Home Topics Dominica

Topic: Dominica

CONCACAF U-17 girls: Cayman explodes to 8‑1 win over Dominica

Cayman’s national team rode a tidal wave of scoring Wednesday night to take an 8‑1 victory over Dominica in the first game of their qualifying bracket for the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championships.

EU removes Dominica from tax blacklist

The European Union has removed the Caribbean island of Dominica from its list of uncooperative jurisdictions in tax matters.

Men sentenced on cockfighting charges

Two men charged with cruelty to animals were sentenced this week after admitting involvement in the staging of cockfighting in Grand Cayman.

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional call for help as Category 5 Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island, causing “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the island lost all communications on Tuesday and the hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico.

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday.

Carnival-related exhibition arrives at National Gallery

An international performance art exhibition called "EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean" will be held at the National Gallery from January through March.

Two Caymanian golfers head to top international tournament

Michael Wight and Andrew Jarvis are representing Cayman this week at the Latin America Amateur Championship at the renowned Pete Dye course “Teeth of the Dog,” part of the Casa De Campo resort in the Dominican Republic.

In Memoriam: Obituaries of 2015

Obituaries of nine people who died in 2015 and who received Queen's Honours during their lifetime.

Christmas message from the Governor

Once again, we are approaching another wonderful Christmas season in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman business in brief

Record year for Cayman Captive Forum; C and W Business named company of the year; LDM Global appoints director for the Caribbean; Students receive $4,100 scholarship grant

Dolphin Discovery takes over Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Discovery Group, which maintains 24 dolphinariums around the world including in Cayman, announced it has acquired Dolphin Cove Cayman as part of its expansion plans.

Two face deportation after burglary investigation

Two men in custody on a burglary charge were recommended for deportation after they pleaded guilty to other offenses.

Defendant fails to return to Cayman for deception trial

A man who failed to show up for his trial on deception and forgery charges on Monday had his cash bond of $10,000 forfeited and a warrant issued for his arrest.

Digicel ad blocker delayed

A network-level ad blocker for Digicel’s data customers has been delayed in the Cayman Islands as regulators in the region reject the program that will block Internet ads from reaching Digicel smartphones and other data plans.

US more secretive than Cayman? Say it ain’t so!

"In terms of secrecy, the United States of America has now surpassed the notorious tax haven of the Cayman Islands!"

Obituary: George Richardson Proctor, 1920-2015

George Proctor, author of "Flora of the Cayman Islands," passed away in New York on Oct. 12. He was 95.

Bodden is a dedicated Scholar

Most footballers in the Cayman Islands bounce from one team to another, especially if they are good. Not Jetena Bodden, though, a Scholars International midfielder for nine years.

Progressives seek to revive 'Christmas cleanup'

The Progressives-led government is seeking to revive a holiday season roadside garbage pickup program that began in 2009 under the former United Democratic Party government.

Stars will play for Dominica fund

Caribbean sports stars will turn out for a celebrity 20-over cricket match in Barbados this weekend in support of Dominica which is still grappling with the devastation left by Tropical Storm Erika a month ago.

Royal Navy, other countries help Dominica

The British naval vessel Lyme Bay is wrapping up a week spent off Dominica, bringing assistance to the tropical storm-wracked country.

Cayman community rallies around Dominica

For about three days last month, Martin Royer did not know what had happened to his mother, brother, sister and other relatives on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.

2015 storm season slow at peak

The historic peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is Sept. 10, but it has been a very slow season so far this year.

Cayman donates cash, volunteers planes for Dominica recovery

Cayman donates cash to tropical storm victims in Dominica.

Text help available for storm-torn Dominica

LIME users in Cayman can now help people in Dominica after the island was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika last month.

Severe weather forecast for Cayman Islands

Severe weather is predicted to affect the Cayman Islands over the next 24-36 hours, according to the Cayman Islands National Weather Service.

Tropical Storm Erika a travel threat

Tropical Storm Erika is not expected to come near the Cayman Islands, but it could interrupt air travel for those heading to Miami or London through the Bahamas.

Boxer Hopkin Ebanks prepares for Youth Commonwealth Games

Boxer Hopkin Ebanks is in training in Miami at an intensive camp preparing for his first international competition, the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa next month.

Mellaneo tore ankle ligament while leading Cayman to third at Caribbean championships

He hobbled off the plane at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Tuesday on crutches, but that was not such a big deal for Corey Mellaneo, captain of the triumphant Under-15 Cayman Islands national football team.

U-15s football team unlucky not to reach Caribbean final

The Cayman Islands Under-15 national football team returned home from St. Maarten with their heads held high after gaining third place at the Caribbean Football Union U-15 Championships.

U-15 national football team claims third in Caribbean Football Championships

The Cayman Islands Under-15 national football team claimed third place in the 2015 Caribbean Football Union U-15 Championships on Sunday.

Cayman U-15 boys out

The Cayman Islands Under-15 boys national football team were defeated for the first time, in the semifinals at the Caribbean Football Union U-15 Championships, on Friday.

Ameline loves life in the fast lane

Jerome Ameline has been a regular competitor on the local cycling circuit for many years and considering he runs his own cycling fitness gym, the lively Frenchman is likely to feature in many races in the future too.

Cayman through to CFU semis

The Cayman Islands Under-15 boys national football Team came from behind to defeat Antigua & Barbuda 3-1 and claim a spot in the semifinals of the Caribbean Football Union U-15 competition in St. Maarten on Wednesday.

