November 22, 2017

When is a mosquito not an insect? When it’s a pesticide

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By MEGAN MOLTENI From Wired It took a decade for British biotech firm Oxitec to program a self-destruct switch into mosquitoes. Perfecting that genetic technology, timed to kill the insects before they could spread diseases like Zika and dengue fever, was supposed to be the hard part. But getting the modified mosquitoes cleared to battle […]

Cayman Islands: Fairfield Liquidators obtain another important victory in recovery efforts

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Last Updated: 22 November 2017 Article by Kenneth M. Krys and Charlotte Caulfield  KRYS Global Clawback claims in excess of $6 billion of overpaid redemptions have been brought by the Fairfield Sentry liquidators in about 300 United States Bankruptcy Court claims pending before Judge Bernstein in the Southern District of New York. A small minority […]

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

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From BBC Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine failure may have caused the crash. The Navy did not say what kind of aircraft was involved, […]

The Editor Speaks: Black Friday and Thanksgiving

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Thursday (23) is the American Thanksgiving. Over the years I have lived here (35+), I have watched Thanksgiving celebrations grow, especially the Restaurants, primarily because of the large number of American tourists and now with the increase of American workers here. Even locals are celebrating it. Now we have “Black Friday” sales. This was unheard […]

US and Afghan forces attack opium factories to hinder Taliban funds

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From WN According to Afghan and American officials on Monday, U.S. and Afghan forces conducted joint operations on Taliban opium factories, in an attempt to halt the group’s economic lifeline, Reuters reported. During a news conference, U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson displayed footage of targeted aerial attacks against what he said were Taliban drug factories, […]

Gadget of the week

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AmazonSmile comes to the UK, donates some of your spend to charity By Matt Brian From engadget Customers have already raised $62 million for 230,000 charities in the US. Just over four years ago, Amazon introduced Smile, a new way to donate to charitable organisations. Instead of visiting the normal Amazon.com website, customers load up […]

Italian surgeon who is definitely not a supervillain says he just completed the first human head transplant

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Medical advancements are happening all the time, and medical ethics seems to be having a hard time keeping up. The latest (and perhaps most unsettling) example of this is Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero’s unceasing desire to perform the first human head transplant. Well, in an announcement today, Canavero claims he’s […]

Cayman Islands Law School students appear before judges in US-Caribbean Moot Competition

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Students at the Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) recently represented the Cayman Islands at the American-Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) in taking part in the Caribbean Law Clinic (CLC) hosted by Florida International University (FIU), Miami. The students were joined by law school Director, Mitchell Davies. Cayman’s team comprised second and third year students Monica Zakari, […]

Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, addresses the Joint High Level Segment at COP23

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 — Statement by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, at the Joint High Level Segment (6th Meeting of the COP and 6th Meeting of the CMP, 12th Meeting of the CMA) on Thursday 16 November, 2017 in Bonn, Germany: Today, Dominica stands on the front line…of […]

IDB launches fund to assist early childhood development in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the ECD Innovation Fund, a partnership to foster early childhood development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The ECD Innovation Fund is a partnership with FEMSA Foundation and Open Society Foundations at a regional level, and with Fundação […]