November 14, 2018

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean islands

From News 748 CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled several islands in the Caribbean on Saturday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The SRC said that the […]

Groups set for the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship qualification stage

The group winners and second-place finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 Miami (Monday, November 12, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) will kick off tomorrow the Qualification Stage of the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship. The second round of the men’s youth World Cup […]

CCJ rules Guyana’s cross-dressing law unconstitutional

From CCJ (PRESS RELEASE) — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the […]

World War One and the Caribbean

From CARICOM By Debbie Ransome (Caribbean Intelligence) Amid the huge media focus on the 100th anniversary of World War One, not so much is said about the contribution of the smaller parts of what was then the British Empire, including the Caribbean. The West Indies, as it was known at the time, certainly provided its […]

New cholesterol guidelines to reduce stroke and heart attack possibility

Healthday From Newsmax A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). “Personalized” cholesterol-fighting tactics recommended by the guidelines include: More detailed risk […]

13 Nov Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 Dist.

  13 Nov Tue 2018 Tropical Report     Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the Leeward Islands are associated with a tropical wave interacting with […]

Update on Cayman Islands’ MRCU/Oxitec research collaboration

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Government and UK-based biotechnology company Oxitec are entering the next stage of a collaborative research project. Begun in May 2018, the initiative seeks to pilot and assess the role of Oxitec’s self-limiting, non-biting, maleAedes aegypti mosquitoes in the integrated programme that the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) uses to combat […]

Cayman Islands Under 20s secure sensational draw with Guatemala

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team secured a sensational 2-2 draw with Guatemala in a thrilling Group F encounter on Thursday evening at the CONCACAF Men’s Under 20 Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Before taking to the field in the IMG Stadium, the Cayman Islands contingent were informed that […]

Cayman Islands Government finances continue to show a significant surplus at the end of 3rd quarter 2018

In the first nine months of 2018, Cayman Islands Government’s finances and that of the Entire Public Sector have registered a significant surplus. The unaudited Financial Report for 1 January to 30 September 2018 that Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Roy McTaggart, on behalf of Cabinet, released today (Friday, 9 November 2018), shows […]

Serbia grants Visa exemption to Antigua & Barbuda nationals

From Caribbean 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday November 9, 2018 – Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda no longer require a visa to visit the southeast European country of Serbia. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Sir Ronald Sanders, revealed that the Serbian government’s decision, which was taken in October, was formally communicated to him by the Serbian […]