July 5, 2020

Archives for June 2, 2020

Droughts, hurricanes, pandemic, and hope: Current realities impacting Caribbean agriculture

Op-ed by the Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines A united approach to regional agriculture is the only way the agriculture sector in the Caribbean can be hopeful – even amidst the avalanche of seemingly insurmountable challenges. It is often said that, “God will not give us more than […]

Butterfield to provide borrowers the option to continue loan payment deferrals

George Town, Grand Cayman–2 June 2020: Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited (“Butterfield”) announced it will be providing existing clients who have personal loans and mortgages in good standing (i.e., current or less than 30 days delinquent) with the option of deferring loan payments by another three months should they be facing ongoing financial difficulty due to the […]

Seats available on the Cayman Airways 3pm repatriation flight to Miami this Fri. June 5, 2020

“Cayman Airways is advising the public that a few seats are still available on the Miami outbound flight, KX3104, this Friday June 5th departing at 3pm. It is the last remaining repatriation flight from Grand Cayman to Miami in June that has any space. To book, call Cayman Airways Reservations on 949-2311 or book online […]

Tuesday, 2 June 2020 COVID-19 Update – 1 new positive

One community transmitted positive case was derived from 59 results today. The total number of tests done so far have crossed 12,000 in the Cayman Islands. Cayman now leads the region in testing. A nine-year-old child who tested positive displays symptoms of COVID-19 but does not need hospitalisation. So far, seven children have tested positive, […]

US$4.75 million social protection programme launched for the Eastern Caribbean

uesday, June 2, 2020 — Bridgetown, Barbados — As Eastern Caribbean countries brace for the 2020 hurricane season which officially started yesterday, the United Nations Barbados and OECS has launched a US$4.75 M Joint Programme for Social Protection in the Eastern Caribbean to expand coverage of social protection during times of crisis, including tropical storms and hurricanes, […]

Cayman: HMCIPS statement on Hunger Strike

Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) is aware that three prisoners have indicated that they are refusing to eat prison food. The inmates have turned down prison food since yesterday evening (Monday, 1 June) and the matter is now being managed in accordance with internal policy and procedures. Communication channels between inmates and prison […]

Hurricane message 2020 by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

2 June, 2020 Good day, Sometimes I feel like all we have been doing this year is moving from one serious event to the next and now we are into June and the official start of the hurricane season. We are told this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely to be extremely active, so I […]

SAHM releases statement on recent victims of systemic racism in law enforcement

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), has issued a statement to express its members shared outrage, grief, and pain over the horrific murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, and George Floyd. “We are heartbroken that their names have been added to the ever-growing list of Black people who have been the victims of […]

Embrace data to deliver post-Covid solutions, webinar hears

The transport industry must embrace data in the coming post-Coronavirus world and make the most of understanding what it can tell us, the latest ITS (UK) webinar discussion on the subject has heard.  Watch it here. Senior Director at INRIX, Dominic Paulo, explained how his company’s information gleaned from probes on thousands of vehicles has been […]

UEFA Foundation and the Arsenal Foundation helping children in Indonesia

The UEFA Foundation for Children, alongside The Arsenal Foundation and Save the Children are collaborating on a project that will benefit over 1,000 children in Jakarta and renovate seven football pitches.  The UEFA Foundation for Children has teamed up with The Arsenal Foundation and Save the Children to improve the lives of children and in particular girls, in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Many […]