June 25, 2018

Monday, 25 June is International Day of the Seafarer: Message from Cayman Islands Minister

Message by Minister for Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour to mark International Day of the Seafarer Monday, 25 June 2018 It gives me great pleasure today to commemorate the International Day of the Seafarer. Here in the Cayman Islands our rich maritime heritage plays a very important part in determining who we are as a culture. […]

US: Many ignorant on date of election in NY 9th Congressional District

From NAN By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 21, 2018: Several voters in New York’s 9th congressional district appear utterly ignorant of the date of the upcoming primary election, days after the incumbent and the challenger clashed in the first and only debate. Speaking to several voters on Flatbush Avenue […]

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

Ignore the news, these are the most peaceful countries in the Caribbean

BY ISMAIL AKWEI From Face2Face Africa Red House: Government office in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago The Caribbean islands are mostly in the news for violence and crime, however, those reports cannot mean the countries do not have peace at all. The level of peace in the Caribbean was quantified by the Institute for […]

EU – African, Caribbean and Pacific countries future partnership: Council adopts negotiating mandate

On 22 June 2018, the Council adopted the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Formal negotiations will start by the end of August 2018, as provided by the current agreement, the Cotonou Agreement. The EU will work towards a substantially revised agreement with a […]

Upgraded Cayman Islands police vehicle light bars

From RCIPS The RCIPS would like to inform the public that since the start of June, the service has begun to transition the emergency lights on all police vehicles to an upgraded version. These new police emergency lights have been programmed to increase the visibility of police when on patrol. Portions of the lights will […]

US Report: Former Acadia park director accepted illegal Caribbean vacation

By David Sharp, The Associated Press From Bangor Daily News PORTLAND, Maine — A former Acadia National Park superintendent accepted an illegal gift of a Caribbean family vacation valued at more than $14,000 months before his retirement in 2015, according to a report released Thursday. The report was issued by the inspector general of the […]

Communiqué of the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority

Friday, June 22, 2018 — The Sixty-Fifth Meeting of the OECS Authority was held at the Harbor Club, Saint Lucia, during the period June 18-19 2018, under the Chairmanship of Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Meeting was preceded by an Opening Ceremony where remarks were made […]

Jamaica: Multi-stakeholder acceptance of Fiscal Council will be kKey – Finance Minister

By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” […]

OPEC OKs modest oil-output hike as Saudis, Iran compromise

From Newsmax OPEC is said to have deal in principle with Iran for output hike OPEC agreed on Friday on a modest increase in oil production from next month after its leader Saudi Arabia persuaded arch-rival Iran to cooperate, following calls from major consumers to curb rising fuel costs. But the agreement failed to announce […]