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The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are considered to be part of the geographic Western Caribbean Zone as well as the Greater Antilles. The territory is a major world offshore financial center.

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UPDATED 2:15PM FRIDAY: A deadly “ghost net” discovered off Grand Cayman with hundreds of dead sharks and fish trapped inside was removed from the water Friday. Fisherman Charles Ebanks rediscovered the discarded net Thursday and towed it into Harbour house marina Friday where it was lifted ...
Residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac have been advised to refrain from using well water due to high levels of E. Coli and other bacteria. Affected areas include Poppy Lane, Mary Eli Road and Plaza Drive, the Department of Environmental Health said in a new release. Residents in those areas are ...

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac, after officials found high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for drinking, ...
Cayman Water and Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels have combined to impact the environment and the community in one fell swoop. Cayman Water, which recently launched its new website, is hoping to entice its customers to go paperless by making a public contribution to charity. For every customer ...
According to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, light to moderate east to northeasterly winds along with slight to moderate seas will continue across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours due to a weakened pressure gradient across the Caribbean. Radar images show scattered showers ...
Tests designed to measure student potential show Cayman government school students scoring 2 percent to 8 percent below the mean established by students in the United Kingdom. According to the company that produces the test, the CAT4 – Cognitive Abilities Test Fourth Edition – is designed to ...

I am from the Cayman Islands – which is a British Overseas Territory – and I'm the daughter of a Caymanian mother and a British father. Vickie is also British. Although I am a British citizen, my relationship simply doesn't exist in the eyes of the Cayman Islands government as my home country bans any form ...
Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush both hold British citizenship. Last Thursday, they applied for the right to marry in the Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory. But the couple were notified on Monday that their application had been rejected on the grounds that the Cayman Islands does not ...
(CNS): The governor was singing the praises of the hospitals on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac following tours of both facilities. Anwar Choudhury told officials that the Health Services Authority (HSA) is comparable to some of the best hospitals in the UK, stating that the hospitals had “blown me away in ...
A female pedestrian was killed in an accident on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, just south of the roundabout by the Cayman Islands Yacht Club Thursday morning. Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene of the fatal accident. Southbound traffic was blocked from exiting the roundabout and motorists ...
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has not yet revealed the identity of the woman as they are still trying to contact her family. It is understood the driver was also taken to hospital. No arrests have so far been made in connection with the fatal collision. The victim was taken to hospital, where she was ...
A 9-acre site next to the existing school is being cleared and plans have been submitted for a new purpose-built high school and early childhood center. The new buildings will free up space in the existing school, ultimately allowing for the addition of at least one extra class at every age group. The school's ...
Cayman's National Security Council agreed on a number of measures Tuesday to boost border protection and marine patrols. Council members formally supported a proposal by Premier Alden McLaughlin to create and recruit for a Cayman Islands coast guard, operated separately from any other law ...
Protection Starts Here, Cayman's grassroots multi-agency child abuse prevention team, recently became the first Caribbean group to host a workshop at the International Symposium on Child Abuse. The conference, presented by the National Children's Advocacy Center, was held in Huntsville, Alabama, ...
Less than two weeks after touching down there, Governor Anwar Choudhury, seen above in a lime green hard hat and carrying his own ubiquitous hat in his hand, returned to the Owen Roberts International Airport Friday for an official tour. Accompanied by Civil Aviation Authority, customs and immigration ...
Cayman Enterprise City, Cayman's special economic zone, reported an economic impact of US$41.56 million for the year 2017. The effect for the local economy includes a direct impact of US$30.27 million of money spent by zone companies on set-up and maintenance costs; incorporation, registration and ...
Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has been appointed justice to Bermuda's Court of Appeal. He will join the court when it meets in June for one of its sessions, held three times a year. It is the first international court of which Mr. Smellie has been a member. Mr. Smellie will fill the position while ...

