January 24, 2022

Archives for December 1, 2021

Cayman: Parliament Secretary Dwayne Seymour

From Office of the Premier Cayman Islands Governor His Excellency Martin Roper appointed Bodden Town East Member of Parliament Hon. Dwayne Seymour as Parliament Secretary in the Governor’s office Wednesday morning before Parliament. Mr. Seymour abandoned the Opposition bench Tuesday night to join the Government bench. He will serve the Minister for Labour, the Minister […]

Cayman: Minister for Health and Wellness Hon. Sabrina Turner, MP, World AIDS Day Message 2021

Today, 1 December, is globally recognized as World AIDS Day and as a global community, we pause to acknowledge those who are living in our community with HIV & AIDS, those who are newly infected and coping with their new reality and honour those who have lost their lives to this disease. According to the […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 1 December 2021

Today, WHO’s Member States decided to embark on the process of drafting and negotiating a new convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.  The emergence of the Omicron variant has understandably captured global attention. At least 23 countries from all six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron, and […]

American Express goes on a buying spree in Argentina’s Congress

By Juan Grabois / Globetrotter I was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn’t carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed U.S. national who came on behalf of the American […]

The UWI salutes Barbados on its Republic status and the appointment of its first President 

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, 30 November 2021—The University of the West Indies, joins the region and the world in congratulating Barbados on this remarkable milestone in its history. The island’s achievement of Republic status and the appointment its first President, Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Sandra Mason is a proud moment for […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update – Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 8 a.m. , 89 NEW Positives, 125,006 vaccinations given

Grand Cayman – At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, 1 December Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Lee reported that 1275 PCR tests had been conducted since 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November. The Public Health Department reported 89 positive results from these tests, all coming from the community.  These results brought the number of active cases […]

Average monthly transaction levels still lag pre-Covid market

From Proper James Lockett PR The latest research by Barrows and Forrester has revealed how transaction levels are yet to bounce back to those seen pre-Covid despite the boost of the stamp duty holiday.  The research shows that: – Across Britain, an average of 83,778 transactions completed per month between 2016 and 2019. However, since […]

UK: A good view boosts the value of a home by up to 54%

From James Lockett ProperPR The latest research by GetAgent has revealed how much more homebuyers are willing to pay for a property with a view.  The research shows that: – Across 23 major UK cities, a property with a good view commands an average price of £536,187. A 34% price premium when compared to comparable […]

Colours Caribbean to intervene in historic case against the Governor of the Cayman Islands to dismantle Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

Following our organisation’s application to act as intervenor in the upcoming hearing on 2–3 December 2021 of Kattina Anglin vs. The Governor Of The Cayman Islands, Hon. Justice Richard Williams permitted the intervention of Colours Caribbean, stating, “… I am satisfied that they do have the expertise which will be of assistance to the Court. Colours Caribbean, […]

Cayman: Cabinet Post Meeting Summary – Special Meeting 25 Nov 2021

CABINET OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS – POST MEETING SUMMARY His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE, chaired a Special meeting of the Cabinet held on Thursday, 25th November 2021 in the Cabinet Conference Room, Government Administration Building. All Ministers and Members of Cabinet were present. At this meeting Cabinet: approved the Appropriation (Financial Years 2022 […]