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Archives for October 14, 2020

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court issues new practice direction on court-connected mediation

From ECSC – an Institution of the OECS Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) issued Practice Direction (Re-Issue) Nos. 6 and 7 of 2020 on Court-Connected Mediation slated to come into effect on 2nd November 2020.  By this Re-Issued Practice Direction, the ECSC aims to promote and streamline the Court’s approach to […]

Cayman: Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) Meeting – Friday 16th October 2020

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) Meeting – Friday 16th October 2020 The DoE will be holding a meeting with local watersports operators this coming Friday 16th October from 9am – 10am at the Government Administration Building (Room 1038)  to discuss the rapid spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) on Grand Cayman’s coral […]

Cayman: Human Rights Commission attends the Lighthouse School’s inaugural Neurodiversity Concert

On the morning of Friday 9 October 2020, the school hall at the Lighthouse School was filled with energetic and gleeful students, teachers and a host of dignitaries. All in attendance were greeted by Dr. Aidan Tumilty, Deputy Principal of the Lighthouse School and emcee, with warm welcome remarks delivered by student Calum O’Brien, followed […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Testing Update 14 October 2020 – FOUR NEW positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 463 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since thiswas last reported on Tuesday, 13 October. Four were positive. The four individuals are travellers who tested positive as part of routine screening and will remain in isolation until they have recovered. One of the individuals has mild symptoms of a respiratory infection.  Of these and other travellers, […]

Cayman: State of the Nation address from The Premier

THE STATE OF THE NATION Statement by Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 14th October, 2020 Opening of the Legislative Assembly Mr. Speaker, my statement today takes the form of a State of the Nation address. These occasions are usually an opportunity to place on the record Government’s achievements and its plans for the […]

Opening remarks by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Leadership Matters – October 13th, 2020

As Prepared for Delivery The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic decline in the economic growth around the world.  All countries – small, medium and big – were and still are negatively affected by the pandemic. Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the second quarter of 2020 witnessed the closure of our manufacturing plant and tourism industry.  Luckily, […]

OPINION: Following the Communist cause in the Caribbean

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green, October 12, 2020. Following the path created by Hugo Chavez, which caused the destruction of that once beautiful country called Venezuela.   Several countries in the Caribbean have a socialist background, but most of those today has been hijacked by politicians who are so far left of the Labour movements that […]

Venezuela’s ability to Fight COVID-19 is badly hamstrung by the 31 Metric Tons of Gold stolen from its Treasury

By Vijay Prashad and Carmen Navas Reyes / Globetrotter On October 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision from July that denied the Venezuelan government access to 31 metric tons of its gold stored in the Bank of London. No one denies that the gold belongs to the Venezuelan government. […]

Cayman: Ombudsman negotiates resolution to Cuban financial assistance dispute

The Office of the Ombudsman received a complaint from three Cuban asylum grantees in early August, two of whom lost their jobs in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, who had been denied certain government benefits given to tourism sector workers at the time. The three were among a group of a few […]

Cayman: Government evaluates Hurricane Delta response

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Following the passage of Hurricane Delta, teams from across the civil service came together on Friday, 9 October 2020, to debrief on the incident and evaluate lessons learned. Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, who chaired the meeting as the head of National Hazard Management Council, praised the civil service, including first responder, agencies, […]