April 27, 2017

Cayman Islands: Water related death near Sand Point RD., North Side

Around 10:45 am today, 911 received a report that a snorkeler had become unconscious while swimming in the vicinity of Sand Point Road, North Side. The alarm was raised and several persons assisted in pulling the individual from the water, where they commenced to perform CPR until the arrival of the ambulance. The victim who […]

Harneys Cayman takes part in Earth Day clean-up

From Harneys Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday 22 April 2017 tackling garbage on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Olivia Shanks, organiser of Harneys clean-up volunteers, commented: “We were delighted to take part in […]

Cayman [Islands] Registry listed as a top performing flag in USCG annual PSC Report

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently released its 2016 Annual Report on Port State Control in the United States.  Cayman Registry is listed as a top performing flag in USCG annual PSC Report. Cayman Registry is listed as one of the top performing flag states with a 0% detention ratio on the USCG 3 […]

How one community came together to help four cancer-stricken students

BY NICOLE CAMMORATA From Mashable For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The […]

Scientists successfully grew fetal lambs inside ‘uterus-like’ bags

By Andrew Dalton, From engadget Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new artificial womb that could benefit the tens of thousands of critically preterm (younger than 26 weeks) births in the US each year. According to a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the research physicians successfully kept fetal lambs […]

Government cuts $700,000 subvention to St Lucia National Trust

From Caribbean News Service CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 26 2017 – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call […]

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week. More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result. According to a report by China News Service, Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport […]

Stranded Cubans start to leave Guyana

From Caribbean News Service GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 26 2017 – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky Airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (JGIA). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday night had […]

Wyndham celebrates 200 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hospitality powerhouse doubles its footprint less than five years after welcoming its 100th in the region; Introduces approachable luxury to South America with the continent’s first Wyndham Grand hotels PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Hotel giant WyndhamHotel Group’s rapidly mounting global presence hit a major milestone today, catapulting its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean to 200 […]

Suriname protests escalate

From Caribbean News Service ARAMARIBO, Suriname, Apr 26 2017 – Trade unions and other civil groups say they will be filing a lawsuit against the Desi Bouterse government for violating their fundamental rights. The unions and other groups have been staging protests against the government for several days and the legal action followed moves by authorities […]