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Archives for June 29, 2020

Walkers admits Caymanian attorneys Lloyd Barker and Alexandra Franklin

29 June 2020 Walkers is pleased to announce the admissions of Lloyd Barker and Alexandra Franklin, both of whom were called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Friday 26 June after completing their legal training with the firm. The admissions were the first to be heard in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands since […]

Amandala Editorial: Lord Ashcroft buys a greater share of Belize

From Amandala, Belize News of a pending sale of Scotia Bank Belize, which had been operating in our country since 1968, has been floating around since last year, and with the bank selling off assets in the Caribbean, and also closing their branches in Spanish Lookout and Placencia in 2018, it was clear that a […]

World Bank provides US$15 Million additional financing for Eastern Caribbean health sector

By Hannah McDonald-Moniz External Affairs Officer, The World Bank Monday, June 29, 2020 — WASHINGTON — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$15 million in additional financing for health sector projects in the Eastern Caribbean. The financing replenishes funds that were redirected from these projects to support the countries’ immediate emergency response to the COVID-19 […]

The UWI Open Campus Early Childhood Centre of Excellence Bloom launches children’s book

Office of the Director Consortium for Social Development and Research, Jamaica. June 29, 2020 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Early Childhood Centre of Excellence, in partnership with Do Good Jamaica and illustrator, Rachel Moss created a book to support children and their families that celebrates the diversity that exists in […]

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

From Newsmax Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. Interpol later said it wouldn’t consider Iran’s request, meaning Trump faces […]

AP Exclusive: China forced ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of abortions on minority Uighur families

From Newsmax The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the […]

RBC Royal Bank named Latin American & Caribbean Retail Bank of the Year by Retail Banker International

TORONTO (CANADA) – June 29, 2020 – RBC Royal Bank (RY on TSX and NYSE) (“RBC”) has been named as the Latin American & Caribbean Retail Bank of the Year by Retail Banker International (RBI). The announcement was made at RBI’s annual conference and award ceremony held in London on June 24.  RBC Caribbean was […]

U.S. largest debtor to Taiwan’s banks for 19th straight quarter [Cayman is 7th]

From FOCUS TAIWAN Taipei, June 27 (CNA) The United States was the largest debtor to Taiwan’s banking sector for the 19th consecutive quarter as of the end of March, while Taiwanese banks’ exposure to Washington fell amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the central bank. Data compiled by the central bank showed outstanding international claims […]

Lucas Hoge to launch new television series ‘Hoge Wild’. [Will feature diving in Cayman]

By Jessica Nicholson From Music Row Lucas Hoge will premiere a new series, Hoge Wild, starting at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on June 29 via the Sportsman Channel. The show will feature the singer-songwriter traveling the globe to highlight environments around the world, and according to Hoge, to “focus on conservation and changing the narrative of hunting.” […]

Connectivity drives the drone revolution

How Communication Service Providers can add value to drone operations Autonomous and remotely controlled drones – just like GPS, and the Internet itself – have evolved past their military origins to become not just useful, but almost paramount for any businesses that have incorporated them into their daily operations. According to The Business Research Company (2020), the […]