February 19, 2018

Bats helped after Hurricane Ivan hit the Cayman Islands

Strong hurricanes have been known to wipe out bird and bat populations, but a new study has discovered a silver lining in those storm clouds. Hurricanes may actually blow helpless bats in the Caribbean from one island to another, eventually reconnecting geographically isolated species and boosting genetic diversity, the research found. That’s what happened with […]

CUC press Release entitled “Outage Update”

Electricity has been restored to all customers across Grand Cayman. As you are aware, we experienced a major power outage yesterday (July 25th). This outage was the result of a fault which occurred on the transmission system at the Hydesville Substation in West Bay.  This caused several of our generating units to shut down and […]

Nine Olympic Athletes Banned for Doping Offenses

A total of nine athletes, including Olympic bronze medalist Nataliya Tobias, have tested positive for “sophisticated doping” offenses, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed. Six of those athletes were caught using a new “biological passport” method, which builds up a profile of each individual over a prolonged period of time. The remaining […]

Betting terminals: dangerously addictive? A 20second game makes huge profits

Two related stories by Alice Ross appeared on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) about the surge in turbo-charged roulette wheels that have transformed UK’s betting industry. We publish both of them (one is an infographic) as a warning in case the thought of legalized gambling is mooted to rid the Cayman Islands of our […]

Frequent visitor to Cayman, Blackbeard to perform in Machipongo

Frequent visitor to Cayman, Blackbeard to perform in Machipongo On Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10-11 a.m. Blackbeard the Pirate will perform at the Barrier Islands Center. Actor Ben Cherry’s love of the sea and the lore that surrounds it drew him to the role of Blackbeard. Through his research, costumes and authentic props, he gives […]

Law Firm Dress Down Days Benefit Cancer Society

Ritch & Conolly donate $1,000 to Cancer Society 25 July, George Town, Cayman Islands – Following several weeks of contributions, local law firm Ritch & Conolly today announce a donation of $1,000 to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. The funds were raised via a Dress Down Day initiative in which staff members were allowed to […]

Hotline for Labour and Pensions

Employees can now report infractions by their employers to a telephone hotline/tipline at the Department of Labour and Pensions. The Department has installed a new telephone “hotline/tipline”, for the purpose of receiving confidential information on Labour or Pension laws violations. The number is 945-3073. It can also be accessed directly from the Department’s switchboard/main number […]

North Side CERT graduation

Hazard Management Cayman Islands announced they are celebrating the successful completion of another CERT team training – this time for the community of North Side! 25 residents of the district took part in the training and out of that number, 17 of them successfully completed the requirements – a great achievement because the training program […]

Premier brings in taxation – but only for work permit holders

CITN-Cayman27 seems the favourite place for Cayman Islands premier to make major announcements these days. However, it took place during a nation wide power outage so few, if any, watched it.   Mr. Bush said on the local television “Daybreak” show at 7am that work permit holders will have to pay a payroll fee of […]

CUC power failure causes Island wide blackout and at what cost?

From around 6:30 am Wednesday (25) I was awoken with the strange noise of silence. Yes silence does wake you up and it did me immediately Perfect stillness inside my house. No air conditioning brrr and no swish from the fans. No motor noise from the refrigerator. And I didn’t like it. I am accustomed […]