February 19, 2018

19 Feb Weather In Cayman

19 Feb Sun 2018 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Moderate to fresh easterly winds and seas will continue across the Cayman to fresh wind from tomorrow morning as a ridge of high pressure over the Northwest Caribbean strengthens. Radar images show no showers over the Cayman area. Sunshine just makes the day a little better, […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands Ministry, Departmental Closures The Ministry of Community Affairs, Department of Children and Family Services and the Needs Assessment Unit will close on Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. for training. The Ministry and its agencies apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.   Ruth Bodden remembered Remembering our […]

New Urban Agenda Action Plan for LAC calls for paradigm shift

By LEILA MEAD Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (US) From IISD STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Regional Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and their strategic objectives, which comprise the key components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda in LAC. The RAP enables synergies with other global agreements and agendas. According […]

Saint Vincent says ‘No’ to recreational marijuana, will explore medical industry

From teleSUR The Caribbean country is exploring the possibilities to use local expertise in the medical marijuana industry but rejects its recreational use. The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines government says they are considering the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but have ruled out the possibility of opening up the industry for recreational uses. […]

JetBlue and The New York Botanical Garden start an environmental consortium focusing on conservation in the Caribbean

— As the Official Airline Partner and a Founding Member of this Caribbean Consortium, JetBlue Furthers Its Mission to Balance Conservation and Commerce — — Caribbean Consortium Kicks Off with a ‘Spotlight on Cuba’ — February 14, 2018 01:25 PM Eastern Standard Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today announced the development […]

Chelmsford man used fraudulent credit card to fund luxury Caribbean holiday

By James Gregory From Essex Live News He was found with more than 200 cards which could have been used for fraud. A Chelmsford man who used someone else’s credit card to fund a luxury Caribbean holiday has been spared jail. Corie Riddles, 26, of Courtlands, was also found with more than 200 blank bank […]

Amritsar International Folk Fest: Fusion of Caribbean, Punjabi folklore

From the Times of India AMRITSAR: The artists from Costa Rica gave a scintillating performance during the ‘7th Amritsar International Folk Festival’ held at Khalsa College of Education (KCE) here on Saturday. The Caribbean dances intermingled with the Punjabi folk as a great fusion of culture and music was on the display at the heritage […]

CDB, UNICEF partner to improve quality of early childhood education in the Caribbean

From CARICOM Today February 15, 2018, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda– International and Regional academicians, researchers and practitioners have convened in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss opportunities and plans for improving the quality of and access to early childhood education for Caribbean children ages zero to five. The three-day Early Childhood Development Regional Research Conference, […]

How Africa connects us: The Caribbean Diaspora

By Dewayne Goforth, From Torchonline Students and professors analyze the African footprints placed in the Americas The second of a three-part series called, “How Africa Connects Us” focused on “The Caribbean Diaspora: The Effects of the African Slave Trade” on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The event was sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Latin American […]

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I

From ESPN Cricinfo World T20 champions West Indies will face an ICC Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 later this year, to raise money towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year. In particular, the proceeds of […]