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Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

| 25/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges after he admitted receiving and passing along over $1.5 million to his old boss, Jeffrey Webb, in the ongoing FIFA scandal. Costas Takkas (60), who was Webb’s aide, sa [...]

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Killer and first victims named in Manchester terror attack

Killer and first victims named in Manchester terror attack

| 23/05/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): British born Salman Abedi (22) has been confirmed by the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police as the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a pop concert in the city last night, killing 22 people and wounding at least 59 others. As world leaders reacted to the terrorist attack, Ca [...]

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Children among 22 dead in Manchester bombing

Children among 22 dead in Manchester bombing

| 23/05/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The death toll in the suicide bomber attack, at around 10:30 UK time Monday night, at the Manchester Arena rose to 22 and included children, British officials said Tuesday morning. Another 59 people have been injured in what is the worst terrorist atrocity in the north of England and the dea [...]

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UK PM calls snap election for June

UK PM calls snap election for June

| 18/04/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans for a general election in the UK on 8 June. The Conservative Party leader took up the country’s top job after David Cameron resigned following the ‘Brexit’ referendum and could have stayed as PM until 2020, despite not being the par [...]

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Four killed in London terror attack

Four killed in London terror attack

| 22/03/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed that a police officer, a terror suspect and two members of the public have been killed during an attack around the seat of government in the UK. At least 20 more people have been injured in the attack which took place today in London on Westminste [...]

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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 [&h [...]

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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 Commonwea [...]

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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 Airp [...]

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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 | 35 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 the [...]

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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 Cu [...]

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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 annual t [...]

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