January 20, 2018

Archives for October 2017

Caribbean British Overseas Territories will discuss hurricane relief with UK

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands –The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin returned from Miami over the weekend after chairing a special meeting of elected Heads of Government from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.  Hon. Tara Rivers who has Ministerial responsibility for Hazard Management Cayman Islands also attended. Other Heads of Government  in attendance included Chief Minister of Anguilla, […]

Costas Takkas: The king or the kingmaker? [Costas Takkas has been sentenced to 15 months in prison]

By Collister M. Fahie From Caribbean News Now Sentencing of defendants reveals behind the scenes maneuvering of the Feds, because Costas Takkas was put “in almost complete isolation for 29 months after his arrest” in the FIFAGATE scandal. Jeffrey Webb, on the other hand, “parties lavishly with his wife on her birthday” and has been […]

[FBME:] A new bank of crooks and criminals

By John Berthelsen From Asia Sentinel Death on the street Another businessman named Alexander Perpilichny fled Russia in 2010, to hand Swiss prosecutors details of the alleged involvement of senior Russian officials in the Hermitage theft, only also to end up dead, collapsing on a London street as he jogged. Although two autopsies turned up […]

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of African Ancestry worldwide [4, 5]. […]

Cayman Islands: Two CIFEC students become full time employees at HSM

The HSM Group has added two more employees to the firm from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) Internship Program. Gabriel Morla has joined HSM IP Ltd. to work on Intellectual property matters as an IP Administrative Assistant; he will be under the supervision of Associate Sophie Davies. Tianna Ramgeet has joined the Immigration […]

Cayman Islands Toastmasters Youth Leadership Programme Graduates 11

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), run by the Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club, graduated 11 young leaders on Saturday, 21 October. “The aim of the programme is to teach participants to be better thinkers, listeners and speakers,” Assistant Co-ordinator and Master of Ceremonies, Toastmaster Josette Lawrence explained. “Skills learned during the eight-week programme can be transferred […]

Cayman Islands’ Danielle Coleman returns from aid secondment in BVI

Danielle Coleman has returned from her secondment to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), describing the situation there as worse than the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan on Grand Cayman in 2004. The Deputy Director of Preparedness and Planning with Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), was in the British Overseas Territory for a month. She was […]

The Editor Speaks: Health care and Cayman Airways take the wrong direction

It was a good thing government managed to generate $26.3 million more than the forecasted $908.5 million that was in the last budget prepared by former Finance Minister Marco Archer. Health care and Cayman Airways travelled the wrong way ending up costing more than $17.4 million than had been budgeted. Persons needing health care because […]

Cayman Islands sculptor detained, later charged with obscenity

From FREEMUSE  Defending Artistic Freedom Sculptor Ronald “Foots” Kynes, based on Cayman Brac, was charged on 16 October 2017 under section 157 of the Penal Code for “displaying an obscene object for public exhibition and intending to corrupt morals”, related to some of his artwork displayed on his property, reported Cayman News Service. The sculptor, […]

Tropical Storm Philippe dissipates after spawning tornadoes

By Mike Clary and Aric Chokey From Sun-Sentinel What a difference a day makes! Tropical Storm Philippe dumped 5-10″ of rain on us Saturday and early Sunday with 2 confirmed tornadoes. Behind the cold front, Sunday turned out beautiful with tons of sun. Monday starts out chilly. It appears the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season couldn’t […]