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Archives for April 18, 2017

CARIFTA Championships: Day Two Finals & Day Three Recap

​Day Two Finals By Lani Cabrera From FLO Swimming Day two finals of the 2017 CARIFTA Games in Nassau, Bahamas, took place Sunday with plenty fast and record-breaking swims. The first event of the night was the 200m freestyle, and the first age group, 11-12 girls, was won by Payton Zelkin of Bermuda, who clocked in a time of […]

New leadership at Divetech; Same commitment to customer service and Tech Diving

New Divetech owner and managing partner Jo Mikutowicz has been at the helm of one of Cayman’s leading dive operators for more than a year, and she is making her mark. Mikutowicz has big fins to fill. Cayman dive pioneer Nancy Easterbrook, a mentor, and friend, founded Divetech on the shores of northwest Cayman in […]

Cayman Islands: PSPB Pensioners’ Appreciation Event a rousing success

More than 400 people attended the Public Service Pensions Board Pensioners’ (PSPB) Appreciation event at Pedro St. James from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 12 April 2017. A light, refreshing breeze greeted visitors from across the length and breadth of Grand Cayman, many of whom were bussed there and back for free thanks to […]

The Editor Speaks: Steve Foster

It was with a great deal of sadness I learned of the death of Steve Foster. In his last few years here on Grand Cayman before he became very ill I would have a drink with Steve Foster in Fidel Murphy’s whilst he waited for his Foster buddies to join him. He was now in […]

The future of Caribbean Developments: Challenges and opportunities with SDGs

Presented at Clemson University Caribbean Initiative Forum March 7, 2017, Clemson, South Carolina By Okama Ekpe Brook, MA The SDGs are clustered into six essential areas: dignity prosperity justice partnership planet and people. New elements in the SDGs include human rights, economic development and climate change issues. The expected deadline for reaching the SDGs is […]

Bahamian master motivator celebrates 30 years in business

From Caribbean News Now NASSAU, Bahamas — Bahamian born international motivational speaker, corporate trainer, bishop of motivation, customer service evangelist, talk show host and author, master motivator Spence Finlayson, is celebrating 30 years in business. Finlayson began his career as a motivational speaker in 1987 while working as an advertising sales consultant for BATELCO’s Yellow […]

Give Jamaicans overseas more access to invest in Jamaica

From South Florida Caribbean News Maureen Hayden-Cater says Give Jamaicans Overseas More Access to Invest in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Maureen Hayden-Cater, managing director, JN Bank, one of the top three commercial banks in Jamaica, says the country must move to establish more concrete avenues for Jamaicans in the Diaspora to contribute to the development […]

M=5.6 earthquake shakes Caribbean

By David Jacobson, From Temblor At 1:23 a.m. local time, a M=5.6 earthquake shook the eastern rim of the Caribbean near Antigua and Barbuda. Several aftershocks were also recorded, including a M=4.8 approximately one hour after the mainshock. Fortunately, this region is sparsely populated, and according to the USGS, no greater than light shaking was […]

UK snap election: Five things you need to know

From BBC UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election for 8 June, taking the country by surprise. The previous election was in 2015, so another was not due until 2020. Ms May pledged several times after taking office last year not to call an early election, so this is something of […]

In South Florida, green iguanas have grown into suburban scourge

By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press From Star Tribune SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as […]