April 27, 2017

Lorde speaks about how synesthesia helped her write ‘Melodrama’

BY JERICO MANDYBUR From Mashable Who knew “Green Light” was so literal? Unless you’re a loyal fan, you might not realise that New Zealand musician and young genius Lorde has synesthesia. But she does. And it informs her songwriting more than you might think. The 20-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor has sound-to-colour synesthesia, otherwise known as chromesthesia. […]

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ALERT: Cayman Islands DOI Phishing Email ***Please be aware of the below email, which has been going out to various clients with the Department of Immigration. Please DO NOT open the link, as it is a form of Malware and will do harm to your computer and possibly the network. The email is originating from […]

American Airlines apologizes for in-flight mag photo of ‘Pilots’ drinking

By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist American Airlines is apologizing to its employees for running a photo in its in-flight magazine of two guys drinking and serving booze while dressed as pilots. The March issue of American Way featured a profile of an Australian mobile cocktail business that uses trolleys — the thing that flight attendants push […]

DOCKSIDE is released by Cayman Islands author

Book News Desk From Broadway World BWW Sandra van der Bol’s new book Dockside ($16.99, paperback, 9781498495172; $8.99, eBook, 9781498495189) is about love. It is about the surprises, the unfolding, the testing, the joy, the pain, the adventure and the eternal bonds of true love. Not only is it about the love between a man […]

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Cayman Islands Post Office Closures Postal Service clients are advised of changes to its operations on two days during April. All of Grand Cayman’s post offices will close at 12:30p.m. next Tuesday, 4 April 2017, to facilitate a staff function. However, the post offices on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will operate as normal. Then, […]

This author’s 1975 letter shutting down a fan is so hilariously blunt

BY SAM HAYSOM From Mashable In the age of Twitter, authors like J.K. Rowling shut people down pretty much every day. It’s not a new thing, though. Back in 1975, British novelist Kingsley Amis was shutting people down with the best of them. The only difference was the medium. On Monday, the Twitter account @LettersOfNote […]

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Cayman Islands: Flags Lowered for London Victims Flags at the Government Administration Building in Elgin Avenue were lowered to half-mast today (Thursday, 23 March 2017) as a mark of respect for the victims of a terror attack in London, U.K. yesterday. Two civilians, a policeman and the attacker died, while at least 40 people were […]

In Memoriam: Derek Walcott and his Caribbean Odyssey

By Ankhi Mukherjee New Delhi From Hindustan Times Black faces sprinkled with continual dew– dew on the speckled croton, dew on the hard leaf of the knotted palm tree, dew on the elephant ears of the dasheen. Through Kurtz’s teeth, white skull in elephant grass, the imperial fiction sings. Sunday wrinkles downriver from the Heart […]

The Unfinished Work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose

Here is an extract of the last chapter in Peter Binose’s unpublished book about Maurice Bishop. I am not sure when Peter actually wrote this because he started the book in 2004 and I believe but am not sure finished it in 2010. I thank his family for allowing me to publish this and I […]

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PROUD OF THEM NOMINATIONS CLOSE IN 2 DAYS Help spread the word! [Description: PROUD OF THEM_EMAIL SIGNATURE 20 MARCH 2017-01]<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8bnd8c2P72JQnfoBkMXqBbkA_xgtPR_r-YDjlcurtM1Rh3g/viewform> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8bnd8c2P72JQnfoBkMXqBbkA_xgtPR_r-YDjlcurtM1Rh3g/viewform   Cayman Islands: Butterfield adjusts loan rates in response to FED funds increase George Town, Grand Cayman—15 March 2017: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited. (“Butterfield” or the “Bank”) (NYSE: NTB | BSX: NTB.BH) announced that, […]