December 13, 2017

SEC halts Virtual Coin Offering, warns investors of Cryptocurrencies

From Newsmax The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday warned investors of the dangers of putting their money into cryptocurrencies, saying trading and public offerings in the emerging asset class may be in violation of federal securities law. The statement by Jay Clayton came just hours after the U.S. securities […]

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

From BBC A big blast has rocked a major natural gas hub in Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten site, just east of the capital Vienna, near the Slovak border. On Twitter, Austrian police said the […]

Child marriage is still legal in the US

By Nicholas Syrett University of Kansas From Independent Record (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Nicholas Syrett, University of Kansas (THE CONVERSATION) The recent outrage over Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly targeting teenage girls for sex has elicited reports that some evangelical churches […]

4 tips for planning the perfect holiday

From WN Everyone loves to enjoy a holiday from time to time. Getting some time off is perfect for unwinding and relaxing the mind. Following the same routine every day can get repetitive and boring. Getting a chance to visit a new place and experience new things can help in keeping the mind and the […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  Cayman Islands: JGMC’s Special Services and Events SUNDAY, DEC 17 Choir Cantata “Sing the Glory”: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY, DEC 24 Candle Light Service: John Gray Memorial Church, West Bay, 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY, DEC 30 Community Christmas Meal: John Gray Memorial Church would like their friends in West Bay […]

Specialist officers seconded to help improve Cayman Islands border, maritime security

From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office and Office of the Premier have announced that senior officers from the UK’s Border Force and Maritime and Coastguard Agency are being seconded to the Cayman Islands to oversee changes in the way in which Cayman’s borders are protected and its search and rescue services provided. Colin […]

Cayman Islands: 2017 CUC PFL Champions crowned amidst torrential rains

CUC PFL Final and Third-Place Review Champions crowned amidst torrential rains It was a record-setting day of final and third-place games in the 2017 CUC Primary Football league (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL), which took place this past Saturday, December 9 at the Annex Field under gloomy skies and between torrential downpours. This […]

Heaviest snowfall in Britain in 4 years, travellers in northern Europe stranded

Agence France-Presse, London From hindustantimes Some 330 flights were cancelled by 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) after heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures struck the region around Frankfurt in Germany. The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem on Sunday, while more than 300 flights were cancelled in Germany’s busiest airport and a ferry […]

Days after Golden Krust CEO commits suicide, workers seek class action lawsuit over wages

By Angela Helm From The Root Less than a week after Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne shot and killed himself in his Bronx factory, the Caribbean bakery and restaurant chain was hit with a wage lawsuit brought by two former employees. The New York Daily News reports that William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez filed a […]

Barbados joins Regional Initiative- Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour against Child Labour

Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of […]