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Archives for August 13, 2017

Cayman Islands police and local community launch clean-up initiative

Major Police and Community Collaboration Project in West Bay, 9 August Yesterday, 9 August, the community of West Bay in conjunction with West Bay police officers launched a clean-up initiative in the King Road area, targeting old, abandoned vehicles and derelict buildings that were degrading the appearance of the community. This initiative grew out of […]

Mistress of Ian Fleming and last survivor of families who ran Jamaica, dies

In Passing From The Sydney Morning Herald Blanche Blackwell, who has died aged 104, was the mother of the record mogul Chris Blackwell, the mistress of novelist Ian Fleming and one of the last survivors from the age when some 20 families ran Jamaica. Her family, the Lindos, were Sephardic Jews from Portugal who had […]

Boom Mas again ‘Escape(s) to Rio’

By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life While last year’s Summer Olympics have come and gone in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Brooklyn’s Boom Mas, LLC is again “Escap(ing) to Rio” for carnival. “This year, we want everyone to come journey with Boom Mas, as we venture (again) into ‘Brazil: Escape to Rio,’” band leader […]

The Editor Speaks: Civil unrest

We have seen a huge increase over the last few years in civil unrest. Some, to an extent justified, as in Venezuela and some completely insane as in Charlottesville, yesterday (Sat). We have never seen civil unrest here in the Cayman Islands. Long may it remain so. Twenty years ago our MLA’s were saying there […]

Cayman Islands: Trends in side letters and third-party

Article by John D’Agostino From DMS Governance Ltd While analyzing current trends within the industry, two areas in particular stand out: the increasing complexity of side letters and the increased reliance on 3rd party valuation firms for complex assets. Side Letters: Less costly than a new series or share classes, side letters are without question […]

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA. It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular […]

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

From BBC Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” each other. A row has erupted […]

University College of the Cayman Islands Partners with Cayman Enterprise City for STEM Summer Camp

George Town, Grand Cayman – In recognition of the key role youth plays towards charting society’s course into the future, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is partnering with Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) to host a STEM Summer camp from the 21st – 23rd of August. The camp for students between the ages […]

Final 2017 Atlantic hurricane forecast update: more active season predicted

By Jon Erdman and Linda Lam and Chris Dolce From weather.com Story Highlights Colorado State University has slightly increased its forecast to 16 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season. Warm water temperatures and vanishing El Niño odds are reasons for the increased numbers. Five named storms have already formed this year […]

US: Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

From Newsmax A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans. Stealing fuel can be less risky than selling drugs or other illegal endeavors, […]