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US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

| 12/01/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): With just days to go before the end of Barack Obama’s historic term as president of the United States of America, his administration has announced an end to the policy which allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to stay there legally while those intercepted at sea are sent back to Cu [...]

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Queen talks about inspiration in Christmas speech

Queen talks about inspiration in Christmas speech

| 26/12/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The 90-year-old British monarch and head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, spoke about inspiration in this year’s annual Christmas message.  The speech was recorded a few weeks ahead of the Christmas Day broadcast as the Queen was still unwell on the day itself, missing the annual t [...]

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Questions raised over Turkish suspect

Questions raised over Turkish suspect

| 14/12/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Celal Kildag (58), the man who Turkish authorities claim is wanted for murder and arson in relation to alleged terrorist acts in 1988 by the Kurdish separatist group the PKK, was remanded in custody again by the courts following his second appearance Wednesday. But since his arrest on an Int [...]

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California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

California fines owners $millions for blocking beach access

| 12/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands government begins a new focus on addressing the long-standing problems regarding beach access and easement rights to the shore, owners of beachfront property in California have been fined millions of dollars. Beach access rights in Cayman was a hot topic during the last [...]

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Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

Premier walks diplomatic tightrope over Castro’s death

| 28/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Among the controversial reactions around the world regarding the death of Fidel Castro this week, Cayman’s own leader walked the diplomatic tightrope with his comments. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Castro would be remembered “as the man who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere [...]

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Still no jail for Webb as hearing postponed

Still no jail for Webb as hearing postponed

| 15/11/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): For the third time over the last year, the sentence hearing for Jeffrey Webb for his convictions in the FIFA scandal has been put off and the former local and regional football boss remains under a limited house arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. According to reports from the sports news website, In [...]

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Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

| 09/11/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): All eyes were on the results for the top of the ballot in Tuesday’s elections in the US, but in several states there were some significant developments in the campaign to legalise marijuana use much further down the ticket. Eight out of the nine states that had the issue on the ballot [...]

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Premier releases very short message on Trump

Premier releases very short message on Trump

| 09/11/2016 | 120 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier’s office released a 56-word statement Wednesday congratulating US President Elect Donald Trump. As Cayman and countries all over the world were considering the implications of Trump’s unexpected election win, Premier Alden McLaughlin joined international leaders [...]

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JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): As the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting kicked off on Tuesday, the question of pensions and healthcare for retired British citizens living in the territories appeared to dominate the talks. Peter Hayes, the FCO’s director of the overseas territories, opened [...]

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Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

| 20/10/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Aaron Davidson, who co-founded the North American Soccer League, is expected to plead guilty today for his part in the massive FIFA scandal, in which he secured multi-million dollar TV contracts by bribing officials, such as Jeffery Webb. At the time he was bribing FIFA executives, Davidson w [...]

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CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

| 06/10/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways has cancelled four flights between here and Miami International Airport as ground handling operations there were suspended at noon (their time) Thursday. Because weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon due to Hurricane Matthew, flights KX104, KX105, KX106 [...]

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