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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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UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

UK Companies House vulnerable to crooks

| 08/05/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The UK is planning the biggest overhaul of its corporate register at Companies House since the nineteenth century following concerns it is being used by criminals around the world to launder their dodgy cash. According to reports in the British media, the 175-year-old institution will be given more power to check information from people […]

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UK MPs declare climate emergency

UK MPs declare climate emergency

| 03/05/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Members of the UK parliament have backed a motion brought by the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, declaring an environmental emergency. The House of Commons declaration comes on the heels of mass protests in London by grassroots environmental group Extinction Rebellion. While the parliamentary support for the declaration is not legally binding on the British […]

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Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

Extinction rebellion continues for 8th day in London

| 23/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Activists trying to force the UK government to take climate change seriously and drastically cut emissions continued their protests in London for the eighth day Tuesday, marching on parliament as British MPs returned from the Easter break. More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the Extinction Rebellion of civil disobedience began and 71 […]

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Brexit day passes after politicians fail to find solution

Brexit day passes after politicians fail to find solution

| 30/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): When the people of Britain work up Saturday morning, the country was still a member of the European Union, despite ‘Brexit day’ coming and going on Friday. Almost three years after the fateful referendum result in June 2016 and two years after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon […]

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UK Parliament takes over Brexit process

UK Parliament takes over Brexit process

| 26/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another resounding blow Monday night, when Parliament voted to seize control of the Brexit process from her government and more of her Cabinet ministers jumped ship. Members of the House of Commons will now put forward their own plan on how the UK will leave the European Union […]

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No deal Brexit looms as May cancels vote

No deal Brexit looms as May cancels vote

| 25/03/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May has cancelled a proposed third vote on her European Union withdrawal deal, which was expected to go before the House of Commons Tuesday, after she conceded it still does not have enough support from members. But despite its continued unpopularity among politicians on all sides of the political and […]

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Royal couple makes history walking streets of Havana

Royal couple makes history walking streets of Havana

| 25/03/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall took a walking tour around Havana’s old city on Monday, as they made history as the first British royals to ever visit Cuba. Charles and Camilla still have a packed agenda in Cuba, where they will say until Monday afternoon, when they will leave for […]

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