Cayman creates first special economic zone in Caribbean

first_img Share After the signing, Premier McKeeva Bush shakes hands with CEO of Cayman Enterprise City, Jason Blick (front row, right)GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — The Cayman Islands government has signed an agreement with Cayman Enterprise City Ltd (CEC) that allows the developer the exclusive right to construct, develop, operate and maintain a special economic zone, intended to attract global science, technology, commodities and derivatives, media, and educational entities to the Cayman Islands.Special economic zones (SEZs) are regions specially established in a country, for which government concessions have been made in order to stimulate economic growth.“CEC represents an opportunity for the Cayman Islands to diversify its economic base,” said Premier McKeeva Bush. “It’s also worth noting that this project requires no government investment, as it will be completely privately funded; and the developer also has not requested waivers for duties on materials or stamp duties.”Although SEZs exist in a number of developed and emerging economies, the SEZ in Cayman will be the first in the Caribbean region, said Jason Blick, who is the CEO of CEC.“The cooperation and inward-investment friendly attitude of the Cayman Islands government, and the civil service, has been outstanding,” he noted. “They truly understand the positive effect the zone will have on Cayman, and their support has been incredible.”The development of CEC’s five “parks” – namely Cayman Internet Park, Cayman Media Park, Cayman Biotech Park, Cayman Commodities Park, and Cayman International Academic Park – will be phased. “We hope to break ground in early 2012,” said CEC’s director of design and construction, and local partner, Cindy O’Hara.The government will now begin to establish the legislative framework for CEC to operate, the premier said. However, with the agreement now signed, certain regulatory processes in departments such as planning can now begin.Cayman Enterprise City• The private investment is valued at more than US$327 million over the next eight years.• CEC will create highly skilled and administrative jobs, and generate indirect jobs in support sectors such as construction and supply services.• The master plan incorporates a state-of-the-art, low-rise campus of sustainable architecture comprising 500,000 sq. ft. in three phases of Class A office space, according to O’Hara.• Two sites have been short-listed for the campus; once a final site has been selected its location will be announced and the project team will start the Planning Department permit process.• There will be no manufacturing or engineering businesses permitted within the zone (this is a knowledge based zone and not a manufacturing one).• There will be no laboratory testing (no applied biotechnology research).• There will be no dredging.• It will have a low environmental impact.• There are three phases to CEC. During phase I, while the project is being built, CEC will take up to 100,000 sq. ft. of existing office space in George Town, so that international brands wishing to establish within the zone will not have to wait until phase one is completed.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Cayman creates first special economic zone in Caribbean by: – July 19, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share 147 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Video: Real Madrid mess up penalty routine made famous by Cruyff

first_img It’s the second instance this season we’ve seen the cheeky penalty, after Shakhtar Donetsk Under 19”s players executed it superbly back in October. Mykhaylo Mudryk and Heorhii Sudakov well and truly mastered it in the 2-2 draw with Atalanta in the UEFA Youth League, showing Ramos and Benzema how it’s done. Of course the cock-up didn’t matter too much for Real given Benzema put away the retaken penalty and sealed a 34th La Liga title. Ramos and Benzema try to re create Barcelona’s vingare goal but penalty is disallowed!— Take Ballon D’or 2023 (@TechnicalTake26) July 16, 2020 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Read Also: Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to change Zinedine Zidane’s side took 86 points from 37 games, winning 26, drawing eight and losing three in an impressive campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu. They won ten consecutive games after the extended break to bring the trophy back to Madrid and have now won a total of 92 trophies, one more than Barcelona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen brought the unique penalty routine to the world, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry screwed it up before Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez pulled it off perfectly. Last night, Real Madrid pair Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema tried to be clever from 12 yards but got it badly wrong.center_img With Real 1-0 up and on the verge of winning La Liga against Villarreal, Los Blancos were awarded a penalty and Ramos, reliable as ever, stepped up to take. But instead of smashing it or even attempting a Panenka, Ramos touched the ball forward to Benzema, who slotted home his second goal of the game. Loading… However, the Real No.9 had actually encroached into the area too early and so the spot-kick had to be retaken. Benzema assumed duties for the second penalty and duly converted past Sergio Asenjo.last_img read more

