April 24, 2019

Cayman Islands: Tourism officials talk ‘greater expectations’ and the global strategy that will accomplish more success

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 23 April 2019 – Ministry and Department of Tourism officials, along with industry partners, met in Chicago, Illinois to discuss the future of tourism, strategic objectives guiding the business and the impacts of millennial and new market visitation to the Cayman Islands. The annual Global meeting is designed by the senior management team of […]

The Editor speaks: Earth Day

Earth Day was last Monday (22) and we here in the Cayman Islands had the whole day to celebrate it as it was a National Holiday. No. Our government did not give us all the day off because it was Earth Day. It was the Monday after Easter. However, did you get excited and told […]

Cayman Islands’ turtle nesting season off to early start

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DoE) is reminding residents and visitors to watch out for sea turtles nesting on our beaches over the next several months. Although it’s only April, DoE scientists have already recorded one nest along Grand Cayman’s south coast. The busiest part of turtle nesting season typically runs from May through […]

Hugh Riley stepping down at Caribbean Tourism Organization

By Jim Byers From Travel Pulse One of the world’s best-known tourism figures is stepping down. The Caribbean Tourism Organization, the region’s tourism development agency, announced the move Tuesday morning April 23. Riley, who was appointed to the top post at the Barbados-headquartered Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in August 2009 after acting for a year, […]

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

Chairman of the OECS Authority Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves Monday, April 22, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, has on behalf of the Heads of Government of the regional grouping of eleven nations, offered his heartfelt […]

Australia: ‘Not my job’: Barnaby Joyce angrily rejects criticism over controversial water buyback [links to Cayman Islands]

By Nicole Hasam From The Sydney Morning Herald Former water minister Barnaby Joyce signed off on a controversial water buyback deal without questioning key details, including links to the Cayman Islands, because it was “not my job” to know who would benefit from the decision, he says. In an explosive interview on ABC Radio Monday […]

The company behind the YotaPhone declares bankruptcy [filed in the Cayman Islands]

By Deirdre O’Donnell From Notebook Check Yota is an OEM associated with innovative dual-screen phones of the same name. It made its last such device in 2017, and hadn’t been heard from since. Now, it has emerged that Yota has filed for bankruptcy in the Cayman Islands. Yota had initially attracted some attention when it […]

Meiling will be ‘Dressed Up’

Caribbean Fashion Icon Meiling to make NYC debut with ‘Dressed Up’ New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – As anticipation builds for the launch of ‘Dressed Up’ (the soon to be opened dress-specialty shoppe), the buzz has gone into high gear with the announcement that the novel garment-exclusive concept will feature the dress collection styles of […]

Do you know your risk: STD’s continue to rise

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are on the rise. There are several factors that play a role in this rise. Part is the fact that so many people are going untested and untreated. Many are treatable with antibiotics. Another factor is that some of the infections are becoming resistant to the antibiotics. This can occur when […]

Trade war reflects US fear of China’s state-led economic model, says member of Beijing’s political elite

By Frank Tang From South China Morning Post Kong Dan, the former chairman of the state-owned Citic Group and Everbright Bank, urges Beijing to stick to its development path over adopting a western model Speech at Moganshan Research Institute comes at a time when US and Chinese negotiators are said to be near an agreement […]