RSSLocal News

Provost appointed UCCI’s interim boss

Provost appointed UCCI’s interim boss

| 07/12/2021 | 1 Comment

(CNS) Governors on the board at the University College of the Cayman Islands have appointed Dr J.D. Mosley-Matchett to be the interim acting president and CEO of the college until a new full-time president and CEO has been appointed. Dr Mosley-Matchett currently serves as the college provost and VP of Academic Affairs.

Continue Reading

Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

| 07/12/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were saving lives at a major collision in Red Bay on Sunday night at around 10:20, when they were also called out to deal with yet another blaze at the George Town landfill. This stretched the fire service and led to the Franks Sound crews being moved to Spotts […]

Continue Reading

Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

Police name Jamaican man killed in Red Bay crash

| 06/12/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 12:11pm: Police have now identified the man who died in a collision Sunday night as Alden Emelo Ohero Irons (29), a Jamaican national residing in the Cayman Islands. According to the RCIPS, shortly before 10:00pm last night, the emergency services responded to a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Shamrock Road in […]

Continue Reading

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

Caymanians take on top jobs at MDAL

| 03/12/2021 | 42 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of District Administration and Lands (MDAL) has appointed Caymanian Chelsea K Whittaker as deputy district commissioner for the Department of District Administration, where she will be responsible for providing managerial, leadership and strategic policy support to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts.

Continue Reading

Loss of civil union law would restore rights violations

Loss of civil union law would restore rights violations

| 03/12/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The lawyer representing the Attorney General’s Chambers and the governor’s office told a court Thursday that if it overturned the Civil Partnership Act, which gave legal status to same-sex unions, it would be re-introducing the serious violation of human rights against the LGBT community that had been identified by the Cayman Islands Court of […]

Continue Reading

First Cuban migrants in 2021 arrive in East End

First Cuban migrants in 2021 arrive in East End

| 27/11/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A vessel carrying five Cuban migrants arrived in East End Friday, the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service has said. In a very short release, officials said the agency is working with the necessary partners. The migrants are being managed in accordance with the established COVID-19 protocols and processing procedures, and they will […]

Continue Reading

Cabinet restricts travellers over Omicron variant

Cabinet restricts travellers over Omicron variant

| 27/11/2021 | 263 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has introduced travel restriction from nine countries in southern Africa and one in Europe in light of the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, which has been named Omicron. The countries affected are Belgium, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Continue Reading

Cayman gets extra holiday for Queen’s 70th Jubilee

Cayman gets extra holiday for Queen’s 70th Jubilee

| 26/11/2021 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Residents in the Cayman Islands will get an additional holiday next year to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. With numerous celebrations planned for the British monarch’s Platinum Jubilee, Cabinet has agreed to add Friday, 3 June 2022, as a public holiday over the Queen’s official birthday weekend, as well as Monday, […]

Continue Reading

UCCI begins search for new president

UCCI begins search for new president

| 26/11/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The current president and CEO of the University College of the Cayman Islands, Dr Stacy McAfee, is not renewing her contract and the board is beginning the search for her replacement. According to a release from UCCI Board Chairman Gilbert McLean, the job will now be advertised overseas as well as locally. McAfee took […]

Continue Reading

CAL returning to Cuba next week

CAL returning to Cuba next week

| 25/11/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) has been given approval from the Cuban Government to resume its commercial service to Havana next week after more than 20 months. The regular route was stopped when the borders were closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite efforts to introduce a regular repatriation flight and then resume […]

Continue Reading

Missing boat returns to Little Cayman

Missing boat returns to Little Cayman

| 25/11/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS) UPDATE Friday 10:43am: The RCIPS has now confirmed that the vessel and crew that were reported to be in distress Thursday morning are safe. A search and rescue operation was launched yesterday when the boat could not be located. However, police have now confirmed that it ran aground on the reef near the Hungry […]

Continue Reading