February 25, 2020

The Editor speaks: The assault on the West Bay Road by ??/??

“Police continue to investigate the assault the took place on Friday 21 February at the Coral Beach. The parties involved were all said to be present between 8:30PM on Friday 21 February and 12:30AM on Saturday, 22 February. “Police are appealing to everyone who was present at this location during this time frame provided, to […]

US: Democratic lawmakers slam Sanders’ comments on Fidel Castro policy

By Devan Cole, Manu Raju and Ted Barrett, From CNN Washington (CNN) Democrats across Congress on Monday criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders’ partial defense of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution. “I think they’re outrageous,” Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said about Sanders’ comments. “I’m sure all those who died at Castro’s hands … […]

Violence forces Haiti to cancel Carnival

By Chandler Thornton From CNN (CNN)Haiti’s biggest celebration of the year, Carnival, has been canceled after deadly protests and gunfire interrupted the first day of festivities in Port-au-Prince, leaving at least one person dead.Haiti’s vibrant Carnival draws thousands every year for mass celebrations. But the three-day festival was cut short after gunshots were heard and people […]

Cayman Arts Festival 2020: A Retrospective

This is a documentary about the Cayman Arts Festival, its history, its various programmes, and its vision for the future. CAF 2020: A Retrospective premiered as an event in the 2020 Cayman Arts Festival on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Camana Bay Movie Theaters.

Cayman: Juvenile injured during altercation on Market Street

From RCIPS Just after 8PM on Saturday 22 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Market Street, where it was reported that a juvenile male received a stab wound to the leg following an altercation. Other parties involved had dispersed from the location when the police arrived and the victim was transported to […]

Cayman: Applications sought for Island Heritage’s CharityDrive

Grand Cayman, 24 February 2020- Applications are now being accepted for Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd.’s CharityDrive. This year the popular charitable event is set for the 5th, 6th and 7th of May. Island Heritage will donate CI $10,000 each to three local charities. One of the charities selected will also have the opportunity to […]

Harvey Weinstein guilty over sexual assaults

From BBC Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assault, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement against harassment. Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. But he was cleared of the most serious count of […]

Italy battles ‘Explosion’ of coronavirus cases as third patient dies

From Newsmax Italy raced on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, sealing off the worst affected towns and banning public events in much of the north as a third patient died of the illness. Authorities in the wealthy regions of Lombardy and Veneto, which are the focal point of the flare-up, […]

The Editor speaks: Our plastics ban is ludicrous

We have published today a Press Release re- “the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Stakeholder Committee is in agreement to recommend restrictive legislation on certain single-use plastics in the Cayman Islands effective at the start of January 2021.” The Release continues: it “will include legislation to restrict certain single-use plastic items such as: single-use check out shopping […]

Cayman: Ministry of Culture & CMEA President present cheque to National Song Competition winner

Home-grown musician Mikhail Campbell was presented with a CI $5000.00 cheque by the Minister of Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour, along with current Cayman Music & Entertainment Association (CMEA) President Jeán – eric Smith. The Musician, who performs as “Matrixx”, received the funds for his first place finish in the National Song Competition held during Pirates […]