December 7, 2023

Caribbean sea death family fly to Edinburgh for reunion as killer husband faces eight years

By Jenny Morrison & Julie-Anne Barnes From Daily Record Isabella Hellmann’s parents will travel to Scotland to see their granddaughter for the first time after the tragedy. The parents of a woman left to drown in the Caribbean by her husband will travel to Scotland to see their granddaughter for the first time since the […]

Dominica: One Year Post Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — Roseau, Dominica – One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding.  “A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism. “The progress made this past year represents a […]

Korean families meet after 65 years

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years By Hyonhee Shin From Reuters SEOUL (Reuters) – About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced on Monday as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than […]

Caribbean Currents: The good, bad and ugly sides of Western Union

From The Philadelphia Tribune Immigrants have an unsolicited relationship with many companies because of the vital services they provide. Western Union and MoneyGram are among the companies that offer money transfer services and because of this this, many lives have been transformed. Western Union dominates the market when it comes to transferring money to the […]

Stay-Focused, the Beacon of Opportunity in the Cayman Islands

From Scuba Diver Life Non-profit organization Stay-Focused recently sponsored four weeks of diving for divers with disabilities in Grand Cayman Stay-Focused is a non-profit organization that focuses on giving persons with disabilities a chance to go scuba diving for the first time, or to increase their diving skill set. In the summer of 2017, Stay-Focused […]

Tearful scenes as kidnapped Chibok girls reunited with families

By Stephanie Busari, From CNN Story highlights Almost 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram At least 14 parents of the missing girls have died since 2014 kidnapping  Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)The 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped and released by terrorist group Boko Haram were reunited with their families amid tearful scenes on Sunday. At a […]

Cast of Frank E. Flowers film ‘Haven’ to reunite at CayFilm 2016

Back in 2006, Caymanian filmmaker Frank E. Flowers released his first feature film Haven, a dramatic thriller filmed entirely in Cayman, and featuring an impressive ensemble cast.  Ten years and a host of industry nominations and awards later, three of the film’s stars — Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek), Anthony Mackie […]

Star Wars’ C-3PO confirmed for Cayman Islands Film Festival

Organisers of the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival have announced that Anthony Daniels, better known as C-3PO to Star Wars aficionados, will be in Cayman for the Festival which takes place over the long holiday weekend in July. Daniels will join other cast and crew members from the hugely successful science fiction movie franchise for […]

Man reunites with cop who found him in dumpster and saved his life 25 years ago

By Brian Koerber After 25 years, Robin Barton has been reunited with the police officer who saved his life just hours after he was born — a reunion that has also spawned finding Barton’s biological parents. Retired policeman Michael Buelna discovered Barton in a dumpster in Santa Ana, California, on Nov. 21, 1989, with his umbilical […]

All the world’s an island: Correspondent Carol-Ann covers the Globe with only a back pack Part 7

By Carol-Ann Rudy The Treasures and Pleasures of Antwerp and Bruges On the train from Switzerland through Germany overnight, I woke up to find myself traveling briefly through The Netherlands. Couldn’t see much from the train of the fabled windmills and nothing of the charming towns, villages, and canals—will save that for another trip, another […]