December 13, 2018

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

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CTO State of the Industry Conference in USVI from 17-19 September to examine issues that impact Caribbean’s primary revenue earner. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CTO) — Caribbean and global tourism thought leaders gather in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands next month to discuss and devise strategies to position Caribbean tourism for major change. The Caribbean Tourism Organization […]

Cayman hedge fund puts Argentina under the hammer

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“Led by NML Capital Ltd., a Cayman Islands hedge fund”, has put Argentina under its hammer to pay its debt that was due on Monday 30th June 2014. Argentina hasn’t. Read on: NML Capital: ‘Argentina has refused to negotiate’ From Buenos Aires Herald NML Capital holdout investors in Argentine sovereign debt said today they have […]

A death by skin cancer? The Bob Marley story

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From Repeating Islands Dr Cleland Gooding MD., F.A.A.D., a physician with a specialty in Skin Diseases employed by the Bahamas Government, has penned this intriguing article about Bob Marley’s failed treatment for skin cancer, which eventually progressed to the brain cancer responsible for his death at 36. Here are excerpts, with a link to the […]

US Supreme Court rules in favor of worldwide discovery against foreign sovereigns

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From Steptoe & Johnson LLP In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd., the US Supreme Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not bar discovery into a foreign sovereign’s assets and allowed a judgment creditor broad, worldwide discovery in aid of execution. The Court held that so-called “execution immunity” does not […]

Protecting your loved one in a nursing home

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By Bamundo Zwal & Schermerhorn, LLP From Caribbean Life That unfortunate time has come. Your sick or elderly loved one can no longer care for themselves, and their needs are too great for you to properly meet. How do you pick a nursing home that will provide the necessary care? Once they are admitted to […]

The brave new world of DIY faecal transplant

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By William Kremer, BBC World Service You would have to be desperate to take a sample of your husband’s excrement, liquidise it in a kitchen blender and then insert it into your body with an off-the-shelf enema kit. This article contains images and descriptions which some might find shocking. In April 2012, Catherine Duff was […]

KRyS Global has now an office in New York

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KRyS Global, a corporate recovery and insolvency firm, opened last Monday (12) an office in New York. oThe firm said it was to complement their offshore presence in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Bahamas and Guernsey. KRyS Global USA, Inc. provides a wide range of restructuring advisory and capital markets services, primarily related […]

SMILE!

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SMILE! Diver taking pictures of life underwater gets photobombed by a grinning shark in the Bahamas By Julian Robinson From Daily Mail UK Shark swims into shot as photographer Jeffrey Haines takes snaps of diver Inquisitive lemon shark bares its teeth as if smiling as it comes into frame Close encounter happened in the Caribbean Sea […]

iNews Briefs

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LA Meets on Cayman Brac Wed 9th The sixth meeting of the Legislative Assembly 2013-2014 session will take place on Cayman Brac at the Aston Rutty Center from Wednesday, 9 to Friday, 11 April 2014. The general public is invited to attend the sittings, which will start at 10:00 am each day. Dress code is […]

Trini smuggled cocaine to New York in goat meat

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From  Stabroek News (Trinidad Express) Two Trinidad nationals were allegedly held by US Customs officers with close to TT$2 million worth of cocaine, four days apart, on Caribbean Airlines flights entering John F Kennedy Airport in New York. The first Trinidadian was held with cocaine hidden in frozen goat meat in his suitcase while the […]