April 18, 2019

Chicago firefighter fired for sexually harassing college student on ride-along

By John Byrne From Chicago Tribune A Chicago firefighter was fired after a City Colleges student said he touched her inappropriately and harassed her while she was at a firehouse for a ride-along as part of her training to become a paramedic, according to the city watchdog. The student immediately complained to her parents and […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Finance’s 2020 Strategic Policy Statement

2020 Strategic Policy Statement Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA Minister of Finance and Economic Development 12 April 2019 Page 1 of 13 Introduction Mister Speaker, It is my honour to rise today and speak to the Government’s 2018 Strategic Policy Statement, herein after referred to as the SPS. Mister Speaker, the Government’s 2020 Strategic Policy […]

20 Mar Weather in Cayman

20 Mar Wed 2019 Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Light and variable winds and slight seas will continue across the Cayman area today associated with a weak pressure gradient across the Northwest Caribbean. A cold front currently northwest of the Cayman Islands is expected to linger over the next day or so leading to an increase […]

Haiti is a threat to the Caribbean according to the opposition

From Haiti Libre The opposition coalition says of the democratic and popular sector, including the hard wing, announced last week that it would undertake meetings with representatives of different sectors of national life in order to intensify anti-government mobilization throughout the national territory. For the opposition, it is not only a question of getting President […]

H.M. The Queen’s Commonwealth Day 2019 Message

Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year as we mark the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration, when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members. The vision and sense of connection that inspired the signatories has stood the test of time, and the Commonwealth continues to grow, […]

Unclear if $560-m US Caribbean security plan has worked — federal report

From Jamaica Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report released Wednesday said the US Government spent more than US$560 million to boost security across the Caribbean during this decade but doesn’t know whether its efforts have worked. The US Government Accountability Office said that the collection and maintenance of data for the […]

Enhanced recruitment process is focus for Health Ministry managers

GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) –   Some 20 senior managers and human resources (HR) staff from the Ministry of Health recently attended a two-day training intended to enhance their recruitment skills. SHRM Senior Certified Professional Susan White, a former Senior Vice President and Human Resource Executive at global financial services firm JP Morgan Chase, led the sessions. Key […]

The Weekend Getaway Cure: Survey finds stress will drive more of us to hit the open road in 2019

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Annual Survey Finds Travelers are Ready to Unplug, Unwind and Escape More This Year ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2019) – Ready to draft a catchy “Out of Office” note and set your sights on the highway? You’re not alone. Enterprise’s Annual Weekend Getaway Survey found that more people are reporting a stronger desire to […]

meeco develops clean energy products for tourism sector in Africa

Project development and financing model sun2share introduced in Botswana The tourism sector is one of the largest industries worldwide and at the same time one of the fastest growing. In 2017, the travel and tourism industry accounted for 10.4% of the global GDP. Especially, in developing nations in Africa this sector is a major economic driver. […]

Promoting a culture of leadership development for the Cayman Islands Fire Service

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of its on-going commitment to staff training and development, the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs circulated a notice inviting expressions of interest from all frontline personnel at the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) in relation to participating in coaching for the positions of Captain and Lieutenant on 23 […]