Archive for August 31st, 2017

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

Gender affairs expert stays in education ministry

| 31/08/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Tammy Ebanks, one of the islands’ foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, is remaining in the education ministry even though the gender affairs portfolio was moved to the premier’s Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration in the post-election shuffle of respons [...]

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Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

Irma intensifies to cat 3 hurricane

| 31/08/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Hurricane Irma, expected to reach the longitude of the Lesser Antilles next Wednesday, is already a category 3 hurricane, having become a tropical storm midday on Wednesday. The US National Hurricane Center predicts that it may intensify into an “extremely dangerous” categ [...]

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Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

Flooding kills 1,200 in Asia and 39 in the US

| 31/08/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): As the US reels from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, with large swathes of Texas and parts of Louisiana still submerged, catastrophic flooding from monsoon rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh has impacted millions of lives and is thought to have caused the death of at least 1,200 people. Sa [...]

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Jeffers appeals ‘numbers man’ manslaughter conviction

Jeffers appeals ‘numbers man’ manslaughter conviction

| 31/08/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): An investigation carried out by the Bermuda Police Service for the RCIPS into allegations that Cayman police officers supplied a woman in the witness protection programme with drugs found no evidence that this was true — a fact that was brought to light in the Court of Appeal this week and [...]

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