Investors also need to beware of the ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 5.15, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Air Delivery & Freight Services industry has an average P/S ratio of 0.54, which is significantly better ...
Sohu.com Inc. announced today its intention to end its incorporation in Delaware and convert to a Cayman Islands-based company. The Chinese internet giant said that shareholders would not be affected, except that they would receive American depositary shares in the newly established company, ...
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) closed its last session at $14.71. The stock traded within a range of $14.68 and $15.16. The company operates in the Industrials sector with a market capitalization of 10.22 Million. Trading volume for ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. was 2.85 Million in its previous trading ...
The quartet of US-based Briana Williams, Sashieka Steele, Serena Cole and Tia Clayton led the sprint relay dominance with a championship record of 44.95 seconds in the Girls' Under 17 section to easily beat the Bahamas (46.24) and the Cayman Islands (47.74). The Boys' Under 17 4x100-metre relay ...
“We thought I Love Jamaica day would be a great concept to execute in Cayman as it is a good way to show our appreciation to our fellow Jamaicans on the Island,” explained Horace Hines, General Manager, JN Money Services Cayman. “This event will give patrons a chance to experience key elements ...
Auntie's answer: The Penal Code deals with “Rogues and vagabonds” (Section 159), which basically says that a person is not allowed to be found at night in various places including onboard a ship within the Cayman Islands. While this does not specifically talk about vehicles, I feel I am on safe ground ...
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) has advised that it has reopened the Cayman Islands AEOI Portal (AEOI Portal) for notification and reporting required under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). In addition ...
There is no question that the Cayman Drama Society has gone from strength to strength over the years. From the early days of “The Boyfriend,” “South Pacific” and “Fawlty Towers” to recent productions such as “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Legally Blonde, “Grease” and “Barefoot in the Park,” many local actors have trod ...
“We are very pleased to be valued as one of the world's leading flags and we will continue to strive towards excellence,” said Joel Walton, the chief executive officer of Cayman Islands Shipping Registry. “The Shipping Registry serves as an integral pillar in an ever-developing maritime sector in the Cayman ...
The Cayman Islands ranks 39th and 190th in average internet speed and price, respectively, according to studies published in late 2017 by the U.K.-based research firms BDRC Continental and Cable.co.uk. However, local telecommunications companies have told the Cayman Compass that their services ...
When former Cable & Wireless CEO Tim Adam started his telecommunications career in the 1970s, much of the Cayman Islands' tourism and financial sectors communicated with the rest of the world via “telex,” a network of machines that could send and receive text-based messages to each other.
Baptist church leaders in the Cayman Islands are launching a seminary. A steering committee of Baptist leaders is inviting the public to attend the launch of the Northwestern Caribbean Baptist Theological Seminary at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church on Sunday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The seminary, which ...
Periods of showers and isolated afternoon thunderstorm activity are to be expected as the cold front lingers in the vicinity of the island for the next few days. According to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service,fresh winds and rough seas are expected over the Cayman Islands as a cold front lingers.
Cayman's Brac's farmers will be showcasing their crops and livestock Saturday at the annual Brac Agriculture Show. The show opens at 7:30 a.m. at the Agriculture Grounds, off Songbird Drive on the Bluff. For the past 15 years, the Brac show has been a day of fun and entertainment that attracts attendees ...
The rapidly changing international financial services industry took center stage early Wednesday at the U.K.-sponsored Great Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong with Cayman representatives making their pitch for the new investment technologies. FinTech, or Financial Technology, encompasses a number ...
Away from the resorts of Seven Mile Beach and the rapid development of George Town, there is a corner of Grand Cayman that remains wild. Tucked away in Savannah's logwood forest, Reagan's Honey has found an ideal location for nurturing one of the islands' oldest transplants: honey bees.
If your Cayman Islands investment funds are registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority ("CIMA"), they will have been subject to the Cayman Islands AML regime since their launch. Pursuant to the revisions to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 ("AML Regulations") and the Guidance ...
According to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, some cloudiness is expected to spread over the Cayman area on Thursday. Further north, a high pressure system over the southern US is expected to produce moderate to fresh north to northeast winds across the Cayman area for the next 24 ...
Criminal charges filed against a dozen people this week were related to a scheme to cheat the Immigration Department's English language test for work permit holders, according to the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission. A sixth Cayman Islands Immigration Department employee and another ...
In the battle for control over Cayman's streets – law enforcement vs. motorbikers – it is fairly clear who is winning. Hint: They do not wear badges, wigs, judicial robes … or helmets. It's been well over a year (and counting) since police vowed to “crack down” on the reckless, relentless and apparently ...
More than 180 medical students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners attended the Cayman Heart Fund's 11th annual symposium at the Marriott resort on Wednesday. The event featured top cardiologists from the United States, who gave lectures on the latest trends in their fields.
Seven schools from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took part in the Conyers Inter-Schools Debate Tournament earlier this month at St. Ignatius Catholic School. All local schools were invited to take part and more than 50 students from both private and public schools participated. This was the largest ...
Officials with Hazard Management Cayman Islands prepared for a tsunami on Thursday, generated by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake off the coast of Columbia at 9 a.m. Both the quake and the resultant wave were imaginary. This was only a drill. As part of a Caribbeanwide exercise sponsored by the United ...
Cayman's most precious resource comes from 150 feet below ground and snakes through a modern array of devices to arrive at your home at the flip of a faucet handle. Fresh water, so crucial and so scarce in nature, has always been the lifeblood of a prospering community, and advances in desalination ...
Our 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S test car started at $66,300. The Cayman S carries over for the 2018 model year with no mechanical changes. However, the base price has been raised slightly to $67,700 to account for inflation and Porsche's new standard maintenance plan. Options and fees tacked $28,625 on to our 2017 ...
Cayman Islands Fire Service truck and RCIPS car (CNS): Better coordination between the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Fire Service, as well as technical advances and new equipment, have played a part over the last few weeks in improving the effectiveness of the two critical emergency services.
Officials at the University College of the Cayman Islands say they are addressing a need for social workers by introducing a three-tiered program this fall that will allow students to pursue everything from a certificate to a bachelor's degree in the field. An official announcement of the program is scheduled for ...
According to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, partly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected across the Cayman Islands for Tuesday in association with a stationary front over the Cayman area. The trough to linger across the central Caribbean today as a cold front enters the north west Caribbean ...
Cayman's company formations sector grew in 2017, with the number of new incorporations and total companies on the registry having increased at the year's end over 2016. According to recently released statistics from the General Registry, there were 99,327 Cayman-registered companies active at the ...
“Once again, RE/MAX Cayman Islands has dominated in the international market,” said James Bovell, broker/co-owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands. “Not only has our office of 18 agents surpassed any other office in the region, but several agents have been recognized as leaders in the international arena ...
Adrian Stewart and Chauntae Martinez represented the Cayman Islands as delegates to the Ninth Commonwealth Youth Parliament held Feb. 25 to March 1 at the Jersey States Assembly in St. Helier, Jersey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France. Originally, the event was scheduled to take ...
The Cayman Islands will participate in a regionwide tsunami response exercise on Thursday, according to an announcement from Hazard Management Cayman Islands. Hazard Management's announcement stated the purpose of the exercise is to evaluate local tsunami-response plans and ...
Cayman hoisted a special flag Monday to mark Commonwealth Day, along with 52 other territories and countries around the world. Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth is a flag-raising ceremony dedicated to marking Commonwealth Day, which is held on the second Monday in March every year. The event ...


 

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