March 22, 2019

The Editor speaks: Further to yesterday’s (20) Editorial

Yesterday I wrote about the USA’s Federal Aviation Authority (F.A.A.) asking the question “Can we be Confident?” See: I have received a comment from a reader referring me to an article published nearly EIGHT years ago. I make no apologies for republishing it in full below and wondering why on earth things are exactly […]

With Boeing 737 Max grounded, some routes no longer feasible

By Robert Silk From Travel Weekly DENVER — The Boeing 737 Max has enabled airlines to fly further than they could before with a narrowbody jet.  And so, the plane type’s worldwide grounding following the Ethiopian Airlines crash has left some airlines struggling to fly routes that are ideal for the 737 Max but not […]

10 travel safety tips every executive should know

Business travel for executives is very much prone to different health and safety risks. Following some practical safety tips before and while you are on the road might save you from glitches throughout your trip. Considering that you might have a tight and hectic schedule, it is only essential for you to consider the potential […]

Paparazzi photos of Prince Charles and Camilla on the beach in Barbados are causing controversy

By Caroline Hallemann From Town and Country Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are currently on a 13-day royal tour of the Caribbean. Yesterday, paparazzi photos of Prince Charles on a beach in Barbados in his swimming trunks were published by several media outlets. According to Britain’s Press Association, “a letter from the prince’s […]

Italian driver hijacks and torches school bus full of children

From BBC A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren was hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy. The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt. Fourteen people suffered smoke inhalation. The driver, a 47-year-old Italian citizen originally from […]

Secret Caribbean Island

The Secret Caribbean Island Travelers Are Flocking to This Spring By Marisa Spyker From Coastal Living When it comes to vacations, springtime and the Caribbean are about as natural a match as any. Whether you’re jetting off to Nassau with friends or kicking back in Punta Cana with your other half, the destination’s warm weather […]

What if the Caribbean refused royal visits until reparations were paid?

From IBW21.ORG Charles and Camilla are the latest to arrive and help whitewash the injustices of slavery and empire. By Nalini Mohabir, The Guardian — Once upon a time monarchs ruled by divine right, then later with charismatic authority. The future king Prince Charles (#NotMyPrince) has neither. Yet Caribbean governments are paying for Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal […]

Look what’s happening in a few weeks at the Cayman Islands National Museum!

Looky Ya! (North Side) Join us on Friday, 29 March 2019 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM for the relaunch of our District Looky Ya! Featuring the District of North Side. The event will take place in the National Museum Courtyard on the Waterfront. There will be local food by Marcia’s Kitchen, desserts and smoothies by Ms […]

The Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes show eerie similarities — here are all the things they have in common

By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Boeing has come under scrutiny after two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max 8 aircraft in five months. While investigators have not released their final reports about the crashes, there appears to be a number of similarities between them. The similarities include erratic flight paths and the possible involvement of plane-control software. […]

Man who survived 20-foot fall from Royal Caribbean trampoline sues cruise line for $10M

By Taylor Dolven From Miami Herald Casey Holladay, 25, bounced 10 times on Royal Caribbean’s Sky Pad trampoline aboard its Mariner of the Seas ship, somersaulting in midair as he reached about 20 feet. But on his 11th bounce, something went wrong. As he reached peak altitude, the stretchy yellow bands attached to his harness […]