July 16, 2018

The Editor Speaks: Happy Independence Day (July 4th) to the USA

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Being British, I laughingly tell my American friends that July 4th is an equally big celebration in Great Britain. With extra emphasis on the ‘Great’! They look amazed and normally say “Really. Why?” I answer back. “It’s the day we got rid of the USA!” Normally they laugh back but some walk away in disgust. […]

Cayman Islands May 2018 funerals

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Darwin Leitch Tibbetts  24 Sep 1928 – 10 May 2018 Creek Noel Andrew Johnson 11 Jun 1928 – 11 May 2018 Chisholm’s Lela Iola Ebanks – 27 May 2018 North Side Lilian Dorothy (Bodden) Brown 9 Oct 1917 – 30 May 2018 Creek Carlton William Farrell 4 Aug 1949 – 30 May 2018 Garden of […]

The Editor Speaks: Tariffs

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When US President Donald Trump started imposing tariffs it would seem not to matter to us living in the Caribbean. If it creates a trade war let the US fight it out with seemingly the rest of the world. Unfortunately our little country, The Cayman Islands, will be hit and hard. We produce very little […]

The Editor Speaks: Shouldn’t the sea level rise worry us?

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“The Antarctic Ice Sheet is an important indicator of climate change and driver of sea-level rise. Here we combine satellite observations of its changing volume, flow and gravitational attraction with modelling of its surface mass balance to show that it lost 2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, which corresponds to […]

Customs K9 retiree seeks home

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Cayman Islands Customs K9 Retiree Seeks New Home CI Customs canine Blaze has been retired from active service. The contraband sniffer dog has been on active duty since 2014. Blaze, a Beagle mix, arrived from the Sheriff’s Office in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Blaze, an eager, silky coated, Beagle-mix is the latest Customs K-9 “officer” […]

The Editor Speaks: Education

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In iNews Cayman today we have published a story where the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA), Lynsley Doodhai, has said “Asking teachers to mark School Based Assessment (SBA) projects and not pay them is modern day slavery.” Speaking at the 78th Tobago Teachers’ Get-Together held at the Tobago Nutrition and […]

Deported, desperate, but determined

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BY ALAYNE RICHARDS From Jamaica Observer Parents sent to Jamaica go the extra mile to reunite with children in the USA HUNDREDS, if not thousands, of deported Caribbean parents are desperately trying to reunite with children left behind in the United States. For Clinton, (not his real name) sheer desperation to see his injured daughter […]

The Editor Speaks: Mothers

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I have known intimately three mothers. The first was my real mother, Ethel. She nourished me in her womb, she nursed me and she raised me up until I left home when I was twenty-three. She also raised my sister Joyce who was nine years older than me. The second was my first wife, Diane. […]

Cayman Islands: UCCI Interim Dean of Academic Affairs elected as Accreditation Body Commissioner

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UCCI are pleased to share the news that Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies at UCCI, was elected to the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) Board of Commissioners. Please see the attached press release for details. Dr. Mosley-Matchett played a crucial role in the UCCI Business […]

Richard Coulson’s Business Bites: Blacklisting – Why not fight back?

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By RICHARD COULSON From Tribune242 I have just read press reports that another bill has been tabled in the House to avoid blacklisting, by satisfying – better read “appeasing” – the European Union (EU) in its campaign to extract full compliance on tax matters. Our Government will now face the tedious task of collecting comprehensive […]