Tad Stoner, Journalist
Tad Stoner, Journalist

Tad Stoner

Journalist

Pinnacle Media Group Ltd
PO Box 1365 GT
Grand Cayman KY1-1108

T: 345-815-0075
E: [email protected]

ARTICLES BY TAD STONER

Three US military helicopters visit Owen Roberts Airport

Three U.S. military helicopters occupied Owen Roberts International Airport Thursday morning, touching down en route to their Honduras home base.

Baha’i community plans celebration to mark founder’s 200th birthday

A weekend celebration among Cayman’s Baha’i community – and open to everyone – will mark the 200th birthday of the Iranian founder of the faith, Baha’u’llah.

Cayman sends private contestant to Miss World pageant in China

Kristin Amaya will represent the Cayman Islands at mid-November’s Miss World competition in Sanya, China, the first privately sponsored Caymanian at the gathering, inaugurating a two-tier system of beauty contests to start next year.

US military aircraft touch down in Cayman

En route from Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay to their home base in Honduras on Friday morning, the American military briefly took over part of Owen Roberts International Airport on Thursday.

Solar usage could force CUC to accelerate new billing scheme

Caribbean Utilities Company’s new demand billing scheme could be offset by private solar installations, forcing the utility to move consumers instantly to its new rate structure to prevent damaging the company though “demand destruction.”

Children’s advocate to speak at YCLA

Organizers of the 2017 Young Caymanian Leadership Award on Tuesday announced keynote speaker Craig Kielburger, international charity figure and best-selling author, will address the Nov. 4 ceremony on “A New Generation of Leadership.”

CUC to start ‘demand billing’ for commercial clients in January

Capping more than a year of talks with electricity regulators, the Caribbean Utilities Company on Monday announced January 2018 implementation of “demand billing,” charging commercial customers depending on consumption patterns.

Caledonian liquidator says debt slashed 10-fold, promises new payout

August’s $3.83 million sale of the Caledonian Bank Building had contributed to a 10-fold debt reduction for the bankrupt company, according to Ernst & Young liquidators, who have scheduled a sixth payout to long-suffering creditors.

New US-Cuba trade rules delayed, possibly until 2018

The 90-day period in which U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to alter trade regulations with Cuba expired in mid-September, and private industry and State Department officials have no indication when changes will be announced.

West Bay couple seeks review of election bankruptcy

Gordon Hewitt and Velma Powery-Hewitt of West Bay will appear in Grand Court in November, seeking judicial review of a 2015 decision that left the couple bankrupt after their failed challenge to the 2013 election of MLA Tara Rivers.

Constitutional Commission renews call for Advisory District Councils

Cayman’s three-member Constitutional Commission on Thursday called for creation of Advisory District Councils as part of efforts marking the annual “Day of Democracy” on Sept. 15.

Hurricane winds unlikely to lift solar panels, says contractor

As the Atlantic hurricane season continues, contractors who built the solar farm in Bodden Town that opened in June say hurricane force winds are unlikely to lift any of the nearly 22,000 panels off their foundations.

Young leadership nominees announced

Organizers of the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards on Monday announced 2017’s five finalists ahead of the Nov. 4 awards ceremony at the Kimpton resort.

NEW: Cayman’s port, supermarkets operating normally despite false notice

Despite Internet rumors, Cayman's ports and supermarkets are operating normally despite the projected path of Hurricane Irma toward Florida.

Cayman Airways cancels 20 Florida flights, offers ‘evacuation’ fares

Cayman Airways has announced cancelation of 20 flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday related to the projected path of Hurricane Irma. To get people out of Florida before Hurricane Irma strikes, the airline is offering flights on Friday, Sept. 8, for $69 one way.

Caledonian Bank building sold for $3.8 million

Bringing relief to creditors after a two-year saga, Avata Property Services on Tuesday announced the $3.8 million sale of Caledonian House, former headquarters of the bankrupt Caledonian Bank Ltd.

Mental health court helps ‘clients’ avoid incarceration

The man in the North Side park used to think the community nurse was “Becky from the Planning Department,” happily retaining the delusion despite her perennial questions about his stability.

First Legal Aid director appointed

The Judicial Administration on Thursday announced the appointment of Cayman’s first Legal Aid director, Stacy Parke.

New mental health facility to be based on model farm in US

When health officials signed a nearly $900,000 contract 10 days ago to design a long-term home for the mentally ill, Cayman offered hope to dozens of people and their families.

Friends, family, officials recall Capt. ‘Chuckie’ Ebanks

Capt. Charles “Chuckie” Ebanks, 30-year proprietor of fishing enterprise Black Princess Charters, local personality, craftsman and environmentalist, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 65, after a determined battle with cancer.
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