Press release: Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council: 28 and 29 November 2017
Ministers host Overseas Territories leaders in the UK for talks on hurricane recovery, Brexit and climate change
Joint Ministerial Council of the Overseas Territories hosted in Lancaster House from 28 to 29 November 2017.
Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen dies at age 65 Cayman 27 He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his ...
Local expert: Cayman lacks climate change adaptation strategy Cayman 27 “Implementation of policies is a common barrier in small islands.” She said while Cayman's National Energy Policy addresses some mitigation strategies such as lowering emissions, the country lacks a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, though ...
Barnes gears up for World Championships Cayman Sports Buzz Brandy Barnes is set to represent the Cayman Islands at her second major international championships for 2018 when she travels to India for the AIBA Women's World Championships taking place in November. Barnes (3-1) has been putting in the hours in ...
Motorcyclist still being sought in BT collision Cayman 27 Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and ...
Christian heritage alive and thriving in Cayman Brac Cayman 27 He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his ...
Tributes to “true pioneer” Eric Bergstrom Cayman 27 Tributes have poured in Monday (15 October) for tourism pioneer Eric Bergstrom, who passed away this weekend. Mr. Bergstrom is credited with transforming tourism in the Cayman Islands and he received an MBE for his services in 1969. On Monday (15 ...
Eric Bergstrom (14 October 1933-13 October 2018) CNS Local Life In 1961, Eric Bergstrom and his first wife, Suzy, visited the relatively unknown Cayman Islands. The Wisconsin native was enchanted by the islands time forgot and in 1963, Eric moved his young family to Grand Cayman, building the original Tortuga Club ...
Exclusive: Agility partners with investment firm to bid for Abraaj business, CEO says
Abraaj, the private equity firm which is undergoing a provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands, is looking to sell part of its fund management business Abraaj Investment Management. Agility expre...
By Rachael Reynolds, Marc Kish The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has unanimously allowed every ground of an appeal by the liquidators of Argyle Funds SPC Inc. (“Argyle”), holding that its former audi...
Local expert: Cayman lacks climate change adaptation strategy
which is not unique to the Cayman Islands,” she explained. “Implementation of policies is a common barrier in small islands.” She said while Cayman’s National Energy Policy addresses some mitigation s...
Joe Avary’s Cayman Islands weather forecast: 16-17 October
Moderate winds and seas are expected to continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours as the ridge of high pressure builds over the northern Caribbean. Isolated showers are expected as an area ...
Caribbean Tourism – The Natural Environment For Electric Vehicles
All-electric vehicles are already coming into use for tourism and transport in parts of the Caribbean. Cayman Automotive sells EVs in Cayman and to Cuba where they are used on Cayo Largo, a tourist is...
Writing a will in British Virgin Islands – An overview
In this briefing note the person who owns shares in the British Virgin Islands company is referred to as the Shareholder. By Rachael Reynolds, Marc Kish The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has unanimou...
They had defeated the Cayman Islands 4-0 in Kingston last month. On Sunday Ricardo Morris led the scoring with a brace in the 43rd and 51st minutes, with supporting strikes from Cory Burke (14th), Owa...
The Bluejays make their debut in their opening weekend of the season against East Tennessee State, which is part of the Cayman Islands MTE for this season. They jump back on FS1 a week later as they h...
These ships cover various Caribbean itineraries (the Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba, Cayman Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and beyond) and have all the amenities to get you there in comfort ...
Sailing: Two-title regatta for Cayman at Bahamas Optimist Nationals
The Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) optimists dominated the waters this pat weekend at the 2018 National Optimist Sailing Championships held 12-13 October at the Harbour Island Sailing Club. 13-yea...
