November 24, 2017

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Director resigns

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4 Years of Progress The Ministry of Home Affairs regretfully announces the resignation of Neil Lavis as Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Lavis joined HMCIPS, which includes HMP Northward and HMP Fairbanks, in June 2013. During his tenure, he introduced several new policies and procedures to improve the standard of […]

Riverview woman helps stray animals

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From the Caribbean to Canada, Riverview woman helps stray animals By Kate Letterick From CBC ca Many dogs find new homes not only in Canada, but the U.S. as well Charlene Penney had a life decision to make in 2014. The former Riverivew resident and her boyfriend from St. Lucia were trying to decide where […]

This hidden gem of a game will make you want to hug your grandpa

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BY JESS JOHO From Mashable The elderly rarely feature as the protagonist of a video game. I mean, it’s hard to imagine a kindly old man blasting aliens or chainsawing zombies.But the peaceful, gorgeous, easy-to-play iOS title ($4.99, also available on Google Play and Steam) Old Man’s Journey will make you rethink the kind of […]

PAHO recommends steps health care professionals can take to prevent violence against women

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Pan American Health Organization                   www.paho.org World Health Organization www.who.int News and Public Information PAHO recommends concrete steps that health care professionals can take to improve treatment and prevention of violence against women “LIVES” steps: 1) listen closely, with empathy and without judgment, 2) inquire about their needs and concerns, 3) validate their experiences, 4) enhance […]

Preferential Financing, Disaster Risk Insurance key to climate resiliency in Caribbean Region, Secretary-General tells Reconstruction Conference

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REPORT from UN Secretary-General Published on 21 Nov 2017 — Following are UN SecretaryGeneral António Guterres’ remarks to the HighLevel Conference for Reconstruction and Resilience of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in New York today: Welcome to this HighLevel Conference to mobilize support for reconstruction and resilience of countries […]

Huge spider terrorizes woman and traps her in her car for 20 minutes

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BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable GET OUT OF THE CAR. A woman in  — you guessed it — Australia was held hostage in her car for about 20 minutes by a hair spider. Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, Australia, was driving home from work on Friday when she spotted a large spider hanging out on […]

Yachts Caymans offers special catamaran charter this Thanksgiving (CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO)

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From Mexico City. Craig List Celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving weekend in the Caymans with your family and friends. Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the 23rd of November, is a day of festivity, family reunions and lavish turkey feast. It is a time to feel gratitude for the good things in life. So, what better […]

‘Hero’ father who thwarted alleged kidnapping attempt said he still prays for ‘peace of mind’ after the incident

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By CATHERINE THORBECKE and DOUG LANTZ Good Morning America From Yahoo News The father who thwarted the alleged attempted kidnapping of his daughter, and an attempted burglary of his home, said he is left reeling and praying for “peace of mind” after learning the extent of what authorities described as an elaborate plot devised by […]

Some insane people think this weird triangle is a crashed alien ship on Mars

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Mars is one of the most studied and scrutinized of all the planets in our Solar System, and space agencies have sent probes, orbiters, and rovers to investigate it in unprecedented detail in recent years. Mankind has never found anything suggesting that life was once present on its surface, or […]

LIFE donates to the Cayman Islands Transition Unit

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LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone) has made its first book donation of the school year to the Transition Unit, a government programme that helps children who need extra learning support in their Reception year. 170 books were carefully selected as a comprehensive collection to engage the interest of emerging readers age 5-6. The collection includes […]