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Archives for February 12, 2017

Cayman Islands Adventist youth leaders pass the baton

The Youth Federation of the Adventist Conference of Seventh-day Adventist passed the baton of service on Saturday (4 February) to a new slate of officers who will shoulder the leadership for the battalion of Cayman Islands Adventist youth over the next two years. The gathering of some 500 youth and their mentors had assembled at […]

Cayman Islands leadership class meet for opening retreat

The 2017 Leadership Cayman Class met at the end of January for the Annual Opening Retreat. The 24 class members attended a two-day retreat at the Wyndham Reef Resort, where they were also joined by 2017 Programme Chair, Faramarz Romer; Dr. Peter Hammerschmidt; and Chamber staff member, Nikita Durrant. Dr. Peter Hammerschmidt, President of the […]

The Editor Speaks: Beach rock

In a press release issued by Dart Real Estate (Cayman) Ltd we have learnt that Dart has submitted an application for the partial removal of beachrock beside Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and Tiki Beach on the 7-Mile Beach strip to build a five-star resort and residences. Oxford Economics on Jan. 17th this year issued […]

Cayman Islands: the changing face of the Kittiwake

From idive Cayman Islands Just days after the sixth anniversary of the sinking of the Kittiwake, forces of nature dealt a crushing reminder of the inevitable life cycle of a shipwreck. Strong north west winds and waves that battered the west coast of Grand Cayman have taken their toll on this world famous dive site. […]

Trump weighs revised travel ban, Supreme Court test still possible

From Newsmax U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing a new executive order banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States after his initial attempt to clamp down on immigration and refugees snarled to a halt amid political and judicial chaos. Trump announced the possibility of a “brand new order” that could be […]

Netherlands: Bouman claims high expenses for islands police force advice

From The Herald St Maarten THE HAGUE–Former Dutch National Police Chief Gerard Bouman submitted more than 23,000 euros in declarations for air travel, lodging and local transportation as part of an advisory job at the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN in 2016. These expenses were extra to his annual salary of 185,000 euros. Dutch Minister […]

Caribbean reports record of 29M visits

BY DANICA COTO Associated Press From The Tribune The Caribbean received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million, tourism officials announced Thursday, and they said growth should continue this year, though at a slightly slower pace due to uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump and the impact of Britain’s move […]

Primitive plants survive almost two years in outer space

By Andy Coghlan From New Scientist Primitive plants are the latest forms of Earth life to show they can survive in the harshness of space, and for many months. Cold-loving algae from the Arctic Circle have joined the space-travelling club, alongside bacteria, lichens and even simple animals called tardigrades. Preliminary studies of the algae after […]

Road project launched in Antigua and Barbuda

From Nation News Barbados ST JOHN’S – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda officially launched a road rehabilitation project to upgrade the Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road on Thursday. The project is being funded through a grant of 13.9 million pounds from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), which is […]

Cello cut-offs

What Can a Cello Maker Create With His Cut-Offs? BY RAIN NOE From Core77 Christopher Moore studied Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology, but the ID field wasn’t enough to keep him; we lost him to the Chicago School of Violin Making. There he learned classical 17th- and 18th-Century crafting techniques, and for […]