September 25, 2017

The Editor Speaks: Ship wanted. One up for sale

In today’s iNews Cayman we have published two articles about ships: “Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship” “RMS St Helena goes up for sale” In the first story, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that discussions have been held with his counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago about co-sponsoring a ship that will provide relief to […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Caribbean bowed but far from beaten

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Anguilla News This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing. Its inference was […]

US: Sessions – Border Crossers Are Minors, ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Some unaccompanied minors trying to sneak across America’s southern border are gang members who are “wolves in sheep’s clothing,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Thursday. In a prepared speech to local and national law enforcement in Boston, Sessions said “transnational” gangs like Central America-based MS-13 use an unaccompanied refugee minors […]

Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation offers help for horses impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation has written to the website Storm Caribe with a Special Request re Equine Relief. The letter reads: From: Sharon Hinds – CIEF Seretary General Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:52 PM Subject: Storm Caribe – Special request – Equine Relief To: gert at gobeach.com Dear Mr. van Dijken, Thank […]

The ‘Hurricane Graveyard’: why mountainous terrain weakens these powerful storms

By Jamie Kagol From NBC 25 News The Greater Antilles; the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, is referred to as the ‘Hurricane Graveyard’ as their mountainous terrain wreak havoc on the wind field of storms passing through the region. In the satellite loop of Hurricane Maria from Wednesday, September […]

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation launched with US$500K donation to support hurricane relief

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – Sep 20, 2017) – Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria — including expertise deployment, humanitarian aid drops and free calls for impacted customers — C&W Communications (C&W) today launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (‘the Foundation’), with seed funding of US$500K to […]

Meals on Wheels and 28 volunteers from the Cayman Islands Civil Service.

Civil Servants Hit the Road for Meals on Wheels! Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce that a group of 28, Cayman Islands Civil Servants will be volunteering their lunch hour to deliver meals to Meals on Wheels recipients in the George Town and West Bay area on Monday 25 September. The group will depart […]

Antigua’s well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma

Reinforced frames and robust design of solar energy systems have paid off The 6th September 2017 will remain as a notable day that all the people of Antigua and Barbuda will remember. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean, exceeding category 5, has then hit the twin island state with its devastating […]

The Editor Speaks: Too many charities?

In iNews Cayman today and over the past weeks we have published many charities appealing for funds to help the victims of the hurricanes that have devastated especially the Caribbean. We are very happy to do this but I have to ask the question are their too many charities attempting to do the same thing […]

Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe. NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With the launch […]