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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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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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Over 100 people dead after plane crash in Cuba

Over 100 people dead after plane crash in Cuba

| 18/05/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Over one hundred people are believed to have been killed when a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, according to reports from the state media. The plane came down around noon Friday not far from the airport. The aircraft, which was said to be around 30 [...]

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Governor approves CJ’s service on Bermuda’s appeals court

Governor approves CJ’s service on Bermuda’s appeals court

| 13/04/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Governor Anwar Choudhury has given Chief Justice Anthony Smellie his approval to serve on the Court of Appeal of Bermuda. Officials said that he will make his debut appearance on the appeals panel in June, when he will be away from office in the Cayman Islands on leave, and that similar ar [...]

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Cayman cops involved in TCI target on Haitian migrants

Cayman cops involved in TCI target on Haitian migrants

| 26/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service were involved in a joint operation with British and Turks and Caicos Islands police last week targeting Haitian migrants trying to enter the TCI. Officials said that the TCI government had asked for assistance following a “serious up [...]

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Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

Tsunami exercise planned to check responses

| 12/03/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials have said that local authorities will be joining in a Caribbean-wide tsunami response exercise on Thursday in order to evaluate plans and communications strategies, increase preparedness, and improve regional coordination. Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Deputy Director [...]

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UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

UK endorsing oppression of LGBTIs, says activist

| 23/02/2018 | 132 Comments
(CNS): The UK has actively engaged with the Bermuda government “in undermining the rule of law, ignoring an order of the local court and facilitating the withdrawal of equality” for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community there, Dr Leonardo Raznovich, a lawyer and [...]

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UK stalling on Bermuda same-sex marriage u-turn

UK stalling on Bermuda same-sex marriage u-turn

| 22/01/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, has still not signed a bill from the territory’s Senate that overturned the islands’ previous and short-lived same-sex marriage legislation, replacing it with domestic partnerships. The UK’s overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad, tol [...]

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Caribbean condemns shocking Trump comments

Caribbean condemns shocking Trump comments

| 15/01/2018 | 415 Comments
(CNS): Leaders, commentators, pundits and university bosses across the Caribbean have been united this weekend in their condemnation of the alleged insults made by US President Donald Trump about the Haitian people and some African countries, which he had labeled as sh**-holes during a meeting last [...]

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Jamaican LGBT activist calls for hate-speech pastor’s ban

Jamaican LGBT activist calls for hate-speech pastor’s ban

| 03/01/2018 | 86 Comments
(CNS): A Jamaican LGBT activist is calling on that country’s government to ban Pastor Steven Anderson, an American hate preacher who is planning to visit the island later this month. Anderson was banned from several countries, such as Canada, UK, Botswana and South Africa, after calling for ga [...]

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Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

Offshore law firm goes after press in Paradise Papers hack

| 19/12/2017
(CNS Business): The law firm which was the victim of a hack in which millions of documents about their clients’ offshore financial affairs were exposed is taking legal action against the BBC and the Guardian. Both media organisations have stated that they will defend the breach of confidence proce [...]

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