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Archives for December 12, 2019

Cayman: CAL flight check-in times still enforced

Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) is reminding passengers that check-in for all jet flights is closed one hour before the flight’s scheduled departure time, including domestic jet flights to and from the Sister Islands. For passengers travelling on Cayman Airways Express Twin Otter and Saab domestic flights, check-in time closes at 30 minutes prior to departure. […]

The Editor speaks: Auditor General implies Report on Summary Courts was difficult

Cayman Islands Auditor General, Sue Winspear, appears to have had some difficulty in coming to positive conclusions in her recent report that centred mainly on the lower Summary Courts. We published the summary of her Report on iNews two days ago. “The need for a new court house is not in question as the current […]

Cayman: New guidelines for pension refunds

Effective from 30th December 2019, pension refunds, under the National Pensions Law,  will only be granted in cases where the member’s account value is less than CI$5,000, under a revision made to the National Pensions Law.             Refunds of accounts valued less than CI$5,000 will continue to be governed by the pension plan’s rules and its […]

Cayman: Late night shopping, pre-launch and book signing at National Museum

Last minute shoppers enjoyed Free Admission to the Cayman Islands National Museum (“CINM” or “National Museum”) on Wednesday, 11 December 2019 from 5-8pm. During the 3-hour period, visitors browsed the Museum’s unique Gift Shop – purchasing a variety of locally handcrafted items, toured the National Museum, got their gifts wrapped, and enjoyed complimentary refreshments while […]

Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands mourns passing of Bishop Alfred Reid [Funeral announced]

From Jamaica Observer The Anglican communion was plunged into mourning late Monday [Dec 2] night with news of the passing of the Right Rev Alfred Charles Reid, the 13th bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Bishop Reid, who died at his home in Manchester, was 82. His passing comes three days shy of the […]

Dogs at polling stations

Dogs at polling stations are the best thing about the UK election By Sam Haysom From Mashable t’s UK general election day, and — if you’re able to — you should absolutely get out there and vote. But be sure to take your canine companion with you when you do. The minute the polls opened […]

Cayman: Health City surgeon to receive CMEx Award

MIAMI (December 12, 2019) – Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, clinical director and chief cardiac surgeon of the highly acclaimed Health City Cayman Islands, will be honored at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14 in Miami, Florida. Since joining Health City at its inception in 2014, Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, known as “Dr. […]

Presentation Summary ECLAC launches the Preliminary Overview of the Caribbean 2019

At the launch of the Preliminary Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean, Sheldon McLean, the Coordinator of Economic Development Unit of ECLAC, Port of Spain, reviewed the macroeconomic performance of the Caribbean economies in 2019 and outlined projections for 2020. Economic growth was subdued in 2019 across most Caribbean economies due to the impact […]

RBC announces sale of Eastern Caribbean banking operations

December 12, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) — Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell all banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean to a consortium of indigenous banks within the region. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, and is […]

Mars ‘water ice’

NASA finds ‘water ice’ just below the surface of Mars By Georgina Torbet From engadget The ice could be reached with a shovel, experts say. To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be used for drinking and for creating rocket fuel. To assist […]