September 25, 2017

Cayman Islands HSA introduces local testing of Zika and other viral diseases

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority’s (HSA’s) Laboratory, in partnership with the Public Health and Forensics Department, is now among an elite group of regional laboratories to be internationally accredited with the full capabilities to test for viral diseases that may pose a threat to public health. With the introduction of this facilitative process, the […]

China announces 235 investment projects in Brazil between 2003 and 2017

From MACAUHUB A total of 235 direct investment projects in Brazil were announced by China between 2003 and 2017, involving US$103.6 billion, according to a study by the Office for International Affairs of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management. The study, quoted by Brazilian daily newspaper O Globo, said that of that total there […]

Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Americans need to join together to help all islands affected by hurricanes

From The Philadelphia Tribune It is as if the recent hurricanes came through and deliberately leveled each of the small islands methodically, one by one. Many of us cannot begin to imagine the kind of emotion we would experience if we lost everything we ever owned. The people of Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Martin & […]

At UN, Cuba urges relief to assist storm-hit Caribbean; cites ‘setback’ in bilateral relations with US

From UN news Centre 22 September 2017 – In the wake of successive hurricanes Irma and Maria, which tore through the Caribbean and left communities in desperate conditions, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla urged the international community to “give the highest priority to this situation and mobilize resources to assist the small Caribbean Island […]

Hammock Camping Infographic Part 4

Tired of the same old camping routine? Or maybe you’ve started to see some flaws in your regular camping set up that might be solved by changing things up a little bit? Sounds like you might need to give hammock camping a go. CHAPTER FOUR HOW TO SLEEP IN A HAMMOCK Get the angles right, […]

Delaware doctors to provide medical aid to Caribbean island in wake of Hurricane Maria

By Meredith Newman, The News Journal A group of Delaware doctors plan to head to the Caribbean in the coming weeks to provide medical aid in the wake of disastrous Hurricane Maria. Dr. Reynold Agard, a Newark internist and president of the Delaware Medical Relief Team, hopes more than 100 doctors, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists […]

Caribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

REPORT from UN Development Programme via Relief Web New York, 22 September – Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructures, houses and communities with UNDP’s on the ground support after Hurricane Irma left catastrophic damage in several countries. After experiencing a few days of delay due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, […]

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Collas Crill supports Cayman Finance student education and work experience programme

Offshore law firm Collas Crill has once again demonstrated its commitment to supporting local Cayman Islands students with their career development goals through its summer internship programme. For the second year the firm has offered two students quality career development opportunities in both the legal and company management services sectors. This year Allena Rankine joined […]

Source of rare cosmic rays striking Earth found to be outside the Milky Way

By Mike Wehner From BGR Scientists have known for a long, long time that the Earth is being hit by high-energy radiation coming from space, but in the decades since that discovery we’ve learned surprisingly little about the source. Now, in a new paper published in Science, researchers from the Pierre Auger Collaboration reveal that […]