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The Editor speaks: A government of DIS-Unity?

I had high hopes of a unified government when the Alden McLaughlin government came to power and I backed it as did my wife, Joan. Slowly we watched it drift further away from the ideals of its roots – the Caymanians. With dismay we watched it cater to the whims and business ideals of the […]

As national COVID-19 cases top 1,000, insurers waive treatment fees and US preps stimulus

By Jonathan Shieber From TechCrunch The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. crossed 1,000 on Tuesday as President Donald Trump met with the nation’s largest insurers and members of his cabinet to discuss how to pay for treatment and lessen the financial blow of the disease’s spread. With the nation’s healthcare apparatus beginning to get […]

How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups

By Eli Cahan From TechCrunch The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread with no signs of abating. Over 100,000 cases have been confirmed in almost 100 countries across the globe as of this writing. Some 4,000 deaths have been reported, 80% of which occurred in mainland China.  Preventive measures taken by the public sector and by global industry are already having […]

Cayman: Smith Barcadere Project will not proceed

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure today, (Wednesday, March 11) advises the public of the decision not to proceed with the proposed Smith Barcadere project. The Smith Barcadere Committee agreed that the project should not be pursued. The Ministry commissioned the project on land that was purchased by the government at Smith Barcadere in […]

Nothing but Net: March Mania takes over Las Vegas

College basketball tourneys draw thousands every March in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS – With sunny days and average highs of 70 degrees, Las Vegas welcomes hoops enthusiasts looking to trade winter chills for springtime thrills. With only-in-Vegas viewing parties and sporting events, Las Vegas is the ultimate March hotspot. Every March the destination hosts four National […]

Dr. Oz: Consensus coronavirus could slow in summer

By Sandy Fitzgerald from Newsmax TV There is a consensus the novel coronavirus, like most viruses, might slow down with warmer weather, TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz agreed on Newsmax TV Tuesday, but he admitted there is not yet a lot of insight about the disease. “We’re not 100% sure,” Oz told Bob Sellers, the host of Newsmax […]

US: Coachella canceled over coronavirus concerns

By Morgan Sung From Mashable Coachella announced that it’s canceling its annual two-weekend music festival in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.  “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously,” the festival’s promoter Goldenvoice said in a statement […]

Early Grade teachers in the OECS producing their own culturally relevant books to teach reading!

By Sisera Simon Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — The USAID/OECS Early Learners Programme (ELP) has facilitated the training of primary school teachers in Bloom Software to enable the creation of customized content for their classrooms.  One of the challenges in the OECS is a lack of culturally relevant books for students and the Bloom software makes […]

Destinations of the week

Five Semana Santa Vacation Ideas Semana Santa or Holy Week is one of the most highly anticipated times of year, where most families plan their trips and vacations in advance in order to avoid high prices and large crowds. Alamo Rent A Car are experts on how to avoid those cliché destinations of the season and recommends the following destinations […]