October 20, 2018

ESO says economy is up

The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) has published their statistics for the first quarter of 2011 and report, surprisingly, a growth of 1.2%. This compares with a growth of only 0.9% estimated for the whole of 2011. I say surprisingly because it doesn’t seem like it. Many of the small businesses we spoke to are […]

Police now offering cash for your cache

Police announced yesterday a one-month extension of the recent gun amnesty, offering $200 for every operable firearm and $25 for every 10 rounds of ammunition. The 1-31 Aug extension, in conjunction with digital billboard king Robert Baraud, owner of High Impact Media, comes after expiry of the 1-31 July RCIPS amnesty that yielded only two […]

Hair raising style for Jamaican Independence

Ann Marie Tomlinson has loved doing her hair in wild, crazy styles ever since she was a 15-year-old girl growing up in Kingston, Jamaica. “I used to have a new hair style every week, but now, times are hard and I just do every holiday, like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, the Queen’s Birthday, Valentine’s […]

Residents get a steal at police auction

Imagine picking up two commercial boat engines in good working condition (with gas bottles) for under $25 or a mountain bike for only $5. Well, to get a bargain like that, you should have been at the police auction. The piercing Saturday (30) morning sun was no deterrent to the determined bargain hunters. People were […]

Economy showing bright and encouraging growth

The Cayman Islands economy appears to be recovering slowly from its prolonged recession, and while dark spots linger, some good news has emerged as government statistics limn the last part of 2010. According to a report released on Friday by the Economic and Statistics Office, domestic output declined for the third consecutive year, led by […]