October 18, 2018

Children vomit blood after dream TUI trip to Caribbean turned into holiday from hell

By Ewan Foskett From Daily Mirror UK Mum-of-three Billie Baker says her kids still suffer nightmares after they were kept in hospital by armed guards against their will A British family’s dream Caribbean holiday turned into a nightmare after their children began to vomit blood and were rushed to A&E with salmonella poisoning. Parents Billie […]

PAHO Director participates in inauguration ceremony of Princess Alice Smart Hospital, Grenada

The Princess Alice hospital is the first hospital in the Eastern Caribbean Region to have been fully refitted to smart standards to protect the health of the population against climate change-related events. St George’s, Grenada, October 16 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, […]

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

By Gina Heeb From Business Insider There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  […]

Rotary, Endeavour and Public Works Department team up to beautify public parks

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – 16 October 2018: On Saturday 3 November 2018, Rotary, Endeavour and Public Works will join forces to refurbish Watlers Community Park in George Town. This will be the first project in what is intended to be a larger initiative to beautify public gathering spaces across the Island. Volunteers from The […]

Caribbean nationals victorious in ARIN elections

By Gerard Best, Development Journalist From CircleID Three Caribbean candidates — Peter Harrison, Alicia Trotman and Kerrie-Ann Richards — have been elected to leadership roles at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN is one of five Internet registries worldwide that coordinate the distribution and administration of number resources. The registry serves the United […]

Jamaicans face a systemic crime epidemic

BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life On a recent visit to New York, Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness all but admitted to diasporans that his island / nation suffers from a chronically systemic crime epidemic. In an address to expats the leader explained data confirming a prevailing world view accurately casting the country as […]

Cayman’s Captives Conference attracts business comedian

With less than two months to go until the annual Cayman Captive Forum kicks off, representatives of Cayman International Insurance have announced their keynote speaker, Greg Schwem. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Schwem admits that he did not originally envision a career in comedy, but now performs as a corporate MC, […]

Cayman Islands joins International Infection Prevention Week IIPW: October 14-20 2018

From The Cayman Islands Public Health Department The Health Services Authority joined the world in observing International Control Awareness Week. Annually the third week of October is observed as International Prevention Week. In this week, awareness is raised on the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.  Patient safety is an important priority for […]

The Editor Speaks: Remove those trees!

It has been announced that the very first job, which obviously is the most important one, is to remove trees. Yes. We have too many trees. Well, according to Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, there are. And where are all these trees that must come down? In the George Town […]

Cayman Islands customers benefit from cross-training of DOI officers

In an effort to reduce wait times at the customer service counters, the Department of Immigration (DOI) has completed a cross-training initiative to enhance its customer service experience. Ten staff members from a cross-section of employees within the DOI recently participated in a week long training course. Following the classroom training, all participants were placed […]