July 26, 2021

Archives for May 2020

The elephant is still in the room: Woman leaders in the Caribbean

By R.D. Miller The glass ceiling in the Caribbean may have had a few cracks, but it is still unbroken; and a time when communities are undergoing soul searching regarding who is best to lead them out of crime, poverty, a new direction hoping for a brighter future. These local and national communities are repeatedly […]

Cayman: Post office advises mail may be inbound by courier

The Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS) advises customers that throughout the month of April, some mail normally received by CIPS was instead sent to the Islands via courier.  Noting that CIPS received no items from overseas in April, officials suggest that customers review any electronic tracking records that show activity in the Cayman Islands in April. Where […]

Trump signs order to limit social media legal protections

By Eric Mack from Newsmax President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc. began selective fact checks of his posts. Under current law, companies like Twitter and Facebook Inc. are protected for users’ posts. The companies “will not be able to keep their liability shield” […]

Cayman: Registration of new-borns must be done by appointment only

General Registry is adopting interim measures to assist members of the public register new-born babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of Thursday, 28 May, General Registry (the department within the Ministry of Financial Services which oversees this area) will implement an appointment system to complete the registration of new-borns. The process is as follows: […]

Special Economic Zones make notable impact on Cayman’s economy

Cayman Enterprise City Releases Economic Impact Report Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (28 May 2020) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has recently released its annual estimated economic impact report. The report, which was independently compiled by Berman Fisher, estimates the 2019 impact of the CEC special economic zones project on the local economy to have exceed USD $50 million for the second […]

World Bank provides US$159 million for regional air transport connectivity in Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, and Saint Lucia

WASHINGTON – May 28, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a series of Caribbean Regional Air Transport Connectivity Projects in four countries for a total of US$159 million, to enhance regional connectivity by improving the safety of air transport and the resilience of the airport infrastructure to natural disasters. These projects include International Development […]

Cayman Chamber Covid-19 response – Chamber of Commerce presents a WORC 101 webinar

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is partnering with WORC to host a free two-hour webinar on Tuesday June 2, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, to provide employers with step-by-step guidance on submitting job advertisements on the JobsCayman portal. This webinar will cover the complete process from the point of registration to approval of the advertisement by […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 28 May 2020 – NO NEW POSITIVE CASES

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 292 COVID-19 tests all of which were negative for SARS CoV-2 (the proper name for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease).  No cases have presented for clinical management since the last such case on 27 April. This is a further reminder that the HAS’s PCR laboratory will […]

US: FDA finds carcinogen in some versions of popular diabetes drug

From Newsmax U.S. regulators are contacting pharmaceutical companies that make a popular diabetes medication after some of the pills were found to contain high levels of a chemical that can cause cancer. The Food and Drug Administration discovered N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, beyond acceptable amounts in some extended-release versions of metformin, Sarah Peddicord, an agency spokeswoman, […]

US: Department of Justice: Probe of George Floyd’s death ‘Top Priority’

From Newsmax The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it had made an investigation into police involvement in the death of George Floyd a “top priority,” after a second day of violent protests in Minneapolis over the unarmed black man’s death. Experienced prosecutors and investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been assigned […]