October 16, 2018

Archives for October 7, 2018

OfReg releases report on Cayman Islands’ Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS; 5 October 2018 OfReg, Cayman’s multi-sector regulator, has issued a “Post Implementation Review” report on the Entropy 5MW Solar Photovoltaic power plant in Bodden Town, highlighting the details of the project as it unfolded and identifying key process and other takeaways for the Regulator. Among the findings that were uncovered in […]

CCMI coral nurseries flourish with support from Consolidated Water and the Disney Conservation Fund

Coral nurseries are often compared to underwater gardens. Like gardens, they require resources and constant, year-round attention to details, maintenance and observation to ensure they are healthy and productive. The Disney Conservation Fund and Consolidated Water have provided integral support making all of that time and cost-intensive work possible, which, in turn, supports the important […]

The Editor Speaks: Disunity is gathering steam

The unity, or rather goodwill, that seemed to exist for a time between members of the Legislative Assembly is over and it is disunity that is gathering steam. For the last few weeks the Opposition, aided and abetted by “the lonesome dove” Kenneth Bryan MLA, have waged war on the Government’s Cruise Ship Piers Proposal […]

Invest in our youth today. Create a better tomorrow

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 8, 2018. The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing […]

Family raises funds for legal costs after father murdered in Caribbean

From Shropshire Star Stephen Halliday died after being attacked with a machete at the house he was building in the Dominican Republic. The family of a retired British estate agent who was murdered at his dream home in the Dominican Republic have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a legal fund to fight for […]

NuHealth self-insurer spent $113,000 on Caribbean travel [including Cayman Islands]

By Scott Eidler From Newsday Officials of an offshore insurer funded by NuHealth, which runs Nassau’s only public hospital, spent the money for officials to attend meetings on Caribbean islands since 2012. An offshore insurance company operated and funded by the public benefit corporation that runs Nassau County’s only public hospital spent more than $113,000 […]

Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project secures successful start

World Bank Mission visits OECS to support project implementation Friday, October 5, 2018 — Representatives from the World Bank Mission responsible for the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) visited Saint Lucia from September 19, 2018 to September 20, 2018 to provide implementation support for the recently launched US$6.3M project. The World Bank’s technical team comprised […]

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court vote

From BBC The US Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, after weeks of rancorous debate. The Senate backed Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination by 50 votes to 48. Mr Kavanaugh had been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off allegations of sexual assault. But after an 11th-hour investigation by […]

Why Disney hated Johnny Depp’s Pirates Of The Caribbean performance

BY SARAH EL-MAHMOUD From Cinema Blend With Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald soon approaching theaters, audiences will soon get to see the unconventional Johnny Depp make his mark on yet another beloved franchise as the film’s sinister villain. Although the 55-year-old actor has roots as a rebellious indie favorite in the 90s, he is best […]

Nations work together to size up Caribbean tsunami hazards

By A. M. López-Venegas, S. E. Chacón-Barrantes, N. Zamora, and J. Macías From eos.org The Caribbean is known for its tropical beaches and surfing resorts, but it is not exempt from earthquakes and tsunamis. Over the past 500 years, this region may have been exposed to approximately 100 tsunamis, of which 20 have been confirmed […]