September 23, 2018

Tropical storm & depression forms in Atlantic east of Caribbean Sea

UPDATE – TS Kirk and TD Forms in Atlantic Tropical Depression Eleven Discussion Number 4 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112018 500 PM AST Sat Sep 22 2018 Since the last advisory was issued, deep convection decreased in association with the depression to the point that it was not classifiable with the Dvorak technique […]

Cayman Islands: AEOI Portal update and FATCA/CRS error notifications

From KPMG Date: 18 September 2018 Alert Type: Announcement Country: Cayman Islands Regime: FATCA/CRS On 14 September 2018, the Department for International Tax (“DITC”) announced that the AEOI Portal is online and open for notifications and reporting for all years. In addition, the DITC updated the section on FATCA IRS Error Notifications. The updated section […]

Cayman Islands legislator calling for Cruise Port Vote

By BRIAN MAJOR From Travel Pulse A local legislator who’s opposed to the Cayman Islands’ long-planned cruise ship facility is calling for a “people-initiated” vote on the $200 million project, even as the Cayman Islands tourism minister says the government is preparing a final construction RFP (request for proposals). In local news reports last week, […]

Franklin Graham: Kavanaugh ‘smear’ is ‘not relevant’

By Eric Mack From Newsmax Franklin Graham ripped the 11th-hour accusations hurled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a mere Democratic “smear” attempt, because the allegations are “not relevant” to his Supreme Court credentials as they happened so long ago when he was just a teenager. “It’s just a shame that a person like Judge […]

Lady Gaga is so good at folding things

BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents, obviously. She’s a singer, a performer, a songwriter, an actor — a bonafide star in pretty much every sense […]

Guyanese man murdered at hotel, within hours of arriving in Trinidad

By Andrea Fernandes From Guyana Guardian A Guyanese man who was allegedly invited by a relative to travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a vacation, was gunned down within a few hours of his arrival yesterday, and under circumstances that are raising a number of red flags. The Guyana Guardian understands that 66-year-old Sasenarine Deopersad […]

Clearing cobwebs

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio New information, new ideas, new concepts, different points of view all help us clear the mental cobwebs that collect over time. Like our fondness for an old pair of slippers, it’s easier to glide through life’s ruts than to clean house with new ideas. But learning and growing are […]

Irma Diaries puts a face to the impacts of climate change

From OECS Thursday, September 20, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium — The Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States in Brussels hosted the Author Angela Burnett in the presentation and reading of her book The Irma Diaries on Monday, 17th September 2018. The event was attended by representatives of EU as well as diplomats from the Latin […]

Why we need to protect turtles

Courtesy Richard Branson, Virgin Airlines From OECS Incredible to see these cute leatherback turtle hatchlings flip flopping over each other on Necker’s Turtle Beach as they make their way down to the ocean for the first time. One of my favourite things about living in the BVI is being surrounded by such stunning scenery and […]

Russian Certificate GOST

The particular and undoubtedly complex economic moment is forcing global companies to find new outlets for their goods, not to fail. For several years, the Russian Federation has been one of the preferred destinations for European companies. German, Italian, Dutch and French exporters have made great efforts to gain market share in all sectors of […]