August 20, 2019

The Publisher speaks: Do you remember “Malfunction Junction”?

By Joan Wilson It is one huge traffic jam every weekday evening (and Fridays it is just hell) at the roadworks at the small roundabout that meets at Shedden Road to the Airport Road that leads to Foster’s Supermarket. When the roadworks has been completed I’m sure all will be well – at least some […]

Cayman: Further growth with eight promotions for Mourant

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant, has announced eight promotions in its Cayman Islands office. Christopher Levers has been promoted to Counsel in the Litigation team.  His practice covers all areas of international commercial, insolvency and contentious trust litigation, and he has been a key team member in some of the firm’s largest and most complex […]

Cayman: The RCIPS “Day of Action” Operation

From RCIPS On Thursday, 15 August, an RCIPS “Day of Action” took place across Grand Cayman, with a large number of officers carrying out operations simultaneously throughout the day and night. A total of approximately 74 officers participated. The officers carried out duties such as traffic stops, serving warrants, executing search warrants, mobile and foot […]

Safety tips for industrial workers

By Sean Felix Lim Aside from maintaining continuous growth and stable profit, every business owner must also give equal attention to some issues concerning the safety of the workers. Since the workers can make a big impact on the overall productivity of your daily operations, it is highly essential to keep them away from any […]

The UWI – a key partner on Sargassum Research in the Caribbean

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I. Friday, August 16, 2019— For almost 10 years, the Caribbean region has been experiencing massive influxes of the sargassum seaweed which negatively impacts key social and economic sectors such as fisheries and tourism. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in its strategic mission to develop a culture […]

Maples Group appoints new Managing Partner (Heidi de Vries) to its law firm in London

he Maples Group’s law firm, Maples and Calder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi de Vries as the Managing Partner of its London office. Heidi will take office on 1 December 2019, succeeding Paul Govier who is retiring from the firm. Paul joined the firm 17 years ago and will continue to support […]

Government of Mexico scholarships open to citizens of OECS Member States

Monday, August 19, 2019 — The Government of Mexico, through the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), has announced the 2020 Call for Merit Awards for International Students. The scholarship is open to nationals from OECS Member States who are interested in studying a specialisation, masters or doctorate degree; conducting graduate or postdoctoral research; as well as mobility […]

Expose the EU’s link to slavery in Libya

From Freedom United You’ve seen the news in Libya. Enough is enough. We’ve got to act now. 53 migrants and refugees dead in an airstrike.[1] Black Africans being sold off for forced labor.[2] Detainees being forced to take up arms in the Libyan civil war.[3] The world was shocked when news of slave markets in Libya broke two years […]

The Editor speaks: Road rage

We all must have heard the term “road rage”. Perhaps most of us have experienced it with some of us not realizing what we are feeling is road rage. I will give you an example of road rage. One that I felt just a few days ago and prompted me to write this. I was […]

Buffett’s Berkshire increases bet on Amazon.com

From Newsmax Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Wednesday said it boosted its stake in Amazon.com Inc by 11% during the second quarter, increasing its bet on the powerful online retailer even as stocks traded near record highs. Berkshire said it ended June with 537,300 Amazon shares worth about $1.02 billion, up from 483,300 shares […]