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Archives for October 16, 2017

Cayman Islands Customs say “No recent seizure of sex toys”

From Cayman Islands Customs Dept. As a result of multiple media enquiries concerning the seizure of sex toys by Customs Officers, the Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has stated that upon his personal review of the matter, he has determined that there were no recent seizures of sex toys from Reflections Store. However, Mr. Clifford […]

Cayman Islands: CIS girls ‘slip’ past Savannah Primary

This past Saturday marked the third week of games played in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) regular seasons. As with every passing week, there were great team efforts, fabulous individual performances, wonderful goals and inspiring saves. At the Dart Field, home of Cayman International School (CIS), the […]

Caymanian student learns about mosquitoes as Intern at MRCU

Caymanian student Iain Robertson, who plans to pursue a career in the sciences, spent time recently as an intern at the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU). Iain (18), a former pupil of Cayman Prep & High School, shadowed research manager Fraser Allen and laboratory technician Zoila Ebanks. He was the first student to take […]

The Editor Speaks: Senior citizens

I was invited to MC a Senior Citizen’s function held at Elizabethan Square last Saturday evening and I thought I would share my introductory monologue with you: Welcome SENIORS. Senior. Hmmm Not sure if I actually acquaint with that term. Someone whose labelled as senior reminds me of someone being senile. Having a senior moment […]

Nominations open for Cayman Islands ‘Proud of Them’

The public is invited to recognise excellence among young people in the Cayman Islands by submitting nominations to the Proud of Them award scheme. The nomination period runs from 16 October – 6 November 2017. Youth ages 10 – 25 who are reaching new heights of achievement in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Death toll soars to dozens

From BBC The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain At least 31 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires – dozens of which were still considered serious. […]

ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers should look into ways to make it easier for SMEs to access such external funding. A 10 percentage point larger proportion of bank loans in working capital is associated with 2.2 […]

Ireland: Hurricane Ophelia -Three dead and 360,000 without power as monster storm hits

By Patrick Logue, Seán Dunne, Ciaran D’Arcy, Fiona Gartland From Irish Times Schools to remain closed on Tuesday as storm hits the southwest with winds of over 160 km/h Over 360,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in over Ireland with damaging gusts and heavy rainfall. Members of […]

Classic Vacations’ New “CaribbeanStrong” Campaign Supports Islands Affected by Storms

From Travel Agent Central Classic Vacations has announced its “CaribbeanStrong” campaign, encouraging travel partners to support communities in Caribbean areas affected by the recent hurricanes,Maria and Irma. For every Caribbean booking of five nights or more with Classic’s Change and Cancellation Waiver, made before November 10 and for travel January 1 through December 15, 2018, Classic will […]

Recipe of the week

How To Make a Classic Whiskey Sour By Elliott Clark from The Kitchn A whiskey sour is yours for the making year-round. It’s refreshing enough to keep up with a spritz during the warm summer months, and so appropriate during the colder seasons of the year. Even if you’re not a whiskey fan (which breaks […]