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Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Delivering his first annual report at Thursday night’s graduation, University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) President Roy Bodden outlined the highpoints of his freshman year. Graduating were some 150 of the more than 200-strong 2010 graduating class, who will face their various futures with an array of accomplishments, from masters and bachelor’s degrees to certificates in various technical and vocational areas. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

The Kittiwake sinking events scheduled to take place between July 24 - 27, 2010, have been postponed, as a result of “an urgent situation that has arisen”, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) said in a press release on Friday. This delay means that the sinking will now take place after the end of the hurricane season. The exact dates will be announced as soon as possible, CITA said. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

In a series of statements to the Legislative Assembly on 28 and 30 June, Minister of Education, Training and Employment, Rolston Anglin, expanded on his vision for the development of human capital and the administration of labour in the Cayman Islands. Reporting that this much-needed reform of labour and pension services has now moved beyond the conceptual stage, Mr Anglin advised that significant efforts are already underway. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

On June 28, 2010, the US Department of State published its Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register. The schedule includes fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 15 days after publication in the Federal Register. The revised fees will cover actual operating expenses for the 301 overseas consular posts, 23 domestic passport agencies and other centers that provide these consular services to US and foreign citizens. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

Continuing to show support for the legacy of Cayman's seamen, dms Organization Ltd (DMS), a Cayman Islands-based business conglomerate, has donated CI$1,000 to the Cayman Islands Seafarer's Association (CISA) for the third year in a row. Additionally, DMS subsidiary dms Broadcasting Ltd., (96.5 CAYROCK, HOT 104.1, 106.1 KISS FM and X107.1), will also welcome CISA representatives into its station studios. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Eleven education graduates this week took an historic last walk down the aisle of the UCCI auditorium to a future of making a difference in the lives of generations of Caymanians to come. Five ground-breaking students graduated with their bachelor’s degree in education while six others were the first batch to receive their teacher’s aide certification. Taking their place alongside some 150 members of the 2010 class, the small pioneering group of Education graduates can be justly proud. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

A recent announcement by Education, Training and Employment Minister, Rolston Anglin, regarding the planned realignment of pension and labour services in the Cayman Islands, has led to reports suggesting that the National Pensions Office (NPO) is no longer operational. However, according to a press statement on Tuesday by the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, both the Department of Employment Relations and the NPO continue to function and perform their duties. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is now accepting licensing applications for dive/snorkel operators as well as individual residents who wish to dive/snorkel on Cayman's newest artificial reef. The project has come to fruition through the coordinated efforts, both in time and funds of CITA and the Cayman Islands Government. CITA has leased the ship and will uphold the agreement by maintaining the shipwreck. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friends of Cayman Net News publisher and editor in chief, the late Desmond Seales, held a memorial gathering at the Roof Top Lounge, above Le Classique, on Mary Street, on Tuesday. Dubbed “Remembering Des,” friends of the publisher gathered together to share their memories to help ease the pain of this tragic loss. Desmond’s long time confidant, John Felder paid a glowing tribute to the publisher, reminiscing how Mr Seales helped him to become established as a businessman in the Cayman Islands. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Desmond Seales was first and foremost a print guy. He had ink in his veins. When he pursued a news story, he was relentless. He would get on the phone, calling everyone he knew, recalled Cayman Net News online editor, Barry Randall. If no one picked up the receiver, or Mr Seales didn’t get answers, he kept on trying. It made no difference if he was trying to get hold of a local politician, or the prime minister of Jamaica. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

According to a family spokesperson, the funeral of the late Desmond Seales, former publisher and editor in chief of Cayman Net News, will take place on Saturday 10 July at 3:00 pm at the Agape Family Worship Centre, Fairbanks Road, George Town, with viewing of the body from 2:00 pm. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Premier McKeeva Bush recently welcomed Cuban ambassador, Yuri Ariel Gala Lopez, to Cayman and briefly discussed topics of mutual interest. The ambassador, who is stationed in Kingston, called on the premier at the Legislative Assembly on Friday, 25 June. He was accompanied by the Counsellor of the Cuban Embassy in Jamaica, Igor Hevia. Noting Cayman’s longstanding ties with Cuba, the premier suggested that... read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

