June 25, 2018

Embracing E-Learning

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Embracing E-Learning: OECS Commission and CXC continue collaboration using new Educational Technology Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — The OECS Commission’s Education Development Management Unit and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) continue their collaboration to support Ministries of Education across the region in the development of existing ICT capacities and the creation of new digital resources. […]

The Editor Speaks: Never!

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Following on from yesterday’s Editorial “Strange Timing” re the beneficial ownership disclosure order by the Uk Tory government and a suggestion the tourist industry might fill the gap if the financial sector would collapses, I asked one of our leading accountants how long this would take? He implied, ‘never’! This is what he said: “No […]

Former prison boss [now in Cayman Islands] calls [TCI] HMP ‘a real mess’

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From Turks and Caicos Weekly News HER Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Grand Turk has received some very harsh criticism from former prison superintendent Steve Barrett. Barret, 55, now serves as the interim prisons director of Her Majesty’s Prison in the Cayman Islands. He exited his post in the Turks and Caicos Islands in January this […]

The Editor Speaks: Garbage and prison

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I am not saying that garbage and prisons go together like hell and high water. What I am saying is that the woeful garbage situation and the woeful overcrowded conditions at our prison go together. We could even give it a title “Tell me the old, old story”, except it is a title of a […]

Cayman and UK in joint TCI security operation

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The Governor’s Office and RCIPS have confirmed details of a joint operation with the UK and TCI Police this week to help protect the Turks and Caicos Islands from a serious upsurge in illegal migrants arriving on the islands from Haiti. Following a request from the Government of TCI a joint operation was planned and […]

Another woman head of state of Caribbean nation

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News New York A female judge who has worked in Trinidad and the wider Caribbean has become the region’s latest woman head of state, adding to the growing number of females at the top echelons of governance in the bloc. Justice Paula-Mae Weekes was unanimously and overwhelmingly supported by the […]

CDB predicts 2% economic growth for the C’bean in 2018

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news conference that the […]

The Editor speaks: Private beaches and access

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It would appear we are not the only country that has a problem with enforcing access to beaches that owners of property on the beachfront think belong to them. Please see our story published today “Turks & Caicos: PNP & PDM clash over private beach issue”. The opening paragraph sets particularly well the scene: “A […]

Turks & Caicos: PNP & PDM clash over private beach issue

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By Todeline Defralien, From SUNtv News A racist rant by a white expatriate protesting against locals using the beach in front of his beach-front property in Taylor Bay, Providenciales, has sparked national outrage and heated debate about private beaches, and ignited a verbal clash and blame-game between the two main political parties in the Turks […]

Cayman Islands: New Interim Director appointed to HMCIPS

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the individual who has been appointed to serve as the interim Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Steven Barrett, a senior manager with more than 30 years of experience in corrections, is currently finishing a tour as the Superintendent of Prisons at Her Majesty’s […]