August 20, 2018

England’s High Court refuses to restrain EU court proceedings brought in breach of arbitration agreement

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By Marie Berard Anna Kirkpatrick, Clifford Chance LLP From ILO Introduction The English courts will not grant anti-suit injunctions to restrain court proceedings brought in breach of arbitration clauses in the courts of other EU member states. In Nori Holdings Ltd v Public Joint-Stock Company “Bank Otkritie” Financial Corporation,(1) the High Court refused an application […]

Facebook is shedding massive traffic – and it’s apparently flocking to YouTube

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By Andy Meek From BGR Four billion. That, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, is how many monthly page visits Facebook has shed in a slow-drip but nevertheless huge decline over the last two years. Facebook’s traffic hasn’t just fallen by about half since 2016, according to the study. […]

Prestigious European school selects Cayman Islands’ Truman Bodden Law School lecturer’s research

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CAYMAN ISLANDS LAW SCHOOL LLM Course Leader Laura Panades had been invited to present her research at an international conference in Florence, Italy. The 7th Conference on the Regulation of infrastructures on New Network Structures discussed the latest developments on the regulation of water, energy and transport at a global level. The European University Institute, […]

The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018

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From Caribbean EXPORT Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 13, 2018. The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL, Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and beverage producers […]

UK politicians blame Facebook for the rise of fake news

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By Steve Dent From engadget “Facebook is releasing a product that is dangerous to consumers and deeply unethical.” After an 18 month investigation, the UK parliament has issued a scathing report on the handling of fake news and illegal election ads by tech companies, especially Facebook. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee said […]

Deadly Athens wildfires

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Devastating photos show the impact of deadly wildfires in Athens BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable A man holds his son as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, on July 23. IMAGE: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Devastating photos give a small insight into the colossal impact of wildfires currently raging near Greece’s capital. […]

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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Monday, July 23, 2018 — A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules […]

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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From OECS (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. […]

Trump’s disastrous Putin Summit could have been even worse

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By Jonah Shepp From New York Mag President Donald Trump’s performance at Monday’s press conference following his summit meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin was by most accounts disastrous. Trump failed to press Putin on one single point of policy, rattled off some right-wing conspiracy theories, and most disturbingly, declared that he believes […]

UK: Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

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From BBC Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision should be given back to the people and out of the hands of “deadlocked politicians”. She called for […]