February 20, 2018

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally […]

The View From Europe: The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the US was undergoing extraordinary’ growth. The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US ‘production could equal global demand growth’ largely because of its rapidly expanding shale output. This […]

Cayman Islands: Two Honda Civics stolen over the weekend

This past weekend, police received reports of two stolen Honda Civics: Just before 4:30AM on Saturday, 17 February, police received a report that a 1998 green Honda Civic, registration #182 625 had been stolen from a residence off Marina Drive in Prospect. The vehicle was discovered missing at around 4:00AM and was last seen on […]

CCJ delivers judgements in matter BCB HOLDINGS LTD, THE BELIZE BANK LTD V. The AG OF BELIZE

CCJ, Port of Spain. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today declined to enforce an arbitral Award made by The London Court of International Arbitration (“the Tribunal”). The Award had ordered the State of Belize to pay to two Belizean Companies damages and costs totaling approximately US $44M with interest at 3.38% compounded annually. The […]

Gonsalves steps down from ECCB’s Monetary Council

From Jamaica Observer CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines has been hailed for his contribution to the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Gonsalves, one of the longest serving members of the Monetary Council has stepped down, paving the way for his […]

Thread about women’s choice of language at work will challenge everything you’ve been told

BY RACHEL THOMPSON From Mashable Women have a lot to contend with in the workplace. If they’re not getting mansplained, hepeated, or harassed, they’re being told they need to think, talk, and act like men. But, this Twitter thread by a software engineer has turned on its head the notion that men’s workplace communication style […]

Belize Tourism Board raises $59,934 for CTO Relief Fund

from eTurboNews The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders, raised U.S. $59, 934.00 (Bz $119,868.00) as part of the Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund campaign. The fund was created to assist victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely devastated many Caribbean countries in September last year. This morning Ms. […]

IKEA and Teenage Engineering preview their collaboration on Instagram

By David Lumb From engadget For when your dinner party needs to bump. Teenage Engineering is known for its wonky-looking yet functional synths and speakers, while IKEA furniture fills college (and folks who still live like it’s college) apartments. Their powers combined has produced…some neat, boldly-colored speakers, actually. On its Instagram, Ikea just posted a […]

Why are Olympians being given stuffed animals, rather than medals, after their events?

BY RAIN NOE From Core77 If you’ve been watching the Olympics in a bar with the sound off, or catching snippets on your phone, you may have been puzzled by this sight: After each event’s conclusion, the three winners line up in the snow, and are very ceremoniously handed…a small stuffed animal. No medals are […]

Did you know there is a Cayman Armoured Vehicle (ARV)?

Belarus’ 140 Armor Repair Plant has developed the Kaiman (Cayman) ARV From Army Recognition Belarusian army receives Chinese-made 4×4 armored vehicles The Belarusian Armed Forces are receiving Chinese-made CS/VN3 Dajiang (Dragon) 4×4 armored vehicles, according to the press department of Belarus’ Ministry of Defense (MoD). Another batch of Dajiang vehicles was delivered to Belarus in […]