June 20, 2021

Cayman Rugby at Las Vegas

From Cayman Rugby A Maples & Calder National Cayman Rugby Sevens Academy squad were in tough in the Las Vegas invitational Sevens Elite division January 23rd and 24th. The Las Vegas sevens forms part of the World seven’s series which involves all of the top sixteen countries worldwide. The series resembles the Formula 1 grand […]

Why pension funds are finding Bermuda captivating

By Ashley Fife From APPLEBY Bermuda is becoming increasingly attractive as a place to invest pension assets, manage the risks associated with funding pensions, and to carry on a pension trustee business. In the first instance, pension trustees’ investments in insurance-linked securities (ILS) listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) have been rapidly increasing. ILS […]

Working as a Marine Biologist on the Cayman Islands

By Peter Sonnenberg From PAC Work as a marine biologist is very rewarding; becoming one requires very hard work, though. To become a marine biologist, one must go through four years of undergraduate education and around two to five years of post-graduate education. The good news is that once a person gets a degree in […]

PPS in the Caribbean hold key to success

From The Barbados Advocate “Worthwhile approach” It was noted quite recently that Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Caribbean hold the key to the success of infrastructural development in the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries. There is a recognition that infrastructure development represents one aspect, and a key one at that, to boost the social and economic […]

Awesome adventure: Swimming with stingrays on Grand Cayman

By Shivana Maharaj From City Style and living Magazine Now in its 60th year of operation, Captain Marvin’s Watersports offers several options for exploring the ocean. We decide to take a half-day snorkel excursion, including a chance to swim with the rays at Stingray City. On board, we meet our friendly crew, including Froggy Gonzalez, […]

Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and co predict the tastes of the future – globally and locally

By Samantha Wood From The National When a star-studded cast of chefs – think Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, José Andrés and two Daniels (Boulud and Humm) – congregate in one spot, the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, for an annual cookout at the start of a new year, there are two questions at the tip of my […]

LIAT airline leadership asleep at the wheel again

By Robert Maclellan From TN Global Travel Industry News In the first month of 2014 Caribbean regional media reported that LIAT has had to choose between paying employee salaries and paying aircraft lease charges in order to maintain flight operations. Even before the news of LIAT’s latest financial crisis, the flight chaos of last summer […]

Amputee triathlete Hector Picard to compete in Great Abaco Family Fitness

From Bahama islands info TREASURE CAY, Abaco — Hector Picard is a bi-lateral amputee after almost losing his life in a work related accident in 1992.  He was told by doctors he would have to re-learn everything he took for granted, such as buttoning his shirt or eating.  With the support of his family and […]

Plot to replace trustees [of Caribbean Justice Trust Fund]

From Trinidad Express A power struggle is brewing among members of the board of trustees of the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund (CCJTF) in the wake of Chief Justice Ivor Archie being defeated for the post of vice chairman. Archie was beaten by former government minister Christine Sahadeo following the election of the board […]

S&P downgrades Puerto Rico to junk status

By Vivianne Rodrigues in New York From Financial Times Standard & Poor’s has stripped Puerto Rico of its investment grade status, saying the debt-laden island is suffering from liquidity constraints because of its limited access to capital markets. The ratings agency first warned that it was considering downgrading Puerto Rico to junk last month, but […]