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Archives for July 15, 2021

The UWI launches ‘Operation Revenue Revolution 75+’

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, July 15, 2021—On Wednesday, July 14, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, leading the University’s Executive Management Team in a strategic planning retreat, launched Operation RR75+, the second, five years of its ten-year strategic plan. Describing the new five-year operation […]

World Bank Country Director Lilia Burunciuc visits Sint Maarten in her first official mission

PHILIPSBURG, July 15, 2021 – The new World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean, Lilia Burunciuc, has concluded a four day visit to Sint Maarten. This was her first visit to the region since her appointment on July 1, 2021, Ms. Burunciuc met Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Sint Maarten’s Council of Ministers, the National Recovery […]

Cayman: Event – CIOC Olympic Watch Party

On behalf of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC), we would like to invite the public to join us on Friday, July 23rd, on the patio at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa as we host a watch party for the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The event […]

Statement in the LA – Premier Panton concludes debate on SPS Motion

2021 SPS windup By Premier Hon. G. Wayne Panton, MP, JP 15 July, 2021 Parliament Mr. Speaker, As a young man, there was a popular TV show that had an intro that always caught my imagination. The intro was this: “There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a […]

Cayman: Government SPS heralds growth in economy

Grand Cayman, 15 July 2021 – Deputy Premier and Minister for Finance and Economic Development Hon. Chris Saunders unveiled the PACT Government’s first Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) in Parliament on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at the first sitting of the second meeting of the House. The SPS traditionally sets the tone for Government’s fiscal performance […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 15 July 2021, NO new positives, 95,270 vaccinations given

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 335 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 14 July, 2021. There were no positive test results.  There have been 95,270 COVID-19 vaccinations given in total in the Cayman Islands.  Of these, 49,081 (69% of an estimated 71,100) had at […]

Tokyo 2020’s Olympic venues combine tradition with the future

15 July 2021 – Tradition and modernity are never far apart in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, where ryokas, teahouses and ancient shrines sit beside glass skyscrapers, capsule hotels and robot cafés. No wonder then that this unique blend of modern and traditional also applies to the venues at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which are […]

Cayman: Strategic Policy Statement

Summary of Key Fiscal Indicators END You can download the SPS document at: gov.ky at https://bit.ly/3hDhiC0.

Cayman: Prison Officer under Police Investigation for Drug Related Crimes

From RCIPS Just after 6AM this morning, 15 July, Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service informed police that a prison officer, working at HMP Northward, had been searched and packages of ganja were found on him. Police officers attended the prison and the 40-year-old-man of Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja […]

UK: Estate agents spent £188.4m conducting physical viewings

Research by the next-generation, virtual property viewings platform, U-See Homes, has found that the property viewings process costs UK estate agents an estimated £188.4m a year.  U-See Homes found that based on the average earnings of £34,583, the average estate agent takes home an hourly rate of £16.63. With the average viewing taking approximately one […]