June 4, 2023

Governor Addresses LA

With the 2012-13 session of the Legislative Assembly ushered in through the customary proclamation, His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Duncan Taylor, CBE, told MLAs that the Throne Speech would not be presented today (Wednesday, 27 June) to accommodate the ongoing budget finalisation process. This is what he said: “Madam Speaker, Hon. Premier, Hon. Ministers and […]

New Cayman Visitor App announced

Cayman Islands Tourism Association and CayApp are proud to introduce their new app, Cayman Visitor. Whether you are planning a vacation for a day or a year, Cayman Visitor is the mobile answer to all your questions.  Cayman Visitor will be available for download from July 1st. The App Cayman Visitor will direct visitors to […]

Home Repairs Assistance Committee appointed

The news of the appointment of the Home Repairs Committee came from the Office of the Premier not by a press release. We had to find it via an advertisement the Cayman Islands Government placed in the Caymanian Compass. The advertisement said the Office of the Premier is offering grants up to $10,000 to local […]

Statement from Chamber of Commerce re anticipated liquor fees hiked

While it is acknowledged that these fees have not been increased for several years, many other fees have been increased significantly over the past five years. The results of the Chamber’s recent State of Business and Small Business surveys confirm that the cost of doing business is the single greatest challenge facing Cayman business today. […]

Ex RBC employee sentenced to 2.5 years imprisonment for USS29k plus theft

Following a trial by jury in the Grand Court from the 16th to the 18th, and the 20th April, 2012, a 28 year old George Town man was found guilty of theft involving stolen money to the value of US$29,987.33. The money belonged to Kevin Barcant who had been a customer of the Royal Bank […]

“Growing Communities” in Bodden Town

The Bodden Town District Council, along with the Hon. Mark Scotland and MLA Dwayne Seymour, are having a ground breaking ceremony of the Newland Heights Community Park. Through the partnership with the Dart Cayman’s “Growing Communities” initiative, Minister Scotland and Mr. Seymour have committed to assisting several communities throughout Bodden Town in developing their respective […]

More genetically engineered mosquitoes released** (** see Dr. Reeves email below article)

Do you remember the Frankenstein mosquitoes and the lack of transparency the UK firm Oxitec executed here in the Cayman Islands in 2009 without our full knowledge? It created much publicity and our news story and Editorial was republished and commented upon around the world. We even received comment and support from Guy Reeves, a […]

Devon Wright found guilty of handling stolen goods but not guilty of burglary

At the commencement of this trial on the 24th April 2012 there were three Defendants on the Indictment but after a a Nolle Prosequi by the Crown and a no-case submission upheld only the case against Devon Wright continued. Wright was convicted after a judge alone trial on 1st May, of handling stolen goods but […]

National Geographic’s Explorer Kid at the 2012 Explorer’s Symposium

Kobie Boslough, 13, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of 15 National Geographic Kids Magazine’s Hands-On Explorers For Expedition to the Cayman Islands in 2011. The Hands-On Explorer Challenge Expedition Team was sponsored by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. All participants were between the ages of 9 and 15 and had demonstrated a passion […]

Health Policy Completed

Following an inclusive consultation process, the Minister of Health the Hon. Mark Scotland presented the completed National Health Policy and Strategic Plan for the Cayman Islands to a final stakeholder meeting last week (Thursday, 21 June). “While there are many good things about healthcare in the Cayman Islands, we are facing many challenges, including increasing […]