January 21, 2019

Archives for December 17, 2017

Commissions celebrate the publication of the Cayman Islands Constitution in braille and audio formats

Last week the Constitutional Commission, together with the Human Rights Commission, launched audio and braille formats of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order, 2009 (the “Constitution”) for persons with sight or literacy impairments in Cayman.  The project came about when a member of the public who is visually impaired approached the Commissions about accessing the Constitution; […]

Cayman Islands University recognises employees and community partners for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Excellence

A beloved professor who has given half a century to education and the betterment of several generations of young men and women was among the 50 who were honoured by the University College of the Cayman Islands during its first Awards Banquet recently. Professor Calvin Bromfield, who taught in Jamaica for 12 years prior to […]

The Editor Speaks: Charity may not soon begin at home

‘Charity begins at home’ is a well known cry and here in the Cayman Islands we have been lucky that charities exist. Without them our social services, already stretched, would be overwhelmed to the point of extinction. And what would have happened then? Soon we may find out. The Non-Profit Organisations Law will be coming […]

Oxford economists raise alarm at vanishing wealth of nature

Port of Spain, December 14, 2017 – The Caribbean needs to pay attention to findings by top economists which show that the decline of nature poses severe threats to continued national and global prosperity. New research from a team of Oxford economists launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh shows that Ministries […]

Cayman Islands Government & Motorola Agreement signed

The Cayman Islands will soon be home to the most modern radio system for public safety and emergency communications in the Caribbean, after signing an agreement with Motorola Solutions on Thursday, 14 December 2017. During a press conference the Ministry of Home Affairs announced its newest partnership with the leading supplier of emergency telecommunications equipment. […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Where’s the Golding Report on CARICOM?

By Sir Ronald Sanders Today’s Caribbean From Barbados Today What has become of the Report of a Jamaican Commission that reviewed the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)? It has been almost nine months since the commission’s chairman, Bruce Golding, submitted the report to Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness on March 30. But, there has […]

Here’s how much money there is in the world — and why you’ve never heard the exact number

By Mitchell Hartman, Marketplace.org From Business Insider The US dollar is the most popular currency in use worldwide.Steve Marcus According to the Bank for International Settlements, the total amount is about $5 trillion. According to the CIA, the total amount is $80 trillion if you include “broad money.” The US dollar is the most popular […]

Survey reveals a highly engaged Cayman Islands civil service

A majority of civil servants are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged. That revelation comes from the preliminary results of an engagement survey conducted in October by the Portfolio of Civil Service shows an overall engagement level of 67 percent. The review is the largest and most comprehensive engagement […]

New names emerge in Dieter Neupert and LOPAG Code Red Investigation

LOPAG Trust, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers Deliver Results CHEYENNE, WY, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — An FIA Interpol investigation escalated to Interpol of Pakistan, when a Code Blue investigation was instituted against Dieter Neupert, Director of LOPAG Trust Reg., Dominik Naeff and Louis Oehri. At that time, sources indicated Neupert made the […]

Billionaire founder of Canada drug firm in ‘suspicious’ death

AFP From Yahoo News Ottawa (AFP) – Canada’s global pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed the death of its billionaire founder Barry Sherman, after police reported two “suspicious” deaths at the couple’s upscale Toronto home. Police did not identify the victims, who were found on Friday, but Canadian media named them as Sherman and his wife […]