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Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

Premier in Barbados touting e-gov initiatives

| 18/09/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin spoke at the Central Bank Meets Blockchain Conference in Barbados today on what officials said was the “ongoing successes of the Cayman Islands in its continuing work to  improve e-government services and embrace digital technologies and industries”. McL [...]

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Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

Webb sentencing deferred for seventh time

| 22/08/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s fallen football hero, Jeff Webb,  who was convicted of racketeering offences relating to his time as president of the regional football body CONCACAF, has managed to postpone his sentence for the seventh time, according to information from the US court in New York dealing with [...]

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Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

| 23/07/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Local workers, volunteers and activists collected 30 tonnes of plastic waste in just three days from beaches in the Dominican Republic last week, following stormy weather in the area that washed the plastic through the Caribbean Sea onto the shore.  Shocking video footage released by interna [...]

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$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

$24M fine for marketing firm that bribed Webb

| 11/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Spanish sports media company, Imagina, which was caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, having paid $3 million in bribes to Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands, has been ordered to pay $24 million in fines and restitution by a New York judge after its affiliate company in the US pleaded g [...]

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Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

Hawaii first place to ban toxic sunscreen

| 10/07/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, signed legislation last week prohibiting the sale or distribution of suntan lotions that contain toxic chemicals in the state from 2021, becoming the first place to ban oxybenzone and octinoxate. Researchers say these toxins are linked to widespread coral r [...]

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Former UK health minister takes over FCO

Former UK health minister takes over FCO

| 10/07/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May selected Jeremy Hunt to replace Boris Johnson as foreign secretary in Monday’s Cabinet reshuffle, which was triggered by the resignations of both Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis. Backbencher Dominic Raab has finally made it to the front bench [...]

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Boris third minister to quit UK government

Boris third minister to quit UK government

| 09/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Boris Johnson has walked out of his top job as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister to leave Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet following a weekend at Chequers, the PM’s country retreat, where the Conservative government’s Brexit plan was hammered out. J [...]

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BOT minister to promote religious freedom

BOT minister to promote religious freedom

| 05/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s Foreign Office minister who has responsibility for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has been appointed as the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The role was described in a release from the Foreign Office as supporting Prime Minister There [...]

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BOT minister marks new Windrush Day

BOT minister marks new Windrush Day

| 22/06/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The UK government has officially sanctioned 22 June as Windrush Day and has set aside a £0.5 million annual grant to fund anniversary celebrations this year and in future. In a statement about the 70-year anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, which triggered the wave of immigrat [...]

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Cayman Cookout star chef found dead in France

Cayman Cookout star chef found dead in France

| 08/06/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): One of Cayman’s favourite celebrity chefs has been found dead in France after taking his own life. Anthony Bourdain (61) was filming an episode of his popular CNN series, Parts Unknown, and was found by his close friend and chef, Eric Ripert, another frequent visitor to the Cayman Isl [...]

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Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Bermuda court rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

| 07/06/2018 | 71 Comments
(CNS): Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled that elements of the recent ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The recently enacted Domestic Partnership Act barred same-sex couples from marrying, despite the findings of the court in a decision in May last year where they upheld the right o [...]

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