September 22, 2018

Archives for September 3, 2018

Update on Cayman Islands Chamber meeting with Government on cruise berthing project

From Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce The Chamber Council met with the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, Minister for District Administration, Tourism and Transport and Stran Bodden, Chief Officer in the Ministry during their monthly meeting on 8th August and received an update on the proposed cruise berthing project. The Minister shared details of the proposed project […]

Cayman Islands: What now for Abraaj Group?

By Sarah Townsend From The National The private equity firm has yet to sell parts of its business, as its provisional liquidation continues One week after the Abraaj Group founder Arif Naqvi reached an out-of-court settlement with a creditor in a criminal bounced cheque case – reducing the risk of complicating thecompany’s ongoing restructure – […]

The Editor Speaks: Labor/Labour Day

Today (Monday Sep 3) it is Labor Day in the US and it is also Labour Day in Canada. Note the different spelling. In both countries the Day is always held on the first Monday in September. In the Cayman Islands we don’t have any equivalent. There is no celebration of our workers. This is […]

Squash: Sobhy stars at Cayman Islands Pan Am Championships

From World Squash After the region’s leading players competed for seven titles over seven days at the Pan American Squash Championships in the Cayman Islands, it was USA’s Amanda Sobhy who emerged as the most decorated athlete with three gold medals at the South Sound Squash Club in George Town. The 25-year-old world No.18 from New York kicked off her gold haul by […]

Rollout of LED street lighting begins on Grand Cayman

Safety on the roads at night is being enhanced. That’s because Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC), in collaboration with the National Roads Authority (NRA) have launched a project to replace all of its street lamps with LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). The project will span over the next five years and has already begun in George […]

meeco to enter the clean energy market of Madagascar

Groupe Filatex and The meeco Group have agreed implementation of solar power plants to feed clean energy into the island’s electricity grid Located in the Indian Ocean, the Republic of Madagascar known for its outstanding rich biodiversity, has an excellent natural potential for solar energy thanks to its geographical position and the strong solar radiation. […]

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal successes for No5’s Philip Rule

From Lawyer Firm Rule Case No. 27 of 2017 The Court (Presided over by the Rt Hon Sir John Goldring, President, the Hon Sir Richard Field and the Hon Dennis Morrison, Justices of Appeal) announced that it was allowing the appeal in Mr Rule’s first case, in which he was privately instructed for the appeal, not […]

How whale poop could counter calls to resume commercial hunting

By Mike Shanahan From Scientific American Whales’ fecal matter feeds the ocean, giving conservationists another argument for saving them on August 28, 2018 Before whales dive into the darkness of the deep ocean they often come to the surface and release a huge plume of fecal matter—which can be the color of over-steeped green tea […]

Cayman Islands insurance expert recommends putting a financial safety net in place

Sometimes life just happens. One day things can be going smoothly, when the next, you’re thrown a curve ball. Since no one knows what the future holds, taking steps to put a financial safety net in place will provide you with peace of mind knowing you are prepared for when the unexpected happens. “Most of […]

Hurricane Watches for central Gulf Coast as TS Gordon intensifies

By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Tropical Storm Gordon formed on Monday morning in the waters of the Upper Florida Keys, and it will be making a fast trek toward the upper Gulf Coast by late Tuesday. As of 11 am EDT Monday, Gordon was centered just southwest of the Everglades, about 50 miles south-southeast […]