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Archives for April 16, 2018

Cayman Islands: Man arrested and charged with Theft after being apprehended by off-duty officer and members of the public

From RCIPS Shortly after 2:40PM on Tuesday, 10 April, officers responded to a report of a theft at a jewelry store on Cardinal Avenue, George Town. A man had taken a piece of jewelry and then fled from the store on foot. He was pursued by one of the workers in the store. An off-duty […]

US: Former KC exec embezzled millions and bought a Caribbean beach house [In Cayman Islands]. He’s going to prison

BY MAX LONDBERG From The Kansas City Star A former executive with a Kansas City company was sentenced to prison Friday for embezzling about $6.5 million from his former employer. Douglas Lee Ferrell, 34, will serve five years in federal prison without parole, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. […]

Cayman Islands: CIFA Youth Leagues resume

Games in the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues resumed this past Saturday, April 14 with a number of key Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 match-ups. In the Boy’s Under 11 league played at the Annex Field, Future SCs Nahshon Ebanks and Caleb Fredricks scored four goals each as the boys […]

The Editor Speaks: When transparency becomes opaque. When it’s the Cruise Berthing Facility!

“Government is deliberately misinforming the public,” says Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller. Jumping up and down is Kenneth Bryan, the independent MLA for George Town Central, who noted the lack of transparency. Speaking to CNS, he stated that he believes the public should be told what is going on. He said the silence was an indication […]

Wins for Bodden Town [Cayman Islands], Inter Moengo, USR and Real Rincon on Caribbean Shield opening day

CONCACAF: April 15, 2018 – There were opening day victories for Bodden Town FC, USR Saint-Rose, Inter Moengo Tapoe and SV Real Rincon as the inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Shield got underway in Santiago, Dominican Republic on Friday. Powering their way to the biggest win on the day were Inter Moengo of Suriname as they whipped […]

Jamaican reaction to Trinidad buggery law ruling is predictably mixed

Written by Emma Lewis From Global Voices Jamaicans reacted in fairly predictable fashion to the news of the April 12 court ruling in Trinidad that found the “buggery law” unconstitutional and illegal. Local LGBT lobby groups and individual campaigners expressed their delight, while those representing fundamentalist Christian groups voiced disapproval. The matter has been relatively […]

Mercedes-AMG boss hints at another stand-alone model

From Autocar Performance car could rival Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman; 4.0-litre V8 hybrid powertrain confirmed for the GT 4dr Coupé in the future. Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has hinted at another stand-alone AMG model to sit alongside the existing GT Coupé and new GT 4dr Coupé. The two GT models are the first from the […]

In the Caribbean, queen conches are living on the edge

By Bobby Bascomb From PRI The queen conch is a large marine mollusk with a beautiful shell that is prized for export. The gastropod inside the shell is featured on menus across the Caribbean. But the conch’s numbers are rapidly dwindling, and researchers say action is needed to save them. In Key West, Florida, known […]

The View From Europe: Brexit’s many imponderables

By DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate Many months have passed since this column last addressed the issue of Brexit and what it may mean for the Caribbean and its long-standing relationship with the United Kingdom. This is because the shape of Britain’s future relationship with the EU27 and other international trade partners including the Caribbean […]

Beware the cost consequences of ignoring Cayman Islands arbitration and jurisdiction clauses

From Solomon Harris Where the terms of a contract set out the method and jurisdiction for resolving disputes arising under it, a party which elects to ignore those restrictions may find themselves paying a severe cost penalty. This was the finding of the Cayman Islands (‘Cayman’) Grand Court (‘Court’), which has ordered a fund (‘Argyle’) […]