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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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US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

US beauty pageant dumps swimsuits

| 06/06/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Miss America is scrapping the swimsuit section of the competition in order to shift its focus from physical beauty to talent and inner beauty. In a press release Tuesday, the organisation announced “sweeping changes” to where contestants will no longer be judged on physical appea [...]

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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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New royal baby 5th in line to UK throne

New royal baby 5th in line to UK throne

| 23/04/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): The Duchess of Cambridge had a baby boy Monday at St Mary’s hospital in London. The newest addition to the Royal Family is fifth in line to the throne behind his older brother and sister, his father Prince William and his grandfather Prince Charles. The baby boy was born at 11am UK time [...]

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Premier says Cayman is part of ‘Global Britain’

Premier says Cayman is part of ‘Global Britain’

| 18/04/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that Cayman is a “very important part of Global Britain”. As he began attending events in London this week in connection with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference, McLaughlin, who was invited to the international event [...]

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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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Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

Cruise ship crashes into dock in Roatan

| 11/04/2018 | 91 Comments
(CNS): A cruise ship crashed into a pier Tuesday, cutting a hole in the side of the vessel, which was attempting to dock in the port of Coxan Hole in Roatan. The MSC Armonia was supposed to pull up alongside the pier but instead the vessel appears to have arrived at speed and then ploughed [… [...]

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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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Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

Webb loses appeal against FIFA fine

| 12/03/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): FIFA has rejected an appeal by former VP Jeffrey Webb against a fine imposed on him for his part in the massive corruption scandal. In addition to the millions of dollars he has handed over to the US authorities for his convictions in relation to the bribery investigation, Webb faces a fine i [...]

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