August 3, 2020

Archives for July 2020

AIR Worldwide releases updated Tropical Cyclone and Earthquake Models for the Caribbean

BOSTON, July 29, 2020 — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced the release of its updated Tropical Cyclone and Earthquake Models for the Caribbean. These models will provide insurers and reinsurers with a comprehensive view of risk across 29 countries and territories in the region. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. “The […]

OECS yields results in new type of partnership for COVID-19 response

Friday, July 31, 2020 — The OECS Commission believes the most powerful strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic is through heightened collaboration between the public and private sector.  Earlier this week, the Commission’s private sector partnership was celebrated at a special handing over ceremony.   The ethos of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is grounded in […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 31 July 2020- NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 180 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Thursday, 30 July. All were negative.

Coronavirus shines light on zoos as danger zones for deadly disease transmission between humans and animals

The pandemic makes one thing clear: We must change our relationship with wildlife or suffer the consequences. By Marilyn Kroplick / Independent Media Institute The term “zoonotic disease” wasn’t a hot topic of conversation before the novel coronavirus started spreading across the globe and upending lives. Now, people are discovering how devastating viruses that transfer […]

Survival Planning – Why it makes sense for preppers?

Although prepping was once seen as something for the pessimists, it appears to be the most sensible thing to do today. Modern preppers are ready and self-reliant for any situation, from natural disasters to financial crises, personal challenges, war, civil unrest, and more. The importance of prepping is very evident in the current situation as […]

Purchasing CBD products online

When it comes to purchasing any types of products these days, many people turn to the internet to make their purchase. This is because they can enjoy a range of benefits such as better value for money, more choices, and total convenience. The same goes for when you buy CBD products – buying online can […]

CIGO UK provides digital Welcome Pack to Caymanians overseas

London, United Kingdom – Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK (CIGOUK) launches WELCOME PACK. The CIGO UK has today launched a digital “Welcome Pack” to provide continued assistance to Caymanians overseas. The digital welcome pack has been created for Caymanians and Cayman residents arriving in the UK either for the first time or returning to work, […]

Cayman: Surplus COVID test kits sold for use in Africa relief

Issued on behalf of the Cayman Islands Governor’s Office he ELMA Relief Foundation (‘ELMA’) has paid US $1,100,000 to the Cayman Islands Government as full reimbursement for the cost of 50,000 PCR tests surplus to its needs.  ELMA has donated these test kits to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (“CHAI”) for use in Zimbabwe, which […]

Ombudsman’s 2019 Annual Report – increase in complaints

31 July 2020 The Office of the Ombudsman’s annual report for 2019 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday, 29 July, showing a year of significant growth and accomplishment. The office added significant capacity during the year, enabling it to respond more robustly to data protection and maladministration complaints, both of which increased during 2019. […]

Cayman: Premier pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin said he is saddened to hear of the passing of the former Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Owen Arthur, who left this earthly realm Monday, 27th July. “He served his people well, leading his country for 14 years from 1994 to 2008; the longest-serving […]