Thursday, May 5, 2016


Unlocking life at Northward Prison

A small group of inmates, ranging in age from 22 to 59 and from all walks of life, gathered in the chapel at Northward Prison on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. There was no religious service scheduled. Instead they were there to describe what life is like inside the prison walls and how they think crime can be reduced in the Cayman Islands.


Gov’t considers new steps to attract reinsurance industry

Members of the Legislative Assembly have voted in favor of a private members’ motion to consider giving incentives to reinsurance and hedge fund management businesses and their senior executives.


New home for Cayman Rugby

Cayman Rugby will be moving to a new home after the Dart group offered land near Camana Bay on peppercorn lease for a new center which will be capable of hosting international matches.

Cayman dressage team ready for challenge

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation has selected its teams for the Caribbean Equestrian Association’s Caribbean Dressage Challenge.

Leicester City’s win is bigger miracle than Nottingham Forest’s

Leicester City winning the Premier League 2015-16 is a greater miracle than Nottingham Forest winning the First Division League title in 1977-78. Here are five reasons why.

Cayman rugby team battles hard to prevail

Cayman took on Canada for some impressive rugby games at South Sound over the weekend.

Manchester City jetting in for Cayman tournament

A dozen youth football teams, including a Manchester City development squad and the Cuba under-15 team, are putting their final touches on preparations for the Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Football Cup, which runs on island May 10-15.

Cayman volleyball star donates stem cells to cancer patient

Cayman Islands beach volleyball player Jessica Wolfenden arrived home Friday after spending about a week in the U.S. for a bone marrow transplant operation in which she donated blood stem cells to a child cancer patient.


  • US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
  • Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.
  • US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.
  • Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.
  • Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.