January 20, 2018

Trinidadian claims coveted Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship

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By Barbados Today From St Lucia Online (BARBADOS TODAY) – Mandela Patrick, a 22-year-old Computer Science major from Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. He was chosen today from a field of nine candidates from Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas. Mandela, who did […]

Sir Rodney commends support of ‘architectural gems’

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From Antigua Observer Governor General Sir Rodney Williams has commended all those who have made contributions towards the restoration of both the St John’s Anglican Cathedral and Government House, and he has called for additional support for the projects. Referring to the two historical buildings as “two architectural gems”, Sir Rodney made the call during […]

Cayman Islands: Location changed for Queen’s Birthday Celebration

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Due to the pending inclement weather, the decision has been taken to move Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday celebrations to inside the Elmslie Memorial United Church. The ceremony will still begin at the previously announced time of 9 a.m. All attendees are asked to be in place inside the church by 8.30 a.m. […]

Child Month Reception

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Child Month Reception at Cayman Islands Government House This year’s Honouring Child Month reception was held on the patio of Government House, on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Hosted by her Excellency, the Governor Helen Kilpatrick, the evening event was held to thank Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff, their partner agencies and community […]

Bahamas: Dr Hubert Minnis sworn in as Prime Minister

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From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, May 12 2017 – Dr Hubert Minnis was on Thursday sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas since the country gained political independence from Britain in 1973. Minnis, a medical doctor and former minister of health was sworn into office at Government House […]

Cayman Islands Governor out of hospital

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Her Excellency Governor Helen Kilpatrick was discharged from George Town Hospital this afternoon (Thursday, 16 February 2017) following treatment for collapsed lungs and four broken ribs which she sustained in an accident at the weekend. The Governor would like to praise the quick and expert response of the paramedics who attended at Government House. The […]

Philbert McFarlane wins Cayman Islands Deputy Governor’s Award 2015-2016

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Philbert McFarlane from the Lands and Survey Department has won the Deputy Governor’s Award 2015-2016. Mr. McFarlane, who is a land registry officer, was selected from the 12 successful finalists of the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month, under the Deputy Governor’s Award Programme. Hosted by Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Deputy […]

[US] House takes USVI out of Puerto Rico debt bill

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From St. Croix Source The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill laying out a framework to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis with a powerful oversight board Thursday, after removing a provision that would have allowed the U.S. Virgin Islands to seek protection from creditors the same way. Delegate Stacey Plaskett and Gov. Kenneth Mapp […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman Islands Grand Court Jurors Report Date Changed The report date for Grand Court jurors has been changed. All Grand Court Jurors who are in the 6 April – 5 July 2016 session, please be advised that you are now to report for jury duty on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The Jury […]

Registration for Cayman Islands government schools now open

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The registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to, government schools for the 2016/2017 school year will open on Tuesday 29th March, 2016 and registration will close on Friday 24th June, 2016. Registration for Government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1st September 2016. That means a child born […]