April 24, 2018

Archives for January 2, 2018

The Editor speaks: Resolutions

Did you make a resolution or resolutions for this New Year? I used to but that was a long time ago. So long ago I don’t even remember what resolutions I made and if I ever kept them. It’s not a bad idea, though, to resolve to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish […]

Is Nassau the next Culinary Capital of the Caribbean?

By LANE NIESET From Food & Wine Some of the world’s most celebrated chefs are setting their sights on Nassau’s shores. It’s been a decade since Nobu Matsuhisa opened his namesake eatery at Nassau’s sprawling Atlantis, Paradise Island—and nearly two since Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Dune debuted at The Ocean Club—but it’s not until now that the […]

UK: Three Home Office staff run up £18,000 bill after spending NINE WEEKS staying at ‘dreamy’ Caribbean holiday resort with waterfalls and private plunge pools

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline From Daily Mail UK Three Border Force officials stayed at the luxury Sugar Ridge for 64 days in total Sugar Ridge is described as a ‘dream setting, with waterfalls and a lap pool’ Some rooms cost US$600 a night and half of them have private plunge pools Home […]

The Moody Blues set sail on 2018 fan cruise Tue 2 Jan in advance of new tour, Rock Hall induction [ship stops off in Grand Cayman]

From Rock 107 As 2017 came to an end, The Moody Blues got the thrilling news that they will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this April, and the band also will kick off 2018 in exciting fashion, by embarking on the latest installment of their fan cruise. The fourth Moody […]

Arrests made for Assault GBH and Attempted Murder on Grand Cayman

From RCIPS All persons involved in the below incident are now on police bail. Arrests Made for Assault GBH and Attempted Murder in Incident at the Strand, Saturday, 30 December Shortly before 1AM on Saturday, 30 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of an altercation outside the Strand Entertainment Complex off […]

Cayman Islands Proud of Them Bios: Brianna Bodden and Jared McGill

Brianna Bodden: Bodden Town, 16, – Academics Brianna has been an exceptional student since she started Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS).  A well-rounded student, she epitomises what the ideal student represents, with her never give up attitude. She has been involved in just about every aspect of school life. She plays netball, is an avid […]

U.S. airlines reduced Caribbean capacity by 10% in December

By Robert Silk From Travel Weekly With portions of the Caribbean still struggling to recover from massive hits by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, U.S.-based airlines flew nearly 10% fewer seats to the region in December than they had a year earlier. Still, the factors that airlines consider when deciding how much to pare […]

Alibaba in 2018 — Beijing or the market?

By William Pesek From Nikkei Asian Review Will Jack Ma have to choose between duty to Wall St shareholders and loyalty to team Xi? At a tech conference in China’s Zhejiang province last month, Jack Ma made headlines for an unusual reason. The founder of Alibaba Group Holding is as blunt and brash as mainland […]

Waves to launch $30 million fund to back blockchain startups

By Jonathan Keane From Tech EU Russian blockchain company Waves is to launch its own venture capital fund that will back blockchain startups and projects; The Basics Fund is aiming to raise $30 million by April. Waves is a platform for building blockchain projects. The company raised $16 million in 2017 through an initial coin […]

Liberator

78 years ago, the B-24 Liberator took its first flight — here’s how it helped bring down the Nazis By Christopher Woody From Business Insider As the US military was looking to expand production of Boeing’s B-17 bomber in the late 1930s, Washington asked Consolidated Aircraft to start producing the plane. But after a visit […]