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Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public […]

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‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court of Bermuda

‘Horny’ judge rebuked by appeal court of Bermuda

| 17/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Justice Carlisle Greaves, who served in the Cayman Islands Grand Court as an acting judge until he retired this summer, has been rebuked by the Court of Appeal in Bermuda for comments he made while presiding over a murder trial in Bermuda about feeling horny. The judge, who demonstrated during his time here that […]

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UK heading for possible general elections

UK heading for possible general elections

| 06/09/2019 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The current chaos in British politics means that the future is very unpredictable. However, now that parliamentarians appear to have blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson from crashing out of the European Union on 31 October, an increasingly likely scenario is for a general election in November, the results of which could have very real […]

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Britain’s internal Brexit battle heats up

Britain’s internal Brexit battle heats up

| 01/09/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Britain is heading into a tumultuous few weeks in politics as members of parliament from both sides of the political divide try by all means possible to stop the government crashing out of Europe on 31 October with a no-deal Brexit. Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, shocked the country last week when he […]

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Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

Glasgow uni to pay £20M in slave reparations

| 05/08/2019 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Having received millions of pounds in grants from British slave owners throughout the 19th century, the University of Glasgow has entered into a unique deal with the University of the West Indies to pay £20 million to fund an institution to work on solutions to Caribbean development issues. In a press release about the […]

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Boris to become PM after party vote victory

Boris to become PM after party vote victory

| 23/07/2019 | 106 Comments

(CNS): There was little doubt about who would win the Conservative leadership election, as Boris Johnson was the front-runner from the get-go. The vote count revealed on Tuesday that 66% of the Tory membership backed Johnson, which will carry him to Number 10 Downing Street after he formally takes office on Wednesday afternoon. This means […]

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Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

| 21/07/2019

(CNS): The UK’s National Crime Agency has said the gold that passed through the Cayman Islands earlier this year is associated with a South American drug cartel. Four men have already been arrested and charged here in connection with the shipments and cash found hidden in a private aircraft that brought the gold to Cayman […]

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CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

| 24/06/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be hosting leaders from across the overseas territories this week for the Heads of Government pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting, which allows them to set the common talking points for the main event in London with the UK government later this year. This week’s meetings will be chaired by Premier Alden […]

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Return to nature can fight climate change

Return to nature can fight climate change

| 21/05/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A new report by the action group Rewilding Britain found that restoring nature on a big scale can help address the global climate emergency. In the report the charity demonstrates how changing the way rural land is managed can be as effective as high-tech solutions for removing carbon from the atmosphere. The activists estimate […]

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Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

Denver decriminalises ‘magic mushrooms’

| 09/05/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The people of Denver, Colorado, have voted to decriminalise ‘magic mushrooms’ by a slim margin. While the natural hallucinogen remains illegal, the vote shifts law enforcement resources away from pursuing people using it. Campaigners for decriminalisation say psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in some species of mushroom, is safe, non-addictive and has therapeutic benefits […]

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Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

Archie, the latest British royal, hits the limelight

| 08/05/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The baby, who is seventh in line to the throne, was born just before 5:30am on Monday and introduced to the world on Wednesday. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth and newest great-grandchild […]

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