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Month: October 2018

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Cayman Islands’ offshore banking sector dropped in 2017

By: Pedro Gonçalves From International Investment Offshore banks reported losses of $1bn last year, an improvement of the $2bn of net losses in 2016, according to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s 2017 banking digest. “While the sector reported reductions in…

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Cayman Islands Ministry of Education offering medical specialisation scholarships

From The Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority, is offering an overseas scholarship package for junior Caymanian doctors who have completed their…

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Cayman Islands conch/whelk seasons open 1 November

The Cayman Islands’ conch and whelk seasons open on Thursday, 1 November. Each year, the open seasons for conch and whelk serve as a way for residents to sustainably harvest the marine delicacies, leaving enough of both species for future…

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Caribbean not taking full advantage of tourism’s benefits says CHTA CEO

Market power of the region to go on full display at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica this January MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (October 31, 2018) – Empty hotel rooms are costing the Caribbean billions of dollars in economic opportunity each year,…

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The Editor Speaks: New governor. New hope?

With the sourness that has arisen between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and ourselves after the departure of our short termed previous governor, it was with anticipation and hope I attended the Reception at Government House last Monday. Hope…

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Garlic boosts your health and fights cancer, scientists confirm

From Newsmax As scientists look more deeply into the effects of diet on health, they’re finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes tastier. Garlic, an ingredient found in almost every type of…

Resorts in Jamaica are facing a ‘historic’ sexual assault problem

By Tresa Baldas, From Detroit Free Press In a dark laundry room at a Jamaican Sandals resort, pinned to the floor by a hotel lifeguard, a Michigan teenage girl lay paralyzed with fear as the man bit her lip and raped her, violently robbing her virginity….

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Special dinner celebrates Cayman Islands-Jamaica ties

The ties between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica were celebrated at a special Restaurant Month dinner on Thursday, 25 October. The dinner, which was held at The Wharf, featured a menu in which the pineapple was the star ingredient. The…

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Wages, salaries rise by most in decade as US adds 227,000 jobs

From Newsmax U.S. wages and salaries rose by the most in a decade while private sector payrolls increased by the most in eight months in October, suggesting overall job growth accelerated this month after Hurricane Florence weighed on restaurant and…

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The Caribbean Golden Murder Awards

By Jolly Green 1st Place Award goes to the US Virgin Islands [top award of the Caribbean, Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands (world murder ranking #4)] 2nd Place Award…