November 24, 2017

Archives for September 5, 2017

Cayman Islands’ teens earn “Passports to Success”

A celebration of achievements, and of the potential of eight young people, took place last week at graduation of the National Workplace Development Agency’s (NWDA) latest “Passport2Success” (P2S) cohort. Held on Friday (1st September 2017), this was the 23rd successful graduation for this public-private initiative which aims to maximise the education, training and employment potential […]

Cayman Islands’ Meals on Wheels Dress Down Day

September 4, 2017 – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Once a year Meals on Wheels asks civic minded organizations and individuals to join in the effort to end senior hunger in the Cayman Islands by participating in an island wide Dress Down Day. This very important fundraising event will happen on Friday, 29th September. Meals […]

The Editor Speaks: Angry Irma

Something has definitely upset Lady Irma. She is storming towards us. As I write this Hurricane Irma has sustained winds of a staggering 180 miles an hour! That’s 30 more than we experienced here when Ivan The terrible hit. As I write this Irma is forecast to miss us and go to the north side […]

U.K. well on its way to becoming colder, damper Cayman Islands

By JON SHAZAR From Dealbreaker A decade ago, the City of London was abuzz with rumors of a cross-Channel exodus. Fed up with high taxes and the threat of increased regulation, some of Britain’s most prominent hedge fund managers collected their billions and took them home—to Switzerland. Or at least threatened to. But some really […]

BARBADOS – Civil Engineer held with ganja worth $837,000

From Caribbean News Service A 34-year-old Civil Engineer is due in court on drug related offences. Duane Ryan Gittens, of Lot #405 Westwood Drive, St James, was arrested on August 31 following an operation at the Bridgetown Port conducted by the Drug Squad and Customs Enforcement Division. Police say 40 pails of adhesive glue, each […]

RWC completes boutique buy

By Joshua Thurston From City Wire UK RWC Partners has completed its acquisition of investment boutique Pensato Capital. The acquisition of the firm set up by former Fidelity European fund manager Graham Clapp (pictured) will bring $280 million (£216 million) of client assets across to RWC, taking its total assets under management to $12 billion. Clapp […]

US Congress has 25 days to sidestep a government shutdown, deal with a mountain of deadlines, and avoid economic disaster

By Bob Bryan From Business Insider It will be a wild and woolly September on Capitol Hill as Congress faces a massive number of legislative deadlines and initiative launches. There’s must-pass legislation — like a bill to raise the debt ceiling and a bill to fund the government — and some long-gestating projects like the […]

The CaymanHeart Fund to install a heart Survivors wall display at the Cayman Islands Hospital

The Cayman Heart Fund, board of directors, with the approval of the Health Services Authority, are installing a Heart Survivors wall display at the Cayman Islands Hospital. This display is dedicated to our survivors and the Cayman Heart Fund’s mission to reduce the risk of heart disease through raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and its […]

ANTIGUA – Government considering curfew as Hurricane Irma approaches

From Caribbean News Service The government is considering implementing a curfew during the passage of Hurricane Irma which is expected to make landfall within several hours. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, speaking on Abundant Life Radio during a visit to Barbuda yesterday, said the regulation, which will require residents to remain indoor between specified hours during […]

JAMAICA – Openly gay fashion designer was murdered

From Caribbean News Service Fashion designer Dexter Pottinger, whose body was found on Thursday, was murdered. Pottinger was reportedly stabbed multiple times. According to reports, neighbours told the police that they heard him screaming for help about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Pottinger’s body was found at his house at Yarico Place off Washington Boulevard, St […]