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Archives for December 14, 2017

San Diego’s Dart NeuroScience closing, laying off 265

By Bradley J. Fikes From San Diego Union Tribune Dart NeuroScience, a developer of drugs to improve memory, is closing its operations in San Diego and permanently laying off about 265 employees, according to a notice filed with the state. Operations will close on Feb. 9, said the notice signed by Kenneth E. Johns Jr., […]

Cayman Islands CERT Challenge

The annual CERT Challenge has taken a completely different format this year. Instead of bringing the teams together to practice and compete using skills acquired during training, the 2017 CERT Challenge motivated teams to dive back into their own communities, re-assess their strengths and challenges, consider how best to build capacity by identifying the community […]

The Editor Speaks: Respect for our police

The incidents we have seen recently on television showing police officers acting like soldiers in a war zone have done little to add to the respect that they need in order for them to execute their duties. The main one being to protect all law abiding citizens. Our televisions are set the majority of time […]

Hurricane-hit Caribbean states target future safe from climate harm

By Sophie Hares Thomson Reuters Foundation TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week. The countries aim to restructure up […]

KPMG revenues grow strongly to record $26.4 billion

From Offshore Bankers Growth driven by client-focused investments in technology, innovative services, alliances and hiring Record high revenues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 of US$26.40 billion Revenue growth for FY2017 of 5% (in local currencies) driven by strong growth across Audit, Tax and Advisory services Growth in all three regions (Americas, ASPAC and EMA) KPMG […]

Jamaican Tourism Minister says UNWTO Conference lays the base for tourism growth

Tourism Minister the Hon. Ed Bartlett says one of the major outcomes of the recently concluded historic three-day UNWTO tourism conference on, “Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, was the Montego Bay Declaration. He has described this ground-breaking document as “the blueprint for global tourism sustainability issues that will inform the next set […]

Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah/Judith

From RNS (AP) — Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.Hanukkah begins Tuesday night (Dec. 12) and lasts for eight days. If you’re traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a […]

Cayman Islands residential mental health facility to go to planning

Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility in the Cayman Islands are to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month (December 2017). Design and construction costs have been drawn up by Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., which specialises in the design of mental health facilities, in collaboration with the Cayman Islands […]

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn

From BBC Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends more than […]

We got a good look at the interstellar asteroid and it’s weird

By Shannon Hall and Press Association From New Scientist Scientists now know what that interstellar visitor — the asteroid that recently zipped through our solar system from outer space — might look like. And it’s an oddity. Immediately after ‘Oumuamua’s discovery early this November, telescopes around the world were called into action to study the […]