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Archives for July 8, 2018

Remnants of Beryl now over the NE Caribbean Sea

From NHC THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY Remnants Of Beryl Discussion Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 08 2018 The remains of the center of Beryl have crossed Dominica during the past few hours, accompanied by a disorganized area of convection. Radar and surface observations continue […]

Thai cave rescue: Four boys freed but rest must wait

From BBC The operation to free 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand is running “smoothly”, the head of the operation says. Four boys have been brought above ground so far in good health, rescuers say. The mission has now been paused for at least 10 hours as air tanks […]

Cayman Islands residents get trained in food hygiene

Five hundred and forty eight Cayman Islands residents were trained and certified in basic food handling techniques during the six month period from January to June 2018. These individuals participated in one of 39 food safety classes that were put on by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) during the six month period. “We are […]

Inaugural Student Volunteer Fair attracts big crowds in Cayman Islands

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – More than 700 students from six high schools attended the Cayman Islands’ first-ever Student Volunteer Fair at the John Gray High School Gymnasium on Friday, 22 June 2018. Organised by the Youth Services Unit (YSU) of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Agriculture & Lands (ESYAL), the all-day event was opened […]

The Editor Speaks: What remedies are being taken to try and stop teenagers continually absconding?

On July 5th, 15 year old teenager Motesha Mothen absconded for the umpteenth time. From RCIPS Jul6 2018 “Motesha Mothen, age 15 of Bodden Town, absconded yesterday, 5 July, and has not returned home or been located since. “She was last seen yesterday evening at a church on Fairbanks Road at about 7:00PM. She was […]

Cayman Quasi-Appraisal: It exists, but you’ll probably never see it

By Rich Bodnar LS From Appraisal Rights Litigation Appraisal is a creature of statute, including in the Cayman Islands. Cayman appraisal has become a notable topic recently, with major decisions coming down from the Cayman courts and an uptick in investors using the appraisal remedy. Similarly, authors writing about Delaware have noted that quasi-appraisal is getting traction. Do […]

The PageUp hack shows how people and companies can be powerless in the face of a data breach

By CHRIS PASH From Business Insider PageUp says its customers are returning following the job application data breach. However, major companies, such as the Commonwealth Bank and NAB, are still not using the recruitment platform provider. The hack highlights the fact that the Notifiable Data Breaches amendment only requires companies to notify those affected. There’s […]

‘Loss of Tristan Brown was tough to overcome’

From Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica’s coach, Jason Lopez, believes that the injury to Tristan Brown, just a day before the start of the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship, severely dented Jamaica’s chances at the three-day tournament. Lopez said that Brown’s presence could have tilted the tournament in the local team’s favour after they finished second by […]

Electrified X bike

VanMoof’s Electrified X cured my fear of bike thieves By Nick Summers From engadget Smart security features have given me peace of mind. Five years ago I lost my bike. A few months prior, I had moved into a half-finished block of flats in southeast London. The apartment was complete, but construction workers were still […]

Cayman Islands police and Customs officers interdict almost 700 pounds of ganja in two weeks, make 7 arrests

From RCIPS Over the past two weeks, operations conducted by the Joint Task Force, comprised of RCIPS and Customs officers, have resulted in the interdiction of almost 700lbs of ganja (with an estimated street value ranging from $250,000 to $560,000) along with several arrests. On Tuesday, 19 June, officers intercepted a vessel carrying drugs near […]