August 22, 2017

Archives for August 2, 2017

Cayman Islands Data Protection Law and Working Group announced

Data Protection Law commencement date set, and Working Group appointed to develop subsequent regulations Upon the recommendation of the Hon. Attorney General the Cabinet has approved the reconstitution of the Data Protection Working Group tasked with developing draft Regulations by March 2018, as well as a proposed timeline of January 2019 for the Law to […]

Jamaica Broilers to sell more products in Cayman Islands, eyes bigger Caribbean Markets

By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica Broilers Group is soon to introduce burgers and hot dogs and sausages to the Cayman Islands market, under plans to boost its regional exports. The poultry group began talking up its Caribbean footprint after local rival CB Foods diversified into fresh foods and indicated it was preparing to […]

Cayman Islands Adventists prepare for Regional Summit

Cayman Islands’ Adventist churches gathered last Saturday (29 July) to begin planning for a regional summit to be held on Grand Cayman in March 2019. Saturday’s joint planning meeting of churches took place at the Walkers Road Kings Church. The summit is in support of the region-wide Lord Transform Me (LTM) initiative launched locally in […]

Cayman Islands: Island Heritage awards 2017 Educational Grant

Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. (“Island Heritage”) announced today that its inaugural Educational Grant has been awarded to Gabriella Castillo. Gabriella graduated from United World College Costa Rica’s International Baccalaureate programme in May 2017, before which she attended Clifton Hunter High School. She will be attending the University of Western Ontario in the Fall, pursuing […]

Barbados: Hurricane Hunter makes emergency landing at Grantley Adams International Airport

From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 02 2017 – An aircraft with at least 13 people on board made an emergency landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, according to media reporters here. Emergency personnel were on the scene at the airport for the emergency landing just before 9 a.m. (local time). […]

Which body part hurts the most when stung by a bee? A scientist put himself through a torturous experiment to find out

By Kevin Loria and Samantha Lee Pain is notoriously subjective — some people can take more of it than others. But we need to measure pain, so scientists have derived scales that are generally considered valid ways of assessing how much one thing hurts compared to another. When entomologist Justin Schmidt created the “Schmidt Pain Scale for […]

Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs

By Jon Fingas From engadget It’s also requiring that you link your phone number to chat apps. It’s going to be much harder to view the full web in Russia before the year is out. President Putin has signed a law that, as of November 1st, bans technology which lets you access banned websites, including […]

Caribbean voice: How calypso went from plantation to politics

By Gemma Handy From BBC Solemn-faced, schoolgirl Rika Johnson reveals the lyrics to her latest song, an ode to the double-edged sword of modern technology. Here, at her simple home decorated with conch shells and the national flag in the heart of the Antiguan countryside, gadgetry and robotics may seem unlikely subject matter but Rika […]

3 things from the book ‘1984’ that seem especially chilling today

By Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy From Business Insider Some critics speculated that George Orwell’s relevance would fade after the year 1984. Harold Bloom wrote in 1987 that Orwell’s great novel of totalitarianism,1984, threatened to become a period piece, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, […]

China Biologic Products Redomicile from Delaware to the Cayman Islands

From Davis Polk Davis Polk advised China Biologic Products, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, in connection with its change of domicile from Delaware to the Cayman Islands by its merging with and into China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CBPO incorporated in the Cayman Islands, with CBPO Cayman surviving the merger and […]