April 27, 2017

Cayman Islands Premier’s Tribute to Ms Nell

It is with much sadness that we mark the passing of Ms Nell Connor, affectionately known as the Queen of Breakers. Ms Nell left this earthly realm on 25 April, just six months shy of her birthday. She was 96. Throughout the years she was postmistress, a producer of Caymanian crafts and ensured that those […]

Government cuts $700,000 subvention to St Lucia National Trust

From Caribbean News Service CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 26 2017 – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says cash flow problem being experienced by his government is the main cause for the removal of the EC$700,000 subvention to the St. Lucia National Trust (SNT) for the 2017/2018 financial year. The removal has prompted the Trust to call […]

Stranded Cubans start to leave Guyana

From Caribbean News Service GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 26 2017 – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the authorities granted the Honduras-based Easy Sky Airline temporary permission to fly into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (JGIA). The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Monday night had […]

Suriname protests escalate

From Caribbean News Service ARAMARIBO, Suriname, Apr 26 2017 – Trade unions and other civil groups say they will be filing a lawsuit against the Desi Bouterse government for violating their fundamental rights. The unions and other groups have been staging protests against the government for several days and the legal action followed moves by authorities […]

Cayman Drama Society to present the musical “Footloose”

The Cayman Drama Society is excited to announce that tickets for their 2017 musical, “Footloose – The Musical”, are now on sale.  We urge you to book early to avoid disappointment – the performances will sell out. As CDS prepare to Kick off their Sunday shoes and cut Foot loose, they hope you will join […]

Cayman Islands’ Green Iguana Raffle registration

The Department of Environment is inviting residents to register for the Grand Cayman Green Iguana Raffle. Registration for the raffle will begin on Wednesday 26th April, and will remain open throughout the cull (May to August 2017). Meanwhile registration of green iguana cull contractors is still open by appointment, through the end of business hours […]

WAP launches petition for Carnival to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre

World Animal Protection (WAP) are launching today (25) a petition to one of the largest cruise companies in the world, Carnival cruise lines, to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre. Carnival Cruise Lines are turning a blind eye to the appalling conditions that sea turtles experience by continuing to send endless streams of […]

High Design: How cannabis dispensaries actually work

BY KAT BAUMAN From Core77 Navigating the boutique beauty of federally illegal drugs It’s a complicated but exciting time to talk marijuana in America. The medically invaluable and minimally harmful drug is fast becoming a socially normalized staple crop. But for folks in states where progressive values and massive tax income are less important than […]

BRT Weekend heads to an A-List location Palm Springs, California

April 19, 2017: What do Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, and BRT Weekend Caribbean Music Festival have in common??? Each of these events will take place in the California desert getaway—Palm Springs. BRT Weekend will be the first Caribbean 3-day/6 parties’ concert for Palm Springs, which is scheduled for Memorial […]

Haitians make pilgrimage, pray for a better future

From Caribbean News Service GANTHIER, Haiti, Apr 19 2017 — Arms raised to the heavens, tens of thousands of Haitians flocked to a craggy hillside to pray and seek renewal in one of the spiritually steeped country’s biggest annual pilgrimages — one of many exuberant expressions of Good Friday devotion across the Americas. At a […]