May 19, 2022

Archives for November 2021

New UN report: Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean rose by 13.8 million people in just one year

Hunger rose more sharply than in any other region between 2019 and 2020, reaching 59,7 million people, its highest point since 2000. Food insecurity affects 267 million people and 106 million adults present obesity. Washington, DC, November 30, 2021 – Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point since 2000, after a 30 percent […]

PAHO/WHO and UNAIDS urge eliminating inequalities to end AIDS

World AIDS Day – December 1st  New HIV infections in Latin America have not declined from 2010 to 2020 while reduction in the Caribbean is not on track to meet targets. Accelerating introduction and scale-up of new prevention and treatment methods for the most at-risk population is key to getting back on track and overcoming […]

Black Friday is already big: All you need to know

For millions of individuals, Black Friday represents the start of the Christmas shopping season, even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers have been spent! The Friday following Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday, and it is one of the most important shopping days of the year in the United States, falling between November 23 […]

UK estate agents selling 3.5 homes per month

By James Lockett From ProperPR Research by Nested, the modern estate agent, has revealed where the UK’s estate agents have been rolling up their sleeves in 2021 and selling the most homes.  Nested’s market analysis looked at sales volumes levels so far in 2021 in relation to the number of estate agents operating in each region […]

Make a difference this Giving Tuesday!

From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United Today is the day! We’re asking if this Giving Tuesday you’ll consider donating the price of a t-shirt to the platform powering campaigns to hold companies accountable. We need just 619 people to donate $10 to reach our $10,000 goal today. Can you help? Yes, I’ll donate! It’s the season for gift-giving but […]

Reparations? Not likely

By Ewin James It is   axiomatic that Great Britain which enriched itself partly by enslaving the forbears of its former colonies owes those countries reparations.  But it is unlikely that it will ever make reparations, because it continues to refuse to acknowledge its role in slavery and apologize for that role.  Barbados has finally and […]

RE/MAX Cayman Islands donates 10 scooters & 10 helmets to Black Pearl Skatepark

Since its inception 30 year ago, RE/MAX Cayman Islands has made it a priority to give back to the community. To celebrate #givingtuesday on November 30th, RE/MAX Cayman Islands donated 10 scooters and 10 helmets to Black Pearl Skatepark valued at over CI $2,100. The donation was made at the RE/MAX Cayman Islands Family Fun Day, […]

Cayman: 2021 Top Primary & Secondary School Spellers Selected

Laila Small and Aleque-Benjamin Bennett emerged as Cayman’s top primary and secondary school spellers last week at the 24th Department of Education Services (DES) Primary Spelling Bee and the 38th Lions Club of Grand Cayman Secondary Spelling Bee Championships, respectively. Ten-year-old Laila, who attends Red Bay Primary School, emerged winner of the Primary School Spelling […]

Ministry of District Administration and Lands recruits three Caymanian (Acting) Deputy Chief Officers

The Ministry for District Administration and Lands (DAL) has announced the appointment of Nicola Anderson-Wildman, Charles Brown and Neyka Webster to the role of Acting Deputy Chief Officer (ADCO). Using a job rotation technique, the three senior leaders have each been awarded the opportunity to act in the Deputy Chief Officer role for a period […]

Cayman: Public Holiday Dates for 2022 confirmed

Grand Cayman, 29 November 2021 – The Deputy Governor’s Office has confirmed the official Public Holidays for 2022, including an extra holiday for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in the Cayman Islands, a four-day long weekend has now been gazetted. This includes the public holiday on Friday, 3 June for Her […]