8 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Caribbean This Winter
While some islands recovered quickly or completely avoided the storms ... If music and comedy are more of your thing, you can pick up tickets to the first KAABOO Cayman festival to see the likes of Bl...
Norwegian to send largest cruise ship yet to Port Canaveral
British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The short Bahamas cruises will make stops in Nassau, Freeport and Great Stirru...
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Winter 2020/2021 Itineraries Now on Sale
British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. As for the Norwegian Breakaway, the ship will return to New Orleans and sail s...
One of Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest ships to move to Florida's Port Canaveral
British Virgin Islands; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Escape also will sail two four-day Bahamas cruises with stops at Nassau, Freep...
Georgia basketball sees growth in marquee non-conference games
There was a potential date with Clemson in the Cayman Islands Classic, and there was a home game with Arizona State. The Bulldogs lost those games, but they believe they see the growth from the first ...
Santa arrives by boat at 10th annual ScubaLuminations
Christmas time is here, and Santa Claus is making an early appearance in the Cayman Islands at the 10th annual ScubaLuminations Christmas charity fundraiser. It happened at Rackam’s along the George T...
Five-Star Culinary Experiences You Can Only Have in the Caribbean
Sailing between the British Virgin Islands, St. Barths, Barbados ... Found at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman resort, the fine dining experience is one of substance and spectacle. The multiple Michelin ...
Cayman’s first PET scan service to reduce outbound flow
... says a new PET/CT scanner they expect to have installed and ready to operate in the coming weeks will mean many Cayman Islands cancer patients will no longer have to travel abroad to access the di...
Caribbean Restaurant of the Year: Blue By Eric Ripert, Cayman Islands If there is one place in the Caribbean where a meal is a bucket-list experience, it is this. Eric Ripert’s lone Caribbean outpost ...
(CNS): After just seven weeks in the job as the governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper said that he has been “impressed” from the start with the solid relationship between the Cayman and UK gove...
(CNS): Acting Police Inspector Fernando Soto has taken over the helm of the area command for policing in the Eastern Districts ahead of the retirement, after 21 years service, of Inspector Winsome Prendergast. The RCIPS said that in the coming months, Soto will be organising community meetings across North Side, East End and Bodden Town to […]
(CNS): The governor has said the government plans for a cruise berthing and cargo facility in George Town is a matter for the elected officials and he will not interfere with the current process. Martyn Roper told CNS last week that this is an economic policy issue devolved to the local government, and while he […]
(CNS): A judge found Valiyaveettil Josepeter (52) guilty of one charge of indecent assault and acquitted him on a second charge on Friday, following a judge-alone trial last month relating to an incident at Smith Cove in February involving two children, aged 7 and 10. Josepeter was accused of inappropriately touching the girls while they swam […]
(CNS): Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of gambling offences following a bust on Friday night. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, officers executed a search warrant at around 9:30 in the evening at an address on Owen Roberts Drive, where it was suspected illegal gambling was taking place. The police did not […]
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has confirmed that the new ministry he promised at the start of this administration has been given the green light by the UK, and also that work to open the Cayman Islands Hong Kong office associated with the new government department has already begun. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly Monday, he […]
(CNS): After just seven weeks in the job as the governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper said that he has been “impressed” from the start with the solid relationship between the Cayman and UK governments. As Britain’s new representative, he hopes to continue that close partnership and told CNS that he sees his role […]
(CNS): One man is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition following a serious assault in George Town around 3:00am on Saturday, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. The victim was reportedly stabbed multiple times by two other men, who fled the location in Mary Street where the violence took place. The matter […]
(CNS): Police are investigating an armed robbery at Chef John’s BBQ stand on Crewe Road in George Town Friday evening. According to a brief release from the RCIPS, the armed heist happened sometime before 6:30pm, when one of two men approached staff brandishing a handgun and demanding cash. Both men then fled the scene with […]
New luxury cruise ship visits Cayman on maiden voyage
(CNS): The brand new luxury cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge, called into Grand Cayman on Friday on its maiden voyage. This new boutique-style cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean carries less than 3,000 passengers, and its visit today calls into question the idea that the future of cruising in the region will be focused on mega-class […]
(CNS): Chris Saunders, the opposition spokesperson on financial services, believes that government should have had a much more open and honest conversation with the people of the Cayman Islands about the draft laws coming before Legislative Assembly on Monday, which many say will turn the local financial industry on its head. Saunders told CNS that […]
Recent abuses of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme raised in Parliament
By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In his budget presentation in parliament last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris touched upon the abuses recently uncovered in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP), including allegations of forgery and fraud, but offered no substantive detail and, predictably, blamed unnamed […]
CSEF VI highlights transformative role clean energy can play in CARICOM
PLACENCIA, Belize — Clean energy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has to be further developed to play a transformative role in economic development, poverty alleviation, and building resilience to deal with climate change. Electricity and fuel sector regulations also must be right-sized to suit the needs of member states, and stakeholders must find innovative forms […]
IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85 million to increase the region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On Thursday, CDB’s board of directors approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean from IDB, […]
CDB approves US$5.9 million to Belize to improve road safety efforts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Road traffic accidents are the seventh leading cause of death in Belize, with approximately 21 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is the highest fatality rate among CDB’s 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs). In response to this challenge, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$5.9 […]
American Airlines begins non-stop service to St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop flight from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport on Saturday December 15, 2018. The year-round AA1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday, leaving Miami International Airport at 11:00 am and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40 pm; […]
Antigua-Barbuda PM invites Scotiabank to early meeting to discuss purchase of Antigua holdings
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has invited the competent authorities of the Bank of Nova Scotia to a meeting by January 7, 2019, to discuss the purchase of the bank’s branch holdings in Antigua and Barbuda. The invitation is contained in a letter sent on December 13 by the prime minister to […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Thirty-year old Nisha Madaran, an artist from Suriname, who began singing at age 16 in her family band, made history last week by becoming the first Surinamese, and perhaps first in the Caribbean diaspora to sign a Bollywood playback singing contract. Madaran signed the contract […]
Three suspected smugglers apprehended in the Eastern Caribbean with $30 million in cocaine
ST THOMAS, USVI — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers on Friday to US Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $30 […]
Dominican Republic to scale up efforts in improving learning
WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]
CDB launches Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]