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Archives for April 18, 2018

Premier represents UKOTA

Cayman Islands Premier represents UKOTA at Commonwealth Business Forum LONDON – Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin continues his duties as president of the United Kingdom Overseas Association (UKOTA) Thursday when he represents UKOTA at the official opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference at Buckingham Palace. The Premier is attending the Commonwealth […]

Registration for Cayman Islands’ Government schools now open

The Department of Education Services (DES) would like the public to know that registration for students enrolling in, or transferring to Government schools for the 2018/2019 school year will be open on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 and close on Friday, 29 June 2018. Registration for Government Reception classes is open for qualifying children aged 4 […]

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency recognized as the 10th Regional Plant Protection Organization during CPM-13

From IPPC The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) was recognized as a Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) by CPM-13 being held this week at FAO HQs in Rome. The IPPC Community attending the CPM congratulated and wished the newly recognized organization a fruitful work. Ms Juliet Goldsmith, CAHFSA Plant Health Expert, thanked […]

Persons with disabilities recognized as equal members of society

From ECLAC The Caribbean is home to some 1.3 million persons living with disability; a quarter million of these suffering significant disability. These numbers are expected to increase in the coming decades with the ageing of the Caribbean population and the exponential growth in incidence of non-communicable diseases. The situation of persons with disability in […]

SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles

By Mariella Moon From engadget LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the news on Twitter. SpaceX can start building its “Big F******g Rocket,” now that it has officially found a home in LA. Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced on Twitter that the private space giant “will start production development of the Big Falcon Rocket (the […]

Pan-Caribbean multi-stakeholders to discuss strategy for ending AIDS

By: Denis Chabrol From Demerar Waves The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host the Joint Regional Dialogue with Faith Leaders, Parliamentarians, Civil Society Leaders, National AIDS Programme Managers and Youth Leaders. Approximately 60 delegates representing […]

Bloomberg View: Stock plunge could hasten state pension collapses

By Aaron Brown, Bloomberg View From Newsmax Warnings about looming public pension disasters have regularly cropped up since the 1950s, pointing to problems 25 years or more down the line. To politicians and union leaders, the troubles were someone else’s predicament. Then crisis fatigue set in as the big problem remained down the road. Today, […]

2018 Geneva Motor Show 3

These 35 cars dominated the 2018 Geneva Motor Show Part 3 By Benjamin Zhang From Business Insider The Geneva Motor Show is the first major European car show of 2018. It will be packed with the latest offerings from Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Volvo, and VW. […]

On 17th April: Columbus & the Caribbean

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, ROBERTO MÚKARO BORRERO From World Policy On April 17, 1492, Christopher Columbus reached an agreement with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain on the terms of his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. The Spanish monarchs would fund the journey, and in return they were promised the majority of Columbus’ future discoveries for Spain. Columbus was granted […]

WHOI among first funding recipients of The Audacious Project

From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $35M grant enables study of the ocean’s mysterious twilight zone Woods Hole, MA–What if we explored the ocean’s vast twilight zone, teeming with undiscovered life?  Today, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was awarded $35 million—the largest philanthropic gift in the Institution’s history—to do just that. The award comes from […]