October 21, 2018

Archives for July 4, 2018

Big drop in CSU’s Atlantic Hurricane Outlook; Quiet Atlantic, active Pacific [Invest 95 in Atlantic]

By Dr. Jeff Masters From Wunderground Chiller-than-usual waters in the eastern North Atlantic have prodded the forecast group based at Colorado State University to reduce the amount of tropical cyclone activity they project for 2018 from the values predicted only one month ago. In their July update issued on Monday, CSU’s Dr. Phil Klotzbach and […]

New hurricane preparedness plans for British Overseas Territories in Caribbean

From GOV.UK UK Government sets out new plans for hurricane preparedness. The government has today (Wednesday 4 July) announced new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year. Government departments have been […]

Cayman Islands Chamber Council provides update on Advocacy Agenda & Action Plan

The Council held separate meetings recently with Cabinet, the Minister of Commerce and the Leader of the Opposition. During each of the meetings President Paul Byles and Council members provided an update on the progress that has been achieved to date with implementing the Chamber’s Advocacy Agenda and Action Plan, 2018-2021. Education, Employment and Workforce […]

Cayman Islands:2018 RCIPS Firearms Amnesty nets 18 firearms and 896 rounds of ammunition

From RCIPS Today, 4 July 2018, the RCIPS announced the result of its 2018 Firearms Amnesty, which ran the entire month of June and concluded last Saturday night at 10PM.  Throughout the month, 18 firearms and 896 rounds of ammunition were handed in as part of the amnesty program.  These firearms were turned in either […]

The Editor Speaks: Happy Independence Day (July 4th) to the USA

Being British, I laughingly tell my American friends that July 4th is an equally big celebration in Great Britain. With extra emphasis on the ‘Great’! They look amazed and normally say “Really. Why?” I answer back. “It’s the day we got rid of the USA!” Normally they laugh back but some walk away in disgust. […]

43 Cayman Islands students benefit from mentoring Cayman experience

Finding a trusting mentor can be a life changing experience, particularly if you are an impressionable high school student. Advice about college, the workplace and life in general can be overwhelming and confusing. Mentoring Cayman, a joint youth empowerment and development initiative launched by the Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Youth in 2002, has […]

St Matthew’s University donates funds to the Cayman Islands Heart Fund

The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently received a generous donation from St. Matthews University. The University offers CPR and BLS classes through-out the year and a portion of the funds collected are donated to the CHF supporting their work in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Qing Zhong, Instructor and coordinator for the program said, “Our goal […]

Lionfish in the Caribbean: Destructive menace, delicious dinner

By Mark Rogers, From USA TODAY Lionfish is an invasive species in the Caribbean that can devastate up to 80 percent of fish in a coral reef in a scant five weeks. In the Bahamas, The Cove, Paradise Island, chef José Andrés has joined forces with the resort’s Atlantis Blue Project Foundation to create a […]

Google would like you to know that your Gmail is safe even though people you don’t know can read it

By Chris Smith From BGR After a Wall Street Journal exposé that revealed some companies use humans to read some of your emails, to improve the services and apps they have built upon email, Google came out with its blog post to reassure users that their Gmail accounts are safe. That’s the right response, considering […]

Looking back: Famous US Supreme Court dissents

By Louis Gentilucci From Constitution Center Even before the Obergefell v. Hodges decision by the Supreme Court in June, Justice Antonin Scalia has become quite famous for his blistering dissents. But he is not the only Justice famous for dissenting opinions. Throughout the history of the Republic, there have been many hot-button issues brought before […]