September 23, 2021

Archives for May 7, 2021

Cayman: Resignation of Director of Public Prosecutions

His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE has received and accepted the formal resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Patrick Moran. His final day in office will be 18 May 2021 followed by a period of annual leave to 28 July 2021. Mr. Moran has tendered his resignation for personal reasons. Mr. Moran […]

Cayman: Governor statement on Traffic Light System for inbound travel to England

The UK Transport Minister, Grant Shapps has today announced a gradual re-opening of international travel to and from England from 17 May.  Included in the announcement is information on the Government’s new traffic light system which assesses countries as red, amber and green (RAG) for inbound travel. This rating determines what inbound travellers must do on […]

Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

  Cayman: Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Held Current and former Members of Parliament (MPs), their guests, senior civil servants and Parliamentarians recently came together for a rousing, spiritually-infused look into the state of the nation. The 25th Annual Prayer Breakfast took place at the Ritz Carlton, on Wednesday, 05 May 2021, and was attended by some […]

Cayman: Privy Council Upholds Court of Appeal Ruling on Referendums

The Privy Council has upheld the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal ruling on people-initiated referendums. The Council, on 28 April 2021, refused a local initiative to seek the Council’s leave to appeal the Appeal Court’s ruling of 8 July 2020. As a result, the Court of Appeal’s clarification on Section 70 of the Cayman Islands […]

Cayman: Man Arrested on Drug-Related Offenses in Cayman Brac, 7 May

Just before 8:30PM yesterday, 6 May, police conducted a search of a residence in Cayman Brac, under the Cayman Islands Misuse of Drugs Act. During the search, officers recovered a quantity of ganja and a small quantity of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. A 40-year-old-man of Cayman Brac was arrested in relation […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 7 May 2021, NO new positives, 70,068 vaccines administered

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 407 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 6 May 2021. All were negative. The total number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to date is 70,068. So far, 37,470 (58% of the estimated population of 65,000) have received at least one […]

This Sunday (9) is Mother’s Day

By Joan Evangeline (Watler) Wilson I publish this to commemorate all mothers. I especially remember my dear sister, Helen, who is recovering in hospital here in the Cayman Islands where she was born. I followed three years afterwards.This is my poem to our wonderful mother, Blanche. A mother of nine. I was last. MOTHER (Better […]

UK: Flat owners caught in cladding scandal could see up to £11.43bn wiped from the value of their bricks and mortar

Research by Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes, has revealed how much leasehold flat owners could see wiped off the value of their home, should they find their home is affected by ACM and other unsafe materials. Last week parliament voted against protecting them from post-Grenfell fire safety costs, a move that could cost individual leaseholders as much as […]

Valeria Lanskaya

Valeria Lanskaya – biography Valeria Lanskaya was born on January 2, 1987 in Moscow. Father – Alexander Alexandrovich Zaitsev, ballroom dance teacher. Since 1993 he has been living and working in the USA and has another family. Before moving to America, he danced with Valeria’s mother, with whom they gave ballroom dancing lessons and participated in various dance […]

Cayman: Batteries remain suspected culprits for landfill fires

During the months of April and May 2021 the George Town Landfill has experienced three small fires. These fires started within the surface in recently tipped waste – therefore it was likely contained within a load brought to the landfill. Whilst no source has been identified in each case, the issue of batteries in the […]