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Archives for July 3, 2020

Stabilize Sid’s’ steadily sinking ships – BASIL Springer Column – June 15, 2020

By Basil Springer “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20  In a column I penned just under a year ago, entitled “CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABILITY“, I posed the question “When are we going to open the […]

The Business of Art – Digital professional development for artists and creative businesses at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Launched in 2017, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI) Business of Art programme offers professional development and career-skills for artists as they seek to build and maintain their creative business. Since that time, workshops have been offered on a range of topics from how artists initially develop a presence in the art world through […]

Canada announces new Honorary Consul for the Cayman Islands

3 July 2020: On behalf of the Government of Canada, Laurie Peters, Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica and Non-Resident Consul General to the Cayman Islands is pleased to announce that Mr. Yves Martel has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Cayman Islands. Mr. Martel  commenced his duties on July 1, 2020. Mr. Martel, […]

Cayman: Cruise Port Referendum Cayman Statements

Ms. Shirley Roulstone’s statement:“The Cayman Islands owes a debt of gratitude to the CPR founding members who had the foresight to start a petition and to see this process through because the Government may have won an appeal but the people of the Cayman Islands have won so much more than CPR ever even set […]

Cayman Premier’s statement to LA re- CofA ruling overturning Referendum ruling by Judge Owen

Statement on Court of Appeal ruling By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 2 July, 2020 Legislative Assembly Madam Speaker, Earlier today the Court of Appeal ruled that, contrary to the earlier ruling of Acting Grand Court Judge Owen, section 70 of the Constitution does not require a general framework law for a people-initiated […]

Stay in the Loop – 24 June 2020 edition

FROM CARICOM In this episode, Communications Officers at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Tusankine English-Francis and Ms Michelle Nurse present a weekly news roundup of the latest from the Caribbean Community. Highlights:                                                                                                      0:01:01 GOVERNANCE: GUYANESE AWAIT THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE MARCH 2ND REGIONAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS0:02:54 COVID-19 RESPONSE: CARPHA’S CAPACITY TO COORDINATE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE […]

OECS YES In Action features Christal Oliver

Vincentian Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur using the downtime from COVID-19 to take her business to the next level! This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Christal K Oliver, a 29 year old Creative from St. Vincent and the Grenadines embracing the improvements to e-commerce and digital connectivity propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

Project work on COVID-19

Photographers Submit Project Work on COVID-19 in the National Interest A new free-to-enter platform for photographers to publish work from their lockdown or wider photodocumentary projects. 1st July, London, UK – The new British Photographic Assignments, open to all British-based photographers and those of British nationality the world over is continuing to accept images until 1st of January […]

Multiyear Surveillance Campaigns discovered targeting Uyghurs

July 1, 2020 | By Apurva Kumar, Kristin Del Rosso and Christoph Hebesien The Lookout Threat Intelligence team has discovered four Android surveillanceware tools, which we named SilkBean, DoubleAgent, CarbonSteal, and GoldenEagle. These four interconnected malware tools are elements of much larger mAPT (mobile advanced persistent threat) campaigns originating in China, and primarily targeting the Uyghur ethnic […]

NEW CAMPAIGN: Foreign investment fuels forced labor in Eritrea

By Carlo Ladd, From Freedom United  Imagine being conscripted by your government and trapped indefinitely in state-sponsored forced labor.  It’s the alarming reality for hundreds of thousands of adults in the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, where the government’s program of mandatory and indefinite conscription—known as the National Service—forces citizens into military and civil posts, including […]