman Islands welcomed 134,170 visitors, an increase of 22,933 visitors or 20.62 percent over the first quarter in 2017. This comes as the Cayman Islands welcomed 54,965 visitors by air in March, an increase of 24.76 percent over March 2017. This […]

Passionate pleas for Barbados elections

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life With Barbados continuing to wander as a nation without a parliament, the leader of the main political party outside of government, Mia Mottley, has written a public letter to prime Minister Freundel Stuart appealing for elections to restore the island to normalcy. Mottley sent the letter Sunday evening, almost […]

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling […]

Agenda announcement of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress

The meeting has become the main health tourism event in Central America and the Caribbean, and a proper setting to generate synergies, new businesses, and knowledge transfer. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS) and AF Comunicación Estratégica presented the agenda of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress, which will […]

Royal Caribbean reports record First Quarter earnings and increases full year guidance

MIAMI, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today reported record first quarter results and increased its outlook for the full year.  The company reported first quarter US GAAP earnings of $1.02 per share and Adjusted earnings of $1.09 per share beating guidance due to better revenue.  Full year Adjusted earnings guidance […]

Jamaica Health Minister encourages other islands to replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign

By Ainsworth Morris from JIS Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is encouraging other Caribbean countries to join forces and replicate the ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign into ‘Caribbean Moves’, with the objective of reducing the region’s growing rate of persons living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica Moves is part of the National […]