November 20, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Alfredo Whittaker is new Cayman Islands Football Association President After a marathon four rounds of voting Alfredo Whittaker has been elected the new President of the Cayman Islands Football Association. (CIFA) When the first round of voting began incumbent Lee Ramoon received 6 votes, and Whittaker and candidate Renard Moxam eacg receiving 5. A […]

CORRECTED: Cayman Islands man charged with importation of cocaine, 17 November

From RCIPS Mon 20 2017 (Corrected by RCIPS Mon 20 Nov) The man, aged 32 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 2 June with two Venezuelans and and one Colombian during a police operation was  formally charged on Friday, 17 November with the following: Being Concerned in the Importation of Cocaine; and Conspiring to Import […]

The Editor Speaks: CarePay and does anyone really care?

I came down heavy on Bodden Town MLA Chris Saunders in a recent editorial and likened him to the late British Actor Sir Christopher Lee’s performance playing the notorious “hanging judge” Judge Jeffries. Today, I am somewhat on his side, as it still does not remain clear to me how only one man has been […]

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as ‘utterly heartbreaking’ in Caribbean visit

By Martin Coulter From Evening Standard UK The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused byhurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”. Speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricanes Irmaand Maria, Prince Charles said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation”. The heir to the throne’s comments came during the first […]

Cayman Islands overseas scholarship applications open and information sessions

The Ministry of Education wishes to inform the general public that it is now receiving applications for overseas scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year. The application period is open from 15 November 2017 to 31 January 2018. All those planning to apply for a government scholarship for the 2018/2019 academic year are invited to complete […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

US and UK among the most civil nations online, Microsoft says

By Steve Dent From engadget On Safer Internet Day, it advises following the Golden Rule. Last 2nd July it was “Safer Internet Day,” so Microsoft released some stats showing relative safety and civility by nation. It turns out that people find each other pretty civil online in the US, as the nation placed third on […]

UK: Manchester Christmas shopper shocker as ‘Theresa May’ and Co tax rain, small children and puppies

From Salford Star MANCHESTER PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY SUGGESTIONS FOR TORY BUDGET TAXES ON SANTA AND CARING THOUGHTS – [Flights to Cayman Islands won’t be taxed] Market Street in Manchester City Centre became a showcase for Tory Government pre-budget suggestions this afternoon, with ‘Theresa May’ and ‘Philip Hammond’ liking the idea of taxing everything from the northern […]

No Tax Haven – Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

By Romario Scott From Jamaica Gleaner Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their resolve is being fuelled by the low levels of growth in […]

SFCN’s National Entrepreneurship Month Spotlight: Taj Hunter Waite

From South Florida Caribbean News National Entrepreneurship Month Powered by Art Africa Miami Arts Fair SOUTH FLORIDA – November is National Entrepreneurship Month and our National Entrepreneurship Month Spotlight is Taj Hunter Waite, Creative Consultant for Art Africa Miami Arts Fair.  National Entrepreneurship Month and an ideal occasion to celebrate the successes and honor the […]