February 8, 2023

Archives for January 6, 2023

US: McCarthy gained some support Thursday — but still fell short. Here’s what we know

From CNN Rep. Kevin McCarthy succeeded in winning over some opponents in the 12th and 13th ballots Friday as he continued his work to secure the House speakership. The process has now lasted four days — the longest speaker contest in more than 160 years. Democrats, meanwhile, have remained unified around their leader, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. The […]

Cayman: Reflecting on our 20th Anniversary – The Progressives

In 2022, the Progressives commemorated the 20th anniversary of our founding.  Many of you will have attended the various events we held last year to celebrate that landmark anniversary.  And more events are being planned for 2023.  As the New Year begins, our dedication to the people of the Cayman Islands and our sense of […]

Cayman: Three more migrants arrive

The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) confirms that a vessel with three (3) male migrants arrived in Grand Cayman around 5:00am on Monday, 2 January 2023. The migrants came ashore and were assisted by a private citizen. CBC understands that the community are sympathetic and may want to assist however in the event illegal […]

How the American Legislative Exchange Council turns disinformation into law

State lawmakers introduced nearly 2,900 bills based on ALEC templates from 2010 through 2018. More than 600 of them became law. By Elliott Negin / Independent Media Institute In June 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill banning the state from contracting with or investing in businesses that divest from coal, oil or natural […]

With the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling, can Trump’s damage to the environment ever be repaired?

Trump’s appointments reveal the frightening far-reaching power of a corrupt president. By Gregg Barak / Independent Media Institute Grasping the enormity, the breadth, and the depth of “Trump corruption” is rather astonishing. Most news junkies and politicos alike are quite familiar with the in-your-face looting, skimming, and self-dealing of the president and his family members. […]

US: FDA denies petitions from left, right on abortion pill rules

By Luca Cacciatore  From Newsmax The Food and Drug Administration shot down several petitions, one from the left and two from the right, regarding its new rules on accessing mifepristone, The Hill reported. The denials follow the agency’s Tuesday decision to relax barriers on mifepristone, allowing individuals with a prescription to obtain the drug at all retail pharmacies that meet basic criteria. […]

Cayman: Food vendors wanted for National Heroes Day 23 Jan

Local food vendors who do not currently occupy a commercial space (i.e. cottage industry or small man business) are invited to submit proposal of vendor services for National Heroes Day Celebration 2023. Successful vendors will be expected to provide indigenous Caymanian-style food samples for the National Heroes Day Celebrations taking place on Monday 23 January […]

Flexible working hours can benefit work-life balance, businesses and productivity

GENEVA (ILO News) – Reduced working hours and more flexible working time arrangements, such as those used during the COVID-19 crisis, can benefit economies, enterprises and workers, and lay the ground for a better and more healthy work-life balance, according to a new ILO report. The report, Working Time and Work-Life Balance Around the World, looks […]

New year, new challenge!

From Krysta Bisnauth, Freedom United We hope you’re feeling refreshed and energized to take on 2023!As we welcome the new year, we’re ready to keep pushing for systemic change to end modern slavery in all forms with our collective community power.  There are plenty of reasons to take action this National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Did you know? According to the latest research:   * […]

Cayman: Collas Crill announces promotions across all its offices

Collas Crill has made a number of promotions within its corporate and business services teams. Within Collas Crill Corporate Services (CCCS) Limited Staceia Ebanks has been promoted to Finance Manager.  Staceia joined the firm in 2020 and is responsible for finance operations and reporting within CCCS. Staceia holds equivalent to an Associates Degree in Marketing […]