November 22, 2019

Archives for July 22, 2019

Cayman: Turtle destined to be turned into soup is rescued and finds new home in the UK

By Karen Rockett From Daily Mirror UK After being bred for food in the Cayman Islands, turtle Phoenix was brought to Blackpool 4,650 miles away A huge and beautiful Cayman Islands sea turtle has been saved from the soup bowl – and found a new home 4,650 miles away… in Blackpool. Called Phoenix after William […]

Cayman Islands largest brewery bought by Dart

Cayman Distributors Group, owned by Dart, has invested in Cayman Islands Brewery (CIB), the Islands’ largest brewing company that makes “Caybrew”. CDG CEO Matthew Bishop, in a press Statement said: “The Cayman Islands Brewery can be extremely proud of what they’ve achieved. “They’ve had to fight for every inch of market share against a host […]

The Publisher speaks: Birds are no birdbrains

By Joan Wilson “Ching Chings” I refer to an article in the ‘Caymanian Compass’ “Crows prove they are no birdbrains”. I must agree 100% that birds have some kind of insight to access and solve the problem of extracting food from whatever. Have you ever watched a ching ching? I mean really quietly watched a […]

Cayman: Academy achieves more success at the 2019 USA Cup

Academy Sports Club yet again proved its strength at the USA Cup this summer, bringing back 2 Championship trophies and posting a number of other great performances. The Club took a historic 7 teams to the competition this year, with 2 girl’s teams and 5 boy’s teams. The U12 Boys won the Gold ‘A’ bracket […]

Cayman: Ministry of CPI announces appointment of Communications Manager

From The Cayman Islands Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure. The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure announces the appointment of Alethia Lambert as Communications and Public Affairs Manager, effective July 2, 2019. In her new role, Ms. Lambert will be responsible for developing and managing the communications initiatives within the Ministry and assisting its […]

Cayman: Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 2019 Mentoring Cayman Participants

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the successful completion of the 2019 Mentoring Cayman programme during an appreciation reception on Tuesday, June 25, at Government House. The six-month programme is a partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands. This year, the programme paired 56 top achieving students from nine high […]

Cayman: NCU Alumni Chapter announces Scholarship Awards

Following the Jekalyn Carr fundraising concert on June 30, 2019, the Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Alumni Association announces the availability of its second four-year scholarship to attend the Jamaica-based university. The first four-year scholarship was awarded to Sonia Asharie Bailey at the June 30 Lions Centre concert.  The scholarship, fully funded by a […]

Gordon Barlow: Locking the doors and windows

By Gordon Barlow When Cayman’s criminal gangs first began to get out of hand, we began locking all the doors and ground-floor windows when we left the house, and at night. Later, we locked them when we were home upstairs. Later still, we locked the upstairs windows, too, at night. We promised ourselves that if […]

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]

Boxing: Resilient Thurman vows to be back after loss to Pacquiao

By Mark Giongco From Sports.Inquirer HOLLYWOOD—In three separate instances during a 12-round fight against Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman found himself hanging on for dear life. Throughout his career, Thurman had shown his ability to come back and he vowed to do the same after yielding the WBA (Super) welterweight title to Pacquiao Saturday night at […]