March 27, 2017

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Elections Office offering postal and mobile Balloting The Elections Office reminds registered voters that the period during which they may request postal ballots or mobile voting is underway, and will continue until close of business on Friday, 12 May 2017. Persons who will be away from the Cayman Islands on Election Day may […]

Caribbean Unity in support of Tambourine Army activist Latoya Nugent

From awid Women’s Rights As concerned members of the Caribbean region and diaspora, we are outraged by the unreasonable and absurd charges of three counts of “malicious communication” under Section 9 (1) of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015 by the Jamaican state towards human rights defender and activist, Latoya Nugent. We are also outraged by […]

Cayman Islands named among the world’s best destinations

From NAN These Caribbean Islands Have Been Named Among The World’s Best Destinations News Americas, NEW YORK, NY: Four Caribbean islands could get ready to cash in on more tourist arrivals after taking the coveted spots among the top 25 best destinations in the world. Making the cut are Jamaica, Belize, St. Maarten and the […]

Cayman Islands Health City Sports Ambassador wins boxing bout

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 24, 2017) – Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox, holder of the World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) super lightweight title, defeated Argentina’s Jorge Luis Rodriguez in a weekend match on Saturday, March 18. Wilcox was recently named a Sports Ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands. Proceeds for his upcoming […]

Thames Water business model under scrutiny after sewage fine

By: Gill Plimmer and Javier Espinoza From Financial Times Former regulator blames investor boards for putting profits above customers Thames Water’s ownership structure came under scrutiny on Thursday after it received a record £20m fine for dumping 1.4bn litres of raw sewage into the river Thames. Ian Byatt, who was head of regulator Ofwat for […]

Cayman Islands: Protection of dissenters’ rights

Article by Rupert Bell and Joanne Collett From Walkers Cayman Court makes an orders for Interim Payments In the matter of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Quin J, 26 January 2017 In a recent case before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the “Court”), in the first decision of its kind, Walkers has successfully […]

Scientists develop ‘Electronic Skin’ that can feel

From Newsmax Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. Teams around the world are working to develop flexible versions of synthetic skin that can feel by mimicking the different […]

Trump slashes his way down an isolationist path

From The Philadelphia Tribune The News America Now article, published online and titled “Trump’s BiG Forget You to the Caribbean and Latin America,” has got a lot of people riled up because it just adds to the slew of things that the administration has so undiplomatically announced that America will not be doing anymore. Many […]

Here’s a look into how ISIS is preparing for Mosul’s liberation

By Paul Rogers, The Conversation From Business Insider Iraqi government forces are closing in on the historic Grand Mosque in Mosul, close to the heart of the old city, which remains in the grasp of Islamic State (IS). Iraqi helicopter gunships are in action, as arecombat aircraft from coalition forces and the Iraqi Army hopes […]

WW2 colorized photos

These stunning colorized photos of the front lines of WW2 bring the conflict to life By Amanda Macias From Business Insider All photos republished with permission by Marina Amaral. This 1941 photo shows a German soldier surrendering to a Soviet troop during the Battle of Moscow. Marina Amaral Canadian infantrymen advance up stairs while dodging […]