February 25, 2017

Taste of Cayman 2017 supports Cayman Islands’ Rotaract clubs

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) donated CI$2,870.50 to the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Rotaract Blue through their raffle at the 29th Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, to support the clubs’ continued activities within the community. “We are so happy that the raffle was a success this year,” Ms Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, […]

Coco Fest

Healthy turn out for Cayman Islands Coco Fest Savannah, Grand Cayman, February, 2017 – The grounds of the historic Pedro St. James was completely transformed on Saturday 18th February for its second annual Coco Fest. The event was an afternoon devoted to celebrating food, drinks and arts and crafts all connected by one main ingredient—the […]

Recipe of the week

Recipe: Chili and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast From The Kitchn Chili and cheese stuffed chicken breast may never win any beauty awards, but that’s just fine because — as this quick dinner proves — it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Preparing stuffed chicken breast has a way of feeling intimidating, especially if you’ve never […]

High prices, no service: Cuba’s hotel problem

From iafrica Could anything be better than a winter getaway to Cuba, complete with a stay in one of the Caribbean island’s five-star luxury hotels? Actually, yes, say many of the tourists flocking to the Caribbean’s new “it” destination, who complain the state-owned hotel industry is underwhelming and overpriced. Tourists have been flooding Cuba ever […]

Dozens starve to death in Caribbean prison

By Newser Editors and Wire Services From newser Inmates say conditions in Haiti are hellish (NEWSER) – “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile tells the AP from Haiti’s National Penitentiary. The crumbling facility houses around 5,000 prisoners, […]

Cayman Islands lure South Africans with tax-free pay, opportunities

By Ingé Lamprecht From Moneyweb NZ UK, Australia remain most popular destinations for chartered accountants. JOHANNESBURG – If you pushed your trolley down an aisle of the main supermarket in Grand Cayman, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were in South Africa. “I’ve heard and spoken more Afrikaans here in the past year than […]

Recipe of the week

Recipe: Mini Thai Pork Pitas By Christine Gallary From The Kitchn A few years ago, a recipe in a food magazine caught my eye. The recipe involved stuffing pita bread with a thin layer of seasoned ground lamb, then grilling the whole thing until the outside was crispy and the inside stayed nice and juicy. […]

Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD

Rome, 15 February 2017 – In a private meeting with indigenous peoples’ representatives, Pope Francis stressed the need to  reconcile development, both social and cultural, with the protection of indigenous peoples and their territories, “especially when planning economic activities that may interfere with their cultures and their ancestral relationship to the earth,” he said. The 36-member […]

Shakin’ it up for Coco Fest!

Pedro Castle to host second annual Coco Fest, February 18 Savannah, Grand Cayman, February 14, 2016 – Pedro Castle is getting ready to shake their coconuts for it’s second annual Coco Fest, on February 18 from 12PM – 4PM! The organisers have teamed up with the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and will be helping to […]

US, EU food standards major hurdle for Caribbean exporters

From Brussels CTA As Caricom countries struggle to move away from their traditional reliance on a single industry or major crop in the face of growing economic uncertainty worldwide, they are finding it increasingly difficult to enter markets in the EU and North America with new types of food products. But tariffs are no longer […]