May 16, 2022

At COP 15, IFAD calls for immediate long-term investments in land restoration and climate resilience to ensure global food security

From IFAD Rome, 9 May 2022:  With land degradation gaining ground and affecting up to 40% of lands on Earth, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today called for a significant increase in investments to help small-scale farmers protect and restore lands and ecosystems, build their resilience to climate change, and ensure long-term global […]

VDMA: “EU must eliminate its institutional deficits”

The “Conference on the future of Europe” had the goal to come up with ways to improve the unity of the EU. The results of the conference, which were presented today, show how important cross-border European dialogue is. VDMA, Europe’s most important mechanical engineering industry association, supports the recommendation to completely abandon the unanimity principle. […]

WH Abandons Oval Office for Press Events Due to Lack of Teleprompter for Biden

From Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax The White House has largely stopped using the Oval Office for press events — in part because it can’t be permanently equipped with a teleprompter for President Joe Biden to read from, according to Politico. Instead, officials have opted to use a White House stage in the old Executive Office building […]

Can we abandon pollutive fossil fuels and avoid an energy crisis?

When it comes to maintaining energy flows, there is a closing window to avert both climate catastrophe and economic peril. By Richard Heinberg / Independent Media Institute Similar to the two navigational hazards mythologized as sea monsters in ancient Greece—Scylla and Charybdis—which gave rise to sayings such as, “between the devil and the deep blue […]

Cayman: CINICO to Expand Health Insurance Coverage, Add Property and Casualty Insurance

Grand Cayman, 13 April 2022 – Before the end of 2022, the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO) will begin an expansion project into new lines of business aimed at providing a greater choice of health insurance coverage to more people.  Deputy Premier and Minister for Finance and Economic Development Hon. Chris Saunders said, “Expanding CINICO’s […]

Survey Measuring Cayman’s 2021 Economic Performance Starts on 11 April

The Economics and Statistics Office will commence its annual business survey to measure the 2021 economic performance of industries in the Cayman Islands on 11 April, 2022. Survey forms will be mailed or emailed to all relevant entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. The survey seeks to gather data for the […]

IMF / Ukraine, Argentina, Supply Chain Disruptions

The war in Ukraine will cause negative economic spillovers around the world, with the poor taking the biggest hit, announced the IMF today (Thursday, March 31st) in a press briefing held in Washington, D.C. Gerry Rice, the Head of the Communications Department at the IMF, exclaimed that the shock will likely be transmitted via worsening […]

IMF / MD and FDMD Foreign Policy Live Event

NOTE: must courtesy ‘Foreign Policy Live.’ The IMF expects that global growth will slow in 2022, but remain positive despite lingering effects of pandemic and war in Ukraine the IMF’s Managing Director and First Deputy Managing Director announced in an event hosted by Foreign Policy Magazine Live today, Tuesday March 22nd.   The new projections will […]

Nord Stream 2 Suspension Fuels Energy Crisis

Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 Suspended Indefinitely Energy Crisis in Europe Worsens Renewable Tech Can Alleviate Crisis Solar Panels Best Solution for United Kingdom What is Nord Stream 2? Depending on where you align yourself, you’ll either be celebrating or mourning the indefinite shelving of Nord Stream 2; or you’ll be none-the-wiser about the situation and […]

Caribbean Airlines resumes flights to Fort Lauderdale from Trinidad

Port-of-Spain March 17, 2022. Caribbean Airlines will resume twice weekly service between Trinidad and Fort Lauderdale, starting May 20, 2022. The non-stop, return flights between Piarco International (POS) and Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will operate each Friday and Sunday. The return of service to Fort Lauderdale comes just in time to facilitate Summer travel bookings. […]