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Archives for February 19, 2019

Cayman Islands: Andrew Miller joins Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin

Andrew Miller has joined Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin, in the Cayman Islands as partner and head of Cayman’s International Private Client practice. Andrew specialises in all aspects of non-contentious Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands international wealth structuring for individuals and financial institutions. He is well recognised with awards and distinctions, including being […]

The Editor speaks: Pirates

“Pirates have been around since men went to sea – Julius Caesar was captured by pirates.” – Angus Konstam. I have always loved pirates. I believe most young children enjoyed playing pirates. Unlike ‘Cowboys and Indians’ where you wanted to be the Cowboy (and if girls were plating with you they were relegated to being […]

Cayman Islands: 25th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards

Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s 25th Annual National Arts & Culture Awards this Thursday, 21st February. 2019 Awardees HERITAGE CROSS AWARDS GOLD HERITAGE CROSS AWARDEES Melvin Augustine (POSTHUMOUS) Melvin Augustine was employed in his native country, Belize, as assistant bandmaster of the Belize Police Force, after receiving the required musical theory recognition from the Royal School of Music […]

Cayman Islands Opposition raises concerns about overseas aviation recruitment

The Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller has expressed “deep concern” over currently progressing overseas recruitment of a relatively large batch of air traffic controllers (ATCs), pending award of two-year contracts by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA).   Mr. Miller has called for a review of the recruitment plan, and the withdrawal […]

The pirate queens

The pirate queens of the Caribbean: Fearless pair who dressed as men and ‘fought like warriors’ would expose their breasts to their dying victims to reveal they had been vanquished by a woman By Leigh McManus From Daily Mail UK n the 1700s, the pair’s arrest caused a stir in Britain as it was thought […]

RIP Mars Rover

Mars Opportunity rover, R.I.P. By Richard Lawler From engadget Some sad news as NASA declares that its Mars Opportunity rover is no more. The explorer didn’t respond to one last attempt at contact.NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover is dead NASA’s Opportunity has effectively been declared dead after the agency’s last attempt to contact the storm-struck rover […]

Caribbean sea death family fly to Edinburgh for reunion as killer husband faces eight years

By Jenny Morrison & Julie-Anne Barnes From Daily Record Isabella Hellmann’s parents will travel to Scotland to see their granddaughter for the first time after the tragedy. The parents of a woman left to drown in the Caribbean by her husband will travel to Scotland to see their granddaughter for the first time since the […]

Bernie Sanders announces second US presidential bid

From BBC US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. The 77-year-old Vermont senator became a progressive political star in 2016 although he lost his candidacy bid. In an email to supporters, he said it was time to complete the […]

‘Small Island’ author Andrea Levy dies of cancer at 62

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press From Valley Press LONDON (AP) — Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black British authors to […]

Why White History Month doesn’t make sense

By Elizabeth Paulat from Care2 As Black History Month kicks off, I want to address a sentiment that is echoed around the nation every February, without fail: ”Why is there no White History Month?” The Twitter-dome hashtags it, children repeat it and grown adults honestly wonder when their heritage will be up for celebration. “If I say I’m proud […]