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Day: June 26, 2013

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Ramnaresh Sarwan: An atypical Caribbean batsman whose faith is in utility than flamboyance

By Jaideep Vaidya From Ramnaresh Sarwan, born on June 23, 1980, is a batsman of Indo-Guyanese descent playing for the West Indies. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the career of a man who once formed a formidable West Indies middle-order…

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FATCA seminar to give industry further clarity

This week’s sold-out seminar on the US legislation known as FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – will give Cayman’s financial services industry additional clarity on this vital issue that will affect many businesses on-island.  While a frequent…

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Bahamas High Commission hosts CARICOM 40th Anniversary reception in Ottawa, Ontario

From Bahama islands info OTTAWA, Canada – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) celebrated 40 years of cooperation and strengthening of ties among member countries on Tuesday, June 11th at the prestigious Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel. High commissioners of member countries, dignitaries…

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Wearable tech bracelet brings you smartphone notifications

By Anita Li, Mashable Wearable tech fashion is dominating the headlines, with excitement brewing over Google Glass and potential smart watches by Apple and Samsung. Tech giants aside, smaller companies are also entering the wearable tech space, including Embrace+, which…

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Caribbean Food & Drink Report Q3 2013

New Research Report Available at Fast Market Research Boston, MA — (SBWIRE) — 06/25/2013 — While the outlook for the consumer sector in the Caribbean region remains bearish, as the region was especially hard-hit by the global economic downturn, the…

Minister Bodden visits blood bank for World Blood Donor Day

The Honourable Osbourne Bodden, Minister for Health, Sports, Youth, and Culture visited the Health Services Authority blood bank recently to help raise awareness of the importance of giving blood and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day….

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Ratings upgrades for Ironshore and Affiliates

A.M. Best Co. this week [June 25] upgraded the financial strength rating to A [Excellent] from A- [Excellent] and the issuer credit ratings [ICR] to “a” from “a-” of Bermuda’s Ironshore Insurance Ltd. and its affiliated operating companies: Ironshore Indemnity…

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Copper piping may be the cause of bad hair days

Richard Gray, The Telegraph, From Business Insider Copper piping may be the cause of bad hair days, according to scientists who have found that washing with water containing the metal can lead to split ends and unmanageable hair. It is…

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A Wall Street regulator’s race against time

By Michael Konczal, Washington Post The rumor is that Gary Gensler, the Goldman Sachs trader turned Wall Street regulator, may see his time atop the Commodities Futures Trading Commission end in July. The question is whether he can finish perhaps…

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Statement by Honourable Premier on Interim Budget – 1 JULY To 31 October 2013

INTRODUCTION Madam Speaker, in a short while my colleague, the Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Honourable Marco Archer, will be bringing a Government Motion to seek the approval of this Honourable Legislative Assembly for temporary appropriations to permit the…