December 12, 2017

Archives for July 2017

Sierra Leone News: 3 children with heart disease flown to India [and Cayman Islands]

By Betty Milton From Awoko Three young children, below the age of five and suffering from a variety of different heart diseases, were yesterday flown out of the country to India for life-saving surgery. Mariatu, mother of 3-year old Umaru Koroma, said she noticed that her son was sick he had an attack in May […]

Cayman Islands police warn of uptick in injury accidents this past weekend, 28-30 July

From RCIPS Last weekend saw a total of 26 motor vehicle accidents reported to police, six of which are highlighted below.  The suspected causes of these accidents are speed, alcohol, inattentiveness and impatience behind the wheel, and police are asking that anyone with any information about any of these incidents to please call the Traffic […]

Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts Cut-A-Thon for Cayman Islands breast cancer awareness

Every year Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa hosts a Cut-A-Thon in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s event will be our 17th Cut-A-Thon! The event will be held on Sunday October 1st at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa in Camana Bay Volunteers from several salons and spas on the island will […]

Jamaica Emancipation Day Tue Aug 1 2017

Emancipation When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end. Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a new style capitalism rendered slavery […]

The Editor Speaks: Breastfeeding

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) have announced initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding to the growth and development of healthy children, This is to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week, that starts today (Aug 1) and runs until August 7th. The annual world breastfeeding observance aims to emphasise that breastfeeding is […]

Cayman Islands Chamber members benefit from free intellectual property session

The new Trade Marks & Design Laws coming into effect on August 1 were explained in detail by HSM Chambers’ Intellectual Property expert Sophie Davies on Wednesday, July 19 at a BE INFORMED session for Chamber members. Ms. Davies worked on the committee responsible for drafting the new Intellectual Property legislation for the Cayman Islands, […]

An eagle’s kiss

By Jeff Guidry An eagle’s kiss This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control….. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them! Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came […]

Is the U.K. already the kind of tax haven it claims it won’t be?

By Hugo Miller From Bloomberg Britain funnels 14% of offshore corporate money: researchers U.K. tops Switzerland, Singapore as conduit to ‘sink’ havens U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told Le Monde that Britain will not become a Singapore-style low-tax haven after Brexit, even if it doesn’t get the deal it wants with European Union. […]

Dr. Petrie appointed Mosquito Control Chief of Miami-Dade

Dr. Bill Petrie, director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving his post to become the head of Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. He will be responsible for mosquito control in Miami-Dade County, with a particular focus on the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases. The area suffered a significant outbreak of the […]

Cayman Islands Chamber presents high achieving students with graduation awards

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce presented high-achieving public & private school students with subject awards at recent graduation ceremonies. President Kyle Broadhurst, President-Elect Paul Byles & Vice-President Chris Kirkconnell awarded students from Clifton Hunter, John Gray, St. Ignatius and Triple C with plaques in recognition of their outstanding achievements. “Young Caymanians are our future, […]