September 19, 2019

Child killed by goal post

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican authorities say a 6-year-old child has been killed by the fall of a soccer goal post. It’s the third such incident this year. Authorities say 6-year-old Jevaughn Bailey was playing on his school’s field in rural St. Ann parish when the post fell on him. They say he was taken […]

Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) — The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find — inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam. With large sections of Ayutthaya buried under a sea of one-story high water, rescue workers and […]

Jamaica calls for heli-Help

For more than four decades, Canada trained the helicopter pilots and mechanics of the Jamaica Defence Force. But last year, Jamaica decided to bring home the training and do all the work itself. However, its mechanics couldn’t keep up with the demand and after a while the Jamaicans found themselves in the very uncomfortable position […]

The Cayman media

The media has come for quite a bashing here over the past few days. The Uk’s Daily Mail followed by the Sunday Mirror recently did features purporting to expose the visit of Merseyside Chief Constable Jon Murphy and two colleagues on an expenses-paid seaside holiday. RCIPS Commissioner David Baines told iNews that the reporting was […]

Patience needed for Shetty hospital

Groundbreaking on Dr Devi Shetty’s Narayana Cayman health complex has been delayed indefinitely, pending completion of regulations to effect legal changes and submission of building applications to the Planning Department. The start of the $2 billion, 15-year project had been scheduled for this month, but will not break ground now until at least the end […]

Are we doing enough for our youth?

We are spending thousands, if not millions, in policing, the judicial and prisons. We spend thousands to try and keep ourselves safe from intruders entering our homes. The business community spends even more to prevent shoplifting and thievery. How much do we spend on our youths? On the 25th July, Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary […]

No more garrisons says PM elect

Suspense is rapidly escalating as to whether Jamaica’s new Prime Minister to be, Andrew Holness will be assigned Member of Parliament, MP, for the Western Kingston constituency, hometown of the former area leader, Christopher “Dudus” Coke. If the incoming Prime Minister inherits the constituency, he could be charged with the responsibility of improving the rapport […]

National Museum gets Director

Seasoned archaeologist Dr. Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton has taken the reins at the Cayman Islands National Museum. While only in the Director’s chair for a week, Dr. Leshikar-Denton is no stranger to the Museum. Before her latest appointment, she has worked there as an archaeologist for 16 years doing research and developing displays. In addition, she […]

Shetty gets award

Dr Devi Shetty, the Indian heart surgeon who is building a health city in the Cayman Island has won The Economist’s 2011 award for business-process innovation. The magazine acknowledged Dr Devi Shetty’s skill as a surgeon but said his innovative contribution to global health care was what won him the prestigious accolade. Tom Standage, Digital […]

Top Legal Officials to meet in Cayman

Attorneys General from seven Overseas Territories (OTs) gather in Grand Cayman for three days this week. They are scheduled to deliberate with officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as well as top legal personnel from the UK, US and Canada. The 20th annual conference of OTs’ Attorneys General begins on Tuesday (11 October) […]