July 12, 2020

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signs coral harvesting agreement with

By Deanna Ultroske From Cosmetics Design

The company Is leveraging Its long history with the territory to source black sea rod oil, one of Maxey’s signature Ingredients, In waters where taking coral is commonly forbidden.

The bulk of Maxey Cosmetics’ business serves industry R&D. Through a distribution partnership with Sapphire North America,Maxey sells raw materials,chemicals,and assay kits.The company does however manufacture and sell a small selection of finished goods, namely eyelash products and skin brightening products.

The deal looks to benefit that part of the business most directly.The company’s Maxeylash Island Girl product “is a clear liquid nutrient system that feeds your lashes as you sleep,· according to the company’s site, “…a new formulation containing Black Sea Rod Oil from the Caribbean Sea.”

Labelling theory

The Cayman Island government and Maxey formalized the 5-year coral harvesting dealing signing ceremony late last year.As part of the arrangement,the government is allowing Maxey to use speciallabels that highlight the authorized coral sourcing.The labels include these words: “Ingredients Harvested in Cooperation with Cayman Island Government:

“Maxey Cosmetics may use [the} labels on its products in order to highlight the sustainable use of BRSO a marine ingredient that will be collected in Cayman waters, under strict conditions set and monitored by the Department of Environment”, explains the government in a statement to the press.

For more: http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Business-Financial/Maxey-Cosmetics-signs-coral-harvesting-agreement-with-Cayman-Islands

 

CraigStrickland1.4Country singer Craig Strickland found dead at 29

From All Access Music Group

Country artist CRAIG STRICKLAND, who has been missing since SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th, was found dead by the OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL this MORNING (1/4). STRICKLAND’s wife, who has been vocal on social media, confirmed this on TWITTER.

STRICKLAND was reported missing after taking a duck-hunting trip in KAW LAKE, OK with friend CHASE MORLAND, who was found dead on MONDAY, DECEMBER 28th (NET NEWS 12/29/15).

For more: http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/149004/country-singer-craig-strickland-found-dead-at-29&ref%3Dmail_country_daily#sthash.Z5oG4rYo.dpuf

 

Two UN female police officers found dead in their house in Haiti
From Caribbean News Now

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has announced the death of two female police officers, whose bodies were found in their house in the northern town of Cap-Haïtien.

An investigation is continuing to shed light on what happened, according to the Mission.

The secretary-general’s special representative and head of MINUSTAH, Sandra Honoré, offered her condolences to the families of the deceased.

MINUSTAH, set up in 2004, has more than 4,500 troops and police deployed in Haiti with a mandate that has evolved over the years from supporting a transitional government to embrace earthquake recovery and facilitating the political process.

For more: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Two-UN-female-police-officers-found-dead-in-their-house-in-Haiti-28836.html

 

Five Missing at Sea

From Caribbean News Service

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan 03 2016 – Five fishermen who were returning to Antigua from St. Maarten have gone missing.

Their 45 foot vessel, named Kenya Diva, encountered engine trouble, as the men were returning to Antigua from a shopping trip to St. Maarten on Wednesday. They were about 20 miles off Antigua.

The Coast Guard, an RSS plane and other fishermen went in search of the vessel Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, but the searches have turned up empty.

A friend of the family of the boat’s captain told Caribbean News Service (CNS) that the Coast Guard resumed searching for the missing men on Sunday.

SOURCE: http://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/four-missing-at-sea/

 

The Force Awakens’ is poised for another milestone

By Yoel Minkoff From Seeking Alpha

: The Force Awakens is set to surpass Avatar this week as the highest-grossing film of all time in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

After a gross of $88.3M in its third weekend, the domestic total for Walt Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) The Force Awakens stands at $740.3M – about $10M shy of Avatar’s gross in the North American box office.

What about globally? While Avatar’s total world-wide gross was $2.8B, The Force Awakens currently stands at $1.5B, but the latter hasn’t yet opened in China (the world’s second largest movie market).

For more: http://seekingalpha.com/news/3009836-the-force-awakens-is-poised-for-another-milestone?uprof=53#email_link

 

British Airways Nassau / Grand Cayman Aircraft Changes from July 2016
By JL From Airline Route
British Airways starting 01JUL16 is increasing capacity on London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman route, as the airline plans to operate 3-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, instead of 767-300ER.
The airline operates this route 4 times a week.
BA253 LHR1030 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 57
BA253 LHR1035 – 1450NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 1
BA253 LHR1045 – 1505NAS1605 – 1640GCM 777 3
BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2225 – 1200+1LHR 777 57
BA252 GCM1830 – 2100NAS2230 – 1205+1LHR 777 13
For more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/23/ba-nasgcm-jul16/

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

WED JAN 6

Wednesday is Quiz Night

From CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts

Why not get a team together and join us for the first Wednesday of every month for Quiz night at PD’s!

If you are unable to make it but would like to help spread the word about our Quiz, please download the attached flyer to share on your office notice board.

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SUN JAN 10 – SUN JAN 17

West Bay Wesleyan Holiness Church Revival Services

The West Bay Wesleyan Holiness Church invites you to REVIVAL SERVICES with Guest Speaker, Rev. Sidney Grant , Sunday — Sunday (10 — 17 Jan)

 

THU JAN 14

Introduction to Cayman Islands Business Environment
When
14 Jan 2016
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location
To Be Determined
Spaces left
40
Registration
CISPA Member – CI$100.00 (KYD)
Non-Member – CI$125.00 (KYD)
Develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the general legal framework and of specific legal areas relating to business. This an entry-level course is for persons who are new to financial services in the Cayman Islands, and covers a range of specific legal areas relating to various aspects of business of most concern to accounting and finance professionals.
Participants will learn to:
Describe and explain how companies are managed, administered and regulated
Recognise the legal implications relating to companies in difficulty or in crisis
Demonstrate an understanding of governance and ethical issues relating to business
Programme level: Introductory
Delivery method: Group-Live
Morning and afternoon snacks included

 

FRI & SAT JAN 22 & 23

4th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit – Caribbean, Latin America and Other Emerging Markets
Cutting Edge, Local, Regional and International Speakers.
January 22nd – 23rd, 2016 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Auditorium of The Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre College of the Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Early Bird Registration Ends January 8th, 2016
International – $350.00 Local – Adults $100, – $60, Students – $25
At the door – Adults – $150, One Day – $75, Students – $30

SAT JAN 23

Cayman Brac Full Moon Sock Hop

The District Committee of Cayman Brac presents the Full Moon Sock Hop on Saturday (23 Jan) on public beach from 630pm until midnight. Call 916.3960 for tickets, tables and reservations.

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