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Barbados charter spreads yuletide cheer

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 removes Nelson statue in break with colonial past

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 adds Cayman to its COVID high-risk list

Barbados has added the Cayman Islands to its list of countries and jurisdictions considered to be high risk for COVID-19.

Barbados pledges same-sex marriage vote, but supporters doubt reform

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

Condolence book set up for former Barbados prime minister

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.

Island leaders call for international cohesion to fight climate change threats

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.

Cayman joins five-island marathon challenge

The Caribbean now has a marathon of marathons.

CARIFTA: Reigning champions lead teams from Guyana, Barbados

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.

Caribbean economic growth increased in 2018

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 face possible write-offs amid Barbados debt default

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.
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Deloitte obtains information security management certification

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.

Cayman sidesteps European financial services blacklist

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.

In Barbados, CARIFESTA undaunted by weather

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 artists show off talent ahead of Barbados festival

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.

Cayman to get a taste of Caribbean Festival of the Arts

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.

Sir Frank Worrell’s legacy to be honored in Trinidad this weekend

The legacy of one of the world’s greatest cricketers, Sir Frank Worrell of Barbados, will be honored in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

Barbadians donate new bed to Cayman seniors home

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.

Cayman tops Sri Lanka, advances to cricket semifinals

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.

Dariel Ebanks wins gold in Caribbean Championships

Three boxers from Cayman represented the islands in top fashion last week, with victories at the Caribbean Championships in Barbados.

Barbados tops Day 3 at squash challenge

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.

Junior golfers off to Barbados tournament

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.

Celebrate Bajan independence

This year marks 50 years of independence for Barbados.

Cayman sponsors back Barbados independence day

Businesses in Cayman are helping to fund the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations of Barbados’s independence this year.

Giant leaps for Caribbean tourism, small steps for Cayman Islands

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.

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