January 21, 2020

Cayman: Outage in the Lime Tree Bay area on Saturday, January 4th, 2020

On Saturday, January 4th, 1,313 customers from The Ritz-Carlton on the West Bay Road/Esterly Tibbetts Highway to the Hydesville Substation on Willie Farrington Drive in West Bay, experienced interruptions to their electricity service in varying durations between 5:58 p.m. and 1:38 a.m. This interruption to service was caused by a tree fire next to a […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Garbage Pickups Rescheduled The Department of Environmental Health advises that garbage pick-ups scheduled for last Thursday and Friday, 26-27 December 2019 will instead be collected today Tuesday, 31 December.  These areas include: ·         Hirst Rd.- from Countryside Plaza to inside Moonbeam Dr., ·         Shamrock Rd. from the entrance of Condor Rd. to inside Midland Acres,  ·         Will T. […]

Cayman: MBE for Charles Clifford

From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office New Year’s Honours List 2020 Director of Customs and Border Control, Charles Clifford, has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours List.  The award, which was approved by Her Majesty The Queen, is “for services to customs and […]

Scottish whisky company sells a rare bottle to a collector in the Cayman Islands for a record price

Glen Flagler, a premium Scottish whisky brand, recently sold at auction a very rare collectible bottle to a whisky collector. The collector, we have been informed, resides in the Cayman Islands. The price paid for this bottle of Scotch was $134,000. This is a Caribbean record. This was in the same month that Scottish whisky auctions hit […]

Offshore captives outperform commercial casualty sector: AM Best

Captive insurance companies in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados rated by AM Best have outperformed the segment’s counterparts in the commercial casualty sector, the rating agency said.  Meanwhile, in 2018 net premiums earned by captives in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados surpassed $3.5 billion for the first time. In a market segment report titled Rated Bermuda, Cayman […]

Cayman Govt unlikely to deal with issue of same-sex marriage until 2020

From Jamaica Observer GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McLaughlin says his administration is unlikely to deal with the issue of same-sex marriage until early 2020. The premier made the statement on Friday as he addressed the ruling handed down by the Court of Appeal concerning the controversial matter. The appeals court ruling, […]

US: ‘Even more headaches’: Publishers brace for fallout from California’s ‘gig worker’ law

By Max Willens From DIGIDAY California’s Assembly Bill 5 has set the stage for an epic battle about the future of the gig economy. It has also created headaches for California-based media companies, which fear the legislation’s restrictions will affect how they use freelance writers based in the state. AB5 caps the number of articles […]

Cayman Islands representatives table unique Anti-Illegal Bingo Bill

From BEFASHIONLIKE Cayman Islands lawmakers look to crack down on legal gambling through heftier penalties Cayman Islands lawmakers have advised their goals to slam up attempts to break down on illegitimate gambling together with the recent intro to probiotics benefits of a section of legislation that, if put into practice, would improve the penalties charged on violators […]

Governor tours Sunrise Adult Training Centre and opens Studio

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper toured the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC) in West Bay on Thursday (12 September) and gave a “surprise performance”. During the two-hour visit, instigated by the Governor’s Office, Mr. Roper met staff and clients and officially opened the facility’s state-of-the-art multi-media production studio. The studio was […]

Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

By Marc Angelis From engadget NASA has ensured the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can continue itssearch for near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose a threat to the planet with a $19 million grant. The fund was awarded to the University of Central Florida, which operates the observatory on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Asteroids […]