August 4, 2020

The UWI secures high-tech testing machines and 2000 COVID-19 test kits for Jamaica

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI), through the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) has brokered a deal for a welcomed donation of COVID-19 testing resources for Jamaica. Director of the ICENS, Charles Grant negotiated with the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

COVID-19 Testing Update 4 August 2020 – NO new positives

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, reports 256 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported on Monday, 3 August. All were negative

Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

From BBC A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says. Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port. Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for […]

Cayman: YMCA and Saxon partner to offer Teen Summer Leadership Programme

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands and Saxon Insurance are partnering together to offer “Teen Lead On”, a leadership programme for 15 teens ages 13 to 17 taking place from 17 to 21 August. Comprising a variety of workshops and seminars, Teen Lead On will utilise the Ropes Challenge Course and other adventure-based elements across […]

Cayman: MRCU 4 August Spraying Operations

The Mosquito Research and Control Unit has announced the following aerial and truck operations tonight (Tuesday, 4 August 2020). Operations start at 6p.m. Aerial Spraying Southern end of West Bay peninsula- 6p.m. North Side- 7.15 p.m. Fogging Trucks One fogger starting Savannah Meadows; Lower Valley, all turnings up to Corella Drive- 7.15 p.m. One fogger […]

WOCCU International COVID-19 Response Committee to identify, share best practices with Credit Unions

New committee responding to health and economic crisis caused by pandemic MADISON, Wis.—World Council of Credit Unions has established a new committee dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Response Committee will seek to help credit unions mitigate the […]

PH flies home 205 OFWs from Cayman, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands

From INQUIRER.NET WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two hundred five Filipino OFWs and their families were repatriated to the Philippines from the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands on July 28. The chartered British Airways flight arrived in Manila at noon on 30 July 2020. The Philippine Embassy in the United States and the Philippine Overseas […]

The renewable energy industry will create job opportunities for the post-pandemic unemployed Caribbean people

From StartupNG A realistic focus on renewable energy could help spearhead the transition to green jobs. Industry stakeholders think that this concept is possible even as Cayman works to restart the economy after the coronavirus pandemic. The general National Energy Plan articulates the country’s strategy of obtaining 70% of electricity from renewable energy before 2037.  […]

Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Monday 3-August-2020

August 3, 2020Today’s topics: Its a bad day for: Baseball, Schools reopening, New Jersey, Dr. Birx and Cruise ShipsThere will NOT be a Friday call this week. A Bad day for Baseball\On Saturday, the second team in Major League Baseball learned of players with positive CoViD-19 tests. In what seems to be an increasingly difficult prospect of […]

Paris Gallery implements social distancing hats with a major design flaw

By Rain Noe From Core77 Hot on the heels of Burger King’s sombrero-like social distancing crown marketing gag, an art gallery in Paris has implemented something similar, but far less effective. As Reuters reports, visitors to the 59 Rivoli gallery are given absurd-looking “winged” hats with a bizarre history: The colourful papier-mâché hats are modelled […]