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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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Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

Ex-Cayman banker dodges jail term in Switzerland

| 24/08/2016
(CNS Business): A former offshore banker who was based in the Cayman Islands before he blew the whistle on his former bosses at Julius Bäer, accusing them of assisting clients with tax evasion and leaking sensitive account information to Wikileaks, will not go to prison. Rudolf Elmer (60) was given [...]

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90’s governor berates UK bosses in final dispatch

90’s governor berates UK bosses in final dispatch

| 18/08/2016 | 32 Comments
(CNS): A dispatch sent to London 24 years ago from the outgoing governor of the Cayman Islands, which was released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office this month, berates the colonial rulers for ignoring the overseas territories and not managing them properly. Alan Scott, who served as the govern [...]

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Caymanian charged with sex-trafficking in Canada

Caymanian charged with sex-trafficking in Canada

| 21/07/2016
(CNS): Kyle Fraser (21), a Caymanian and one-time budding swimming star who moved to Canada just a few years ago, has been charged in Toronto with a dozen offences relating to the sex-trafficking of a female asylum seeker. A local online police report from Ontario documents the case against Fraser, [...]

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FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

| 20/07/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union. Before the meeting got underway Richard Wood, the Head of the European Union Department at the For [...]

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Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

| 20/07/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS) Update:US media is reporting that police have found the body of a missing 82-year-old Caymanian who disappeared at the weekend from an assisted living facility in Tampa, Florida. Maynell Scott, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, left the Belvedere Commons at around 7pm Saturday [...]

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