Monday, March 27, 2017

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Lawyers bill faces more delays as opposition reignites
    by Brent Fuller on March 27, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Concerned that government may walk back its earlier agreement on changes to the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, members of the independent opposition on Friday fired a new salvo in the months-long battle over the legislation. […]

  • Former PPM leader’s brother on opposition party team
    by Brent Fuller on March 27, 2017 at 2:01 am

    The opposition Democratic Party will field at least 10 party candidates, in addition to supporting some independents for the upcoming election. One of those CDP candidates is Denniston Tibbetts, the older brother of Progressives party founder and former leader, Kurt Tibbetts. […]

  • Millions given to cover UCCI losses, loans
    by Brent Fuller on March 27, 2017 at 2:00 am

    The Cayman Islands government has spent more than $500,000 since 2014 to cover budget shortfalls at the University College of the Cayman Islands which were partly blamed on declining enrollment and “static” school fees. […]

  • Anika Conolly crowned as new Miss Cayman Islands
    by Kayla Young on March 27, 2017 at 2:00 am

    A new queen reigns in the Cayman Islands.West Bay contestant Anika Conolly, 27, was chosen over four other women to wear the Miss Cayman Islands crown, at Saturday night’s competition at the George Town Lions Centre. […]

  • Author encourages women to embrace their differences
    by Kayla Young on March 27, 2017 at 1:41 am

    New York Times best-selling author Jeannette Walls brought a message of resilience and hope to Grand Cayman during Friday’s third annual “Power of the Purse” fundraiser. Ms. Walls appealed to the common humanity of the audience, encouraging women to embrace their stories. […]

  • Permanent residence delays affect divorce proceedings
    by Brent Fuller on March 27, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Delays in processing permanent residence applications are affecting other Cayman Islands court matters, in addition to the two legal challenges filed last year, the Cayman Compass has learned. […]

  • Iguana cull to start in May
    by James Whittaker on March 27, 2017 at 1:40 am

    A cull manager will be recruited on a short-term contract to take charge of a four-month blitz on Cayman’s invasive green iguanas, starting in May. The project involves contract cullers who will be paid $2-a-head, and more casual community participants, who will be paid in raffle tickets. […]

  • Heart health forum brings latest research to Cayman
    by Kayla Young on March 27, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Heart doctors gathered in Grand Cayman to share the latest in cardiovascular research and technology as part of Cayman Heart Fund’s 10th annual symposium at the Marriott resort on Thursday. […]

  • Jury finds man not guilty of firearm possession charge
    by Carol Winker on March 27, 2017 at 1:39 am

    A Grand Court jury of five women and two men returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on Thursday in the trial of Mark Melado Llewellyn, accused of possessing an unlicensed firearm. […]

  • $625,000 paid over pre-2002 medical claim
    by Brent Fuller on March 27, 2017 at 1:38 am

    The Cayman Islands government was forced to pay $625,000 in August over a medical negligence claim that predates 2002. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, said the payment was “in addition to” other expenditures made in relation to the case. […]

  • Chrissie Tomlinson hospital renamed
    by Staff on March 27, 2017 at 1:38 am

    The privately owned Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital was officially renamed CTMH Doctors Hospital at a ceremony on Saturday.Dr. Yaron Rado, chairman of the hospital’s board, unveiled the new blue logo and name during the ceremony. […]

  • Ex-Hells Angel now a jeweler, craftsman — and collector of thongs
    by Jewel Levy on March 27, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Ex-Hells Angel Carey Hurlstone is working to get his name in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to a rather unusual collection of garments.Thousands of thongs in all sizes and colors are tacked to the rafters of Mr. Hurlstone’s workshop, “the Bikini House.&rdquo […]

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