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Archives for March 7, 2018

Youth Parliament to debate two interesting topics

Nineteen students aged 14-19 have chosen two attention-grabbing topics for their debates in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Eleventh Youth Parliament that takes place at the LA on Monday, 12 March 2018. The two subjects for debate are both being brought through Private Member Motions. The first seeks to amend the Elections Law, to mandate candidates […]

Cayman Islands Cabinet approves Stephens’ deportation order

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cabinet of the Cayman Islands has approved the issuance of a Deportation Order for Mr. Ato Modibo Stephens for 16 March, 2018, or as soon thereafter as can be arranged by the Department of Immigration. Mr. Stephens was sentenced to 18 months in prison on 4 August, 2017, and […]

The Editor Speaks: The National Security Council

What does the Cayman Islands National Security Council actually do? It has no claws, no clout, and is just there to advise. It is therefore totally insignificant. So what is its purpose? It is chaired by the Cayman Islands Governor who in turn is expected to act in accordance with the advice of the National […]

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. to host fourth quarter and full year conference call on Monday, March 19, 2018

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, today announced that it has scheduled an investor conference call for 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (EDT) on Monday, March 19, 2018, to review the Company’s operating results for […]

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

UN agencies in Rome to mark International Women’s Day Rome, 7 March 2018 – The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women’s economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day. IFAD, together with United Nations Food […]

New senior manager for Cayman Islands Chamber Pension Plan

George Town, Grand Cayman; 06 March 2018 Cayman’s not-for-profit pension plan administrator, Chamber Pension Plan welcomes its new Senior Manager of Pensions, Saskia Stevenson. No stranger to the organisation, Ms Stevenson has spent the last 12 years involved with Chamber Pension’s administration. Prior to this, pursued her primary and secondary education in Columbia, South Carolina […]

Dominican Republic to join Caribbean energy exploration rush

By Bloomberg|Ezra Fieser| From Rigzone (Bloomberg) — The Dominican Republic expects to draw interest from energy titans BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. when it opens the country to natural gas and oil exploration for the first time later this month, joining a push by governments across the Caribbean to develop energy production. The government […]

Input sought on Cayman Islands tissue donation and transplant regulations

The public is being asked for input on regulations being drawn up to govern the Human Tissue Transplant Law so that the legislation can be put into effect. The law, which was passed in 2013, will allow organ transplants to take place in the Cayman Islands, improving the quality of life for many patients and […]

Latin America and Caribbean must ‘radically transform’ food habits to combat obesity – UN agency

From UN News A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security agency said on Wednesday. “Eradicating hunger must not be our only concern […] in a region where 7 percent of children […]

Guess what? Flight attendants hate it when you order Diet Coke on an airplane

From Hello Giggles Being 30,000 feet in the air in an airplane is far from the most hydrating experience, so it’s not surprising that you might find yourself extra parched when you’re on a flight. When flight attendants come around with drink offers, you’re probably going to opt for one of your favorites… but if […]