September 25, 2017

DEAD OR IN JAIL Minister says AEC stats are biggest failure

More than 60% of all school leavers from the Alternative Education Centre ended up either dead or in prison. That’s the shocking fact revealed by Education Minister Rolston Anglin who described it as “the biggest failure we’ve ever had”. Mr Anglin was speaking at a West Bay community meeting to talk about the recent spate […]

New orifice security scanner for Northward

His Excellency The Governor, Duncan Taylor visited H.M Prison, Northward, in order to present a brand new B.O.S.S. II Body Orifice Security Scanner, which cost CI$$7800. The money of the new scanner had been provided by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of its annual allocation of funds. The new scanner – described […]

Spirits down as hours extensions rejected

The owners of three liquor stores in Cayman say their business is in a perilous state after an application to extend their opening hours was rejected.   Reflections Liquor 4 Less has three outlets in George Town that currently stay open until 7pm.   Brothers Prentice and Stanley Panton applied to the Licensing Committee to […]

Government school results continue to improve

Year 12 students in 2011 achieved the highest ever-external examination results recorded for the government education service. According to Education Ministry officials, the pass rate represents a significant improvement over last year’s results and continues a trend of improvement nationally. Nationally, 45% of Year 12 students in 2011 attained five or more Level 2 passes […]

Freedom of Information and tea in the Brac

Jennifer Dilbert along with her staff from the Information Commissioner’s Office hosted an afternoon tea at the Aston Rutty Centre on Friday 16 Sept. Mrs. Dilbert said the goal of the tea was to set a comfortable atmosphere in which attendees felt at ease to discuss any questions they may have towards her staff and […]

Visa scrapping is just “foolish”

Former Honorary Jamaican Consul Robert Hamaty, longtime advocate for the island nation, has rejected Governor Duncan Taylor’s scrapping of a new visa scheme for visitors, calling it “foolishness.” Simultaneously, current Honorary Consul Dr Jospeh Marzouca, said the governor should embrace two parts of the scheme allowing those under 15 years and those over 70, to […]

iNews continues to grow and grow

As we pass our 100 issue milestone and look back how iNews has grown and grown, it is thrilling to see the tremendous support we have received through our comments blog, social media and direct contacts from all the businesses and residential sections of our community. The fact file below shows our average monthly statistics […]

Bush: “a ‘dark hand’ undermining C.I.’s”

Concerned citizens at West Bay meeting. In a broad appeal to the West Bay community on Wednesday night, Premier McKeeva Bush called for cooperation with police to stem a wave of violence in the district, and detailed recent additions to the police. The five gang-related murders and serious wounding in the last week, he said, […]

Chilling similarities between Cayman and Liverpool crime gangs

iNews reporter Paul Kennedy spent more than 20 years working as a journalist for regional and national newspapers on Merseyside. Here he looks at what the people of Cayman can expect if officers from his home city come to help the RCIPS. Merseyside has seen its fair share of criminal problems over the years. Drugs, […]

iEvents

Lion Fish Culling Course The Department of Environment (DoE) is hosting a lion fish culling course on Cayman Brac next Tuesday, 28 September. Anyone interested in helping control this invasive fish species should attend this free course to earn their lion fish culling license. The course starts at 7 p.m. in the District Administration Building’s […]