December 13, 2017

Sexual abuse in the music industry gets spotlight with #MeNoMore

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable It’s the music industry’s turn to unite against systemic sexual abuse. Musician Courtney Barnett is one of hundreds of women in the Australian music industry to join a campaign against sexual harassment and assault. Over 300 Australian women have signed an open letter slamming sexual discrimination and abuse in the […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands Higgs & Johnson Associate wins 2017 RISA ‘Rising Star’ award

Insolvency attorney Allyson Speirs recognised by local branch of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands. 7 December 2017. Higgs & Johnson is pleased to announce that Associate Allyson Speirs received the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (“RISA”) at that organisation’s annual banquet […]

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 […]

US Inflation roars as producer prices jump most in 6 Years

From Newsmax U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain in nearly six years. The fairly strong report from the Labor Department on Tuesday suggested a broad acceleration in wholesale price pressures, which could assuage concerns among some Federal Reserve […]

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 […]

Cayman Islands: Man charged with traffic offences and misleading the police

From RCIPS Dec 12 2017 A man, aged 53 of George Town, has been formally charged with Dangerous Driving, Driving Whilst Impaired, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Misleading the Police. These charges arise from a hit-and-run traffic accident which took place on Saturday, 10 June, on Crewe Road in George Town.  He has […]

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 […]