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Archives for January 31, 2020

US acting on several fronts to safeguard against Wuhan [coronavirus] virus

By Bill Hoffman From Newsmax The impact of the Wuhan [coronavirus] virus on the United States grew this week as the federal government moved swiftly to safeguard the nation from the mushrooming disease. With the illness spreading across Asia and globally, these steps have been launched: STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AXED: Colleges, universities and high schools coast […]

Cayman: “Botanic Park Fun Day a delight for families”

[Funds raised benefit completion of new Children’s Garden] [North Side, Grand Cayman, – The Garden Club of Grand Cayman and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park hosted more than eleven hundred visitors at the annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 26th January. “Seeing new and familiar faces of all ages enjoying the Botanic Park was […]

New technologies bring governments closer to the people

The use of innovative use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools is facilitating access to central government resources for people living in remote locations across the Caribbean. Roughly one third of Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS) and territories can be described as multi-island jurisdictions, most of which encounter challenges which are less severe […]

Mexico named host for 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship

20 Concacaf Member Association to compete for the regional title and the three available spots in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 Miami (Friday, January 31, 2020) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that Mexico will host the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. The competition […]

A sliver of light

From PS AUDIO When 18-year-old pop singer Billie Eilish swept the Grammys it was for her album When we all fall asleep, where do we go. The album happens to be a really good recording, one we routinely play in Music Room 2 as streamed from Qobuz. What’s interesting is that the work was produced in […]

Cayman: Road closure for Hash House Harriers Cross Island Relay, 2 February

The Cayman Islands Hash House Harriers are hosting their annual Cross Island Relay on Sunday, 2 February from 6:00AM to 11:00AM. The relay will begin near Colliers Public Beach in East End, and travel west along Austin Conolly Drive, Sea View Road, Bodden Town Road, Shamrock Road, South Sound Road and South Church Street, ending […]

Cayman: Speaker’s Remarks at LA Thu Jan 30 2020

OFFICIAL HANSARD REPORT EXCERPT THIRD MEETING 2019/2020 SESSION THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 2020 11:14 AM READING BY THE HONOURABLE SPEAKER The Speaker: Honourable Members, today we meet for the first time in this Assembly for this New Year. On entering this New Year, 2020, I would think there were many who sat on the threshold of […]

Cayman: The Department of Public Health issues a Travel Advisory on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Public health officials are reminding residents to be on continued alert because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people affected by the novel coronavirus both within China and internationally. The potential for international dissemination of the virus via air travel is clear from the rise in cases reported in multiple countries. Residents are being reminded […]

Cayman: Calling all contestants! Are you an Ambassador?

The Miss Cayman Islands Universe committee is now inviting applications for the annual pageant. Ladies between the ages of 18-27 are eligible to enter the competition. Committee Chairperson, Derri Dacres-Lee, said, “We are excited to start he recruitment drive and look forward to meeting talented, intelligent young ladies during this process. There are so many […]

€850,000 (J$128 million) EU funding for Jamaica’s Forestry Department

The Forestry Department receives J$128 million from the EU to increase efficiency, sustainability and revenue generating capacity. Kingston, Jamaica January 30, 2020: Jamaica’s push to become an efficient player in the Green Economy is set to receive a major boost through a €850,000 (J$128 million) European Union-funded technical assistance to the Forestry Department.    The technical assistance is providing […]