November 20, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Alfredo Whittaker is new Cayman Islands Football Association President After a marathon four rounds of voting Alfredo Whittaker has been elected the new President of the Cayman Islands Football Association. (CIFA) When the first round of voting began incumbent Lee Ramoon received 6 votes, and Whittaker and candidate Renard Moxam eacg receiving 5. A […]

CORRECTED: Cayman Islands man charged with importation of cocaine, 17 November

From RCIPS Mon 20 2017 (Corrected by RCIPS Mon 20 Nov) The man, aged 32 of Bodden Town, who was arrested on 2 June with two Venezuelans and and one Colombian during a police operation was  formally charged on Friday, 17 November with the following: Being Concerned in the Importation of Cocaine; and Conspiring to Import […]

20 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

20 Nov Mon 2017 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Mon Nov 20 2017 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Stewart   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami […]

MBB Preview: Mocs Host Mainland Version of Cayman Islands Classic

From Gomocs Lamont Paris’ Chattanooga Mocs look to continue momentum from Thursday night’s home opening win. CHATTANOOGA—The Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball team is in the midst of a four-game home stretch hosting the mainland bracket of the Cayman Islands Classic. Alabama State, Jacksonville State and Savannah State join the Mocs in McKenzie Arena Monday and […]

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as ‘utterly heartbreaking’ in Caribbean visit

By Martin Coulter From Evening Standard UK The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused byhurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”. Speaking after meeting families made homeless by Hurricanes Irmaand Maria, Prince Charles said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation”. The heir to the throne’s comments came during the first […]

Four Jamaican foods Listed in Saveur Magazine’s List of 17 Essential Caribbean Dishes

By StephanieK From Saveur Magazine has created a list of the essential Caribbean dishes that everyone should try. While Jamaica’s most recognized food is jerk chicken, there are several other traditional dishes that deserve more attention. These include pepper pot soup, ackee and saltfish fritters, coconut gizzada, and coconut toto. Pepper Pot Soup is […]

Disaster resilience planning key factor for the Caribbean

By Wesley Kirton From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – The 41st annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America wrapped up in Miami on Friday (November 17) with the issue of disaster resilience planning dominating the discussions, against the backdrop of Hurricanes Irma and Maria which struck the Caribbean region within weeks of each […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

US and UK among the most civil nations online, Microsoft says

By Steve Dent From engadget On Safer Internet Day, it advises following the Golden Rule. Last 2nd July it was “Safer Internet Day,” so Microsoft released some stats showing relative safety and civility by nation. It turns out that people find each other pretty civil online in the US, as the nation placed third on […]

UK: Manchester Christmas shopper shocker as ‘Theresa May’ and Co tax rain, small children and puppies

From Salford Star MANCHESTER PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY SUGGESTIONS FOR TORY BUDGET TAXES ON SANTA AND CARING THOUGHTS – [Flights to Cayman Islands won’t be taxed] Market Street in Manchester City Centre became a showcase for Tory Government pre-budget suggestions this afternoon, with ‘Theresa May’ and ‘Philip Hammond’ liking the idea of taxing everything from the northern […]