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Archives for March 17, 2019

Cayman Islands National Gallery News and Events!

National Gallery Cross Currents Exhibition Opens at the Little Cayman Museum An extension of the National Gallery’s (NGCI) Cayman Islands Biennial exhibition, entitled Cross Currents, has opened at the Little Cayman Museum (LCM), as a continuation of the partnership between NGCI, LCM and the Cayman Islands Legacy Fund (CILF). The programme enables NGCI exhibitions to […]

The Editor speaks: “If”

“… the raw exercise of power by the strong over the weak.” Sir Ronald Sanders has hit the nail, as he always seems to, right on the head in his latest commentary we have published today (courtesy of Caribbean News Now) titled “EU blacklist – Cooperation or coercion?”. The above quote is contained in his […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: EU blacklist – Cooperation or coercion?

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now On 12 March, the Council of the 28-nations European Union (EU) placed 15 small territories on a list of what it calls ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions”. What the EC considers these territories to be “non-cooperative” about reveals the raw exercise of power by the strong over the weak. In […]

Gordon Barlow: Those were the days…

By Gordon Barlow Linda and her young sister learnt to swim in the hands of a middle-aged man who knew their mother, though not particularly well. He had no qualifications, no insurance, no supervision, and (on the evidence) no evil desires. It never occurred to anybody that he might let his hands roam where they […]

Here’s a whiskey for the 32 million Irish-Americans on St. Patrick’s Day

By Charles Passy This spirit aims to combine the best of Ireland and the U.S. taste buds The bottle: Brothership Irish-American Blended Whiskey, $49.99. The back story: The upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebration is always a good reason to break out a bottle of Irish whiskey. But what if your taste leans more in the American direction, […]

Cayman Enterprise City is championing women in technology

Community initiatives supported by CEC are ensuring that opportunities within Cayman’s special economic zones are being created for everyone Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (15 March 2019) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has attracted 250 special economic zone (SEZ) companies to establish a physical presence in the Cayman Islands. This new book of knowledge-based industries is […]

The View from Europe: The Caribbean’s cybersecurity response must evolve

By David Jessop From Dominican Today A few days ago, the British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, a Conservative, began an important address in an unusual way. Speaking on the subject of ‘Deterrence in the Cyber Age’ he quoted Tony Benn, the late left-wing Labour politician and peace activist. Mr Benn, he observed, had written in […]

St Patrick’s Day parades

St Patrick’s Day: around the world in 10 parades From The Irish Times From Montserrat to Moscow, Ireland’s national day celebrated far and wide PARIS March 17th, 1pm The first official St Patrick’s Day parade in the French capital will leave from the Irish Cultural Centre and will follow a route through the Latin Quarter […]

Caribbean Association of Banks welcomes ECCB Digital Currency initiative

Press Release:-  The Caribbean Association of Banks Inc. (CAB) has committed its support to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and that latter organisation’s decision to issue a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in 2019. The announcement of the digital currency pilot was made by Governor of the ECCB, Dr. Timothy N. J. Antoine, on […]

‘Derry Girls’ is an ode to ’90s music and my nostalgic soul loves every minute

By Rachel Thompson From Mashable I don’t have enough fingers to count the things I love about Derry Girls.  There’s the fact that it captures the niche sense of humour of the Northern Irish people. And the fact that it’s subverting stereotypes about Northern Irish women. And the fact that it shines a light on what life during […]