November 22, 2017

The Editor Speaks: How much for a new courthouse?

At the Finance Committee this week we learnt that the government has spent over $1M on reports exploring the “where, what and when?” on a new courthouse. It has taken ten years to come to no conclusion whatsoever, except we can’t afford $177M. Now they want to spend $400,000 on another report! And while we […]

When is a mosquito not an insect? When it’s a pesticide

By MEGAN MOLTENI From Wired It took a decade for British biotech firm Oxitec to program a self-destruct switch into mosquitoes. Perfecting that genetic technology, timed to kill the insects before they could spread diseases like Zika and dengue fever, was supposed to be the hard part. But getting the modified mosquitoes cleared to battle […]

Day one of the UNWTO Conference in Jamaica to focus on the Caribbean

The Caribbean will take centre stage on November 27, the first day of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. T he Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and […]

Months of Darkness for a Glimmer of Hope

By LEE SNYDER From Huffington Post The motto of the United States is E Pluribus Unum – out of many one. At no time is this message of unity more important than during times of crisis. The U.S., like many countries, has been beset on all sides by increasingly severe natural disasters. Whatever their cause, […]

Shakespeare’s Caribbean Dream

By Nicole-Rachelle Moore From Soca News Shakespeare’s magical fairy tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is given a rich, warm reworking via A Caribbean Dream by Shakirah Bourne, in her debut as sole director. Shakirah Bourne has re-imagined and infused Shakespeare with a Caribbean flavour that will appeal to diverse palates. Set in Barbados during the […]

NMEX signs Memorandum of Understanding for acquisition & development of Mexican Caribbean Resort Property

QUITMAN, Texas, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northern Minerals & Exploration Ltd. (OTCPK:NMEX) (“Northern” or the “Company”) on November 16, 2017 entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Pemer Bacalar SAPI DE CV (“Bacalar”) to further pursue the acquisition and development of approximately 33.5 hectares (82.74 acres) on the Caribbean Coast in the […]

Preferential Financing, Disaster Risk Insurance key to climate resiliency in Caribbean Region, Secretary-General tells Reconstruction Conference

REPORT from UN Secretary-General Published on 21 Nov 2017 — Following are UN SecretaryGeneral António Guterres’ remarks to the HighLevel Conference for Reconstruction and Resilience of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in New York today: Welcome to this HighLevel Conference to mobilize support for reconstruction and resilience of countries […]

Protravel International Agents share their favorite Caribbean hot spots in support of the ‘One Caribbean Family’ Ambassador Campaign

Protravel Joins the Campaign to Educate Travelers that They Can Support the Caribbean by Visiting the Region This Fall and Winter NEWS PROVIDED BY Protravel International NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Protravel International – one of the travel industry’s leading luxury travel agencies with an award-winning reputation – is joining the “One […]

The Editor Speaks: Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Thursday (23) is the American Thanksgiving. Over the years I have lived here (35+), I have watched Thanksgiving celebrations grow, especially the Restaurants, primarily because of the large number of American tourists and now with the increase of American workers here. Even locals are celebrating it. Now we have “Black Friday” sales. This was unheard […]

Grant Thornton tees up support for Cayman’s Humane Society

George Town, Grand Cayman, 20 November 2017 Grant Thornton’s inaugural golf day took place on Thursday last week (16th November), and despite having to re-locate to the Ritz due to the water-logged North Sound Golf Course, spirits weren’t dampened and competitive spirits were high! Over 70 budding golfers picked up their clubs and joined the […]