May 29, 2017

Cayman Islands election result could see unpopular elements of Cayman pension reforms law tweaked

By Helen Burggraf From International Investment Recent reforms by the Cayman Islands government to its pensions laws, which had been defended on grounds that they would bring the country’s pensions regime in line with pension regulations in the rest of the developed world, could be affected by the outcome of a general election held on […]

Observer group gives Cayman Islands high marks for fairness at polls

From Jamaica Observer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – The Commonwealth Observer team that monitored the recent general election says the country “amply met the international standard” for democratic and transparent elections.The group led by Steve Rodan, president of Tynwald in the Isle of Man, says the outcome of Wednesday’s general election reflected the “will […]

Record attendance at Cayman Islands Lions sprint swim meet

All four clubs and the Special Olympic athletes competed at the Lions Pool for their annual sprint swim meet with a record attendance of 179 athletes.  Stingray Swim Club, Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers, Brac Barracudas and Special Olympians all raced head to head in this event geared towards younger swimmers. Meet Director, […]

Belmond acquires iconic Caribbean resort – Cap Juluca, Anguilla

From Heavens Portfolio Belmond today announces that it has signed agreements to acquire Cap Juluca, a luxury beach resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, British West Indies. The addition of the elegant, 96-room resort marks an important milestone in the strategic development of the Belmond brand, which is committed to doubling the size of […]

Rescued Chibok girls reunited with families

From sify news [Nigeria], May 21 (ANI): The dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls, who were released by Boko Haram militants on May 7 following a deal with the Nigerian authorities, have finally been reunited with their families. Authorities had taken the 82 freed Chibok girls to Abuja after their release earlier this month. The 82 girls […]

CBP advises on summer travel to the US and the Caribbean

From Caribbean News Now SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer travel season. US Customs and Border Protection has invited travelers to learn the guidelines concerning international arrival at any port of entry, particularly those arriving from international destinations into Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. At the […]

The real pirates of the Caribbean

By Chris Scott, From CNN (CNN)Pirates have been a part of popular culture ever since they first appeared on the high seas with aspirations for fortune, fame and glory. Stories about the exploits of pirates fascinated the people of the 17th and 18th centuries. Even 300 years later, the tales of Long John Silver, Captain […]

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

By NICK PERRY Associated Press From Daily Democrat WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn’t reach orbit as hoped. The company said its Electron rocket lifted off at 4:20 p.m. Thursday and reached […]

Disney firmly denies digital theft of Pirates of the Caribbean 5

By Chris Smith From BGR Reports a few days ago said that hackers were able to steal a copy of one of Disney’s latest movies, and were holding it for ransom. The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in theaters this Friday, was suspected to be the title in question. Apparently, hackers demanded a huge […]

January is ‘divorce month’ — a lawyer breaks down the top signs a marriage is about to dissolve

By Emmie Martin From Business Insider It’s divorce season. The antithesis to December’s engagement season, divorce filings begin to spike in January, peaking in February and March. But it’s not the gloomy weather that does couples in. It’s the post-holiday jolt back to reality that has them questioning their future together. “What I find is […]