October 23, 2017

Archives for October 5, 2017

The Editor speaks: Teaching

The 5th October is World Teacher’s Day where all the persons in this “most honourable” of all professions are recognised. Our Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor Connolly so described the teaching profession as most honourable and she is right. It is. She also said, “As a government, we want to acknowledge and give emphasis to […]

Lions Club of Tropical Gardens-October Breast Cancer Awareness month

In October the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens will be hosting a series of events for ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month. . Two 5k/10k walk/runs are taking place: – Saturday 7th October, Kaibo restaurant beach bar at 6.00 a.m –Sunday 15th October, West Bay Road, public beach at 6.00 a.m You can register online at www.caymanactive.com or at the […]

Caymanian man brought back to life after heart stops twice at Health City Cayman Islands

Advanced life support sustains him after emergency medical team refuses to give up; complicated 10-hour surgery saves his life CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 4, 2017) – A 33-year-old Caymanian father, son and brother is breathing again – with a sigh of relief – after the Health City Cayman Islands’ medical team brought him back from the […]

As Venezuelans starve, their government offers hurricane aid to Caribbean islands

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES From Miami Herald When Hurricane Harvey hit, Venezuela offered $5 million in aid to Texas through its Citgo petroleum company. Then came hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, and with every threat, Venezuela’s military cargo planes and helicopters were there, helping with relief and recovery from Cuba to Dominica. The South American country […]

Royal Caribbean faces class action lawsuit for endangering passengers during Hurricane Harvey

By Nedra Rhone From Talk of the Town AJC Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. is facing a class action lawsuit which alleges that the company’s failure to issue a timely cancellation of a cruise scheduled to depart from the Port of Galveston during Hurricane Harvey put passengers at risk and caused them financial harm. The lawsuit […]

Grace Byers debuts as the New Face of the Cayman Islands’ Destination Ad Campaign

Caymanian Actress and Star of Fox’s “Empire” Returns to her Roots in Personal Showcase of the Cayman Islands’ Premier Romance Travel Offerings Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 4, 2017 – The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) has partnered with Grace Byers, star of the Fox hit series, “Empire,” to shine a light on the […]

Aero’s hybrid-electric planes

How Zunum Aero’s hybrid-electric planes aim to transform flight starting in 2022 By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch Consumer passenger flight could be the next industry that’s transformed by electric powertrains, and Seattle’s Zunum Aero wants to be at the forefront of that change. The Seattle-based company, which is backed by Boeing’s HorizonX fund and Jet […]

Ohio State University launches its new Digital Flagship University with Apple

By Catherine Shu From TechCrunch Ohio State University has announced a new digital education initiative in collaboration with Apple that includes a new iOS Design Lab on its Columbus campus and the distribution of iPad Pros to incoming first-year students. Called the Digital Flagship University, the project starts this academic year with the goal of […]

Where is Tropical Storm Nate going and when will it hit?

BY JULIANA ROSE PIGNATARO From IBT UPDATE: Since this article was written TD 16 is now tropical Storm Nate (as of 9am Thu Oct 5). All graphics have been updated to this time stamp. Tropical Depression 16, churning over warm Caribbean water Wednesday, was poised to become Tropical Storm Nate sometime in the coming hours. […]

21Buttons, a social-commerce app dedicated to fashion, closes $10M Series A

By Steve O’Hear From TechCrunch 21Buttons, a social-commerce app that lets fashion influencers share their wardrobe, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round is co-led by Kibo Ventures, and JME VC, and existing investors Samaipata Ventures, Breega Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Banc Sabadell Venture Capital, Sputnik, and Mediaset. The Barcelona-based startup says […]