January 20, 2018

Mangled cars show the raw destructive power of California mudslides

BY TIM CHESTER From Mashable If anyone doubted the sheer destructive power of the mudslides that have devastated Southern California this week, a video posted to Instagram Thursday should hammer the point home. The video, which was uploaded by The Knight Show podcast and verified by Storyful, hovers over two utterly mangled blobs of crushed […]

Cayman Islands Ministry staff help spruce up Mission House

The Mission House in Bodden Town was spruced up yesterday morning (Monday, 11 December 2017) by members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, who were “giving back” to the community. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to spend a couple of hours cleaning, sweeping, working in the garden and carrying […]

Specialist officers seconded to help improve Cayman Islands border, maritime security

From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office and Office of the Premier have announced that senior officers from the UK’s Border Force and Maritime and Coastguard Agency are being seconded to the Cayman Islands to oversee changes in the way in which Cayman’s borders are protected and its search and rescue services provided. Colin […]

How to take care of old parents at home?

From WN Taking care of old people is like growing up small babies. At some point we were grown up by our parents. Now when they get old, the responsibility of caretaking comes to our shoulders. And just like parenting, there’re a number of things that should be kept in mind while taking care of […]

Samaritan’s Purse sending “relocatable” building to help hurricane victims in Caribbean

NEWS PROVIDED BY Samaritan’s Purse Canada Donated by Calgary firm, special building on truck to US for flight to Caribbean; several Canadians going with to erect it on storm-batteredBarbuda CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ – Samaritan’s Purse Canada is sending a special “relocatable” building to the Caribbean to serve as an operations hub for the Christian […]

The ‘world’s first’ sand hostel is accommodation made of well, you can guess

BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable At this place, the last thing you can do is complain about the sand in your shoes. The world’s first sand hostel has opened up on the beaches of the Gold Coast, Australia, allowing guests to stay over and admire the sand beneath their toes. Uh, did we mention there’s […]

Florida Governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

By Andrew Innerarity and Ricardo Ortiz From OAN HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott vowed on Wednesday that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma rampaged through the region, as millions coped with another day without electricity. The […]

In Irma recovery, Caribbean Islands on unequal footing

BY GREG SCRUGGS From Americas Quarterly Storm devastation is partly a matter of chance. But the islands’ kaleidoscope of governing structures will affect how they rebuild. As Hurricane Irma blew through the Caribbean last week, it passed over a mishmash of full-fledged nations, overseas territories, and quasi-independent jurisdictions that reflect the varied legacies of colonial […]

91 killed, 9.6 million people affected by floods in eastern India

Source: Xinhua NEW DELHI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — The floods in India’s eastern state of Bihar killed at least 91 people and affected over 9.6 million others, officials said Wednesday. According to officials, heavy rains for the past three days triggered flash floods, inundating large swathes of land in the districts north and east of […]

Latest Cayman Islands Permanent Residency Application Numbers

At the latest meeting of the Cayman Islands Permanent Residency Application held on August 3rd 2017 1 applications was approved, 1 was refused, 6 were deferred, 1 was withdrawn and was classified as “No Power” because it was out of time. There have been 26 approvals since the first meeting 11th May 2017. The Permanent […]