February 19, 2018

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 […]

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

From BBC A Palestinian teenage girl filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has gone on trial in an Israeli military court in a case which has split public opinion. Ahed Tamimi, 17, is charged with 12 offences, including assaulting security forces and incitement to violence. If convicted, she could face a lengthy jail term. For Palestinians, […]

Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8

By Ainsworth Morris From Jamaica Information Service Story Highlights Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean from March 5 to 8 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in Rose Hall, St. James. It will focus on four main areas – […]

OPINION – Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100

By Amílcar Sanatan From teleSUR Among the many achievements of the Jagan-led PPP, his analysis of the conditions of sugar workers was intellectually profound and insightful. Cheddi Jagan was born on 22 March 1918. As we approach his hundredth birthday, I reflect on his contribution to Caribbean social and political thought based on his sugar […]

Gambling: From ancient Egypt to the 21st Century

Excitement is an inherent attribute of a person and civilization is a whole. Mankind has been playing games where the profit depends on the chance for thousands of years. Some games replace others, but their essence doesn’t change. Games at the Dawn of Civilization Researchers found that the first game, in which the win was […]

Cayman Islands Discovery Day 2018 and 2019

From Public Holidays Global On the third Monday of every May, the people of Cayman Islands celebrate the discovery of their islands by Christopher Columbus in 1503. Year Date Day Holiday 2018 21 May Mon Discovery Day 2019 20 May Mon Discovery Day For the most part, the Cayman Islands were uninhabited upon discovery and […]

Mixing Magic – Cayman Wine and Spirits sparkle at Mixology

By Latara Boodie From Jamaica Gleaner The recent Taste of Cayman held in Camana Bay, Cayman Islands, saw a variety of culinary activities that created an exciting gastronomical experience. One of those experiences involved The Seven Fathoms Rum Challenge mixology competition. This featured mixologists from around the world competing to determine the Taste of Cayman […]

Tennessee man successfully treated for heart failure in the Cayman Islands

By Health City Cayman Islands (PRESS RELEASE) – An American citizen seeking medical treatment for heart failure has been successfully attended to by doctors at Health City Cayman Islands using a pioneering technique unavailable elsewhere in the region. Thanks to the medical team at Health City Cayman Islands, Gerald “Gerry” Johnson now has a state-of-the-art […]

Cayman Islands cricket flies to Argentina for ICC world cup qualifiers

On 24th February 2018, the Cayman National Cricket Team will fly to Argentina to begin its push to reach the finals of the ICC World T20 Championships. The squad, who have been ramping up their training and preparing under the watchful eye of Peter Anderson, Technical Director, will face some stiff competition on the 12-day […]

Assistant district attorney fired for lying on employment application

From KTRK-TV An assistant district attorney with the Harris County DA’s office was fired for lying on her application, after just days on the job. The DA’s office issued a statement that Marlene Bovell was fired Wednesday for lying on her employment application. She started Monday as an assistant district attorney assigned to the misdemeanor […]