September 19, 2019

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

From BBC Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surges” up the US east coast after causing destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas. The category three storm is currently lashing the coast of the Carolinas as it moves slowly north. Tens of thousands of people are without power. Residents from Georgia […]

Cayman: Local healthcare officials celebrate 62 years of polio eradication

From The Cayman Islands Public Health Department PAHO announces 25 years of the Certification of Polio Elimination in the Americas ·         The Cayman Islands has been Polio free since 1957   ·         The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Public Health Department encourage residents to continue to have timely vaccinations The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) announced […]

Cayman: National Conservation Council Meeting announced

The National Conservation Council (NCC) will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, 11 September 2019,  starting at 2pm at the Government Administration Building room 2112 (2nd floor). The agenda for the meeting is posted on the DoE website. Please see the link: This meeting is open to observers from the public & press. If anyone wishes to submit […]

Cayman: Island Heritage makes substantial donation to the Red Cross Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Appeal

From John Wight, Group Chairman and CEO of BF&M Limited, parent company of Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. “Our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.  This hurricane is unprecedented in its strength and the length of time over which it is wielding devastation.  “At Island Heritage, we are standing […]

OECS Commission Statement on Devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) monitors with much sadness the unfortunate passage of Hurricane Dorian over the islands of The Bahamas during the past two days. Hurricane Dorian made landfall in The Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday, September 1, packing maximum sustained winds […]

Pirates Week: A connection to Cayman culture

Pirates Week 2019: Shipwrecked Thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle of the Pirates Week “mock invasion”  and its good-natured fun which boasts a new twist every year. This year’s theme is Shipwrecked and will highlight the cultural importance of the Cayman Catboat (a boat first designed and built by Daniel Jervis in 1904 […]

PM Harris conveys care and concern for the people of the Bahamas on behalf of the Government and People of St. Kitts and Nevis

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has reached out to Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Dr. the Honourable Hubert Alexander Minnis following Dorian’s direct hit on the country as a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday. Prime Minister Harris spoke with Prime Minister Minnis on Sunday night.  “I assured him that we are praying for […]

Cayman: Police helicopter assists in Brac Airport incident & medical evacuation

From RCIPS During the afternoon of Thursday, 29 August, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit was requested by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority to assist in conveying equipment and aircraft engineers to Cayman Brac in response to an incident involving a private aircraft at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport.   With the runway closed, the helicopter was […]

Cayman: Five men arrested and two charged in relation to drug boat interception

From RCIPS Just after 12:30AM on Monday morning, 26 August, police observed a vessel attempting to be placed on a trailer at the Red Bay Dock, when the officers approached to investigate what was happening, the boat reverse off the trailer and made off, discarding packages along the way. Three men were located at the […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman: Planning Department to host session on application and permit process The Department of Planning in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure will host an information session on the planning application and permit process at the Family Life Centre on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The aim of the session will be […]