June 26, 2019

New Director for Cayman Islands DCR

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lisa Malice as the Director for the Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR). Malice, a Caymanian, is the former Deputy Director of DCR, and has served as Acting Director since September 2017. The mission of DCR is […]

Mexico’s top Caribbean beaches hit by seaweed infestation

From BBC An infestation of a seaweed-like algae along some of Mexico’s most visited Caribbean beaches has pitted the local community against the president, who has described the problem as a “minor issue”. In a long-running issue attributed by many researchers to climate change, sargassum has covered the popular white sandbanks, turning the pristine waters […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands CARE Quiz Night is on Wednesday, 3rd July ! From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts Come join in the fun and test the gray matter!Not able to make it on Wednesday, then please help us raise much needed funds by spreading the word about our quiz night. You can download the quiz […]

Cayman Islands Marathon gives back to community and helps participants achieve goals

Participants in last year’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon raised over USD9000 online for several local charities, and organisers hope that more people will use the event – scheduled for Sunday, 8 December this year – to bring awareness and support to the many non-profit and charity organisations in the community. The lion’s share of funds […]

Lloyds Bank freezes offshore accounts in money laundering crackdown

By Stefania Spezzati From Bloomberg Lloyds Banking Group Plc has tightened controls in Jersey to meet anti-money-laundering requirements on the island. Lloyds has frozen accounts of some offshore banking customers as part of a crackdown on money laundering, a spokesman said. The Financial Times, which reported the news earlier, said 8,000 accounts were frozen. The bank […]

Update on Cayman Islands’ migrant numbers and housing

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Six weeks after Government closed the Immigration Detention Centre the facility has reopened to accommodate new arrivals. Currently two men, who arrived in East End in early June from Cuba, are housed at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC). Another 21 are in approved accommodations, including 14 temporarily housed at Gun Bay Civic […]

Cayman Islands Pirates Week: What A Time!

Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry during our annual Pirates Week in November. Pirates Week 2019 will start in Cayman Brac on Friday 1st November, move on to Grand Cayman on Thursday 7th November and […]

Cayman Islands Governor’s Statement on cruise port petition verification

His Excellency The Governor, Martyn Roper OBE has issued the following statement concerning the process to verify the signatures on the cruise port petition: “I am aware of the concerns that have been expressed about the comprehensive process being followed to verify the signatures on the petition which was presented to the Elections Commissioner by […]

International all-star football legends coming to Cayman for charity match on Constitution Weekend

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Following 12 months of initiatives, activities, events, and campaigns celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, Celebrate Cayman moves its focus to the 60th anniversary of the first written Cayman Islands Constitution.  The yearlong celebrations begin with five events between 29 June – 4 July and […]

Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to Sargassum scourge and IUU fishing

BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers who met for two days last week in Saint Kitts and Nevis have underscored the need for the region to take urgent action to address the ongoing Sargassum scourge, as well as Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing—two of the most pressing challenges responsible for […]