March 24, 2023

Hospital plan replaces seaport

In a double-barreled announcement yesterday, Dr Devi Shetty said his Narayana Cayman Medical University would be built on East End land owned by developer Joe Imparato, who has abandoned his proposed East End Seaport project. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon in a two-page press release from Shetty public relations adviser, local magazine publisher David Legge. […]

Author describes how volunteering after 9/11 disaster changed her life

When the World Trade Centre collapsed, Alison Thompson’s life changed forever. Up until that point in time Ms. Thompson had been a successful Investment banker. But when 23 of her friends died in the Twin Towers, she just knew she couldn’t turn away – she had to help. During a recent book signing event at […]

CABLE WARS: Hurley’s to join digital TV market

  A new internet, telephone and digital TV company is set to be launched in Cayman. The $20m project promises to cover 95% of the Island’s properties within two years time. Infinity Broadband Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding with a strategic partner to launch a triple play fiber optic network company. It will […]

Jamaican travel boost

Jamaicans will be able to travel more easily to the Cayman Islands, according to Premier McKeeva Bush. He says from next month Jamaicans coming into the country will not need a visa to visit. Instead Jamaican nationals who hold either a United States, British or Canadian visitors visa will get in. And any Jamaicans coming […]

NEW EVIDENCE: Police find item linked to Kerran

Police have revitalised their hunt for Kerran Baker after uncovering new evidence on Sunday in connection with two weekend searches by volunteers. Detective Inspector Marlon Bodden yesterday declined to describe what police investigators had found, saying “We don’t want to give away our game plan to anyone who may be working for ‘the other team’,” […]

Jamaica’s Independence Street dance

  Jamaica’s 49th Independence celebration, which kicked of early on Friday, was followed by the traditional street dance. Sound system operator “Super C” and extraordinary sound system selector “Skyatta Hype” left nothing undone. Indigenous Jamaicans were not the only ones enjoying the festivities at their celebration. The presence of Caymanians, Philippine and Honduran nationals suggests […]

Bush: “I am not a money tree. I can’t pay $5,000 mortgages for people”

Premier McKeeva Bush will seek an early September start for a new interest-free mortgage assistance programme, lending money to troubled homeowners in danger of bank foreclosures. Similar to his 2009 Cayman Islands Development Bank lending programme, which distributed $4 million to small businesses and homeowners at a 1.5% interest rate, Mr Bush said yesterday that […]

St. George’s Jamaican Independence Service

St. George’s Anglican Church held their annual Jamaican Independence Day Service on Sunday at 9am. The morning started with the playing of Redemption Song as people arrived for the celebratory service and ended with the singing of the Jamaican National Anthem. The congregation welcomed the Jamaican Vice Consul to Cayman, Ms. Elaine Harris, the Honourary […]

Man in hospital after Brac car crash

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after he was airlifted from the Brac following a car accident. Police say the man’s Honda Logo crashed near to Aunt Sha’s Restaurant on West End Road just after midnight on Sunday. After the airbag went off the man was trapped inside the car, unable to open […]

Change of laws poses risks, says accountant

Changes to accounting laws that regulate how government keeps financial records run the risk of allowing agencies to relapse into the inadequate bookkeeping practices that have plagued government for years. Changes to the Public Management and Finance Law, introduced in 2005 and amended several times since, will enable government to clear long-standing accounting arrears. However, […]