November 19, 2018

Colours Cayman submits submission to UK re-violations of LGBTI rights

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From Colours Cayman SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UK OVERSEAS TERRITORIES INQUIRY In July of 2018, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament called for written evidence regarding the future of the British Overseas Territories. Colours Cayman submitted a written statement highlighting the violations of LGBTI rights by the Cayman Islands Government and […]

Destinations of the week

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4 OFFBEAT TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UK From Travel Bliss UK The country of United Kingdom is so full of magnificent places to visit. However, many of them are so mainstream today that the large number of crowds might ruin the holiday fever itself. Worry not, because we have listed down for you the top […]

The future of Voice and the implications for News

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By Nic Newman, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism From Reuters News Agency One in ten of both the US and UK populations regularly use voice-activated speakers Voice technologies are fast growing in popularity and are likely to move beyond the home, becoming embedded in every part of our lives. But how are these […]

Brexit: EU leaders dismiss talk of renegotiating draft agreement

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From BBC EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK’s political situation could make a “no-deal” more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was “no question” of reopening talks as a document was “on the table”. Meanwhile French PM Edouard Philippe said there was a need to […]

Cayman Islands Governor & Minister visit HMP Northward & discuss new monitoring iniatives

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Governor Roper and the Minister for Financial Services and Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers visited Her Majesty’s Prison Northward yesterday (Monday, 5 November 2018), to review the facility and discuss operational issues with the Interim Director, Steven Barrett and his team. The Governor and the Minister toured the site including the High Risk Unit and […]

May reaches tentative Brexit deal on financial services for the UK and EU

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From WN The Times was reporting Prime Minister Theresa May had struck a deal with Brussels on Wednesday which would give the United Kingdom’s financial services companies continued access to European markets after Brexit. Government sources said British and European negotiations were able to reach a tentative agreement on the aspects of a future partnership […]

UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues

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By AJ Dellinger From engadget The proposed tax targets companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon while sparing startups. The British government announced a new “digital services” tax that would take two percent of revenues generated by tech giants, according to Sky News. The tax would skim cash off of what the companies make from services […]

Caribbean and Brexit: Securing market access

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By Elizabeth Morgan From Jamaica Gleaner The European Union (EU) Summit addressing Brexit held on October 18 has come and gone with no UK withdrawal agreement and no date for another summit. While the EU has said that not enough progress was made, the view from the British side is that the agreement is 95 […]

‘Hostile’ and ‘unsupportive’ UK politicians’ stance towards OTs has left them ‘vulnerable’

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By Gemma Handy From TC Weekly OVERSEAS territories are currently facing a “much more hostile and less supportive” relationship with British political leaders. That was the claim from a leading analyst whose written submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s (FAC) inquiry was among the first evidence to be published this week. Right-leaning leaders – traditionally […]

The Barbados High Commission Hosts The Caribbean STEM Coaching Club 4

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Author: CADSTI-UK From MNI Alive In late September, and for the fourth year running, the Barbados High Commission to the United Kingdom played host to the launch of the Caribbean STEM Coaching Club’s annual STEM coaching programme. The Barbados High Commission hosts the Caribbean STEM Coaching Club 4 In late September, and for the fourth […]