March 22, 2019

Assessors identify Cayman Islands ‘deficiencies’

By Jonathan Kent from Royal Gazette The Cayman Islands has failed to fully appreciate the risks of money laundering and terrorism financing and has a poor record on investigating and prosecuting financial crime. Those are two of the findings detailed in a report published this week by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, based on […]

Cayman Islands: Island Heritage announces changes to the Board

Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. (“Island Heritage” or “the Company”) announced the retirement of Mr. Gavin Arton as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective at the Annual General Meeting of Island Heritage on 19 March 2019. Mr. Arton has served as a Director and Chairman of Island Heritage since 2012. Mr. Conor O’Dea […]

Hobby or lifeline?

By Paul McGowan For some, building a reference audio system is a hobby. For others, their life’s blood. Which is it for you? When I ask this question of people I often sense a defensive reaction as if one envokes less passion or commitment than the other. I am not sure we need to make that […]

World Meteorological Organization retires names Florence, Michael

By Irene Sands From WFTV 9 ABC MIAMI – The World Meteorological Organization retired two names from the 2018 hurricane season, Florence and Michael. Major Hurricane FlorenceAt the end of August, a tropical wave exiting Africa was labeled as a potential tropical storm, prompting warnings for the Cape Verde islands. It would eventually become Florence and wreak havoc in […]

Hormone treatment for prostate cancer causes depression

From Newsmax Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man’s risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests. Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to reduce hormone production. But that can bring on tough side effects, such […]

Invitation to launch & public consultation of OECS development strategy

OECS Media Alert: ‘Its Your Future – Its Your Say’ Public Consultation on the OECS Development Strategy Thursday, March 21, 2019 — The OECS Commission in conjunction with its extensive stakeholders over a period of two years has developed a leading Development Strategy for Member Nations of the OECS to tap into the immense economic opportunities […]

EcoSmart reports remarkable progress of partner Caribbean Energy

By Salpriya Iyer From ConstructionCU EcoSmart Surface & Coating Technologies, a manufacturer of smart surface coatings materials recently announced that Caribbean Energy Solutions, LLC, the company’s international licensee and distribution partner for HVAC industrial coatings vertical, has achieved several milestones that are meaningful for its business development. The achievements are expected to significantly contribute to […]

Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

From Newsmax Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New studies suggest it’s OK and often better to have a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results are expected to quickly transform treatment of a problem that affects millions of people — a […]

Drinking hot tea nearly doubles risk of cancer: Study

From Newsmax Drinking two cups of hot tea daily dramatically increases your risk of developing esophageal cancer, according to a new study of more than 50,000 people. Researchers found that drinking two cups of tea per day at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit or more was consistently associated with about a 90 percent higher risk […]

Cayman Islands welcomes a new hotel

By Vicky Karantzavelou From Travel Daily News CAYMAN ISLANDS – The thriving Cayman Islands’ accommodation market welcomes a newcomer with a fresh, modern feel, ideally located in the heart of the world famous Seven Mile Beach corridor. The 42-room Locale, Grand Cayman hotel opened its doors at the weekend, welcoming its first guests who flew in from […]