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Archives for June 4, 2020

Telephones to symphonies

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio We take for granted our ability to bring an entire symphony orchestra into our living room. We’re not arguing over whether we can or cannot invite the CSO over to give us their rendition of Beethoven’s 9th, instead, today’s debates are more about how close we can get to […]

Madeleine McCann ‘assumed dead’ by German prosecutors

From BBC Madeleine McCann is “assumed” to be dead, say German prosecutors, who are investigating the disappearance of the British girl in 2007. A 43-year-old German man is being investigated on suspicion of murder, the public prosecutor added. The suspect, who has been named in German media as Christian B, is currently serving a prison […]

Cayman: ESO Annual Economic Performance Surveys underway

The business surveys, consisting of the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the Balance of Payments (BOP) surveys, started on 25 May 2020 and end on 17 July 2020. The surveys are conducted by the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) and seek to collect information necessary to measure the economic performance of the Cayman Islands […]

Cayman: Resilience Cayman launches Youth Internship Programme

Resilience Cayman has launched a Youth Internship Programme connecting Caymanian students seeking work experience with businesses in need of support as the local economy reopens. Resilience Cayman organizer Ms. Jan Gupta said the new program was aligned with Resilience Cayman’s mission to build social and economic resilience in the Cayman Islands, even in the midst […]

The UWI Open Campus appoints new Head of Site in Belize

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Sharmayne Saunders as Head of Site, Open Campus Belize. Her appointment was approved by the University Council at its meeting on April 30, 2020, with indefinite […]

Law360 Coronavirus Afternoon Briefing June 4

From Media & Entertainment Law360 Thursday, June 4, 2020 TOP NEWS Senate Sends PPP Loan Flexibility To Trump’s Desk The Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan measure that would give more time and flexibility to employers who receive forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, sending the House-passed bill to President Donald […]

Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project donates 10 laptops to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

By Dwaymian Brisette ECSC – an Institution of the OECS Thursday, June 4, 2020 — Her Ladyship, the Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, LL.D, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), has received a donation of ten (10) laptops with carrying cases, on behalf of the Judiciary. The Chief Justice received the donation […]

Researchers retract Lancet Study linking malaria drug to risks

From Newsmax (Bloomberg) — A study that said a malaria drug backed by U.S. President Donald Trump raised the risk of heart side effects and death has been retracted by the authors. The study was published on May 22 in the Lancet, a prestigious U.K. medical journal. Questions soon arose about the accuracy of the […]

140 Island Ambassadors announced for Virtual Island Summit 2020

Island Innovation, an international social enterprise, has announced this year’s 140 Virtual Island Summit Ambassadors, a network of islanders from across the globe. These are the new members of its international network that empowers islands by collaborating on creative solutions to shared challenges. The Ambassadors will collaborate towards creating a successful Virtual Island Summit, which will be held online from September 7-13th […]

IMF Africa / India / ECB / Trade

The IMF is working at an “unprecedented” pace to provide emergency support financing to the global economy with a particular focus on Africa, spokesman Gerry Rice said Thursday (June 4) in Washington. Over $10 billion in financing has been disbursed to Sub-Saharan African countries since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic Rice said. That is roughly […]