October 19, 2018

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 1.3% in 2018 and 1.8% in 2019

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ECLAC has updated its growth projections for the countries of the region. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reviewed economic growth projections for the region for 2018 and expects an average expansion of 1.3% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, slightly lower than that forecast this past August (1.5%). […]

BVI Court appoints receiver under Arbitration Act to preserve assets pending arbitration award

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Authors: Vicky Lord Paula Gibbs Peter Ferrer Stuart Cullen Contributed by Harney Westwood & Riegels From ILO A BVI court has appointed Grant Thornton as a receiver over a BVI company under Section 43 of the Arbitration Act 2013 in order to preserve the value of the company pending the determination of foreign arbitration proceedings. […]

Cayman Islands: Intertrust shortlisted for two Funds Europe 2018 Awards

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Article by Intertrust From Mondaq We’re proud to have been shortlisted at the Funds Europe Awards 2018 for two awards: ‘European Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and ‘European Thought Leadership of the Year’. We’re pleased that our Emerging Fund Manager Guide has been shortlisted for ‘European Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and our Changing Tides: […]

Barbados: Caribbean Week of Agriculture starts Mon Oct 8

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From Barbados GIS The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host theCaribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well […]

Seeing through other eyes

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Walking in another’s shoes. Seeing through other eyes. All phrases that refer to empathy: our ability to understand where someone else is coming from. It’s often a difficult switch because we weigh new information from the light of our own experience. When a customer asks me to consider trying […]

The Editor Speaks: Is it so difficult to avoid bias?

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Yes it is. That would seem to be the case now when you read journalistic pieces in not just articles from overseas but even here in our own media outlets. I am appalled at the bias shamelessly exposed in what is presented as factual hard news. In today’s iNews Cayman we have published a number […]

Awesome cyber security facts

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As people are leaning more and more towards the digital world, cybercrime is becoming an issue that cannot be ignored. Although many individuals and businesses are doing all they can to prevent such attacks, a big risk of them still persists. There are various types of attacks that could occur and for many reasons, but […]

5 things to know before you prune a tree

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By Millberry Tree Services It’s common for trees growing along property lines in suburban neighbourhoods. Just as a shrub requires routine thinning, regular tree pruning is a must for a safe, healthy tree. Having the proper knowledge of pruning requirements and techniques will ultimately save time, money and provide a safe, enjoyable environment. The first […]

From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

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By Maureen Lance-Onyeiwu Head of Project Office in Antigua and Barbuda, From UNDP It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. I had just returned to the Humanitarian Base Camp in Maiduguri when […]

The Editor Speaks: Child grooming is now an offense

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Last Thursday (13), when the opposition benches were absent due to their petty walkout, the rest of the MLAs present passed into law that child grooming will now be an offence. What is child grooming? According to Wikipedia: “Child grooming is befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child, and sometimes the family, to […]