October 21, 2017

LOST AT SEA: Cruise industry reaches “point of no return”

Pronouncing the local cruise industry “dead”, Robert Hamaty director and founder of a private-sector tourism association, said yesterday Cayman’s competition had already triumphed, leaving George Town fatally crippled. “It’s a fact,” he told iNews. “It has reached the point of no return. Our situation here is like the 1950s when we used canoes to tender […]

I’M NO COWBOY: Premier “is out of line” claims former auditor

Former Auditor General Dan Duguay yesterday angrily rejected accusations by Premier McKeeva Bush that the ex-official was ”a cowboy”, saying the remarks were “inappropriate and uncalled for”, and threatened to compromise the office. Current Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick, while declining to comment on the charges, said he too “did not enjoy” being accused of disrespect […]

Fashion gala at Camana Bay

Work by Cayman fashion designers was showcased at the Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Centre. Models took to the catwalk on Saturday bringing the glitz and glamour of Milan to the Cayman Islands. International models shared the stage with local stars to entertain the packed crowd. See Wednesday’s iNews for full story and pictures.  

Ministry names new Housing Trust Board

The Ministry of Community Affairs, Gender and Housing has appointed a new Board of Directors to the National Housing Development Trust (NHDT). Members include: Rayal Bodden; Chairman Allan Bush; Director Michael Godfrey; Director Ann-Marie Powell; Director Jaron Jackson; Director Terry-Ann Arch; Director Delia Hydes; Director Members Bodden, Bush, Godfrey, Jackson and Ms. Powell are NHDT […]

MRCU in the air again

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU)’s distinctive red plane will soon be up in the air again as the unit starts a low-level aerial operation this week Wednesday, 26 October. Moving towards the end of mosquito season, the aircraft will disperse larvicidal pellets (Altosid) into stagnant and standing water throughout the swamps, targeting the […]


Calling for changes to the way government obtains goods and services, Premier McKeeva Bush on Friday said he didn’t care if “Martians” got the job done, as long as it was achieved. “I am answerable as Minister of Finance,” he said, referring specifically to the loosely constructed systems that enabled him to negotiate a $155 […]

BUSH IN LOAN FIGHT: Cohen loan scrutinised by LA unit

The Auditor General will appear this morning before the watchdog Public Accounts Committee, hearing from Premier McKeeva Bush, United Democratic Party Treasurer Peter Young and Chairman of the Central Tenders Committee Ronnie Dunn. The five-member committee, meeting in public session at the Legislative Assembly, will hear testimony about government’s abortive 2010 effort to borrow $155 […]

Deputy DPP Appointed

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced criminal prosecutor Trevor Ward to the post of Deputy DPP. This is a new post following the establishment of the Office in May of this year. The Office recently carried out an open recruitment process, and the post was […]

Outdoor channel on WestStar’s extreme sports tier

After three months of free preview, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Outdoor Channel by signing up for WestStar’s Extreme Sports. From now through the end of December, WestStar has an introductory price of $5 per month for Extreme Sports. Outdoor Channel (channel 145), dubbed as America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, features programming designed to educate and […]

Office Supply winner

Office Supply, located at The Old Cinema at Marquee Plaza, Lawrence Blvd is pleased to announce the winner of our “Back to School” competition. The competition was open to all customers who shopped at Office Supply throughout July and September. The grand prize was a fabulous Home Gym by Bow Flex and was supplied by […]