February 20, 2018

Cayman Islands filmmakers reminded to rate their films

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As the arts festival season kicks offs in the Cayman Islands, the Film Control Board (FCB) is reminding filmmakers to have their films rated. Under the Film Exhibition Control Law (2015), films that will be screened locally and have not been rated by an internationally recognised film control board, need to be rated locally by […]

Sound quality doesn’t matter

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio What a shame. The 60th Grammy Awards show sound quality has made progress, but unfortunately in the wrong direction. It’s a bit worse than 2017 and a lot worse than 2016. Loud music passages were pinched off by over-aggressive limiters to the point of cringing. The Grammy awards are […]

Latest Cayman Islands PR Application Numbers & Totals

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The backlog is currently 402. The Caymanian Status & Permanent Residency (CSPR) Board resumed its normal meeting schedule after the holiday season on Thursday, 11 January 2018. The DOI administrators tasked with reviewing permanent residency applications continued to work throughout the holiday season as normal. Highlighted in yellow are the newest set of numbers since […]

Haiti’s popular ecotourism

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Haiti’s most popular ecotourism destinations From Mongabay.com The tropical Caribbean island of Haiti is a paradise with a rich, fascinating history, natural wonders, and diverse cultural offerings. It has also been named by some as the next big thingin regional tourism. But ecotourism in particular could become important for Haiti, with its rich land and sea […]

36 US states report widespread flu

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Indo Asian News Service Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The number of American states reporting widespread flu activity have jumped from 23 to 36 last week, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. “Seasonal influenza activity increased sharply in the US,” the CDC said in a report covering the week ending December […]

Cayman Islands police warn of suspicious Instagram and Whatsapp messages soliciting photos from minors

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From RCIPS Last Thursday, 21 December, police received a complaint from a parent on island of suspicious Instagram posts and Whatsapp communications with minor children. An Instagram message had been circulated on 16 December purportedly from a prior Miss Universe, stating that a company named “MoreTastyTeas” was recruiting models.  A communication with minor children had […]

Barbados reducing prisoner rehab time

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life Barbados has softened its programme of legal rehabilitation for convicted criminals by erasing their history in a shorter time, but while generally hailed as a good move, some say there remains stigma, and blacks are most affected. The Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Amendment) Bill, 2017, that reduces the […]

Sexual accusations force Russell Simmons To step away from his companies

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From All Access Music Group November 30, 2017 Several sources are reporting that RUSSELL SIMMONS is stepping down from his companies, DEF JAM RECORDINGS and RUSH COMMUNICATIONS, after accusations of harassment and sexual assault became public. SIMMONS released a statement TODAY (11/30) after screenwriter JENNY LUMET accused him of forcing her to have sex with […]

Actuarial Conference hosted by Atlantis

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From Tribune242 ORGANISERS yesterday said they expect more than 170 actuaries and financial services professionals to attend the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference, which is being held at Atlantis from November 29-December 1. The annual event brings together actuaries from across the Caribbean and beyond, enabling professionals in the insurance and pensions fields to […]

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it seems there are still some surprises in store for scientists studying the planet and its natural satellites. New research by scientists at the University […]