November 20, 2019

Archives for September 8, 2019

Cayman Airways makes Emergency Landing at Orlando

From Cayman Airways September 8, 2019 Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) confirms that flight KX792 destined to New York (JFK) from Grand Cayman on Sunday September 8, 2019, was diverted to Orlando International Airport (MCO) following a smoke indication in one of its cargo holds. As a result, Captain Frederick Whorms declared an emergency, and the […]

Tropics: A threat to the Lesser Antilles: 94L off the coast of Africa – [Cayman needs to watch this]

By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground A tropical wave that residents of the Caribbean definitely need to watch is one that emerged from the coast of Africa on Wednesday. This system was designated 94L by NHC on Thursday evening, and passed through the Cabo Verde Islands Thursday night, bringing thunderstorms and sustained winds of 25 mph. […]

Cayman: Cruise Port Referendum signature verification now less than 2% required

The latest results of the verification process on the cruise port referendum petition signatures are now live on the Elections Office’s new web ticker. Click here à  to view the updated figures. See also two infographics. One relates to the verification update. The second provides locations and times for this weekend’s verification booths

The Editor speaks: Referendums? Do the general public always know best?

After the mess and almost equal divide in the United kingdom’s public opinion on whether to stay in the European Union or exit it (Brexit) my fear is that we here are walking a road where angels fear to tread. From what I can gauge there seems to be a similar divide on whether to […]

Cayman: Customers of UPS may experience delays in imported goods

From Customs & Border Control Cayman Islands The Customs & Border Control Service (CBC) would like to inform customers of UPS who may be experiencing delays with receiving their imported goods that the delays are not caused by CBC. They are the result of a private commercial issue between two local on-island agents that provide […]

Carib Cultural Fest in N.Y.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS TAKES CENTER STAGE DURING CARIBBEAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK From The Virgin Islands Consortium HARLEM, NEW YORK — Thousands were in attendance on Sunday afternoon for the 20th annual Caribbean Cultural Festival in Harlem, New York, an event sponsored in part by the USVI Dept. of Tourism and featured a long […]

Cayman: Statement by HE the Governor on the passing of former MLA Mr John McLean

I was saddened to hear the news of the recent passing of former MLA John McLean. Mr McLean devotedly served the Cayman Islands, dedicating 24 years of his life to politics. During his long political career Mr McLean represented the East End in the Legislative Assembly where he promoted new infrastructure on these islands and […]

Destinations of the week

BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL DESTINATIONS From RAVE REVIEWS For many, summertime means lazy days by the riverside and backyard barbecues. But not us. Okay, we love those things too. That is, when the warm weather isn’t reminding us college football is fast approaching. We crave the roar of the crowd, dressed in their fresh jerseys, as […]

CARICOM NewsTime for the period 26th August – 2nd September, 2019

STAY IN THE LOOP In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Volderine Hackett, present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community.Highlights:53:08 – Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas04:14:09 – Dominica pledges US$100,000 for relief efforts in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – CDEMA’s Rapid Needs Assessment Team on the ground in The Bahamas 05:18:17 – […]

UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

From Damianos Sotheby’s Nassau, The Bahamas (Sept. 6, 2019)  Dear family, friends and clients, We are pleased to inform you that all our team members are accounted for/ have been in contact. While some have chosen to stay, others are here in Nassau and Florida. Our 6 offices in New Providence and Eleuthera are fully operational.  In […]