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Archives for July 31, 2019

Cayman’s tech professionals invited to round table discussion

Upcoming ‘Tech Talks’ Event Takes Place Thursday, 8 August 2019 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (31 July 2019) – Members of the public working within the Cayman Islands’ digital tech sector are invited to attend and participate in a round table discussion regarding the development of Cayman’s digital economy. The discussion, part of an ongoing series of […]

Cayman: YMCA hosts 4th Annual Day of the Camps!

Exports of essential oils from the Caribbean to Europe are increasing due to the boom in natural cosmetics

Natural cosmetics are growing at an annual rate of 8-10% in the EU, increasing demand for natural ingredients like essential oils 50% of British consumers favour cosmetics made from natural ingredients, the highest figure in Europe In the past year, exports of essential oils from CARICOM to the EU have grown by 33% Caribbean companies […]

For startups in the Global South, is success simply surviving?

By Catalina Albeanu From Reuters Community Economic survival is the main challenge for many media startups, followed by the political context in which they operate and physical safety risks, found the report “Fighting for Survival: Media Startups in the Global South” by Anya Schiffrin of Columbia University SIPA, published in January 2019. Many startups are dependant […]

CRFM and CDEMA sign MOU on disaster management in fisheries

Belize City, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to enhance comprehensive disaster management and climate change resilience in the fisheries and aquaculture sector within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, signed the MOU for […]

New twist on passively mining cryptocurrencies

By Michelle Thompson Bitcoin mining began in 2009 when Satoshi Nakamoto was rewarded with 50 new bitcoins and in 2017, it was reported that Nakamoto’s net worth was $7B. Since then it is estimated that there are likely 1 million individuals mining for bitcoin. Mining crypto has come a long way since 2009, and now anyone […]

Florida health officials announce uptick in mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling

From ABC News Health officials in Central Florida are warning of an increase in cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne virus that can cause inflammation in the brain and can be deadly. Several sentinel chickens in the same flock have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, and the risk of transmission to humans has increased, […]

Economic slowdown continues with regional GDP expected to grow by 0.5% in 2019

ECLAC presents its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting the importance of expanding fiscal space and reorienting investment, productivity and monetary policies to spur the economies of countries in the region. (July 31, 2019) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) expects economic growth in the region to continue to […]

New Lamborghini Lounge

A new Lamborghini Lounge in Porto Cervo Sant’Agata Bolognese/Porto Cervo, 31 July 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini officially opens its exclusive lifestyle Lounge in Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda for the 2019 summer season.  Situated on the Promenade du Port, linked to Porto Vecchio (Old Port) and the numerous super-yachts moored there, the Lounge provides a […]

Can the ongoing transformation of publishing businesses fuel a healthy, paid-for news ecosystem?

By Giles Crosse From Reuters Community Recently, Google News Initiative (GNI) launched a new program, seeking to understand the markets and payment models which might deliver a sustainable news industry for the future. In Part One of this series, we ask: how is the sense of urgency transforming today’s media industry shaking up monetization? In March, FTI Consulting […]