(CNS): Eric Bush was asked if the Cayman Islands was on a collision course with the British government over the issue of beneficial ownership when he faced questions from UK members of parliament on Tuesday, when he appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee. The committee is reviewing Britain’s relationship with all […]
Bush dodges same-sex marriage issue at UK committee
(CNS): Eric Bush, the Cayman Islands representative in London, told the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the British House of Commons on Tuesday that he could not answer questions about the territory’s position on same-sex marriage because of a case currently going through the local courts. Bush appeared before the committee as part of a […]
(CNS): Two men armed with machetes and dressed all in black struck a victim on the head in West Bay yesterday night before making off with his chain necklace, police have said. Shortly after 10pm officers responded to the robbery report at an address on West Church Street. The injured man said he had been […]
(CNS): A 28-year-old man who reportedly exposed himself yesterday, 15 October, was caught on camera and the video shared on social media, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. The suspect was arrested last night on suspicion of indecent exposure and indecent assault on a female in connection to the incident that had taken […]
(CNS): Shaka Hislop, the former FA Premier League goalkeeper, told attendees at a fraud prevention conference in the Cayman Islands last week that a Caribbean Premier League, attracting major international stars, could have been formed in the region if its reputation hadn’t been so badly damaged by corrupt officials such as disgraced Cayman football supremo Jeffrey Webb. His fraud […]
(CNS): Conservation officers on Grand Cayman came to the rescue of a juvenile hawksbill turtle at the weekend that was entangled in discarded fishing line. The Department of Environment officers were called to help on Saturday in the North Sound after a member of the public spotted the endangered sea turtle in difficulty but was not […]
(CNS): Police seized a large quantity of cash, several receipt books and other gambling paraphernalia and arrested six suspects during an operation at the weekend targeting the local illegal numbers racket. A 54-year-old man from Bodden Town, a 35-year-old woman from George Town and four men from George Town aged 48, 55, 57, and 62 were all rounded […]
(CNS): Government has appointed Colin Lumsden as manager for the Cayman Islands capital, and he reportedly began his job on Monday, but so far few details have been revealed about his recruitment, which is part of government’s plans for the long-awaited revitalisation of George Town. Tristan Hydes, the deputy chief officer in the planning ministry, revealed […]
(CNS): Police are once again appealing to the public to help them track down Roseanna Redden (16), who has run away from the Frances Bodden Children’s Home in Bodden Town. The teenager was said to have absconded on Sunday, 14 October, some time in the afternoon. She was last seen yesterday afternoon at the John Gray High […]
(CNS): Gregorio Camacho Hernandez (49) is facing serious charges following a fight outside a George Town bar last month. In court on Friday, Hernandez, who is a resident of Bodden Town, pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent in connection with a violent encounter outside a bar on Shedden Road, east of Eastern Avenue. Hernandez and […]
RSS policing deployment to St Kitts raises questions locally and regionally
By Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts — A belated acknowledgment by St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris that his government had “invited” the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) to deploy forces to the Federation “to assist ongoing efforts at ensuring citizen safety and security” has raised questions both locally and regionally. […]
IPCC releases 1.5 Report with dire warning for the Caribbean and the world
BELMOPAN, Belize — The highly anticipated 1.5 degrees’ report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released, and the news is dire. But while scientists “sound the alarm about complacency”, they’ve given hope that it is still possible to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. The report clearly outlines the risks of […]
Investor confidence in USVI grows; improved economic outlook highlighted in national publication
ST THOMAS, USVI — The prices of US Virgin Islands bonds, a bellwether of the public markets’ confidence in the USVI economy, have roared back, according to recent financial reports. As of last week, bond sales show a more than 100 percent increase on the value of some USVI bonds from one year ago. Prices […]
Caribbean nationals victorious in internet registry elections
By Gerard Best CHANTILLY, USA — Three Caribbean candidates – Peter Harrison, Alicia Trotman and Kerrie-Ann Richards – have been elected to leadership roles at the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN is one of five Internet registries worldwide that coordinate the distribution and administration of number resources. The registry serves the United States, […]
Caribbean Border Interagency Group authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized 2,324 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $30 million, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel on Saturday off Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This interdiction is the result of ongoing multi-agency law enforcement efforts in support of Operation […]
Bahamas government rejects ‘unreasonable’ and ‘uncompromising’ demands by Canadian travel group
By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of state for Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, has outlined what he called “unreasonable” and “uncompromising” demands made by Sunwing Travel Group, including a demand for the Bahamas government to pay $4 million every year for a fixed seven-year period to provide airlift for four months. Thompson said the […]
Three Dominican Republic fishing ‘motherships’ interdicted in Bahamas waters
CORAL HARBOUR, Bahamas (RBDF) — The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) escorted 124 fishermen from three Dominican Republic “motherships” to Nassau after being apprehended in Cuban waters by the Cuban Border Patrol for poaching in Bahamian waters. The apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort by the RBDF with the US Coast Guard and […]
ECSRC issues advisory on virtual currency business
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) has issued an advisory to the public in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) of the potential risks of investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and all forms of virtual currency. Globally, virtual currencies are becoming increasingly popular as a means to conduct traditional […]
Fisheries ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM member states
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CRFM) — A protocol on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture was approved for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the eighth special meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados last […]
New reports on vulnerability and readiness to adapt to climate change in the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — New reports from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlight key vulnerabilities and identify priorities and readiness for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries sector of the UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The vulnerability assessment report – based on participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) that captured local knowledge of […]