Monday, October 14, 2019

Cayman Islands News

News feed courtesy of the Cayman Compass.

  • Woman takes stand in corruption trial
    by Andrel Harris on October 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    On day three of an ongoing corruption trial, the prosecution’s key witness took to the stand. Wiping tears from her eyes, Elsy Liseth Diaz, 49, recalled the events leading up to and after her arrival in Cayman in April 2016. The courts heard that Diaz and three other women conspired to commit fraud on the […]

  • Cayman to set up its own regiment
    by Staff on October 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Cayman and UK officials are planning to work cooperatively to establish a Cayman Regiment that would be focused on responding to natural disasters on the island and in the region. The plan was announced Friday afternoon in a press conference with visiting UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, Gov. Martyn Roper […]

  • Dengue case confirmed in Cayman Islands resident
    by Staff on October 11, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    A Cayman Islands resident with no recent travel history has become ill with dengue, an infectious disease that can be deadly, according to the Health Services Authority. […]

  • A passion for Flamenco
    by Alvaro Serey on October 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Zavala was born in Phoenix, Arizona but moved around to many locations with her family, including western Australia for two years. It was when she moved to New York, however, that her life changed in an unexpected way. She came upon a guitarist – Herrera – playing beautifully … right up until he broke a […]

  • New pink gin stirs breast cancer awareness
    by Reshma Ragoonath on October 11, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Cayman Spirits Company is hoping its new gin will become a tonic to boost breast cancer awareness in the local community. This month the local distillery launched its new pink gin to help raise funds for the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation. Cayman Spirits general manager and distiller Moises Sevilla, who created the pink gin, […]

  • After Dorian, could we be next?
    by James Whittaker on October 11, 2019 at 4:36 am

    The onslaught of disastrous storms to hit the region in the last few years aligns with the hypothesis of climate scientists that warming oceans are likely to fuel more destructive hurricanes. […]

  • Stronger, slower storms linked to climate change
    by James Whittaker on October 11, 2019 at 4:15 am

    While the link between climate change and hurricane intensity is not yet ‘settled science’, weather experts say there is evidence that the phenomenon will lead to stronger, slower storms in future. […]

  • Seniors hit the road on history tour
    by Jewel Levy on October 11, 2019 at 4:13 am

    More than 120 Cayman seniors were treated to a bus tour this week in celebration of Older Persons Month. The group of seniors, aged 60 to 94, enjoyed a day filled with laughter, reminiscing, exploring, food and drinks. […]

  • Cayman properties scoop sustainability, design awards
    by Staff on October 11, 2019 at 4:00 am

    NCB Group’s joint venture with Dart Real Estate, OLEA, received the Five-Star Award for Best Sustainable Residential Development at the USA and Americas Property Awards, held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto, Canada on 3 Oct. NCB Group also won the highest accolade for Kailani, a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel, in the […]

  • Years in the making, church shelter nears completion
    by Jewel Levy on October 11, 2019 at 3:42 am

    After years of fundraising, prayers and hard work, Bodden Town’s new church hall and hurricane shelter is expected to be completed next year. […]

  • Civil Service to launch anti-bullying strategy
    by Staff on October 11, 2019 at 2:58 am

    The Civil Service will roll out an anti-bullying strategy at the end of this month, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said. “Civil servants have raised concerns about bullying, and we are keen to address those concerns. The Civil Service must take a zero-tolerance stance towards bullying. It is something we must never tolerate,” said Manderson, who […]

  • Walk for the Cure raises more than US$75,000
    by Staff on October 11, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Despite rainy conditions on Sunday morning, hundreds took to the streets for the eighth annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. […]

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