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Archives for May 16, 2018

Cayman Islands MRCU responds to GeneWatch FOI release

Following recent reports by some local media [including iNews Cayman] questioning the success of the recent public health programme that deployed genetically modified, non-biting mosquitoes to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) would like to clarify a number of points: On 29 June 2017 the minutes of the West Bay […]

Pink Duck Publishing set to celebrate launch with elegant soirée

(George Town, Grand Cayman) – Business owners, decision makers, media professionals, and Cayman’s movers and shakers will gather on Thursday, May 17 to celebrate the launch of Cayman’s most innovative publisher, Pink Duck Publishing. The red-carpet style event is destined to become one of 2018’s most exciting parties. The sophisticated not-to-be-missed soiree will feature a […]

New aquatic centre possibly in the works for Cayman Islands

BY LORETTA RACE From SwimSwam The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) is reportedly coming close to making a new aquatic center happen after years of community lobbying. Per Cayman media, Pool Committee President Steven Broadbelt stated, “CIASA has been working on a 50-meter pool project for many many years, since the early 2000’s. Now CIASA […]

The Editor Speaks: Seventh water related death

It was with much astonishment and sadness to learn of another water related death in our waters today. Only last Thursday, Doris Ann Sarauer, 64, who was visiting the Cayman Islands from Minnesota in the United States, was snorkelling off South Church Street, and encountered difficulties. The elderly lady was swimming with others in a […]

UT endowment investing in Cayman Islands; details kept secret under law approved by legislature in 2017

By Tom Humphrey From Humphrey On The Hill The University of Tennessee’s endowment has pumped millions of dollars into private investment funds in recent years, including many chartered in the Cayman Islands, reports the Commercial Appeal, and UT officials university successfully lobbied the Tennessee legislature to pass a law last year that keeps the details of these and other “alternative […]

Intiva Health takes the #Sandcastle18 Startups Challenge Grand Prize During the World Tokenomic Forum Annual Summit in Grand Cayman

NEWS PROVIDED BY World Tokenomic Forum SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — World Tokenomic Forum held its inaugural Annual Summit of members last week in Grand Cayman and hosted 16 highly vetted early stage companies in its Sandcastle Startups Challenge competition on day one. Over a five hour span, the teams competed in high-velocity pitch […]

Florida man vanishes on Caribbean surf trip under mysterious circumstances; family suspects foul play

By Melissa McCarty From Crime Watch Daily In West Palm Beach, Florida, Darryl Fornatora made a living as a local tennis coach. He also had a passion for surfing. And his love of the waves took him 800 miles southeast, to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. It was supposed to be just six days, […]

1MDB investment decisions involving PetroSaudi made without detailed assessment

By Gurmeet Kaur From The Star KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) investment decisions in joint-venture companies involving PetroSaudi were made within eight days, without a detailed assessment process and before the issues or conditions raised by the 1MDB Board are resolved, the declassified auditor-general’s report on 1MDB released on Tuesday stated. Joint-venture investments by […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Commonwealth – What’s in it for small states?

By Sir Ronald Sanders Writing in the British Guardian newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the […]

US: Embattled FEMA CIO reassigned to Caribbean post

By Aaron Boyd From Next Gov Patsy Garnett will step in as acting CIO until a permanent replacement is hired. The embattled technology leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been reassigned to the Caribbean amid reports the agency is not properly managing its IT and has misled investigators. FEMA officials confirmed that Chief […]