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Archives for July 17, 2019

The Editor speaks: Why the media MUST report facts and not marl road gossip

It is very tempting to write and report a news story that no other media house has. Especially, when you are a small media house struggling to make a living from advertising on a small island in the Caribbean. The more hits you get on your website, the more chance you have of attracting that […]

Cost of living in Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) is 84% more expensive than in Roseau, Dominica (Dominica)

From Expatistan Cost of living in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands vs Roseau, Dominica, Dominica For more on this story go to; https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/roseau-dominica/grand-cayman

Provision of virtual asset services now formally subject to Cayman’s AML regime

By Matt Taber and Daniella Skotnicki From Harneys Under recent changes to the Cayman Islands Proceeds of Crime Law, the provision of virtual asset services is now formally recognised as “relevant financial business”. Any entity that carries out relevant financial business must ensure that it complies with the Proceeds of Crime Law and the Anti-Money […]

Cayman: Speaker heads CI team at CPA regional meet

       A five-Member delegation is representing the Cayman Islands at a CPA conference. ·        Hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, the ongoing Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference has delegates from three geographical areas. ·        The delegates are considering the impacts of globalisation and nationalism on Commonwealth Parliaments. Grand Cayman (GIS) – A five-member team is representing the Cayman Islands […]

Translators of Jewish texts

10 unforgettable translators of Jewish texts By Yehuda Shurpin From Chabad Moses Not only did we receive the Torah from G‑d through Moses, but our sages tells us that Moses was the first one to translate the Torah as well. Just weeks before his passing (on his 120th birthday), on the first day of the 11th month (Shevat), Moses reviewed […]

Millions pledged for Caribbean conservation programmes

ANTIGUA (July 16, 2019) – France and Germany, along with The Nature Conservancy, have pledged over US$45 million in contributions to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to increase resources for biodiversity conservation.  During last month’s CBF Annual Meeting in Antigua, Ulrike Metzger, division head of regional development policy, Central America, Caribbean and Mexico for the […]

Battle of Waterloo: Excavation unearths amputated limbs

From BBC Human leg bones have been unearthed in the first excavation of the main allied field hospital used in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo. Experts believe they are the remains of limbs amputated by medics at the former Mont-St-Jean field hospital in Belgium. Archaeologists and veterans also found musket balls and a cannon ball, […]

Online critics poke fun at Canada ‘warship’ library

From BBC A brand new library in the Canadian city of Edmonton has raised eyebrows over its redesign. The building – still in the midst of its revitalisation – is being compared to a tank, a battleship, even a deceptive dating profile picture. The criticism is centered over its current form compared to some original […]

Virtual export accelerator for youth entrepreneurs

From OECS The Competitive Business Unit (CBU) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission invites Youth Entrepreneurs (18 to 29) in the OECS, who are involved in or interested in exporting goods and or services, to participate in a four (4) month virtual accelerator program. Scope of the Programme Based on consultations with […]

US State Department to support alternative energy projects in Caribbean

By Alecia Smith From JIS Story Highlights Jamaica is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related projects. Global Power Sector Programme Manager, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that over 70 projects have been identified that could receive […]