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Archives for September 19, 2017

Butterfield employees around the world participate in coastal cleanup

George Town, Grand Cayman—19 September 2017: Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Costal Clean-Up on Saturday, 16 September 2017.  267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what […]

Cayman Islands support teams remain in BVI and Anguilla

We’ve already seen and heard some early indications of the devastation that Hurricane Maria has caused to the island of Dominica.   This is a very dangerous storm which will later today pass through our Overseas Territory neighbours. Premier Alden McLaughlin said “we’ve been carefully watching Maria’s progress and have been in constant communication with both […]

Deployment of Cayman Islands police officers to BVI during Hurricane Maria

From RCIPS Deployment of RCIPS Officers to BVI during Hurricane Maria The RCIPS can confirm that the sixteen RCIPS police officers deployed to BVI on 9 September to provide law enforcement support in the wake of Hurricane Irma will continue their deployment through Hurricane Maria, on track to hit the islands by later tonight or […]

The Editor Speaks: Starving!

I was much moved when I watched a BBC documentary last evening (Mon) titled “The boy who shocked the world”. It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen’s suffering. But where is he now? “Parents can do little but hope they have something their children can eat”. You can view […]

Cayman Islands: Local recruitment open day at Training and Development Unit last Saturday, 16 September

From RCIPS On Saturday, 16 September, over forty young men and women visited the RCIPS Training and Development Unit in Governor’s Square to sit down with police officers and civilian personnel and hear about what a typical working day at the RCIPS is like, whether it be on the beat, interviewing suspects, patrolling by boat […]

Uniregistry Market announces record sales in its secondary market

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Uniregistry Market, the world’s leading boutique domain marketplace, announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017.   The number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the same time period in 2016, while total […]

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

From BBC A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision […]

The Wellness Centre celebrates young Caymanian’s RBT certification

The Wellness Centre celebrates young Caymanian’s RBT certification Another young Caymanian student has become a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) after passing the international Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s external examination, following a five-month training programme through The Wellness Centre. Daniella Ebanks, the 4th Caymanian to gain the RBT qualification through The Wellness Centre training programme, said, […]

Yemen emergency

The lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance – compounded by a shortage of funding – means that millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of famine. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and causing severe hardship for millions of people. Now, 17 million […]

40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

New data reveal that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased. NEW YORK (ILO News) – New research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO)1 and the Walk Free Foundation2 , in partnership with the International […]