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Archives for June 2014

[Florida] Keys prepare to battle Caribbean virus/First Cayman Chikungunya case confirmed

[Florida] Keys prepare to battle Caribbean virus By John L. Guerra Konk Life Staff Writer Michael Doyle watched a scientist spray mosquitoes flying around the inside of a clear container and waited for them to die. They didn’t, and that’s the problem. “All of our chemicals are ineffective against Aedes egypti,” said Doyle, referring to […]

iNews Briefs

British entertainer Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults Television entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls. The 84-year-old was convicted of 12 attacks between 1968 and 1986. Captives flocking to Cayman Islands From Insurance Information Institute The Cayman Islands have licensed 16 new captive since January 1 and have applications […]

July events at Camana Bay

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (June 27, 2014): From activities to keep young ones active throughout the summer to adding new stamps in your culinary passport and a mesmerizing firework display that will have the Town glowing to the final countdown of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ celebrations – there is always something happening at Camana […]

The Editor Speaks: No walls in the classrooms

Even though the Clifton Hunter High School Principal Pauline Beckford said the building of the school without classroom walls works, I still have my doubts. She pointed to the success of the system at the school’s graduation ceremony a week ago to the number of higher level passes. I believe that analogy should be taken […]

New technology is turning education upside down

By The Economist From Business Insider Higher education is one of the great successes of the welfare state. What was once the privilege of a few has become a middle-class entitlement, thanks mainly to government support. Some 3.5m Americans and 5m Europeans will graduate this summer. In the emerging world universities are booming: China has […]

Cayman hedge fund puts Argentina under the hammer

“Led by NML Capital Ltd., a Cayman Islands hedge fund”, has put Argentina under its hammer to pay its debt that was due on Monday 30th June 2014. Argentina hasn’t. Read on: NML Capital: ‘Argentina has refused to negotiate’ From Buenos Aires Herald NML Capital holdout investors in Argentine sovereign debt said today they have […]

BIS: Central banks warned of ‘false sense of security’

From BBC The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has warned that ultra-low interest rates have lulled governments and markets “into a false sense of security”. The Basel-based organisation – usually dubbed the “central banks’ central bank” – urged policy makers to begin to normalise rates. “The risk of normalising too late and too gradually should […]

Cayman Islands teacher from Halesowen all set for mercy mission

From Halesowen News A CAYMAN Islands based Halesowen maths teacher is preparing for a 2,000 mile road trip to Istanbul to help orphan Syrian refugees. Tedd Todd has been raising funds for the trip and his family in Halesowen have been collecting supplies for the charity mission. Mr Todd, who is travelling with his 19-year-old […]

Aereo shutters its TV streaming service… for now

By Jonathan Shieber From Techcrunch In an email sent at 9 AM Eastern Saturday, Chet Kanojia informed customers that because of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week , the company would temporarily halt its operations at 11:30 Eastern as it consults with the court to plan its next steps. The New York based […]

Distant galaxy has 3 supermassive black holes at its centre

By Charles Q. Choi, Space.Com Contributor for Space.com From Mashable Scientists have just discovered a distant galaxy with not one but three supermassive black holes at its core. The new finding suggests that tight-knit groups of these giant black holes are far more common than previously thought, and it potentially reveals a new way to […]