September 21, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands Labour and Pensions closing early The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) would like to notify the public that their office will close at 12:30 p.m. this Friday (22 September 2017), to facilitate a staff meeting. The DLP will resume normal business hours on Monday, 25 September 2017. DLP staff apologise for […]

International Peace Day With the Cayman Islands Family Resource Centre

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) invites the public to join it in the observance of International Peace Day today (Thursday, 21 September 2017). International Peace Day calls for individuals to put aside their differences and promote peace at home, in schools and the community. This year’s theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity […]

Cayman Islands Prison inmates complete STP programme

HMCIPS Inmates Complete STP Programme Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) leaders, chaplaincy volunteers and family members recently joined together to celebrate 10 inmates who had completed the Sycamore Tree Project (STP). The rehabilitation programme is based on the principles of restorative justice and covers topics such as the effects of crime, responsibility, confession, […]

Cayman Islands government announces temporary provisions for evacuees of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria

In light of the current circumstances, due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria on the British Overseas Territories (BOTs), namely the British Virgin Islands,  the Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla, the Cayman Islands Government acknowledges the difficulties faced by  persons wishing to relocate temporarily with their children and pets. As […]

Butterfield’s Young Musicians visit Juilliard

(Grand Cayman – 20 September 2017) The 2017 and 2016 winners of Butterfield’s Young Musician of the Year competition were treated to a trip to New York City to visit The Juilliard School as part of their prizes. Marcos Bertran, the 2017 winner, plays the Alto Saxophone and Daniela Granados, 2016’s winner, plays the flute. […]

Hurricanes may threaten future of tourism in Caribbean islands

By Amber Grigley From abc3340 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —  Just weeks apart, two Category 5 storms have impacted the Caribbean Islands. For an entire region that depends on tourism, this is a major blow. Those planning cruises this fall might have their travel plans impacted as well. With back-to-back storms ravaging some of their most booked […]

Mass grave at Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa headquarters has 600 skeletons, says Ram Rahim’s aide

By Manjeet Sehgal Chandigarh From India Today Dirty and horrific secrets from Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s Dera Sacha Sauda’s closet are tumbling out on a daily basis. The latest: nearly 600 skeletons are buried inside the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.  The dreadful revelation has been made by a trusted aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim during interrogation […]

Cruise passengers who joined relief effort in Caribbean return home

Cruise ship passengers who unexpectedly spent more than two weeks helping Hurricane Irma victims are finally going home. Royal Caribbean sent some of its ships to the Caribbean to help with the relief effort. One of them, the Majesty of the Seas, was in the middle of a five-day cruise when the focus of the […]

US: Sen. Lamar Alexander: No bipartisan deal on Obamacare repair

From Newmax Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Tuesday that he had failed to reach an agreement with Democrats on a bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets. In a statement, Alexander said he and Democratic Senator Patty Murray “have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans […]

Members of NYPD, FDNY sent to Caribbean to help with Hurricane Maria recovery

From ABC Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City is lending a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Maria. Mayor Bill de Blasio is sending 27 members of the NYPD and FDNY to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region to assist in the recovery efforts. They include medics and disaster relief professionals. […]