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Archives for October 22, 2019

The Editor speaks: Halloween and horror is thrilling. Really?

The 31st October is approaching. It is less than a week away. This day is celebrated as “Halloween” and is also known as All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve. This is because it is the day before the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Halloween has spurned many, many books and nearly as […]

Cayman: Verdant Isle hosts Job Fair and Open House

Verdant Isle Port Partners, the group named as preferred bidder for the Cayman Islands cruise berthing and cargo enhancement project, will be hosting a job fair and open house on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, from 4pm till 8pm. The event will take place in the upstairs conference room at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Grand Cayman, 269 West […]

Cayman: Older Persons Month roundup

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – With more than 25 events – from an UN observance at a historic setting, gym classes, a movie outing, to spiritual services – October’s Older Persons Month observance, which ends this Saturday with the Older Persons Month Gala at Margaritaville had many highlights. International Day of Older Persons Garden Party: Attracting more […]

Cayman: Green iguanas survey shows sharp population drop

22 October, 2019 Surveys of Grand Cayman’s green iguana population completed in August, have shown a precipitous drop in the number of the invasive creatures still living here, based on Department of Environment (DoE) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates. Using data collected in August, via a distance sampling method developed by Dr. Frank […]

Star broker banned for stealing millions from aging lover [Cayman property questioned]

By Kevin Dugan From New York Post A former star financial broker who got accused of stealing millions of dollars from the aging, demented co-founder of the Home Shopping Network has been banned from the industry. Ami Forte — who was ranked as Barron’s top female financial adviser from 2010 to 2012, reportedly with $2 billion in […]

Cayman: Multi-agency Alliance to end domestic violence launched

Several of Cayman’s government agencies and non-profit organizations have come together to form the Alliance to End Domestic Violence. The Alliance, whose membership consists of agencies which have a mandate relating to persons who have experienced domestic violence, aims to enhance the support those persons receive, and further educate the public on the impact domestic […]

Cayman: Foster’s set to open newest location in Camana Bay

Foster’s Camana Bay will open on October 31st at 10:30AM Foster’s broke ground on what would become their newest and largest location in Camana Bay back in May 2018. Now, the 60,000 square foot supermarket is set to open. The new Foster’s Camana Bay offers something for everyone with expanded grocery, dairy, frozen, health & […]

Cayman court refuses production of Abraaj documents as official liquidations begin

By Dominic Lawson From GRR A Cayman Islands court has declined a conflicts director’s request for document production from the liquidators of a subsidiary of emerging markets investor Abraaj Holdings, a month after it separately converted the restructurings of both the investor and its subsidiary into official liquidations. For more on this story go to: […]

Jamaican journalist and airline industry veteran among 2019 CMEx Leadership awardees

MIAMI (October 22, 2019) – Leading Caribbean journalist and entrepreneur Janet Silvera and veteran airline executive Chris Kennedy are two recipients of the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards which will be conferred on December 14, 2019 in Miami. CMEx President Bevan Springer announced that Silvera, an award-winning journalist, philanthropist and recently installed President […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles thanks UWI staff for contributions  to building an ‘excellent university’

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 21 October 2019—The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) is celebrating its recently announced surge in ranking among the world’s top universities, validating its vision of being an excellent global university. And on Wednesday, October 16, the regional academy also celebrated some outstanding staff for their professional achievements and contributions towards the University’s high performance, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. […]