October 17, 2019

Watlers Community Park

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Daughter of  Major Roddy Watler joins volunteers in refurbishing Watlers Community Park Last Saturday (3) volunteers from The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Endeavour Construction and Public Works joined forces to refurbish the Watlers Community Park in George Town. Joining them, but really just to inspect the works was Joan (Watler) Wilson. Joan’s father, the […]

Barbados: 1,500 Public sector workers to be laid off

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From Wired Ja BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, October 15, 2018 – Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the nation on Sunday, that fifteen hundred persons across in the Barbados public sector, will be laid off over the next few weeks, the majority of whom will be temporary workers. “We give the country the assurance that while we do […]

The Editor Speaks: Astroturf waste!

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I spoke only this week about how our government doesn’t seem to care how much money they waste on our behalf. The shocking disclosure from North Side MLA, Ezzard Miller, how the government have allowed the Astroturf that was purchased by a donor to sit at the George Town Port since May and accumulate charges […]

BVI disaster management department issues first post-hurricane report

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September 14, 2017 ROAD TOWN, BVI — The British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management issued its first post-hurricane report on Wednesday: 1. The event Hurricane Irma, a destructive category 5, impacted the territory on September 6, 2017, with winds of 185 mph causing widespread damage to the road infrastructure, housing stock, ports, telecommunications, electrical […]

Bahamas public justifiably horrified, says attorney general

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By Krystel Brown Nassau Guardian Online Editor From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel said on Friday there is something “rotten in the state” as he referenced a number of reported cases of alleged misfeasance by the former Christie administration highlighted during the budget debate in the House of Assembly. […]

The Editor Speaks: Remembering a “forgotten” Cayman Islands hero who was born 136 years ago.

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Major Joseph Rodriquez Watler (better known as Mr. Roddy) “Roddy” was born on 3rd March 1880 in the District of Red Bay, Grand Cayman. He died at age 75 in April of 1965. Roddy served as Inspector of Police for some 33 years. He also served as Light House Keeper, Foreman of Public Works, Boarding […]

Former USVI governor arrested on embezzlement charges

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From Caribbean News Now ST THOMAS, USVI — The former governor of the US Virgin Islands was arrested on Tuesday morning on two felony counts of alleged financial improprieties in relation to widely publicized security improvements on his house in 2007. John deJongh was arrested by USVI authorities on charges of embezzling public funds and […]

The Editor Speaks: The damage done to community policing by over zealous traffic ticketing

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Soon after I arrived in Cayman over 30 years ago the police traffic officers were targeting drivers who drove past an amber traffic signal and ticketing them with the offense of not obeying a traffic signal. This caused many protests and angry members of the community. It also coincided with a brand new police vehicle […]