June 19, 2021

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Man accused of attempted murder of wife in Cayman court George Washington Vaughan, 42, who is accused of attempting unlawfully to cause the death of his wife, Lois Hall-Vaughan, appeared in Summary Court on Monday (92). The incident happened on August 12th in Bodden Town. The case was immediately transmitted to the Grand Court and […]

Venezuela’s airport ‘breathing’ tax/United cuts flights to Venezuela

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Venezuela’s airport ‘breathing’ tax By Daniel Pardo From BBC Trending Passengers at Maiquetia International Airport “That will be $20 ‘breathing’ tax please” The biggest international airport in Venezuela is charging a fee for the right to inhale clean air – and social media users are not happy. We’re used to a seemingly endless range of […]

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Cayman unemployed civil servant has received full pay since 1999 Cayman Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly raised a question at the recent Finance Committee meeting concerning the continuing payment of a salary to a civil servant who has not been employed by government since 1999. The civil servant, Astley McLaughlin, a scientist, was fired […]

Caribbean Airlines expanding routes

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From Dominica Vibes NEW YORK (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has announced plans for expanding existing routes to include some destinations in the Caribbean. An official at the state-owned carrier said this is one of the things engaging the attention of new chief executive officer, Micahel DiLollo since his appointment 12 days […]

Caribbean Airlines liable for personal injury lawsuits, US Court rules

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From Curacao Chronicle NEW YORK, USA — The Eastern District Court in New York has issued a significant ruling in personal injury cases against Caribbean Airlines arising from the 2011 crash landing of Caribbean Airlines Flight BW 523 in Georgetown, Guyana – a flight that originated at New York’s JFK International Airport. In a question […]

Usain Bolt’s World Championship shoes for CTO New York auction

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From TN Global Industry News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A pair of training shoes handcrafted by Puma for the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will go on sale at a Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Education Foundation auction in New York City on Friday 6 June. They are the spikes that Bolt used in his training for […]

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Cayman Airways experiences long delays over last 2 weeks The National Carrier of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways, has been very tight lipped over a plague of delays over the last two weeks. According to data collected on FlightAware, an international flight tracking website, on the Miami to Grand Cayman route there were 11 flights […]

Status quo for Caribbean Airlines – chaos surrounds the would-be flag carrier of the region

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From CAPA –Centre For Aviation The board of beleaguered carrier Caribbean Airlines, the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, has reportedly undertaken an evaluation of the airline’s routes as its long-haul operation to London continues to underperform. The analysis occurs just as JetBlue readies launches new service in some of Caribbean’s key North American markets […]

Trini smuggled cocaine to New York in goat meat

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From  Stabroek News (Trinidad Express) Two Trinidad nationals were allegedly held by US Customs officers with close to TT$2 million worth of cocaine, four days apart, on Caribbean Airlines flights entering John F Kennedy Airport in New York. The first Trinidadian was held with cocaine hidden in frozen goat meat in his suitcase while the […]

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Cayman & Caribbean’s biggest water provider reports drop in 2013 profit By Randall Hackley From Bloomberg Consolidated Water Co. (CWCO), the largest publicly traded water provider in the Caribbean, reported a 7.7 percent drop in profit last year as retail sales declined at its Cayman Islands base. Net income for 2013 was $8.6 million compared […]