September 24, 2017

There might finally be a driverless car with some common sense

By Will Knight, MIT Technology Review From Business Insider Boston’s notoriously unfriendly drivers and chaotic roads may be the perfect testing ground for a fundamentally different kind of self-driving car. An MIT spin-off callediSee is developing and testing the autonomous driving system using a novel approach to artificial intelligence. Instead of relying on simple rules […]

The ‘Hurricane Graveyard’: why mountainous terrain weakens these powerful storms

By Jamie Kagol From NBC 25 News The Greater Antilles; the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, is referred to as the ‘Hurricane Graveyard’ as their mountainous terrain wreak havoc on the wind field of storms passing through the region. In the satellite loop of Hurricane Maria from Wednesday, September […]

Music tribute to Kathy

Cayman Islands: John Gray Memorial Church celebrates 50 years of Katherine Jackson’s Music Ministry By Georgina Wilcox Last Sunday (17) at 5:30pm church members and friends packed West Bay’s John Gray Memorial Church to celebrate a music tribute to Katherine (Kathy) Jackson, their Organist and Choir Director whose Church Music Ministry has spanned 50 years. […]

RMS St Helena goes up for sale

From Saint Helena Local It has been made official by St Helena Line that from July 2016, the passenger and cargo Royal mail Ship St Helena will be removed from service. The RMS St Helena is intended for sale and London ship broker CW Kellock & Co Ltd has already been appointed to oversee the […]

Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation launched with US$500K donation to support hurricane relief

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – Sep 20, 2017) – Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria — including expertise deployment, humanitarian aid drops and free calls for impacted customers — C&W Communications (C&W) today launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (‘the Foundation’), with seed funding of US$500K to […]

Destination of the week

Italy is the top luxury destination for Australian travellers From Business Insider Australia Australians travellers are loving Europe, especially Italy. While it’s not that surprising considering a European backpacking trip is a pilgrimage for many Australian school leavers, this trend is based around the high-end, luxury travel segment, which you’d expect exotic, remote locations such […]

Meals on Wheels and 28 volunteers from the Cayman Islands Civil Service.

Civil Servants Hit the Road for Meals on Wheels! Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce that a group of 28, Cayman Islands Civil Servants will be volunteering their lunch hour to deliver meals to Meals on Wheels recipients in the George Town and West Bay area on Monday 25 September. The group will depart […]

Facebook and Microsoft’s big undersea cable is finally finished

BY MONICA CHIN From Mashable  More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named,“Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius. Construction on the […]

Antigua’s well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma

Reinforced frames and robust design of solar energy systems have paid off The 6th September 2017 will remain as a notable day that all the people of Antigua and Barbuda will remember. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean, exceeding category 5, has then hit the twin island state with its devastating […]

Funds for childhood cancer

CIFS Collects Funds for Childhood Cancer Fire officers with the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) held out their yellow helmets and kicked off their boots today (Friday, 22 September 201) asking motorists to donate money towards childhood cancer research. Firefighters walked along the busy streets around the court house collecting funds for the St. Baldrick’s […]