May 23, 2018

Cayman Islands: Flow 800m Sea Swim draws 90 participants

The open water swim season officially launched this past weekend with the annual Flow 800m Sea Swim which attracted 90 competitive and non–competitive swimmers.  The event, which is organised by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA), took place at Governor’s Beach on Saturday with 51 males and 39 females participating.  In the end it […]

Concacaf selects record 15 stadiums in 13 U.S. metropolitan areas as host venues and markets for expanded 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Continental championship to be played for the first time in two new U.S. venues – Banc of California Stadium in the heart of Los Angeles, and Allianz Field, taking Gold Cup to Minnesota for the first time in history   Miami (Friday, May 18, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association […]

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 […]

Breaking the bank or the myth of blockchain brotopia – or both?

By Nisa Amoils From Forbes If ever there was a question as to whether NY is the capital of fintech or blockchain, it was answered this week. Through a series of events from May 11 – 17, “Blockchain Week New York City,” anchored by headline event Consensus, included a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair.  Attendance was […]

Matt Nippert: Putting NZ journalism in the global loop

By Colin Peacock Mediawatch From Scoop The reporter who won the big prize at last week’s Voyager Media Awards says the biggest stories in the world these days are often cracked by reporters working across borders. He wants to put New Zealand investigative journalism into the international frame. But how would that work? When the […]

Mexico’s women’s rugby sevens team trains in Sask. for worlds

By Britton Gray Regina / 980 CJME The rugby community in Regina has been opening their arms to some special guests as a major tournament approaches. Mexico’s women’s rugby sevens team is training in the Queen City as they prepare for the World Cup in July in San Francisco. Sevens is different from traditional rugby […]

Africa Focus: The British Royal Wedding, Feelgoodism and the Colonial Jumbie

By Tyehimba Salandy From Trinicenter Ten years ago, British ‘royalty’, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Caribbean and locals prostrated before them. Local leaders made arrangements for them to play the Steelpan and the sacred Rastafarian Nyabinghi drums. Leslie from Africaspeaks.com wrote an insightful article titled Royal Visit Highlights Lingering Colonialism that brought […]

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

By Patrick Oppmann and Ray Sanchez, CNN Havana, Cuba (CNN)More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba’s state-run media. Three female passengers were in critical condition after surviving the crash into thick vegetation just miles from […]

10 people killed, 10 wounded in Texas High School shooting

By Jason Devaney From Newsmax Ten people were killed and 10 were injured in a school shooting roughly 30 miles from Houston Friday morning, officials said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that most of those killed at Santa Fe High School were students. Authorities arrested a person, reportedly 17-year-old male who is believed to […]

Cayman Islands Minister Rivers continues EU engagement, discusses tax matters in Brussels

Minister for Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers, will be in Brussels for the week of 20 May, during which she will have meetings with EU officials, and speak on two panels that include OECD and EU participants. This will be Minister Rivers’ third trip to Brussels since taking up office in June 2017. Minister Rivers […]