October 23, 2017

Archives for October 2012

Scots Hotel: Why the Church of Scotland has a Galilee getaway

By Angus Roxburgh Tiberias, Israel Spot the odd one out: Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, Church of Scotland, Holiday Inn. Yes, you’re right, they are all names of hotels apart from… but wait a minute, the Church of Scotland also owns a hotel, and a very splendid one at that. Very splendid and very controversial too, since […]

Company aims to boost wind energy 50%

BY CAMILO THAME Business co-ordinator A new local company is aiming to establish a 24-megawatt wind farm in central Jamaica within a few years. Clean Alternative Energy Limited (CAEL) is proposing to construct eight three-MW wind turbines in Great Valley Manchester, from which it hopes to sell electricity to the national grid as well as […]

The Editor Speaks: Charity begins at home

The rest of the quotation goes “and justice begins next door”. It was written by Charles Dickens in 1844 in his novel “Martin Chuzzlewit”. The relevance is as true today as it was then. One doesn’t have to look far from my own doorstep to see poverty. Right behind my home I see it. When […]

Letter to the Editor

The Human Rights Commission Is Wrong About Cayman Offering Cubans Asylum. We cannot take care of our own! Anon I just read an article in the Compass where special interest seeking to further destroy Cayman is now trying to dictate our future. HAVE THE CAYMANIAN PEOPLE NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH ALREADY? This new recommendation the HRC […]

Are Tea Bags Really Compostable?

By Becky Striepe Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook! Composting your tea bags seems like a no-brainer, right? It’s a […]

Flood of money leaving China

BEIJING — Chinese investors evaded government controls to move more than $600 billion out of the country last year and the outflow is increasing, fueling economic and political risks as communist leaders prepare for a handover of power, a Washington-based monitoring group says. The study by Global Financial Integrity gives backing to anecdotal signs of […]

‘Lost’ Beethoven hymn unearthed

By Ian Youngs Arts reporter, BBC News A previously unknown Beethoven arrangement for an ancient hymn has been uncovered after 192 years. The composer wrote a harmony for the Gregorian chant Pange Lingua and modified its tune, said the University of Manchester’s Professor Barry Cooper. The passage was written in a sketchbook but had previously […]

Foreign Investors Flock to Florida (and could be attractive to Caymanians)

By Evelyn Robinson, iNews special correspondent Investors in the Cayman Islands are being tipped that Florida is the next big thing when it comes to property investment.  Foreclosures in Florida are at an all time high, and many home values – especially those in popular holiday areas – have dropped by up to 50 percent […]

Clean sweep for Cayman

Cayman Finance applauds Cayman’s top ranking in HSBC Expat Survey The Cayman Islands recently took a clean sweep in the top spots in the largest independent survey of its kind when it comes to the best location for expatriates to live.  HSBC’s fifth annual Expat Explorer Survey 2012, which talked to over 5,000 expats based […]

BWA assessing hurricane damage

Baptists are working to meet immediate human needs left in the path of Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean. By Eron Henry Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has granted an initial sum of $20,000 for relief to the Caribbean following the passage of Hurricane Sandy through the northern […]