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Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

| 27/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the need to set aside past differences and come together, as she gave her annual message to the Commonwealth this year. In her 68th Christmas broadcast, the 93-year-old monarch spoke about a “bumpy year”, but did not convey whether she was referring to the bumps in British politics or her […]

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Carnival cruise ships crash in Mexico

Carnival cruise ships crash in Mexico

| 20/12/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Two cruise ships belonging to the Carnival Corporation, the cruise line partnering with the Cayman Islands Government over the proposed controversial cruise project here, crashed in Mexican waters just before 9am Friday. The Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory collided in high winds as they were docking at the berthing facility in Cozumel. The Royal […]

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Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

| 16/12/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): For the first time in the history of international beauty pageants black women now hold the two top crowns after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh won the 69th Miss World contest in London on Saturday, just a week after Miss South Africa took the Miss Universe title. Singh (23) from St Thomas, Jamaica, who is […]

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Boris romps to victory in UK elections

Boris romps to victory in UK elections

| 13/12/2019 | 144 Comments

(CNS): The Conservative Party won a significant majority in the UK general election yesterday, not only keeping Boris Johnson in No 10 Downing Street but ensuring that his Brexit deal will go through. While that does not mean he will ‘get Brexit done’, in line with what turned out to be a winning campaign slogan, […]

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South African crowned Miss Universe

South African crowned Miss Universe

| 09/12/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Zozibini Tunzi (26) from South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 at the beauty pageant in Atlanta Sunday night, beating 90 other women from across the world. Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson was runner-up and Sofia Aragon from Mexico achieved third place. During her Q&A Tunzi said, “I grew up in a world where a […]

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Social media platforms crash for Thanksgiving

Social media platforms crash for Thanksgiving

| 28/11/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram crashed Thursday, as people in the United States and Americans around the world began preparing their Thanksgiving dinners. Whether the insatiable urge to share pictures of dressed birds and culinary curiosities with cranberry was behind the crash is not clear, but tens of thousands of users world-wide were […]

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Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public […]

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Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

Cayman magistrate acquits Bermuda magistrate in traffic case

| 22/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Magistrate Valdis Foldats, who normally sits in the Cayman Islands summary criminal courts, cleared a magistrate in Bermuda yesterday after he had been drafted to the fellow British territory to hear a traffic case against Khamisi Tokunbo, who was charged with refusing a breath test after a crash. Foldats found that the police officer […]

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Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

Offshore lawyers sue Laundromat filmmakers

| 17/10/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The partners of beleaguered law firm Mossack Fonseca are suing the makers of the movie The Laundromat, which is based on the Panama Papers scandal, claiming the film paints them as villains at the centre of a web of illegal offshore activities. Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca filed the legal action in the district […]

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Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

Cayman man drugged and scammed in Florida casino

| 17/10/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A 69-year-old man from the Cayman Islands was drugged and robbed of an expensive watch and over $1,000 at a casino in Hollywood, Florida, last month, according to Broward County law enforcement officials. The police there released video footage of the Caymanian man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which shows the […]

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Global activists highlight regional corruption

Global activists highlight regional corruption

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): More than half of all citizens in Latin American and Caribbean countries assessed by Transparency International believe corruption is getting worse in their country. In the latest report from the anti-corruption activists, people in this region think their governments are not doing enough to tackle corruption. Global Corruption Barometer–Latin America and the Caribbean found […]

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