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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 ballot [...]

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Premier releases very short message on Trump

Premier releases very short message on Trump

| 09/11/2016 | 120 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier’s office released a 56-word statement Wednesday congratulating US President Elect Donald Trump. As Cayman and countries all over the world were considering the implications of Trump’s unexpected election win, Premier Alden McLaughlin joined international leaders [...]

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JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): As the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting kicked off on Tuesday, the question of pensions and healthcare for retired British citizens living in the territories appeared to dominate the talks. Peter Hayes, the FCO’s director of the overseas territories, opened [...]

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Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

Man accused of bribing Webb set to admit crimes

| 20/10/2016 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Aaron Davidson, who co-founded the North American Soccer League, is expected to plead guilty today for his part in the massive FIFA scandal, in which he secured multi-million dollar TV contracts by bribing officials, such as Jeffery Webb. At the time he was bribing FIFA executives, Davidson w [...]

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CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

CAL cancels flights as Matthew approaches Miami

| 06/10/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Airways has cancelled four flights between here and Miami International Airport as ground handling operations there were suspended at noon (their time) Thursday. Because weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon due to Hurricane Matthew, flights KX104, KX105, KX106 [...]

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US military to use Cayman as disaster relief staging post

US military to use Cayman as disaster relief staging post

| 04/10/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The US forces sent a team of around 100 military personnel and nine helicopters to Cayman Tuesday, in readiness to support disaster relief operations in the region if needed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. In a release from the US Department of Defence, officials said a special-purpose mari [...]

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Cayman visitor sues Hershey over candy ordeal

Cayman visitor sues Hershey over candy ordeal

| 28/09/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A visitor to the Cayman Islands from the United States who broke his tooth on chocolates he was enjoying while on vacation here three years ago is suing the candy giant. The man from Seabrook, New Hampshire, said his holiday was ruined when he broke his teeth as he chomped on the candy he [&h [...]

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies suddenly

| 26/09/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Described as one of the greatest and most popular golfers that ever lived, 87-year-old Arnold Palmer died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Pittsburgh due to complications from heart problems. Nicknamed “The King”, he won the Masters four times and the British Open twice and w [...]

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UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

UK government fails on real transparency, says TI

| 26/09/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A new report by Transparency International has found that while the UK government may be considered one of the most open in the world, the system that supports that transparency is failing. Described by the NGO as “ticking all the right boxes” over public spending transparency, British o [...]

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FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

FIFA’s anti-racist task force, led by Webb, disbanded

| 26/09/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered world football body, FIFA, came under fire Monday following news that the association had disbanded the anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete. The task force was created by former president Sepp Blatter and was headed by Cayman’s Jeffery Webb until his arrest i [...]

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Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

Swiss open new football probe on Germany’s 2006 World Cup

| 01/09/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The FIFA corruption scandal that has shaken the entire football world has moved to Germany. Swiss authorities have now launched an investigation into the German Football Association and four officials, including veteran international football star Franz Beckenbauer. The probe is looking at al [...]

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