September 21, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands Labour and Pensions closing early The Department of Labour and Pensions (DLP) would like to notify the public that their office will close at 12:30 p.m. this Friday (22 September 2017), to facilitate a staff meeting. The DLP will resume normal business hours on Monday, 25 September 2017. DLP staff apologise for […]

Butterfield’s Young Musicians visit Juilliard

(Grand Cayman – 20 September 2017) The 2017 and 2016 winners of Butterfield’s Young Musician of the Year competition were treated to a trip to New York City to visit The Juilliard School as part of their prizes. Marcos Bertran, the 2017 winner, plays the Alto Saxophone and Daniela Granados, 2016’s winner, plays the flute. […]

Leonardo DiCaprio announces $20m deal for environmental grants

By Celebretainment From Journal Review Leonardo DiCaprio has awarded $20 million in grants through his environmental foundation. The Academy Award-winning actor – who founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 – has announced that the eye-watering sum is to be spread across more than 100 organizations that are committed to environmental sustainability. Speaking at a […]

Mottley appeals for greater regional integration

BY JEDIAEL CARTEL From Jamaica Observer The reality of an ocean can no longer separate us, Barbadian Opposition leader tells PNP conference Mia Mottley came to the opening night of the Opposition People’s National Party’s 79th annual conference in Kingston last Thursday with an appeal for greater integration across the Caribbean, pointing to the long, […]

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cayman Islands reconstituted

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands was reconstituted in Westminster, London, on Tuesday night (12 September 2017), for the first time since the U.K. general election in June. The group, which promotes Cayman Islands interests in the U.K. and internationally, now has more than 30 MPs and Peers. This is a significant […]

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RCIPS Warns All Residents to Avoid Water-Related Activities This Weekend, 9-10 September Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma the sea conditions around the islands are expected to deteriorate dramatically beginning tomorrow.  The RCIPS strenuously warns all residents against ANY water-related activities, whether that be boating, surfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling, diving or swimming.  Rough seas and […]

1 shot. 1 stabbed NY J’Ouvert parade

One shot, another stabbed along route of New York Caribbean Carnival Parade BY DALE W. EISINGER, JOHN ANNESE, GRAHAM RAYMAN, ANDREW KESHNER From NEW YORK DAILY NEWS An unidentified man was stabbed during the parade on Monday. One person was stabbed and another person was shot along the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade route on […]

Sir Rodney commends support of ‘architectural gems’

From Antigua Observer Governor General Sir Rodney Williams has commended all those who have made contributions towards the restoration of both the St John’s Anglican Cathedral and Government House, and he has called for additional support for the projects. Referring to the two historical buildings as “two architectural gems”, Sir Rodney made the call during […]

L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar

By David Zahniser From Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere. Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second […]


Carnival of a Different Flavor By Tara Donaldson, From The Huffington Post If you’ve ever set foot in a Caribbean carnival, then you’ve experienced the truest form of the region’s spirit and soul. But if you’ve never set foot in Grenada for Spicemas, then you’ve never experienced Jab Jab, the most elemental form of Carnival […]