November 15, 2019

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman: CBC Public Auction Notice The public is hereby notified that a Public Auction will be conducted by the Customs and Border Control Service (CBC), on undeclared and seized goods.  The following category of goods will be auctioned from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, 23 November 2019, in the parking lot of CBC Headquarters, located at 42 Owen […]

Cayman: Governor and Deputy Governor on passing of Premier’s Father

Disseminated on behalf of The Governor’s Office Statement by HE the Governor on the Passing of the Hon. Premier’s Father, Mr McNeeMcLaughlin I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the Hon. Premier’s Father Mr McNee McLaughlin. Mr McLaughlin had a varied career over many years; teaching on the Brac and in West […]

The Editor speaks: Now the red poppy we wear is controversial

There is something very wrong in this world when a single red artificial poppy that has stood as a mark of respect for all those who have lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country, and to raise money for those whose lives have been affected by war, is now controversial. The arguments against […]

Cayman wreath laying London

 Cayman Islands wreath laying at Remembrance Day ceremony in London Wreaths were laid by the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, for the first time on Sunday, 10 November 2019. The Cayman Islands Representative to the UK and Europe was invited to lay a wreath at the National Service of Remembrance this year, to be held […]

Crown dependencies and Overseas territories lay Remembrance wreaths at Cenotaph for first time

Representatives of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have laid wreaths for the first time at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph (Sunday 10th November 2019). This year a representative from each of the three Crown Dependencies and representatives for the inhabited Overseas Territories laid their own wreaths in remembrance of their many contributions […]

Don Cherry: Canadian hockey pundit fired for poppy rant

From BBC Prominent Canadian ice hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired for controversial comments on new immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies. Cherry complained on-air this weekend that he rarely sees people he believes to be newcomers wearing the symbol. His remarks prompted widespread condemnation from the hockey world. On Monday, the Sportsnet network said […]

War heroes remembered

Cayman Remembrance Sunday for War Heroes A two-minute silence marked the Cayman Islands’ observance of Remembrance Sunday today (10 November 2019). This year’s local ceremonies centred on the theme of “Lest We Forget”. Ceremonies took place simultaneously on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac starting at 10:45 a.m. The service was held in front of the […]

11 things you may not know about Remembrance Day

Burlington Post From Inside Halton Remembrance Day is upon us, a time to pay tribute to the brave men and women who served, fought and in many cases died for the freedom we enjoy today. Just how much do you know about this sacred day? Here’s 11 facts that you may not be aware of […]

Big cannabis changes in Barbados

From George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Not only is Barbados well on its way to legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, but the island’s Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use the herb in their religious sacrament. At the time the Barbados government used its 29-to-one majority to pass the Medicinal Cannabis Industry […]

Episcopal Relief & Development launches Million Dollar Match campaign

New York, NY (November 7, 2019): Episcopal Relief & Development is kicking off its annual holiday match, offering supporters and donors the opportunity to double their impact with a donation. Thanks to a generous group of donors, for the second year in a row, contributions that Episcopal Relief & Development receives between now and the end […]