May 23, 2019

Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test Moon lander tech

By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA  to design and test prototypes for the Artemis Moon missions, the agency has announced. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, looking to make a place for themselves on the […]

Scientists create a four-winged robot insect that flies with grace

By Jon Fingas From engadget It’s difficult to make an insect-like flying robot — realistic four-winged bots are typically too heavy, while lighter two-winged models tend to fly erratically. USC researchers have edged one step closer to the dream machine, however. They’ve created Bee+, a four-winged bot (pictured at right) that flies with more of the agility and poise […]

Understanding journalists and what they do

University Miami Researchers from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, hosted by the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, will share information on the challenges journalists face and their contributions to society. Verbal targeting by presidents. Online harassment, especially of women. Low pay and sometimes economic hardship. And in some countries, danger. Why […]

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

From BBC Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal. Mr Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party is in government with Mr Strache’s far-right Freedom Party. The Freedom Party leader stepped down after secret video footage emerged. The video appears to show him discussing government […]

Ohio State University doctor ‘abused 177 male students’

BBC World News An athletics team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1997, an investigation by Ohio State University in the US says. Dr Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of groping and performing “unnecessary examinations” on young men while treating athletes in 16 sports. The report stated […]

Cayman Islands Dept. of Counselling Services move enhances client experience

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) and two of its units have relocated to their new home at 87 West Apollo House on Mary Street, George Town. The Family Resource Centre (FRC) and the Counselling Centre (TCC) co-located last week. The Department’s third entity is the Caribbean Haven Residential Centre in […]

Cayman Islands Minister for Financial Services & Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers’, Statement on National Day of Preparedness 20 May

National Day of Preparedness Minister for Financial Services & Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers, JP MLA 20 May 2019 “On Monday, May 20th the Cayman Islands will observe its National Day of Preparedness with this year’s theme: “Preparedness makes sense and saves lives!” The primary purpose of observing the National Day of Preparedness is to highlight the importance […]

Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association elects Executive Committee for 2019

On Wednesday, 13 March 2019 the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association (“CIFAA”, or the “Association”) held its Annual General Meeting and elected its Executive Committee for 2019: Chair: Tim Rossiter Harmonic Fund Services Vice Chair: Paul Kelly CITCO Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited Treasurer: Keith Nicholson Rawlinson & Hunter Secretary: Angela Mele RiskPass AML+Compliance Ltd. […]

The Guest Editor speaks, AGAIN

By Carol-Ann Rudy A “South’un” Point-of-View What drives people to the Cayman Islands? What makes anyone decide to raid the bank account, board a yacht, ship, plane, a Yellow Submarine, stick the kids with a baby-sitter and head for the Caymans? Or any island of the Caribbean? On the surface, it’s the same thing that […]

Cayman Islands CBC Officers receive Nefarious Financing Awareness training

    Sixty one Customs and Border Control officers received awareness training to better tackle some forms of incoming and outgoing illegal financial activities. ·        Earlier this month, they attended five one-day sessions covering various aspects of the topic. ·        The CBC organised workshop also dealt with handling visitors from countries that face international sanctions. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Sixty […]