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Archives for August 16, 2017

Cayman Islands U-15 Boys second win 2017 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships in Florida

Report : Cayman Islands Under 15 vs. Bonaire Under 15 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championships : IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida August 13th – 19th, 2017 Cayman Islands’ Under 15 boys secure second victory The Cayman Islands Under 15 Boys’ National Football secured a second victory in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships with a 3-1 […]

Cayman Islands Marathon first registration fee increase approaching

Organisers of the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon are reminding runners and walkers that the deadline to get the least expensive registration rate in 2017 is fast approaching. Anyone thinking about participating in Cayman’s premier running event on Sunday, 3 December is encouraged to make the commitment for the long run now before prices go up […]

The Editor Speaks: Diseases thought dead are coming back. Why?

One of our stories today has the shocking news that the Black Death – The Bubonic Plague is making a comeback in Mexico and in the USA fleas have been discovered carrying the disease. Measles that we thought had been eradicated has made a startling comeback and so has whooping cough. Scarlet fever and polio […]

Hedge funds are dumping healthcare stocks

By David Randall and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters From Business Insider (Reuters) – Several big-name hedge fund investors trimmed their stakes in healthcare companies in the second quarter as the sector led the broad U.S. stock market higher, rallying amid a Republican effort to repeal and replace President Obama’s signature healthcare law. Jana Partners sold all […]

Deloitte selects Miami based Unified Technologies Ltd. to form cyber security alliance serving the Caribbean

NEWS PROVIDED BY Unified Technologies CAYMAN ISLANDS, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Unified Technologies, a Pan-Regional IT solutions provider with operations in the Caribbean and North America, announced today their newly established Cyber Security Alliance with the global professional services firm Deloitte. This alliance will provide Deloitte with specific tools and platforms to support their leading Cyber Risk practice, and expand the breadth and depth of their services in the Caribbean […]

CXC subject entries increase

From Barbados Advocate Even though the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has seen a decrease in the number of candidates, subject entries have increased. “Therefore, it means that instead of a candidate doing three subjects on average, they are doing four. To get a job, get into Universities, Community Colleges, etcetera, the average subjects needed are […]

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona

By Kevin Loria From Business Insider Health officials in two Arizona counties reported that fleas tested positive forYersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague. Plague regularly appears in the American Southwest, where it often kills rodents like prairie dogs but occasionally infects people. There were two human cases of the plague in New Mexico […]

Guyana and Suriname nationals held with drugs in Bahamas

From Caribbean News Service NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug 16 2017 – Police say they have arrested two Caribbean nationals after they arrived here on Tuesday on a Caribbean airline. In a statement, the police said that in the first, Drug Enforcement Unit officers on duty at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, conducted a search of a […]

Colombian shamans want to restore traditional power via national network

by Maximo Anderson on 14 August 2017 A Colombian organization known by the acronym CAAENOC is comprised of 35 elders from across Colombia. CAAENOC seeks to revive an ancient shamanic network that had existed for thousands of years until the 1600s. Employing indigenous beliefs in the spiritual realm, shamans in Colombia are attempting to restore […]

Cayman Islands Alumni Chapter stages concert for scholarships

The Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) staged a fundraising gospel concert, dubbed “Salvashan Story, Jamaican Style,” on Saturday night (12 August, 2017) at the John Gray High School auditorium. NCU is an Adventist tertiary level institution located in Mandeville, Jamaica. This is the second fundraiser by the two-year-old local alumni chapter. The […]