January 19, 2020

Qatar’s purchase of billions of US weaponry — and support for Hamas — shows how awkward foreign policy can be

Pin It

By Armin Rosen From Business Insider Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S. Last week, Qatar closed the largest sale […]

Pope says he supports ‘State of Palestine’

Pin It

By Brian Ries From Mashable Pope Francis called for peace in the “increasingly unacceptable” Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Sunday in a speech at the palace of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. In his speech, which came hours before the Pope was due to arrive in Israel, Pope Francis spoke of good relations between the Holy […]

Islamic Finance: From the Cayman Islands to the Middle East and beyond

Pin It

By Louise Groom and Joanna Hossack From Harneys The use of off shore companies in Islamic finance is driven by many of the same factors as in conventional banking, as tax efficiency, bankruptcy-remoteness and privacy are considerations common to most cross-border transactions. LOUISE GROOM and JOANNA HOSSACK write on how the Cayman Islands are in […]

Middle East terrorism strengthening in Caribbean basin

Pin It

From Corey Pearson, CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade discussed the expanding narco-terrorist trade throughout the Caribbean Basin, which includes Latin and South America. I offer this summation of the transcript, regarding three concerns which are depicted in the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in […]

The Editor Speaks: Trying not to put a personal slant on news

Pin It

Whilst it’s acceptable to place your personal opinions in an editorial, because that is exactly what it is – an opinion (the editor’s), this is not the case with news reporting. News reporting should be unbiased and as an old television police series “Dragnet”  (1951) starring jack Webb was alleged to say to a female […]

How to capture the right kind of talent

Pin It

By Alina Dizik BBC PHOTO: Participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Sony had a hiring problem. It wasn’t that the Japanese retailer, with more than 130 stores worldwide, including 38 in the US, couldn’t find enough people to apply for its positions as sales assistants. Rather, the company couldn’t find […]

iNews Briefs

Pin It

Tenders sought for Cayman Brac Airport redevelopment The CIAA is inviting tenders from interested contractors to undertake the planned refurbishment and expansion of the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac. The scope of works includes construction of a Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) Room, In-transit lounge, and expansion of the arrivals hall. Deputy Premier […]