November 18, 2019

All the world’s an island: Correspondent Carol-Ann covers the Globe with only a back pack Part 8 -FINAL

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By Carol-Ann Rudy Frankfurt, Friedberg, and Flying Home! One day. One day in Granada, one day on the Mediterranean, in Rome, Venice, Vienna, Antwerp, Bruges, and six days in Paris at the beginning of my journey. Now I was in Frankfurt and environs for the last three days of my trip. Yep, what a difference […]

All the world’s an island: Correspondent Carol-Ann covers the Globe with only a back pack Part 7

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By Carol-Ann Rudy The Treasures and Pleasures of Antwerp and Bruges On the train from Switzerland through Germany overnight, I woke up to find myself traveling briefly through The Netherlands. Couldn’t see much from the train of the fabled windmills and nothing of the charming towns, villages, and canals—will save that for another trip, another […]

Here’s evidence that insanely long prison terms are a bad way to deter crime

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By Corey Adwar From Business Insider A wide-ranging new report from the National Research Council on mass incarceration in the United States finds that lengthy prison sentences are not the best way to deter crime. From 1972 to 2012, the U.S. incarceration rate quadrupled as America’s courts began handing out longer sentences (particularly for drug […]

Central bank governor: Caricom trade policy ‘nonsense’

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CSME problems: Dr DeLisle Worrell Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell has made it clear he is not a fan of the whole­sale free move­ment of people in Caricom. Worrell, one of the region’s leading economists, said the idea of people moving as they pleased across the Carib­bean could not work […]

Cayman Water leak detection tracer method project

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1.   Summary- Cayman Water’s (CW) “tracer method” leak detection project is designed to detect and pinpoint water leaks in CW buried water mains. The method employed is to use inert helium gas as a tracer material. 2.   Purpose- The project is an operational scale pilot project designed to prove the applicability and economic feasibility of […]

‘Beautiful’ sponge threatens reefs

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By Ken Kaye From Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s such a vibrant orange that divers think it’s part of South Florida’s colorful coral reefs. But it’s a destructive sponge that for the past decade has been spreading and threatening corals, which already are deteriorating around Florida and the Caribbean. “It’s a beautiful orange […]

Jamaica announces technical staff appointments

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— With an abundance of international engagements on the horizon, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) announced Wednesday a series of coaching appointments. Men’s national team head coach Winfried Schaefer has a new assistant in Miguel Coley, who guided Jamaica College to the national schools title last year. Coley will also lead the under-23 team […]

Church blames families for societal breakdown

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By Tanesha Mundle From Jamaica Observer Pointing to examples of social and moral decay in the country, the New Testament Church of God in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands recently launched a programme intended to reduce the incidence of divorce and sharpen parenting skills, which it said are lacking. “Parenting skills are lacking in our […]

Celebrating 30 years of Apple

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Celebrating 30 years of Apple – their 1st employees By Jim Edwards   From Business Insider “These pictures of Apple’s first employees are absolutely wonderful” PHOTO: Apple Inc. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak working in their garage. The year was 1977. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had barely moved out of the Jobs’ family garage to […]

Dow Travers leads Cayman’s Winter Olympics team

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Downhill skier, Dow Travers, leads Cayman’s delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Sochi, Russia that takes place from February 7-23. Travers was the first athlete to represent the Cayman Islands in a Winter Olympics when in 2010 he was placed 69th overall in the Giant Slalom. Travers is training in Aspen, Colorado. The […]