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Archives for December 26, 2017

HM The Queen Elizabeth II 2017 Christmas Message

Sixty years ago today, a young woman spoke about the speed of technological change as she presented the first television broadcast of its kind. She described the moment as a landmark: “Television has made it possible for many of you to see me in your homes on Christmas Day. My own family often gather round […]

Cayman Islands utility company announce new Demand Rate

CUC Announces New Demand Rates The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (“OfReg”) has approved new Demand Rates for Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd.’s (“CUC”) large commercial customers and customers with Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”). Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”) shall include any customer’s on-site generation from renewable energy resources used to supply some, all or more than […]

The Editor speaks: I hope you all had a blessed Christmas

With a year that is nearly at the end and the closest we have come to a nuclear war, it was so nice for Joan and I to have a lovely Christmas and forget the bad and be part of what is good. It started with lunch with old friends on Saturday and then many […]

Fibroid embolization now available in the Cayman Islands

From The Lake Foundation The Health Services Authority in the Cayman Islands announced on 18th December 2017 that fibroid embolization will now be available in the Caribbean territory at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Grand Cayman. This is a great step forward for the islands as it means that patients will no longer need to […]

Xmas gift drive

DCFS Xmas Gift Drive Gives Families, Children a Festive Holiday The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in partnership with businesses, and private citizens once again held its annual Christmas gift drive for those children and families that may not have been able to purchase gifts for Christmas. This year the donors’ generosity exceeded […]

‘They use black men as slaves’: Migrants tell of brutality in Libya

By Lorenzo D’Agostino, From CNN (CNN) At the heart of the deadliest migrant route in the world, a small number of rescue boats brave the choppy waters of the winter Mediterranean. They are picking up stranded migrants attempting to cross from Africa to Europe, with many telling horror stories of imprisonment, brutality and exploitation as […]

The Apple throttling scandal, explained

By Paulo Santos From Seeking Alpha Recent reports indicate Apple is throttling old devices. There is a reasonable reason for Apple doing this. However, Apple will still have a large liability from it. This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Idea Generator. As many have probably noticed, in […]

Paradise Papers firm [Appleby] criticised by court after hiding money from a daughter

By David Pegg From The Guardian UK Court orders Appleby Mauritius to pay €53m after helping actor Edoarda Crociani try to keep money from estranged daughter An offshore firm connected to the Paradise Papers has been ordered to pay almost €53m after a court ruled it had “manufactured” correspondence in a deliberate attempt to help […]

After dark in the Cayman Islands, the fairies come out

From Marriott Traveler Get Lit: Where to See the Sparkle of the Caribbean’s Bioluminescent Bays After dark in the Cayman Islands, the fairies come out. They converge on a place called Bio Bay, floating serenely in the water and only appearing if disturbed by man-made craft. Kayaks float through the water, leaving a sparkling trail […]

DCR training exercise

Cayman Islands DCR Conducts Training Exercise The Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR) recently held a training exercise to further enhance the skills of all staff members when dealing with offenders. It was the third training exercise in the use of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LSCMI), which is used for the assessment of offenders […]