November 21, 2019

Archives for April 28, 2019

One Name Policy for British Passports including Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Government Passport and Corporate Services Office (P&CSO) notifies British passport applicants — including for British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) passports in the Cayman Islands — of the rules and requirements under the United Kingdom’s One Name Policy for all British passports. This advisory applies particularly to those applicants who show different names […]

Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

Kaitlyn Elphinstone brings her ‘Coral Tiles’ installation to Cayman Brac As part of her contribution to the inaugural edition of the Cayman Islands Biennial, Kaitlyn Elphinstone’s colourful tile designs have been installed at various locations throughout Cayman, including several places in and around Cayman Brac. Untitled (Contemporary Anthropocentric Tile Design), 2019 (to give it its […]

The Editor speaks: May is Child Month

There are many themes set for Child Month throughout the world. Here , in the Cayman Islands, it is “Be Strong! Be Brave! Be You!” The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is organising a host of interactive events that start on Friday May 3rd and continue to Saturday 1st June. You can view […]

The grounding of Boeing’s MAX costs American Millions

By Daniel Morley From Airline Geeks The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration will come at an estimated cost of $350 million to American Airlines, as reported by the airline during an updated profit forecast for the year. The airline has canceled flights through August while waiting for Boeing to […]

Cayman Islands Premier begins meetings in London

LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin met separately on Wednesday with Ben Wallace, Minister of State for the Home Office and Ben Merrick, Director of the Overseas Territories Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Accompanying Premier McLaughlin was Chief Officer Eric Bush of the Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, and […]

‘All hell broke loose’: The strange story behind Joyce, Taylor and #Watergate

By Peter FitzSimmons from The Sydney Morning Herald By now you surely know at least the gist of the so-called #Watergate story. In July 2017 a record $79 million of taxpayers’ money was signed off on, without tender, by then water minister Barnaby Joyce for the “water rights” to two Queensland properties owned by Eastern Australia Agriculture, a company of […]

Cayman Islands DCFS seeks Hurricane Shelter Volunteers for upcoming season

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – With the 2019 hurricane season starting 1 June, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is now seeking persons interested in becoming shelter volunteers in Grand Cayman. As part of its annual hurricane shelter volunteer programme, the DCFS, in partnership with the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) is holding training […]

Destinations of the week

11 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think By Ashley Rossi From Smarter Travel Luxury doesn’t have to mean expensive, especially in a destination with a favorable exchange rate. If beachfront villas and fine dining without the five-star price tag is more your travel style, consider these 11 luxury destinations and hotels around the […]

Martin: How do you celebrate your mother?

By Melissa Martin Sunday, May 12, 2019.  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers. An annual occasion to revere moms.  History of Mother’s Day After her mother died in 1905, Miss Anna Jarvis wished to memorialize her mom’s life and campaigned for a national day to honor all mothers. Her mother was an Appalachian homemaker and lifelong […]

Barbados’ golden girl Titus does it [Cayman Islands bags 44 medals]

By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Barbados’ fifth place earning in the CARIFTA 2019 swimming competition was owed mainly to a tremendous display by golden girl Danielle Titus who topped the 15 to 17 age group 200-metre long course backstroke Tuesday night, April 23. As the Swimming Championship of this 34th edition of this regional […]