GSA, MDI track teams post strong finishes at state championship meets

first_img Latest Posts DOVER-FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ track teams each posted top-three finishes at their respective state championship meets Saturday.GSA’s boys’ team placed third behind Orono and Traip Academy with 61 points at the Class C meet in Dover-Foxcroft. In individual events, the Eagles got wins from John Hassett in the boys’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and another from Erik Taylor-Lash in the 1,600-meter race walk. As a team, GSA won the 4-by-800 relay with a time of 8 minutes, 25.19 seconds.On the girls’ side, GSA recorded 56 points to place second behind Orono. In addition to taking second as a team in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relays, the Eagles’ Eliza Broughton and Morgan Dauk added wins in the 300-meter hurdles and javelin throw, respectively.At the Class B championships in Yarmouth, the MDI boys came very close to taking first place but ultimately finished three points behind Winslow. In addition to team wins in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 team, the Trojans also got wins from Croix Albee in the shot put and Noah Hutchinson in the high jump.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MDI girls’ team finished in third place behind Greely and York, but senior Tia Tardy delivered the day’s most historic moment when she set a state record with a 2:14:76 finish in the 800-meter run. She added another win in the 1,600-meter run and was also part of the Trojans’ winning team in the 4-by-800 relay.For Ellsworth, Matt Shea finished 11th in the boys’ 3,200-meter run, and Nate Mason tied for 11th in the boys’ high jump. Ellsworth’s girls’ 4-by-800 relay team of Emma McKechnie, Danielle White, Caitlin MacPherson and Kiona Osterlin placed 13th.Bucksport junior Danny Bunker finished seventh in Class C boys’ triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3 inches, and the Golden Bucks’ Meaghan Goodine and Natasha Clement took 12th and 14th in the 400-meter run and 800-meter dash, respectively.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold finished sixth in the boys’ 1,600-meter run and fifth in the 3,200-meter run. The Sumner girls’ 4-by-100 relay team of Emily Crocker, Blue Howard, Nataly Battis and Cassidy Lee took 18th.The outdoor track season’s final scheduled meet will be the New England regional championships next Saturday, June 10, in Norwell, Mass. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Twins’s Reaction to “In the Air Tonight” Drums goes Viral

first_imgPhil Collins’ In the Air Tonight is a hit, 39 years after it was released. The British rocker can thank twins from Gary, Indiana who’ve made In the Air Tonight possibly the most meme-d song of August 2020.Twenty-two-year-olds Tim and Fred Williams sent the song soaring with their spontaneous reaction to the unexpected drum break in Collins’ ballad.The two said they did not expect to hear a drum solo riff in the middle of the song.“Hey, I never heard somebody drop a beat three minutes into a song!” they exclaimed admitting that they’d been “sleeping on this one.’In the Air Tonight is currently Number-3 on the iTunes song sales chart.The twins have a whole channel and share their reaction to songs they have never heard before by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Phil Collins.last_img read more

Canal No 2 residents decry poor utility services

first_imgResidents of Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara, are calling on Government to address a number of burning matters that have been affecting them for a number of months. According to residents, their pleas for intervention have been unanswered and repudiated by the regional authorities.On Saturday, residents reached out to Guyana Times to visit their community. According to the residents, they are frustrated with the ongoing unaddressed issues in their community.WaterOne of the main concerns is the quality of water which is supplied to the village by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), which according to villagers, contains a high level of iron that makes it unfit even for household purposes.Mark Itwaru, a distressed resident, told Guyana Times that while other communities are accessing potable water, the Canal Number Two area has seen a great deal of water that is contaminated with impurities and also mineral elements in large quantities.“We can’t even use the water to wash clothes cause the iron in the water staining the clothes and everything else that you wash. Imagine if we got to drink it,” he stated.Dangerous roads, bridgesThe deplorable roadsWhile the water supply is on the forefront to be addressed, the dilapidated bridges and roads with large craters is also something of great concern. It was related that one of the bridges, which is located at the junction of the canal and leading into Belle West, is in a deplorable state and moreover unsafe for many to navigate their vehicles. Meanwhile, the roads are indented with large potholes that span several metres along the roadway and have been deteriorating constantly, which affects commuters.“This is dangerous to both the driver and pedestrians cause you have to swerve from left to right on the road to avoid breaking up your car and you can cause an accident like that.”Another villager related that in the past, the Canal’s Polder Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) was informed of the unsafe conditions, but the residents were told that these repairs do not fall under the remit of the Council. It was further stated that the regional administration should be engaged to provide a suitable outcome.Power outagesAdditionally, it was highlighted that recurring power outages are another daily dose of despair which lasts for endless hours and on most occasions, the entire day. Just last Wednesday, one of the persons residing in the area noted that the electrical supply was off from 07:00h to 18:00h.“We always getting blackout, sometimes more than two time every week and it does last the whole day. The last time it cut off at seven and they come till in the night to put it on back after more than five reports.”The residents are pleading with the relevant authorities to address the matters of concerns which can ultimately provide some level of relief to the community.last_img read more

