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Archives for October 6, 2021

IMF / 2021 Annual Meetings MD Curtain Raiser Speech

The global growth will moderate slightly this year, IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced in her Annual Meetings Curtain Raiser speech which was hosted virtually by Bocconi university in Milan. “In July, we projected global growth at six percent in 2021, as you will see in our updated world economic outlook next week, we now […]

Independent study reveals that shifting in−store QSR dining to reusable tableware would be equivalent to adding an extra 1 million petrol cars on Europe’s road

The publication of an updated Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing single use and reusable tableware is a major contribution to understanding the drivers to achieving low carbon circularity and ensuring that decisions which affect the future of Europe are evidence-based. The LCA, commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) and conducted by Ramboll, a […]

Milano Cortina 2026 ready to take centre stage after Beijing 2022

05 Oct 2021 – As it prepares to take centre stage upon the conclusion of both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Milano Cortina 2026 Organising Committee used this week’s Delivery Partners Meeting to share important progress updates with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Speaking about the meeting, the IOC’s Milano Cortina 2026 Coordination […]

PAHO calls for more concerted action to prevent animal to human diseases, announces agreements to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

In the weekly update on the COVID-19 situation in the Americas, PAHO Director urged countries to prepare for the next pandemic by addressing health threats arising from the connection between humans, animals, and the environment.   For video click HERE Washington, D.C. October 6, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said […]

US: Marine Lt. Col. Scheller hit with six charges

By Brian Trusdell  From Newsmax A Marine lieutenant colonel who was imprisoned for criticizing military leadership about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, during which a suicide attack left 13 soldiers dead, has been formally charged with six violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, his unit announced Wednesday. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. was accused of: disrespect toward […]

Cayman: STEM Carib Conference delayed

Covid-19 is putting its mark on the STEM Carib conference once more. Last year, the pandemic forced cancellation of the annual conference promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This year, a rash of community-based cases in recent weeks has once more led organizers at the University College of the Cayman Islands to postpone the event, […]

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Offers Customer Service Training with COVID-19 Focus

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) invites members of the public in customer-facing jobs to register for a free training session, “Aquila Service Excellence: COVID-19 Edition.” The training, offered in partnership with Aquila, will provide guidance on how to interact with customers while adhering to COVID-19 suppression measures. The sessions will be held every Wednesday in October, starting […]

Cabinet of the Cayman Islands – Post Meeting Summary held Tue 28 Sep 2021

His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet held on Tuesday, 28th September 2021, in the Cabinet Conference Room, Government Administration Building. All Ministers and Members of Cabinet were present. At this meeting Cabinet: approved for Bamboo Networks Limited to make an application to the Grand Court for restoration to […]

The UWI receives US$120,000 gift from one of its first medical graduates, Dr Michael Woo-Ming

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Thursday, 07 October 2021—The months of August and September marked the annual Global Giving campaign of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). As the 2021 edition of the crowdfunding campaign drew to a close, The UWI received a generous gift of US $120,000 from alumnus and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr […]

Cayman: Statement from HE the Governor re Customs and Immigration Bills

I am aware that the passing of the Customs and Border Control (Amendment) Bill and the Immigration (Transition) (Amendment) Bill is an emotive issue for some in our community. My office has received correspondence from a number of people about it. This statement is a response to those letters As Governor, I support the Bills […]