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Archives for May 13, 2018

‘Major’ dengue fever outbreak likely, warns CARPHA

From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says while the mosquito-borne diseases, Chikungunya and Zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the region should “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018”. CARPHA […]

New Zealand: Tax man chases Eric Watson’s firm for $60m

By: Matt Nippert From New Zealand Herald Eric Watson’s holding company is facing demands to pay $60 million in back taxes after Inland Revenue decided its complex network of related-party loans and Cayman Island vehicles amounted to tax avoidance. The high-profile expatriate businessman – famous for marrying lingerie models, getting into a fistfight with Hollywood […]

The Editor Speaks: Another public scandal

And so the list goes on with public officials, normally being suspended on full pay whilst inquiries are ongoing, when criminal activities are suspected. The very latest is now at The Cayman Turtle Centre where a significant amount of cash has gone missing. As in keeping with all government departments a figure is not put […]

PAHO calls on the role of nurses in primary health care to be expanded

More responsibility and autonomy for graduate primary health care nurses will lead to better access to quality care in vulnerable areas and areas with limited health care coverage Washington, D.C., 10 May 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Expanding the role of graduate, primary health care nurses will improve access to health care, particularly in areas […]

Intiva Health wins 2018 Sandcastle startups challenge at World Tokenomic Forum Annual Summit

NEWS PROVIDED BY Intiva Health AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Intiva Health, a career platform for medical professionals, won the Sandcastle Startups Challenge 2018 at the World Tokenomic Forum Annual Summit in Grand Cayman. The company will receive $250,000 worth of development services, advisory work, exchange listings and membership services for its grand prize-winning […]

683 Capital Management sends open letter to Cision Ltd. objecting to coercive exchange offer and consent solicitation for warrants

Believes Highly Coercive Exchange Offer and Warrant Solicitation Are Unlawful and Should Be Rescinded May 10, 2018 06:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On May 10, 2018, 683 Capital Management, LLC, a holder of more than 17% of the outstanding public warrants to purchase common stock of Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) (“Cision”), sent an […]

Celebrating Cayman

May marks an important anniversary for the Cayman Islands, 60 years since the creation of the Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms was ordered by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 14 May 1958. It represents the Royal Warrant assigning “Armorial Ensigns for the Cayman Islands” which became the first key symbol of national […]

Bermuda: Soldiers take part in nautical training in Cayman Islands

From Bernews Two Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers have started an intensive nautical skills course in the Cayman Islands run by the Royal Navy. Private Donavin Trott-Burchall and Private Jessica Pimental, both members of the RBR Boat Troop, will spend three weeks with the RN’s International Defence Training Maritime Training Team learning small boat navigation, boat […]

These Caribbean rum distilleries are worth a vacation in themselves

By Kate Krader From Bloomberg In the realm of jobs that sound so good someone must have made them up, Global Ambassador of Rum ranks up there with Rooftop Pool Bar Critic. Yet, Ian Burrell does hold the title. The Jamaican-born Burrell is the industry spokesperson, a paid consultant who is hired by spirit brands to spread the good word. […]

Blockchain Milestone: CariNet Will Introduce National Nodes

NEWS PROVIDED BY CariNet CAYMAN ISLANDS, May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CariNet, also known as the Caribbean Digital Finance and Free Trade System, has been officially launched, applying blockchain technology to help the Caribbean FTA member countries to build digital payment and digital financial infrastructures in order to build a platform for international trade. To […]