December 18, 2018

Virgin Islands economy rapidly shrinking

By Joy Blackburn From Virgin Islands Daily News ST. CROIX – The territory’s economy shrunk significantly in 2011 and 2012, driven primarily by the HOVENSA shutdown and, to a lesser extent, by diminished government spending. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Monday released estimates for the territory’s gross domestic product, or GDP for 2011 […]

Faulty software more damaging than cyber attacks

From EurActiv.com The vast majority of significant electronic systems failures in Europe are caused by faulty software and botched repair jobs, rather than deliberate cyber attacks, according to a report by the EU’s computer systems watchdog published on 20 August. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) –which provides security expertise to […]

Royal Caribbean International celebrates 50 million guests

Royal Caribbean International recognizes an important milestone in its 45-year company history as it welcomed its 50 millionth guest on-board its fleet of 21 ships. The momentous occasion kicks off a year-long celebration honoring the cruise line’s guests, business partners, employees and crew. “For more than 45 years, Royal Caribbean’s guiding principle has been to […]

Cartoon of the Day

By Tony Zuvela, Cartoonist “It’s my own little World which I can escape to everyday and create a fun, weird, berserk Cartoon to whatever subject I like. I enjoy doing all the work myself, and all the aspects of Cartooning, and seeing my work out there and the reactions it gets.” Shop: www.cafepress.com./berserkalertcartoons Buy this […]

Pope brings in lay experts to help reform Vatican

By Philip Pullella From swissinfo.ch VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has brought in international experts to help him overhaul the Holy See and move on from a series of scandals under his predecessor Benedict XVI. Urged on by the cardinals who elected him four months ago, Francis set up a commission on Friday to […]

Cayman gains accolades in regional investment report

The Cayman Islands were placed first in the category of economic potential, and fourth in the category of overall country, in fDi Magazine’s Caribbean and Latin American Countries of the Future rankings. As reported in the publication’s August 2013/14 issue, Cayman also placed in the top 10 in the labour environment, business friendliness, and foreign […]

10 Things [US] Congress left undone before their break

 by Crystal Shepeard  From Care2 You may have noticed there are pressing issues going on in our country at the moment. The economy is reportedly improving, though people still can’t find jobs. If they do find a job, often they are underemployed and still not making what they need.  There have been record storms, bridges […]

Film festival to screen 22 Caribbean features this year

From The Guardian T&T: The T&T Film Festival (ttff) has announced the first section of its programme of films for its 2013 edition, the Caribbean features section. Twenty-two feature-length Caribbean and diaspora films—ten fiction films and 12 documentaries—will screen at the ttff/13, which runs from September 17–October 1. A release from the ttff said the […]

Scientists explore deep Caribbean trough

From news24 San Juan – The man whose research team discovered the wreckage of the Titanic has now turned his attention to the deepest trough of the Caribbean Sea. Dr Robert Ballard was aboard a 64m research vessel with dozens of other scientists to probe the Cayman Trough this week and collect samples of organisms […]

Workshop tackles gender violence

From Trinidad Express Globally, one in three women worldwide will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime, and in some countries, up to 70 per cent of the female population is affected. These statistics were yesterday revealed by Margaret Diop, US Embassy Charge d Affaires, who was at the time speaking at a Domestic and Gender-based […]