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Archives for June 21, 2018

Cayman Islands: DG’s 5K Challenge raises close to $90,000

The event raised a total of $89,000. Funds to support five causes which aim to feed children and the elderly. The total exceeded the goal by close to $30,000.   GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The 2018 DG’s 5K Challenge raised a total of $89,000 for the five charitable causes, which focus on feeding the most […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s welcome speech at Cayman’s Digital Economy conference

Welcome to Cayman’s Digital Economy conference By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 21 June, 2018 Kimpton Seafire Resort Welcome to Cayman’s Digital Economy conference, but mostly welcome to the Cayman Islands. I bring you my own warm Caymanian greetings as well as those from the Government. We are glad you […]

Cayman Islands: 14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament

WHO:                                            House Speaker, Dr. the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE   WHAT:                                          14th Regional CPA Youth Parliament   WHEN:                                          Friday, 22 June 2018, 9 am – 12 noon   WHERE:                                       Legislative Assembly    PARTICIPANTS:                          Nineteen debaters from nine regional countries   BACKGROUND:                          This is the first time the Regional Youth Parliament is being […]

Bondholders approve Yorkshire Water’s Cayman closure

By Katey Pigden From Utility Week Yorkshire Water has received an “unequivocal vote” of approval from its bondholders to close its three Cayman Islands subsidiaries. More than 98 per cent of its bondholders and 100 per cent of US Private Placement (USPP) noteholders voted in favour of the changes required to close the offshore companies. […]

The Editor Speaks: The Digital age

Cayman Islands Digital Economy conference commenced today (Thu) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. The agenda included digitising public services, Cayman Islands e-government, the future of financial services, the world of cryptocurrencies and digital identification systems. In his opening address, Cayman’s Premier Alden McLaughlin commenced by quoting Charles Darwin – “It is not the strongest of […]

Hot tubs, Cayman Islands, yawning hosts

By Andrea Behling From Channel3000 The stories behind these 1980s covers of Madison Magazine October 1980  Our staff kept coming back to this October 1980 cover of a greasy-haired, shirtless man dressed in dirty cut-off jean shorts, smoking a pipe on a remote beach, as it seemed an interesting choice for the “Special Travel Issue: […]

OPINION: A monster of a President?

By Ewin James How does a man become a monster, if men can become monsters ? How does an ordinary man, with the virtues and vices of other men become the worst person on earth so that to protect people from him he must be removed from his place of influence? Does he go to […]

Student Colloquium

Student Colloquium at Caribbean Week in New York Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, 20 June 2018 — Students from the Cayman Islands School of Hospitality Studies (SHS) earned 2nd place in the annual Caribbean Student Colloquium as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week events on June 6th in New York. SHS students submitted […]

Cayman Islands: Ogier recognised with two awards for Ocean Rig restructuring

The restructuring of Ocean Rig – the Cayman Islands’ largest ever successful restructuring, in which Ogier acted for the joint provisional liquidators – has won two industry awards. The case has been named Energy Deal of the Year and Restructuring of the Year ($1B – $5B) by M&A Advisor, an achievement that was celebrated at […]

How ‘self-limiting’ mosquitoes can help eradicate malaria

From Wired Next month, in a laboratory an hour outside of London, scientists will begin stitching bits of DNA together and inserting them into hundreds of tiny, cucumber-shaped insect eggs. It’s the first step toward engineering a new kind of mosquito—the kind that could help eradicate malaria on this side of the Prime Meridian. The […]