On 28 June, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands confirmed the powers previously granted by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) on 22 June to David A.K. Walker and Ian D. Stokoe of PricewaterhouseCoopers Cayman Islands, as Joint Controllers of Motor & General Insurance Company Limited. This original appointment of controllers by CIMA followed a suspension order imposed on Motor & General by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Alastair Swarbrick, the new Auditor General of the Cayman Islands, will take up his position on 12 July 2010. Mr Swarbrick was former Assistant Director of Audit at Audit Scotland and will be accompanied by his wife and young son. He will spend his first week on a familiarisation programme, which will include meeting with Governor Duncan Taylor, Premier McKeeva Bush, Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks... read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Constitution Week was launched on Thursday, 1 July at Government House when Governor Duncan Taylor hosted an evening to introduce members of Constitutional Commissions and other constitutional bodies. Noting his involvement with the new Constitution since his arrival in Cayman, Mr Taylor said his key role in the coming years would be to take the new provisions forward. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The sudden and unexpected death of Cayman Net News publisher Desmond Seales on Saturday has stunned the country. Pastor Al Ebanks, a close family friend, said the community is shocked at his sudden death. “Although he was 71 years old, he was very vibrant, very active and healthy,” said Pastor Ebanks. “So everyone anticipated that he would be around for at least a few more years with his provocative thinking and style. read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cayman Net News publisher Desmond Seales, who underwent emergency heart surgery in Miami on 24 June, passed away on Saturday morning, 3 July. He was 71. Mr Seales had been ill with flu-like symptoms for several days prior to his air-lift to a Miami hospital late on Wednesday, 23 June, where he underwent emergency heart surgery in Miami on 24 June, and was thought to be improving. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bodden Town police are appealing for information, and urging people to be extra vigilant, following the theft in East End of two boat engines in separate incidents over the past week. On 22 June, police were informed that a black, red and silver coloured 15HP engine had been stolen from a boat parked at a residence off John McLean Drive in the East End. The following day, 23 June, it was reported that a 25HP Yamaha engine had been stolen from a boat parked at a house in Angel Close, East End. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

International accounting firm KPMG’s regional advisory practice has released the findings of their annual “Caribbean Regional Financing Survey”.  This year, for the first time, in addition to speaking with leading regional lenders, KPMG included development banks in the survey to capture the emergence of a potential new source of financing in the sector. Lenders were asked about the key lessons learned over the past year. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Family visitors to the cardiac care unit of a Miami hospital, where Desmond Seales, publisher of Cayman Net News, is being treated after emergency heart surgery last week, are heartened to see his progress and his doctors are impressed with his good health. Mr Seales had been ill with flu-like symptoms for several days prior to his air-lift to the Miami hospital late on Wednesday, 23 June. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

The government’s fuel duty increase, designed to raise more than $10.2 million to help fill the hole in government coffers, will go into effect on Thursday, 1 July, for Grand Cayman and Little Cayman. Cayman Brac is exempt. The Premier called the concerns of the independent and opposition members of the Legislative Assembly that the increase will be inflationary as “scaremongering at best.” read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ranking Rotarians and their guests assembled at the Westin Hotel on Saturday, 26 June 26 and, in the presence of District 7020 Governor Errol Alberga of Jamaica, Past Rotary International Director Barry Rassin of the Bahamas, and Past District 7020 Governor Bobby Bodden of the Cayman Islands, a transfer of authority was finalised for the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The dates for the public meetings for comment on the proposed National Conservation Law have been announced by the Department of Environment. The Department of the Environment will explain the law and how it differs from the limited conservation law currently in force. “Cayman’s current conservation legislation is badly outdated,” said DOE Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie, “and it is important that we replace it with a law that gives government relevant and effective tools to manage environmental issues... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The woman charged with a bomb hoax at FirstCaribbean Bank last March appeared in court yesterday, 29 June, to deny the charges against her and to ask for legal aid. Eliza Eunice Rivers, 19, is currently out on bail and is scheduled to appear in court again on 6 July. About 200 employees at all three First Caribbean locations were evacuated from the buildings after a call was received that a bomb was at each of the bank’s branches. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The National Honours and Awards bill presented to the Legislative Assembly this week is now law, passed in spite of objections by the opposition that the new national honour system could become politicised since the Premier’s office has final say. MLA Alden McLaughlin said he supported Cayman’s own honours system but, according to the law, the premier would select the members of the National Honours and Awards committee, he would be able to override the decisions made by the committee... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

If you see a boat engine for sale at a too-good-to-be-true price, Bodden Town police want to know about it. They also expect you to pass up the once-in-a-lifetime deal. “Handling stolen goods is an offence contrary to the Penal Code,” said Chief Inspector Martin Bodden Jr. “and if you are found guilty you could face up to 14 years in jail.” The appeal comes after the theft of two boat engines this week in separate incidents. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Police have confirmed that the 18-year-old man arrested on Thursday, 24 June, in connection with the West Bay shooting near Kelly’s Bar, which happened the same night as the arrest, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He is expected to appear in court today, Tuesday, 29 June, to face charges. The victim of the shooting, which took place on Birch Tree Hill Road at around 9pm, has been reported to be Andy Barnes. read more...



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