Archive for September 20th, 2019

Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

| 20/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A nesting turtle narrowly escaped serious injury after she was attacked by two dogs on a local beach earlier this month. The incident was caught on CCTV at an important turtle nesting beach, the Department of Environment said this week in a social media post sharing the images. The turtle made it back to […]

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Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

| 20/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Canadian researchers might have identified the cause of a mystery illness suffered by diplomatic staff in Cuba three years ago as mosquito repellent gas. After several overseas staff from various countries reported mysterious symptoms, officials from the US, in particular, accused the Cuban government of an “acoustic attack” with a secret sonic weapon.

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Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

Activists: Bullying policy won’t protect LGBTI

| 20/09/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Local advocacy group Colours Cayman, which fights for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, has raised concerns that the education ministry’s proposed school anti-bullying rules will not protect students in that community. The list of groups that could be victims of bullying does not include sexual orientation or gender […]

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Gov’t workers to ditch cars for day

Gov’t workers to ditch cars for day

| 20/09/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Hundreds of public sector workers and government employees are ditching their individual cars today in favour of car pools, buses, bicycles and their feet. The civil service is joining the globally recognised Car Free Day for the first time. Last year some 2,800 cities in 54 countries participated in the event. The commerce ministry, […]

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Minister talks regulation with offshore sector

Minister talks regulation with offshore sector

| 20/09/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers told hundreds of representatives from the offshore sector recently that government was doing all it could to deal with the new demands in financial standards. Providing a review of efforts to keep pace with new standards in tax transparency, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, and prudential regulation, she told […]

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