April 24, 2018

DG’s 5K Challenge debuts on Little Cayman

The Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge was held for the first time on Little Cayman yesterday (Sunday, 22 April 2018), with nearly half the population signing up for the event. More than 60 people registered and around 45 actually participated in the walk/run, which was raising money for a “grow box” at the island’s two-student school. […]

Too much sugar increases risk of dying from cancer

By Sylvia Booth Hubbard From Newsmax If you’re a sugar junky, you might want to rethink your diet. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer discovered that eating high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer increases the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality. […]

Recipe of the week

Lunch recipes from The Kitchn By Christine Gallary As much as I love burritos and tacos, the thought of cooking and arranging all the elements separately — meat, rice, beans, and toppings — is sometimes more than I want to attempt on a busy weeknight. Not to mention the sheer number of dishes to tackle […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below Hedge fund accountant Rob Patraulea fights for license in Cayman Islands By David Marchant From OffshoreAlert Robert Patraulea v. Council of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants: Notice of Originating Motion Canadian hedge fund accountant Robert Patraulea, who has worked in Cayman since at […]

A reflection on CARIFESTA 2017

From Barbados Today “When we observe calmly, we discover that everything has their fulfillment.” BASHO: Japanese Poet. Judy Layne-Banks, a Barbadian batik artist who lives and works in the Kentucky Elementary school system as an art educator, spent part of the 2018 Spring Break reflecting on her visit to Barbados for CARIFESTA 2017. Did she, as Basho […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below   Cayman Islands: Suspected Arson in Bodden Town Friday, 20 April From RCIPS On Friday, 20 April, just after 11AM, police and fire officers responded to a report of a fire on Nettie Levy Close in Bodden Town that had caused significant damage to a […]

Three sacked after ‘dine and dash’ accusation backfires

From BBC Three employees have been sacked and a restaurant has been closed after two black women were wrongly accused of a ‘dine and dash’ in Missouri. Alexis Brison and her friend were about to eat a meal at a branch of Applebee’s Bar and Grill in Independence, when two police officers approached their table […]

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency recognized as the 10th Regional Plant Protection Organization during CPM-13

From IPPC The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) was recognized as a Regional Plant Protection Organization (RPPO) by CPM-13 being held this week at FAO HQs in Rome. The IPPC Community attending the CPM congratulated and wished the newly recognized organization a fruitful work. Ms Juliet Goldsmith, CAHFSA Plant Health Expert, thanked […]

IICA assists in reclaiming and remediating degraded soils in the Caribbean

From Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Four audiovisual clips on pilot projects implemented in Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and Suriname were created as part of a process aimed at disseminating knowledge and providing tools to facilitate decision making in five Caribbean countries. San Jose, 17 April 2018 (IICA). Through a series of audiovisual clips, […]

Caribbean farmers and agriculture officers learn sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in Japan

From Barbados & the OECS More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean. During the […]