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Archives for October 18, 2017

Jamaica: Ninja man taken back into police custody as murder trial begins

By Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer From Jamaica Gleaner Popular entertainer Ninja Man has been taken back into police custody as his murder trial begins. Justice Martin Gayle on Tuesday afternoon revoked the bail for Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, at the end of day one of the long-delayed murder trial in the […]

Mannisto shines in first Cayman Islands horse show of the season

By Joanna Humphries From CIEF The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation held its first dressage show of the 2017/2018 season on Sunday, October. 15th. The show took place at the Equestrian Center in the morning and Cayman Riding School in the afternoon. In total, 39 tests were ridden. Marilyn Kulifay, a United States Equestrian Federation “r” […]

UPCOMING: Ceramics Workshop at the Cayman Islands National Gallery

UPCOMING WORKSHOP   Registration is now open for the National Gallery’s ceramics class with artist Cecilia Urdaneta. Sessions take place Saturday, 28 October, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM and Sunday, 5 November, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Learn the art of hand building vessels using fundamental techniques such as slab, coil, and pinch, then construct […]

The Editor Speaks: Sex toys

What constitutes a sex toy? When the Cayman Islands Customs Department seized a number of massagers from Reflections because officers were concerned that they were sex toys it immediately opened a can of worms. Every massager can be used as a sex toy. In fact the most innocent and every day object in a person’s […]

Every destination in Caribbean will be open in upcoming weeks, says FCCA

Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), could not have stressed it enough: “The Caribbean is open for business,” she said repeatedly during a press conference that provided media with cruise industry updates following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The FCCA has been working tirelessly with partners in […]

Puerto Rico stands ‘on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify’

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa From Business Insider Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló appears to have changed his tune on the magnitude of the emergency facing the island, sending a desperate letter to Congress outlining the dire straits still plaguing the 3.4 million Americans who are considering whether they can rebuild a future in the […]

Cayman Islands Ministry, US Officials discuss tax and financial services reform

A two-person team from the Ministry of Financial Services has just returned from having face-to-face discussions with US officials on US tax and financial services reform, both of which are of great importance to the Cayman Islands. “We were well received by influential Congressional staff members and advisors’, said Mr André Ebanks, Senior Legislative Policy […]

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider Antibiotic resistance — the phenomenon in which bacteria stop responding to certain antibiotics — is a growing threat around the world. It’s expected to kill 10 million people annually by 2050. And it hasn’t been easy to develop new drugs in order to stay ahead of the problem. Many […]

Court permits strategic transfer of Center of Main Interests (COMI) in Chapter 15 Case

By Hogan Lovells From JD Supra The bankruptcy court in In re Ocean Rig UDW Inc., 17-10736 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2017) determined that a decision by an offshore drilling company from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to shift its Center of Main Interest (COMI) to the Cayman Islands prior to defaulting on […]

IBM’s cloud business helped it top Wall Street revenue targets

By Becky Peterson From Business Insider IBM benefitted from new and old businesses in the third quarter, as its cloud computing offerings as well as sales of its heavy-duty mainframe systems helped the company beat Wall Street revenue targets. Shares of IBM were up nearly 5% in after hours trading on Tuesday, following the earnings release. IBM’s overall […]