U-15s reach CFU quarterfinals

The Cayman Islands Under-15 boys national football team topped their group and secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the Caribbean Football Union U-15 Championships with an emphatic 8-0 defeat of Anguilla.

Caribbean test for Under-15s

The Cayman Islands Under-15 national boys football team is competing in the 2015 Caribbean Football Union U-15 Championships in St. Maarten and Anguilla from Saturday.

Cruise ports expand around Caribbean

Cruise ship arrivals are continuing to increase across the Caribbean region.

Cayman's spirit shone through

The Cayman Island’s Under-17 Women’s football squad has returned home from their U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Campaign in the Dominican Republic after a series of spirited displays.

Chaloner aiming high for juniors

Cayman’s junior squash players are all set for tough competition when they head off to Barbados next week to compete in the Caribbean Area Squash Association championships.

Carnival to begin cruises to Cuba in May

Carnival intends to begin cruise trips to Cuba as early as May 2016, when it will become the first American cruise company to visit the country since 1960.

Outside Cuba; the world's leading cigars

Leading cigar brands don't always necessarily come from Cuba.

Burglary suspects are refused legal aid

Two men charged with conspiracy to commit burglary had their applications for legal aid and bail refused.

Heaps of stolen goods found in apartment

Police have recovered dozens of items taken in home burglaries in George Town and South Sound prior to June 14.

Two charged with burglary conspiracy

Two Dominican nationals on work permit have been remanded for conspiracy to commit burglary.

SEC amends Caledonian complaint

SEC states for the first time that the brokerages traded on behalf of clients in their alleged securities violations.

Burglary suspects arrested in South Sound

Two men who were employed in Cayman on work permits have been arrested in connection with a Monday night burglary in the South Sound area of George Town.

Equestrian coaches train in Trinidad

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation will host its first ever Federation Equestre International training course in Cayman next month.

Ramdin should not blast hero Samuels

West Indies players evidently don’t take Test cricket as seriously as other nations, and that showed in Dominica last week when they were defeated by Australia in only three days.

Chanderpaul bounced out by Lloyd

Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s long and illustrious career at international level seems to be over after he was omitted from the West Indies side to face Australia next week.

Despite issues, Cayman FOI rated among best

Cayman's open records laws get high marks when compared with the rest of the world.

Visitor allowed to leave country after trial delayed

A visitor from the Dominican Republic was allowed to leave Cayman after his trial, set for Wednesday, failed to go ahead.

UCCI Dean of Administration Perry George passes away

Perry George, the dean of administration at the University College of the Cayman Islands has passed away suddenly Wednesday morning.

New airline plans hit turbulence

The launch of a new airline which aims to link Cayman to Central and South America has been delayed after the Polish company from which it had planned to lease planes went bust.

Cayman goes down fighting in World Cup qualifier

A fighting performance from the Cayman Islands was not enough to prevent them from exiting the World Cup in the first qualifying round on Sunday.

England joins U-15 CONCACAF

The Cayman Islands has scored another massive achievement, by attracting an England national football team for a tournament here in the summer.

Caribbean economy grew 4.6 percent in 2014

Forecasts for the region suggest 4 percent growth for the next two years, with tourism leading the way.

Cuba's impact not for some time yet

Cuba is still about 15 years away from having the necessary infrastructure to compete on a level with first-world tourism destinations.

Vegas trip not on target as hoped but still great learner

Cayman’s best Under-15 footballers were busy last week playing in Las Vegas and against visiting international opposition here. But the side that went to Nevada did not do as well as they hoped.

Record year for Caribbean tourism

A successful year for Cayman Islands tourism was reflected across the region with almost every island in the Caribbean seeing an increase in visitation in what officials describe as the “best ever year” for the industry.

New airline aims to fly direct to airports throughout region

A newly launched airline plans to offer flights from Grand Cayman to destinations in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

U-15 tournament will attract 1,000 people to boost coffers

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has confirmed the teams for the second staging of the CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship which will again be held in the Cayman Islands this summer.

Mayor's Cup triumph is the goal

The ever improving Under-15 Cayman Islands youth football team returns to Las Vegas for the 2015 Mayor’s Cup International Showcase high in confidence after excellent showings in the last two years.

Belize first as Cayman returns to international competition

The Cayman Islands will play Belize in the first leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifying football games in a couple of months’ time.

Tourism officials watchful over Cuba-US thaw

A relaxation of travel restrictions between the US and Cuba has raised concern across the Caribbean of the emergence of a powerful new competitor for tourist and investment dollars in the region.

NCB Group wins regional investment award

Cayman construction firm NCB Group has won the 2014 Local Investor of the Year and the Caribbean Regional Investor of the Year awards.

Ruggers land top-five finish

Local rugby players allowed Cayman to end its time in Mexico on a high note.

Ebanks and Hyman out at first attempt at CAC Games

Two of the top athletes in the Cayman Islands had disappointing showings in Mexico.

Ebanks set for Dominican clash

Cayman Islands boxer Tafari Ebanks finally gets to show off his jabs in Mexico.

Spikers miss their target

Local volleyball took a step backwards against regional foes.

Two dengue cases reported

Laboratory results show Cayman has two new cases of dengue, bringing the total this year to three.

One new imported chikungunya case

The number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in Cayman has now risen to 26, but there have been no new local transmissions, health officials advised Wednesday.

Five new imported cases of chikungunya reported

Health officials advised Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in Cayman has now risen to 25.

Chikungunya cases continue to climb

After chikungunya cases more than doubled last week, health officials advised Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases in Cayman has now risen to 20.

This week