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Archives for May 15, 2019

Mailchimp expands from email to full marketing platform, says it will make $700M in 2019

By Ingrid Lunden From TechCrunch Mailchimp, a bootstrapped startup out of Atlanta, Ga., is known best as a popular tool for organizations to manage their customer-facing email activities — a profitable business that its CEO told TechCrunch has now grown to around 11 million active customers with a total audience of 4 billion (yes, 4 […]

Cayman Islands HSA offers free evaluation for children and adults with speech and language disorders

With speech and language disorders ranking among the most common disabilities in children, parents and caregivers are encouraged to learn the signs and seek evaluation at the Health Services Authority’s (HSA’s) Speech Therapy Open House this month if they have concerns about their child’s ability to communicate. Complimentary developmental screenings for children and cognitive-linguistic screenings […]

Why it’s virtually impossible to prevent Game of Thrones leaks

By Josef Adalian From Vulture There are lots of burning questions ahead of Sunday’s Game of Thronesseries finale, including one that has nothing to do with the Iron Throne: Will the episode leak to the internet before it debuts on HBO? Despite the cable network’s best efforts to guard against it, season eight has been plagued […]

The time to invest in BPO in the Caribbean is now!

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, May 15, 2019.  Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), has the potential to be transformative for countries in the Caribbean and should be further explored and exploited.  This is the charge from the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) organisers of the 2nd Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC) 2019. Hosting the event in collaboration with […]

Chic Grand Cayman

FASHION’s Guide to a Chic Getaway in Grand Cayman By Alison McGill From Fashion Magazine Craving an amazing tropical getaway offering something for every type of traveller—hotel lovers, adventure junkies, foodies and wellness seekers? Grand Cayman is a prime spot that’s easy to get to and super fun to explore. Located between Cuba and Jamaica, […]

Millions of Americans will skip work Monday or show up late because of ‘Game of Thrones’

By Andy Meek From BGR A slump in productivity is coming. Okay, that doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Winter is coming,” but for Game of Thrones fans, at least, the statement is no less true. Several million Americans, it seems, are planning to either be late, skip work completely or be less productive on […]

Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

By Luis Felipe López-Calva From IPS UNITED NATIONS, May 15 2019 (IPS) – Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this sense, […]

Standing up for human rights in the Caribbean

By Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño From Caribbean News Now This is a particularly special year, as the Commission is celebrating its 60th year and it is the first time in our history that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is holding a period of sessions in Jamaica and in a CARICOM country. We have […]

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led ‘medieval cult’

From BBC The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say. The bodies of Torsten W and two women were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, alongside three crossbows. The […]

Accelerating Caribbean Fashion

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, May 15, 2019. Caribbean fashion and contemporary designers are getting a boost to help them penetrate the international market, through an accelerator programme jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Bank’s funding is through its Cultural and […]