Aubameyang rules out Dortmund exit

first_imgTransfers Dortmund striker Aubameyang rules out late transfer amid Real Madrid rumours Last updated 2 years ago 02:34 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Getty Transfers Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Primera División Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The Gabon international has seen Ousmane Dembele leave Germany for Spain this summer, but he insists that he will not be following that lead Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ruled out a move away from Borussia Dortmund amid ongoing links to Real Madrid.The Gabon international remains one of Europe’s most prolific frontmen, and as such is a man in demand.Dortmund 6/1 to win Bundesliga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina He has been heavily linked with leading sides from across the continent this summer, from the Premier League to La Liga.Real are reported to remain keen after seeing Kylian Mbappe lured away to Paris Saint-Germain in a deal which will eventually cost them up to €180 million, but Aubameyang has vowed to return to Dortmund once his commitments with his country are over.Gabon are in World Cup qualifying action against Ivory Coast on Saturday.Real would still have time to put a deal in place, as the window in Spain does not close until Friday, but they would need to move quickly.Dortmund will be pleased to hear Aubameyang’s words of commitment having already lost one star turn to La Liga this summer.Ousmane Dembele forced through a €105m move to Barcelona, but his former team-mate appears unlikely to follow suit and will get the opportunity to add to his 126-goal haul for the Bundesliga club – a return which includes six in four appearances this season.last_img read more

13th Annual Duncan L Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic

first_img Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom, April 16, 2018 Posted: April 16, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classic is happening on Monday, April 23rd.The tournament raises money for the wounded, ill and injured fund of the San Diego Armed Services YMCA. Over $700,000 has been raised in its 13-year history. Congressman Duncan Hunter was in studio to tell us more about it.More information about the tournament can be found here. Mike McKinnon III, KUSI Newsroom 13th Annual Duncan L. Hunter Wounded Marine Golf Classiclast_img read more

San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

first_imgSan Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSkip Murphy and Lt. Brian Stoney were in studio to talk about the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.Skip is a retired San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Lt. Stoney is currently with the La Mesa Police Department and helps organize the event with Skip and other members of law enforcement in San Diego County. Patti Riggs Greenblat is all too familiar with the dangers members of law enforcement face on the job. Her brother-in-law, San Diego Police Officer Timothy Ruopp, was killed in the line of duty in 1984. Her brother, San Diego Police Officer Thomas Riggs, was killed in the line of duty in 1985 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WB Ahead of PMs rally farmers appeal for facilities

first_imgMidnapore (West Bengal): Farmers from West Bengal have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide them with proper facilities and water, ahead of his ‘Krishak Kalyan Rally’ at Midnapur college ground on Monday.Farmers of Midnapur and surroundings said they are unaware of various government facilities, including credit card, farmer’s loan and insurance.”We want water, we are farming paddy, but due to water shortage farming is in troubled stage. Vegetable farming has been affected as I don’t have enough money for farming. We want money and loan, we also want Kisan credit card. We are not that much educated that we will be able to know from where we get facilities. We didn’t get any fund for destroyed crops during rainy season,” said a farmer, named Lakhikanta Kalandi. Also Read – 2 Group D staffers held for ‘assaulting’ minorsOthers also echoed similar sentiments.Farmer Chaya Kalandi said, “We are facing trouble in farming. If we invest in farming we can’t spend money for children’s education. We want some loan. Our vegetable crops have been destroyed by elephants, but we didn’t get any compensation for that.”Another farmer, named Putputi Mahato, he “didn’t get proper price from paddy crops,” adding, “There is no good service of water, if we get water it will help in farming a lot.”On the other hand, Nirmal Ghosh, Krishi Karmadhyaksa, Zilla Parishad said “farmers are living peacefully” in West Bengal.”Farmers are not committing suicide after taking loan. Last year many crops got damaged in many blocks. We distributed Rs 83 crore to 5 lakh. However, there is a problem of irrigation water,” Ghosh said.last_img read more