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Archives for February 21, 2017

Eye on drought possibilities [‘particularly so over the Cayman Islands’]

From Barbados Today Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year and there’s a possibility there could be drought concerns in some places by the end of February, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought bulletin released in Barbados on Monday, the CDPMN said there is, however, […]

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority confirms new fast-track approval for Cat bonds

From CIMA Grand Cayman –  The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has recently taken further steps to streamline applications for Catastrophe Bond Vehicles (Cat bonds) of Class ‘C’ insurers. This new regime will also make the registration timeframe more efficient, and ultimately, the Cayman Islands willuphold its reputation as a competitive jurisdiction. Effective 6 February […]

Cayman Islands’ Off The Beaten Track sees community youth team race again

A group of young local athletes are currently training for one of Cayman’s most challenging and unique sporting events of the year.  These young runners, called the Solomon Harris Speedsters, will be taking on the 8th annual Off The Beaten Track 50k ultra-marathon and relay route, through tropical bush, sandy beaches and the back roads […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment to present 11 bills

The Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment has prepared 11 bills to strengthen Cayman’s regulatory framework, introduce new financial services vehicles, and improve the local business environment. The bills will be heard at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, which starts on Wednesday, 22 February. They are: the Companies Management (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, […]

The Editor Speaks: How food can unite ‘enemies’

One has to give credit to US President Trump. He is a forgiving man. Before he was president many in his own party not only criticised him but openly said they would not vote for him even after he won the nomination. One such senator was Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who himself suffered a presidential […]

Caribbean well positioned to capitalize on Internet growth, says Internet Society report

Governments have a key role to play in advancing connectivity in the region Multiple opportunities for countries to collaborate in developing Internet infrastructure February 21, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Internet Society today released its “Removing Barriers to Connectivity in the Caribbean” report, together with recommendations for increasing Internet adoption in the […]

Trump lawyer denies NY Times claim he gave Ukrainian plan to White House

By Bill Hoffmann From Newsmax Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, told Newsmax on Monday that a New York Times article claiming he delivered a “sealed proposal” from a Ukrainian lawmaker to Trump’s national security adviser is a “fake news” story written as part of the newspaper’s ongoing plot to “delegitimize” the commander-in-chief. “It’s […]

Cayman Islands: Coral Nursery Conservation Program

From Eco Chic Cayman The Caribbean has already lost 80% of its coral reefs. Grand Cayman Eco Divers in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and various local dive establishments have teamed up for over a year aspiring to maintain coral nurseries to aid in conservation, sustainability and restoration of Cayman’s coral reefs. […]

C’bean countries warned of the impact of lingering drought situations

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year but there is some likelihood for incipient drought concerns in some places by the end of February if it becomes as dry as January, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought […]

Cayman National Bank supports Cayman Islands carnival

Cayman National Bank (CNB) has signed on as the official sponsor of the “Blocko with Pan Beat Competition” taking place on Saturday April 29, 2017 during Cayman Carnival’s Junior Batabano. “As the local community Bank, Cayman National is proud to celebrate our culture and showcase the beauty of our island and talent of our people […]