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Being home for the holidays is a feeling like no other, one that Paul Puckerin and 49 other passengers on board a special Cayman Airways charter to Barbados will know this Christmas.
Barbados removed the statue of British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson from the capital Bridgetown's main square on Monday, 16 Nov., two months after announcing plans to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and move on from its colonial past.
Barbados has added the Cayman Islands to its list of countries and jurisdictions considered to be high risk for COVID-19.
Barbados has pledged to put same-sex marriage to a public vote, but campaigners said on Wednesday they were wary about any hope of major reform in a nation that still has laws punishing sex between men on its books
Residents of Cayman are being inviting to share their condolences on Friday on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Seymour Arthur, who died on Monday, at the age of 70.
Leaders of small island states gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday to demand the full attention and commitment of the international community in combatting the potential devastation of climate change to coastal communities.
The Caribbean now has a marathon of marathons.
Guyana and Barbados, each armed with a reigning champion, are confident going into the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, scheduled for Easter weekend, April 20-22, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
Gross domestic product grew by 1.8 percent in 2018, and is expected to grow another 2 percent this year, according to recently released statistics from the Caribbean Development Bank.
Banks in Barbados risk write-offs if the local government defaults on its debt. Last week, the Barbados government attempted to preserve the liquidity of its international currency reserves, which have dwindled to $220 million, by suspending payments to international creditors.
After an external audit by BSI Group (The British Standards Institution) the Deloitte offices in the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago are now certified as ISO 27001 compliant organizations.
After weeks of media fanfare, coinciding with the release of the Paradise Papers, and political horse trading behind the scenes, the EU has released a list of 17 countries it considers uncooperative in tax matters.
Members of the Cayman CARIFESTA contingent onboard were relieved to make it to Barbados after hearing that some of the Jamaican representatives had flown out that same day, only to have their plane turn back because of the weather system.
Cayman’s actors, musicians and dancers performed on the Harquail Theatre stage over the weekend for a three-day showcase of the upcoming Caribbean Festival of Arts in Barbados.
Local audiences will get a sneak preview this weekend of the program Cayman is taking to the Caribbean Festival of the Arts in Barbados next month. Cayman will be sending 36 delegates to Barbados on Aug. 17-28.
The legacy of one of the world’s greatest cricketers, Sir Frank Worrell of Barbados, will be honored in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.
East End seniors got a welcome boost earlier this month thanks to the donation of a specialized bed. A medical bed was donated to Sunrise Cottage, East End’s residential home for seniors, on Feb. 11 by Barbadians in the Cayman Islands, represented by Honorary Consul Juliette Gooding-Michelin.
In the final preliminary rounds of the inaugural NCB-sponsored T-20 Challenge Trophy over the weekend, the Cayman bowlers easily qualified for the semifinals.
Three boxers from Cayman represented the islands in top fashion last week, with victories at the Caribbean Championships in Barbados.
The third day of the Maples Caribbean Junior Champs at South Sound Squash Club on Monday saw the individual titles decided, with Barbados winning six.
Six young golfers will travel with coach/manager Brad de Schiffert to Barbados to represent the Cayman Islands in the 2016 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships July 4-8. Cayman will compete against eight other Caribbean countries.
This year marks 50 years of independence for Barbados.
Businesses in Cayman are helping to fund the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations of Barbados’s independence this year.
Despite recording record visitor arrivals in 2015, the Cayman Islands was outstripped in tourist arrivals by the rest of the Caribbean, which enjoyed record growth.