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Archives for December 11, 2018

Cayman Islands: Civilian vessel renders assistance to vessel in distress

From RCIPS Shortly before 3PM on Saturday, 8 December, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre alerted officers to a report of a vessel in distress off the George Town waterfront. The vessel, a 65-foot sailboat, had experienced engine trouble and was drifting out to sea with three persons onboard. The RCIPS police helicopter deployed to assist, along […]

Boxing: Cayman Islands’ Brandy Barnes wins Caribbean Boxing title

Cayman Islands’ Brandy “Bee” Barnes had her fight against Guyana’s Joanne Williams stopped at two minutes 15 seconds of the second round in her (Barnes) favour. Barnes was competing last Sunday (9) at the Caribbean Championships in Guyana and defended her title successfully to win gold. Brandy hopes to qualify for the Pan American Games […]

The Editor speaks: Drug mules

A mule is often described as a stupid animal and it is an apt name given to someone who acts as a courier who smuggles drugs into a foreign country, usually by swallowing it. This is after the drugs have been emptied into a ballon eg. condom, or latex glove. A drug mule may swallow […]

Maitland partners with Cayman Islands NWDA to offer non-traditional finance internship

In a collaborative effort to provide Caymanians with professional job training, the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) has partnered with global advisory and administration firm, Maitland, to deliver a unique internship opportunity. The local and multi-jurisdictional firm provides legal, fiduciary, investment and fund administration services. The new internship will offer a six month opportunity for […]

Cayman Islands National Youth Forum canvasses youth insights on social media

Approximately 130 people attended the Cayman Islands Youth Assembly (CIYA) National Youth Forum on “Social Media & Youth”, on Friday, 30 November 2018. Organised through the Ministry of Education, Sports, Youth, Culture and Lands’ Youth Services Unit, it was the CIYA’s third forum since 2008. Participants including Ministry staff, youth group members, church youth leaders, […]

Ryan Tannehill turns to stem cells

Ryan Tannehill turns to stem cells in Cayman Tackling sports injuries with regenerative medicine George Town, Grand Cayman, December 11, 2018 – With an injury in the second quarter, Miami Dolphins’ quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, made a remarkable return in Sunday’s game against the Patriots. With only 7 seconds on the clock, Tannehill completed a pass […]

Seychelles’ offshore system to remain confidential

By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment Directors and owners of offshore companies registered in Seychelles will remain confidential following the approval of the National Assembly. Seychelles President Danny Faure has signed an amendment to the International Business Act 2016, maintaining the confidentiality of offshore companies registered in the jurisdiction. “The approval was urgent because from December 1 the […]

Affinity gains Ofwat consent for Cayman Islands subsidiary clear out

By Karma Loveday From The Water Report UK Ofwat has consented to Affinity Water’s plans for the removal of its Cayman subsidiary. In a November letter from senior director of finance and governance, Aileen Armstrong to company secretary Tim Monod, published by Ofwat last week, the regulator gave specific consent for the changes proposed by Affinity to […]

4 unique places

4 Unique Places to Ring in the New Year How you spend New Year’s Eve can set the tone for 2019. Whether your goals for the new year are fitness, family time, or adventure, Alamo Rent A Car has chosen the perfect destinations to celebrate the holiday according to your resolution. Where will you be […]

Jamaica leads Caribbean in renewable energy

By Zach Marzouk From Nearshore Americas Jamaica is leading the development of renewable energy among it Caribbean neighbors, said David Delarie, the managing director of MPC Capital, according to The Gleaner. There is already 170 megawatts of installed generating capacity and rapidly developing solar plants in the country. The expansion is thanks to Jamaica’s appealing market conditions, robust […]