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Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

| 05/08/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Having received millions of pounds in grants from British slave owners throughout the 19th century, the University of Glasgow has entered into a unique deal with the University of the West Indies to pay £20 million to fund an institution to work on solutions to Caribbean development issues. In a press release about the […]

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Boris to become PM after party vote victory

Boris to become PM after party vote victory

| 23/07/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): There was little doubt about who would win the Conservative leadership election, as Boris Johnson was the front-runner from the get-go. The vote count revealed on Tuesday that 66% of the Tory membership backed Johnson, which will carry him to Number 10 Downing Street after he formally takes office on Wednesday afternoon. This means […]

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Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

| 21/07/2019

(CNS): The UK’s National Crime Agency has said the gold that passed through the Cayman Islands earlier this year is associated with a South American drug cartel. Four men have already been arrested and charged here in connection with the shipments and cash found hidden in a private aircraft that brought the gold to Cayman […]

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Caribbean hotbed of pollution, report warns

Caribbean hotbed of pollution, report warns

| 18/07/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Marine pollution is threatening the economic prosperity of the Caribbean, especially its smaller islands, according to a recent report by the World Bank. Over-fishing, coral reef decline and plastic are all major threats, and the report found that Caribbean beaches could have three times the amount of plastic than the global average, largely due […]

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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 | 36 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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