June 20, 2021

To save planet, solve twin crises of climate change and species loss together, say UN scientists

Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues. By Reynard Loki / Independent Media Institute The natural world is undergoing two enormous crises that are currently threatening the natural world: climate change and biodiversity loss. These crises are intertwined. Climate change is cur­rently impacting 19 percent […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Briefing – Wednesday, 16 June 2021

At the COVID-19 press conference today, Wednesday 16 June 2021, Premier Hon. Wayne Panton and members of Cabinet announced changes to travel and quarantine regulations that will go into effect on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Premier Panton announced the reduction of mandatory quarantine to five days for verifiably vaccinated incoming travellers; the reinstatement of 72-hour […]

What are the risks when vaccinated and unvaccinated people mingle?

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax After 16 months of caution, even fully vaccinated people are naturally worried about their risks of contracting COVID-19 in situations where it is unknown who has been vaccinated or not. As people start socializing more with their families in various indoor and outdoor settings, many are concerned about their risks […]

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

From NEWSMAX More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of a toxic industrial compound linked to serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found […]

Some statins linked to dementia risk

From Newsmax Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs might speed dementia in some older adults whose memories are starting to fail, a small, preliminary study suggests. The researchers found that of 300 older adults with mildly impaired thinking and memory, those using “lipophilic” statins were more likely to develop dementia over the next eight years. Lipophilic statins include […]

Kia announces 2022 Telluride

2022 Telluride introduced with additional convenience and safety features across trims; minor design enhancements The hot-selling Telluride, with year-on-year sales up 68 percent, maintains its bold style and adds the new Kia badging and slightly redesigned radiator grille. Inside, Kia’s award-winning SUV adds a larger 10.25-inch navigation display, fully automatic temperature control and highway driving […]

Bitt globally awarded as Central Bank Digital Currency Partner

16 June 2021, Bridgetown, Barbados – For its work on the DCash pilot, global fintech company, Bitt, was awarded as the 2021 Central Bank Digital Currency Partner by the industry’s leading information resource – Central Banking Publications. The announcement came during the virtual Central Banking FinTech and RegTech Global Awards which celebrated the innovations and […]

Cayman: Vaccination Challenge Giveaway

By: Gina Matthews   George Town, Cayman Islands (16 June, 2021) Over 150 prize winners will be selected on Friday 18th June, 2021 in the Ministry of Tourism’s Vaccine Challenge prize giveaway. The draw will take place from 5pm -7pm at Cayman Cabana in front of a live audience and the public is invited to […]

Cayman: RCIPS Update on Operation Quaker

From RCIPS The RCIPS continues its focused efforts to support road safety across the Cayman Islands through Operation Quaker. Over the long weekend, from 11 to 14 June, officers carried out a number of vehicle check points and high visibility patrols in various strategic locations, in an effort to reduce the number of serious road […]

Cayman: BB -Census Public Info Meeting this Thursday (17) in GT

Persons who want to help with Census 2021 are invited to attend the second public information meeting on Thursday, 17 June 2021 at the George Town Primary School Hall from 5.30 to 7 pm. All interested persons are invited to hear what is required for becoming census workers. Persons who have already signed up are […]