December 12, 2019

Archives for February 24, 2019

The Editor speaks: Mickey Mouse joins Cayman’s Cruise ship berthing facility

Mickey Mouse has now joined Carnival and Royal Caribbean to provide all the financing for our proposed new cruise ship berthing facility. This was announced by our Premier last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch when he said Disney was now part of the trio. When it was just the original two cruise […]

Revolutionary new device lengthens leg, reduces pain at Health City Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS (February 22, 2019) – For the first time in the Caribbean, surgery using a  novel “magnetic nail” device  has resulted in less pain and improved walking ability for a long-suffering patient.  Health City Cayman Islands Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Alwin Almeida and his medical team at Health City Cayman Islands were the first […]

Cayman Islands MRCU begins annual residential inspections for 2019

GRAND CAYMAN, (GIS) –  Disease Prevention Officers (DPOs) from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) recently began residential inspections as part of ongoing year-round efforts to combat the dangerousAedes aegypti mosquito. DPOs drive clearly marked MRCU trucks, wear MRCU clothing and have government identification. They inspect the grounds for containers, whether human made (buckets, tyres, cisterns) or […]

Responses to UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the BOTs

Further to our story published February 24 2019 “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship” at: According to Cayman27 a Foreign and Commonwealth Spokesperson said: “We will carefully consider the report from the Foreign Affairs Committee and respond fully in due course. We take our responsibilities to the Overseas Territories extremely […]

Wildlife of Cayman Islands subject of Travel Talk

From Cape News The Woods Hole Public Library continues its Winter Travel Talks with a presentation by Terry Rioux on Saturday, March 2, at 3 PM. Terry and his wife, Maggie, travel every year, and they have become “regular presenters” in this series. For this talk, Mr. Rioux alone will speak about the Cayman Islands, […]

Spectrum of the Seas

Spectrum of the Seas February construction photo update By Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean just released new construction photos of Spectrum of the Seas from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 7,860 lb. propellers, part of the 20.5-megawatt azipods, are getting their finishing touches before being placed onboard Spectrum of the […]

Cayman Islands WORC announces new department head

Leaders with Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) are proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Katherine Whittaker as its new Head of Labour Demands, Development and Training. Ms. Whittaker has been a civil servant for 28 years and during this time served as the Director of the Youth Services Unit from 2007 to 2018, and […]

How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

From Science Daily Analysis reveals Caribbean communities that are most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching Date:February 21, 2019Source:University of California – Berkeley Summary: A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and […]

6 major challenges foldable phones need to overcome to prove they’re not a fad

By Raymond Wong from Mashable  are really, finally, happening this year. But almost nobody should buy one until their many kinks are worked out. Earlier this week, Samsung upstaged its own Galaxy S10 unveiling (all four of them) with another big announcement: its foldable Galaxy Fold phone. The nearly $2,000 luxury device, which transforms from a phone into a […]

6 actors with the most Oscar wins of all time

From Olivia Singh and Shayanne Gal from Business Insider Earning an Oscar is no easy feat, but some actors have managed to win several Academy Awards over the course of their careers. Katharine Hepburn has the most Oscar statuettes in the history of the award show, thanks to her leading roles in “Morning Glory,” “Guess Who’s Coming […]