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Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

Digicel to cut one in four jobs in restructure

| 23/02/2017

(CNS Business): Digicel is a planning to cut a quarter of its workforce over the next 18 months, the firm said in a statement on its website. The company claims it is reorganising to be “fit for purpose for 2030 and beyond” and this means a 25% reduction of the global workforce over the next [...]

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Premier courts Chinese in London

Premier courts Chinese in London

| 06/02/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The premier went to work on his government’s goal to court Chinese investment Monday when he met with the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, at the Chinese Embassy in London. Alden McLaughlin is leading a delegation to the UK for Brexit talks with Foreign and Commo [...]

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US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

| 02/02/2017 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The premier has announced some immigration changes that will impact travellers to Cayman and Caymanian travellers. Speaking at Cayman Economic Outlook Thursday, Alden McLaughlin said his government was close to finalising an agreement for immigration pre-clearance at Miami International [...]

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Bolt loses gold medal in relay team drug scandal

Bolt loses gold medal in relay team drug scandal

| 25/01/2017 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Usain Bolt’s team mate from the 2008 Olympics 4 x 100 Jamaica relay squad, Nesta Carter, has tested positive for a banned substance after samples from the Beijing Games were re-tested. As a result, the national team has been stripped of their medals, which means that Bolt has also lost [...]

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US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

US ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ Cuba policy

| 12/01/2017 | 26 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 [...]

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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 annua [...]

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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 [...]

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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 la [...]

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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 Hemisph [...]

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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, [...]

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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 ball [...]

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