May 22, 2018

Legislators cry buyer’s remorse on UT’s secrecy for offshore funds

By Matt Lakin, USA TODAY NETWORK — Tennessee A quick look at how and why the University of Tennessee lobbied to keep some details of “alternative investments” secret. Daniel Connolly, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee When state Rep. Eddie Smith cast his vote last year, he thought he was helping the University of Tennessee gain […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat WHO: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities WHAT: Unveiling of plaque and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mobi-Mat for use by residents and tourists with mobility impairments and or who are wheelchair users. WHEN: Saturday, […]

UT endowment investing in Cayman Islands; details kept secret under law approved by legislature in 2017

By Tom Humphrey From Humphrey On The Hill The University of Tennessee’s endowment has pumped millions of dollars into private investment funds in recent years, including many chartered in the Cayman Islands, reports the Commercial Appeal, and UT officials university successfully lobbied the Tennessee legislature to pass a law last year that keeps the details of these and other “alternative […]

Conclusions of the Eleventh Living Standards Measurement Committee

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — On 17 and 18 April 2018, the Eleventh Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC) meeting was convened at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada. As the steering  body for  the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded Enhanced County Poverty Assessment (CPA) Project, this group meets bi-annually to discuss issues, take decisions and […]

St. Lucia: Commissioner says top Caribbean cops tackled organized crime

From The Voice SAINT Lucia’s police commissioner, Severin Moncherry, recently back from a meeting of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) in Jamaica, has said that a lack of resources – both human and otherwise, is the biggest challenge in the battle against crime. “We know that within the Caribbean we have a […]

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme undertakes pilot study on virtual coaching method

OECS Media release Friday, May 11, 2018 — OECS Member States participating in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported Early Learners Programme (ELP) have embarked on a pilot study to determine if virtual coaching is a viable support to in-person professional development for teachers in implementing schools. While classroom-based teacher coaching is […]

Cayman Islands Chamber & Ministry of Finance to host Economic Forum

The Hon. Roy McTaggart – Minister for Finance & Economic Development – will deliver the keynote address at the Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Economic Forum. The Chamber’s economic forum will provide a key status update on each of the country’s main industry sectors, including positive developments, challenges and an outlook for the medium term. “My […]

Cayman Islands: Youth Poetry finalists delve into social realism

UCCI student wins local poetry slam competition. Winning finalists have an opportunity to perform in June’s Talent X-Position of the Arts. Competition is one of several events celebrating Child Month. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Lauren Williams of the University College of the Cayman Islands has won this year’s Creative Frame of Mind in Love Poetry […]

Cayman Islands: RCIPS Community Officer leads Robbery Prevention Training for businesses

From RCIPS On Friday, 4 May, PC Jonathan Kern, a Community Officer in Beat 9 – Seven Mile Beach South, conducted a series of training sessions on robbery prevention for business owners and staff.  The sessions, which were hosted at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, covered a variety of robbery-related topics, including clarifying the […]

Intertrust Cayman sponsor the Sir John A. Cumber Breakfast Programme

Intertrust Cayman is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Sir John A. Cumber Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Breakfast Programme. The initiative, run by the school’s PTA, has been put in place to ensure that as many students as possible have the best start to the day. It’s a proven fact, that skipping breakfast can […]