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Archives for February 19, 2018

Cayman Islands Arts and Culture Award Winners announced

 The winners of the 24th annual National Arts and Culture Awards were announced at a press conference today (19 February).  Fifteen individuals, and one company are honoured for their significant contribution to the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. Minster for Culture Hon. Dwayne Seymour, Ministry of Culture Chief Office Jennifer Ahearn, and CNCF […]

Cayman Islands sending four swimmers to Gold Coast

BY LORETTA RACE from Swim Swam The Cayman Islands has announced its selected athletes set to compete the 2018 Commonwealth Games. this April. Of the 22 athletes selected across 7 sports, 4 swimmers will be headed to the Gold Coast. Both David Ebanks and Lauren Hew competed at the 2014 edition of the Games, with Ebanks’ highest finish […]

The Editor Speaks: Honda Civics

There is a spate of car theft here. It seems hardly a weekend goes by when we learn of another car theft or thefts. The stealing seems to be in pairs. Just this weekend we received a report from the RCIPS of two more cars gone missing. And once again they are Honda Civics. If […]

Visionaries Join Academy to save Blockchain

GRAND CAYMAN, The Cayman Islands, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Academy – School of Blockchain (“Academy”) introduces their superstar team of executives and advisors. Academy’s executive team and diverse advisory board reflect the dynamic and revolutionary nature of blockchain. As the world’s first accredited blockchain training program, Academy’s world-leading programs address the global shortfall in blockchain […]

Backyard pirate ship is sanctuary for San Marcos girl fighting leukemia

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan From The San Diego Union -Tribune Saturday afternoon Leona Evans took the helm of her own backyard pirate ship, starting a new passage in her journey through childhood leukemia. The 5-year-old San Marcos girl received the custom playhouse through Make-A-Wish San Diego, which grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. […]

Lost in Translation? GM Plant Shutdown Shocks South Korea

From Newsmax Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors Co’s international operations, Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of GM’s loss-making local unit. In what they thought were meet-and-greet introductions, senior officials agreed to work with […]

Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean – Civil Society Action Plan 2017 – 2021

From Healthy Caribbean Coalition The Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s (HCC’s) Civil Society Action Plan 2017-2021: Preventing Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean was developed to guide the response of Caribbean civil society to global, regional, and national recognition of the increasingly heavy burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and upward trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity […]

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally […]

The View From Europe: The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the US was undergoing extraordinary’ growth. The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US ‘production could equal global demand growth’ largely because of its rapidly expanding shale output. This […]

Cayman Islands: Two Honda Civics stolen over the weekend

This past weekend, police received reports of two stolen Honda Civics: Just before 4:30AM on Saturday, 17 February, police received a report that a 1998 green Honda Civic, registration #182 625 had been stolen from a residence off Marina Drive in Prospect. The vehicle was discovered missing at around 4:00AM and was last seen on […]