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Archives for April 14, 2019

Cayman Islands Minister of Finance’s 2020 Strategic Policy Statement

2020 Strategic Policy Statement Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA Minister of Finance and Economic Development 12 April 2019 Page 1 of 13 Introduction Mister Speaker, It is my honour to rise today and speak to the Government’s 2018 Strategic Policy Statement, herein after referred to as the SPS. Mister Speaker, the Government’s 2020 Strategic Policy […]

Cayman Islands lawyer claims SSM ruling buoys fight

By Owain Johnston-Barries From The Royal Gazette A lawyer in the Cayman Islands said a Privy Council ruling in favour of same-sex marriage in Bermuda would help the fight for marriage equality in the Caribbean territory. Leonardo Raznovich, a barrister, added that he would not be surprised if the Privy Council refused to hear Bermuda’s […]

Thirty-two Canyon Lakers enjoy ‘trip of a lifetime’

From The Friday Flyer Thirty-two Canyon Lakers enjoyed “a trip of a lifetime” on a Carnival Vista cruise with stops in Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea. On Mar. 23, the group […]

Caribbean animators learn, earn and display at KingstOOn 3

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 12, 2019. Caribbean animators had the opportunity to showcase their skills to an audience of local, regional and international players in the content and technology industry and access seed funding for their animated concepts thanks to the KingstOOn 3 Animation Festival which was held in Jamaica April 5 -7, 2019. Caribbean Export […]

Cayman Islands Gender Affairs Unit Staffer wins annual award

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Gender Affairs Unit staffer in the Ministry of Community Affairs Karlene Bramwell has been named as the 2019 Wendy Quinland Award recipient. The award, named in honour of the former East End women’s rights activist, is given annually by the Family Resource Centre (FRC). The Senior Policy Analyst was given the accolade […]

Destinations of the week

The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 3 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

Uber’s biggest investors include SoftBank, Google, and the Saudi Arabian government

By Natasha Frost From Quartz Silicon Valley billionaires, world-famous entrepreneurs, Uber veterans: These are the largest investors in ride-hail company Uber, which today filed paperwork to go public. In the 10 years since its inception, Uber has found support among some of the world’s biggest backers, with outsized pockets to match. Its largest shareholder is SoftBank (SB […]

Life on Mars

SEArch+ Imagines the Future of Life on Mars By Alexandra Alexa From Core77 Just as NASA announced plans to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, they released the Phase 3 winners of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a multi-part challenge imagining what architecture might look like on the Red Planet that launched back in 2015. SEArch+ […]

The Esports industry – analysis and forecast

Esports (also known as electronic sports), is a type of sport played on an electronic system in which all the functions of the sport are performed by professional gamers who are usually a part of sporting organizations. Although you may jump to the conclusion that esports is a virtual variant of physical sports, that’s not […]

Drones of the future

Why Edwin Van Ruymbeke Thinks the Drones of the Future Will Look Like Birds and Bugs By Kickstarter Design & Tech From Core77 His family business making toy birds evolved into much more ambitious ideas about biomimetic technology The first drone Edwin Van Ruymbeke ever flew made him nervous. He was afraid he’d crash and […]