December 12, 2019

Off-The-Grid Destinations

Welcome the New Year in These Off-The-Grid Destinations Welcome the New Year the best way possible and discover destinations that offer both peace and adventure for all kinds of travelers. Whether you are visiting the alpacas in Peru, discovering the endless dunes of the Atacama Desert in Chile, or dancing to the rhythm of Brazil, […]

Southwest brings back fares from $39 during four-day nationwide sale

From Travel Pulse Southwest Airlines has launched another nationwide sale featuring flight deals from as low as $39 one-way and $78 roundtrip. The four-day sale launched Tuesday and runs through midnight PT on Friday, December 13. Discounted fares are valid on continental U.S. travel from January 7 through March 4, 2020; interisland Hawaii travel from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hugh Grant’s withering response to Boris Johnson’s Love Actually spoof video [& Jeremy Corbyn’s Cayman’s ‘money tree’]

By Press Association Hugh Grant has given a withering response to the Love Actually spoof campaign video by the British Conservatives. The clip sees Boris Johnson emulating a scene from the 2003 Christmas film by silently holding up Brexit-themed messages to a woman at her front door after pretending to be a carol singer. Grant, […]

Caribbean Life’s Roundup

By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Caribbean Progress has been made in reducing new infections and AIDS-related deaths, but these gains appear weak. This is according to a new report titled “Communities at the Center-The response to HIV in the Caribbean”, which was released ahead of World Aids Day 2019 on December 1 with the […]