January 26, 2020

Archives for December 10, 2019

Cayman: CIG Gift Giving Appeal, Lighthouse Caroling

Members of the public and local businesses are invited to donate presents for the CIG Gift Giving appeal. The Christmas drive will provide Christmas presents for children, young parents and the elderly clients of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Family Resource Centre (FRC). Donors are asked to take a tag […]

Cayman: Auditor General reports on Efficiency of Summary Courts

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The importance of an efficient and effective justice system in promoting a fair and democratic society and contributing to economic growth is well documented. Fair, accessible and efficient courts serve to create positive relations among citizens and between the individual citizen and the state, helping to build public trust and confidence in the […]

Cayman: RCIPS launches 2019 Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign

Holiday traffic safety operations commenced this month with intensified road enforcement operations that will continue throughout the holiday season and into the new year.   The Traffic and Roads Policing Unit has increased its traffic stops and high visibility patrols, with the aim of reducing traffic collisions, cracking down on traffic offenses, and reassuring the community […]

Cayman: Disney Cruise Line celebrates the season with Lighthouse School

Teaming up with the Department of Tourism as part of Disney Cruise Line’s annual holiday outreach initiatives, Disney Cruise Line Crew Members, along with beloved Disney characters Captain Mickey and Captain Minnie, shared holiday cheer with students at Lighthouse School. Joining in the festivities and lending a helping hand to distribute the gifts were Ms. Barbara Connolly, […]

Cayman: Human Rights Commission Statement on International Human Rights Day

This Tuesday, 10 December 2019 marks the observance of International Human Rights Day around the world as well as locally by the Human Rights Commission (HRC).  This year the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) selected the theme ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, capitalising on the conclusion of […]

The Editor speaks: My RANT!!

I have been told before I should not use this platform for a personal RANT! I am ignoring this well intentioned advice. I’m going to RANT. It’s not a long RANT. But it is a RANT. Unfortunately it’s directed at our police – or the unknown (by me) senior officer who decided to instruct his […]

Jean-Michel Cousteau statement on Cayman Islands Port Enhancement project and clarification

Statement Dec 2 2019 In the early stages of this process, I was asked to voice my environmental concerns on video regarding a proposed cruise and cargo port enhancement project in the Cayman Islands. At that time, I had some serious concerns based on a 2015 EIA document and information that supported that document. Since […]

Cayman: UK forum on oversight of public finance opens

The UK forum on the oversight of public finance and governance, the third in a series of annual meetings that will culminate next year, opened on Monday (9 December) with a contribution from the Rt. Hon. Baroness D’Souza, a British scientist and life peer, and former Lord Speaker of the UK Parliament.  Baroness D’Souza stressed the importance of accountability as the bedrock of all […]

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

By Christina Maxouris From CNN (CNN)Miss South Africa rules all.Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice.”I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Foreign & local investment: Fairness for all

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Barbados Advocate There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship. In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some […]