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CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

| 24/06/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be hosting leaders from across the overseas territories this week for the Heads of Government pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting, which allows them to set the common talking points for the main event in London with the UK government later this year. This week’s meetings will be chaired by Premier Alden […]

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Premier to attend former Jamaican leader’s funeral

Premier to attend former Jamaican leader’s funeral

| 20/06/2019 | 19 Comments

Premier Alden McLaughlin and his political advisor, Roy Tatum, will travel to Jamaica this weekend to attend the funeral of former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga, the premier’s office has said. There will be a state funeral for the man who led Jamaica through the 1980’s on Sunday, 23 June, at the Cathedral of the […]

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Canada frees Willy and friends with captive ban

Canada frees Willy and friends with captive ban

| 12/06/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Canadian parliament has passed a bill making it illegal to hold dolphins, porpoises and whales in captivity. Nicknamed the “Free Willy” bill in reference to the famous 1993 film, it also bans the breeding, capture or trade of any cetacean but does not apply to animals held for rehabilitation or held by government-licensed […]

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Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

Kushner uses Cayman to move foreign cash

| 10/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): A real estate company partly owned by Jared Kushner has brought in around $90 million in investment from anonymous foreign sources since the US President Trump’s son-in-law entered the White House as an adviser. The Guardian reported that most of the cash flowed into the company, Cadre, in which Kushner is said to hold […]

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Carnival cruises fined $20M for polluting sea

Carnival cruises fined $20M for polluting sea

| 04/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Carnival Corporation has struck a settlement deal with US federal prosecutors over pollution and environmental law violations. The cruise company, which has made an agreement to part finance the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed controversial cruise berthing facility, has agreed to pay $20 million in a settlement for serious pollution charges. The company’s executives […]

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Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

Green parties enjoy surge in Euro elections

| 27/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Green parties across Europe all made gains at the weekend as the European Parliament election results rolled in. While everyone was expecting far right nationalist parties to do well, given the current rise in populist anti-immigrant sentiment in many countries in Europe, the surge in seats for parties supporting a green liberal agenda has […]

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Return to nature can fight climate change

Return to nature can fight climate change

| 21/05/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A new report by the action group Rewilding Britain found that restoring nature on a big scale can help address the global climate emergency. In the report the charity demonstrates how changing the way rural land is managed can be as effective as high-tech solutions for removing carbon from the atmosphere. The activists estimate […]

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Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

| 09/05/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The people of Denver, Colorado, have voted to decriminalise ‘magic mushrooms’ by a slim margin. While the natural hallucinogen remains illegal, the vote shifts law enforcement resources away from pursuing people using it. Campaigners for decriminalisation say psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in some species of mushroom, is safe, non-addictive and has therapeutic benefits […]

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Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The baby, who is seventh in line to the throne, was born just before 5:30am on Monday and introduced to the world on Wednesday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth and newest great-grandchild […]

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UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

| 08/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The UK is planning the biggest overhaul of its corporate register at Companies House since the nineteenth century following concerns it is being used by criminals around the world to launder their dodgy cash. According to reports in the British media, the 175-year-old institution will be given more power to check information from people […]

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UK MPs declare climate emergency

UK MPs declare climate emergency

| 03/05/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Members of the UK parliament have backed a motion brought by the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, declaring an environmental emergency. The House of Commons declaration comes on the heels of mass protests in London by grassroots environmental group Extinction Rebellion. While the parliamentary support for the declaration is not legally binding on the British […]

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